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A taste of Grammy

Hawaiian music fans can enjoy a free concert by some of the 2011 Hawaiian Grammy nominees at 6 p.m. tomorrow on the lawn in front of the Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St. The concert will feature four-time nominee Amy Hanaiali’i and double nominee Jeff Peterson. Slack-key guitarist Peterson produced Hanaiali’i’s nominated album, "Amy Hanaiali’i and Slack Key Masters of Hawaii," as well as his own, "Maui on My Mind." Joining them will be Dennis Kamakahi and Cyril Pahinui.

Pulitzer winner to talk at ‘Iolani

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson will speak on "The Decision of Their Lives: The Untold Story of America’s Great Migration" at 7 p.m. tomorrow in ‘Iolani School’s Seto Hall. The free lecture will be followed by a book signing.

Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for journalism. She is the author of "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration," which made the New York Times list of the top 10 books of 2010.

The book examines the effects of the exodus of nearly 6 million black Americans from the South to cities in the Northeast, Midwest and West in what is known as the Great Migration.

For information, call 949-5355.

Health author to sign books

Mocha Java Cafe, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., will host a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday for Dr. Sheila Overton, who has authored a parenting/health book on teen pregnancy and STD prevention.

Overton, a gynecologist/obstetrician at Pali Women’s Health Center in Kailua, notes that Hawaii ranks 17th in teen pregnancy rates in the United States and that nationally, 1 in 10 girls ages 15 to 19 have chlamydia. She also said HIV rates among teens continue to increase.

Her book, "Before It’s Too Late: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Pregnancy and STD Prevention," is available on and Barnes & Noble.

‘Huliau’ film to show at LCC

New wirebags feature
popular Sanrio charac-
ter "My Meoldy" and
rival "Kuromi."

Hawai’i Green Collar Institute will present the locally produced film "Huliau," with a panel discussion to follow, at 6:15 p.m. tomorrow at Leeward Community College, Room GT-105.

"Huliau," which means "turning point" or "time of change," is a 35-minute film that uses illustrations, animation, underwater photography and other techniques to showcase the environment. The film also features a diverse group of people who "talk story" about their belief in the importance of being "in tune" with nature.

Film creator and director David DeLuca will lead the discussion at the free event, with panelists Sam Gon III, senior scientist and cultural adviser with The Nature Conservancy; Maile Meyer, owner of Native Books/Na Mea Hawai’i; and Solomon Enos, an artist who illustrated much of the artwork in the film.

The Hawai’i Green Collar Institute aims to introduce Leeward Oahu high school and college students to environmental issues in their communities and inspire them to pursue careers in "green collar" industries. It is an educational partnership between the Malama Learning Center and Leeward Community College’s Halau ‘Ike o Pu’uloa, with initial funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ka Papa o Kakuhihewa Fund. For more information, e-mail or call 692-8200, ext. 2252.


Anteprima debuts 5 more Sanrio designs

Following the "Anteprima X Hello Kitty" hit collaboration in 2009, Anteprima/Wirebag has entered a second collaboration with Sanrio, featuring the popular rabbit character "My Melody" and My Melody’s rival "Kuromi."

The collection will feature five wire-bag designs priced from $423 to $958, and four charms, at $64 to $168.

The styles are offered at Anteprima/Wirebag locations at Ala Moana Center and Royal Hawaiian Center.

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