Arts and Culture

Bringing Hawaii Island Home to You

From streaming live concerts and Big Island attraction tours to creative activities filled with aloha, here are some of my recent “stay at home” favorites that I’m happy to share with you here!

Hale To Hale — A Concert for Hawaii’s Healthcare Heroes

Some of Hawaii’s most renowned – and beloved – musicians stage a live online Mother’s Day concert Sunday, May 10 beginning at 3pm HST as a special honor to all the healthcare workers who are on the front line here fighting the Covid-19 virus they go to work every day to care for all of us.

Among the featured artists are ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, John Cruz, Kapena, Makana and many more. Click here to access this heartwarming musical message of mahalo and aloha to our Hawaii healthcare workers!

Virtual Tour: Thurston Lava Tube at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Google’s Arts & Culture Project features our country’s amazing National Parks, including the Big Island’s biggest attraction – Volcanoes National Park. This online virtual tour showcases 360-degree views of the park’s geologic features, including the massive Thurston Lava Tube, while you listen to one of the park rangers guide you through this incredible natural wonderland. With this tour, you’ll see the park in ways many in-person visitors don’t get to experience. To begin your tour click here.

Virtual Sketchbook: Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island’s Donkey Mill Art Center, located in the charming hillside town of Holualoa just a few miles above Kailua-Kona Village, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities from keiki (children) to Kupuna (seniors). Activities include hands-on classes, exhibitions and events featuring contemporary visual arts, crafts, fine art and culture. During this time of social distancing the facility is currently closed, however, the art continues!

Its Virtual Sketchbook Club invites you to share a photo from your art studio or your sketchbook each week and tag Donkey Mill Art Center on Facebook. Don’t be shy, art is not judgmental!

Sketchbook Club’s weekly challenge: Choose your two favorite animals and draw them as one creature. Show us what kind of new species you’re imagining!

Visit their website by clicking here.

Stay home, stay safe and enjoy!

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Tony Myrick

May 8, 2020

I enjoy watching your television show and I love visiting Hawaii.

What is the name of that recurring Ukulele song on your show.

It sounds like a song sung by the Four Lads or Four Freshmen of the 1960s,
“Little Fishes in the Sea” or something like that…..

I should know the name of that tune since I use to be in radio as a disc jockey
before retiring. Also, the wife and have taken many 4-day cruises out of
San Francisco….to visit Hawaii.

Tony (Tone)

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