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Calendar, Night&Day Hula into the Future

Hula into the Future

Hawaiian culture is intrinsically tied to its land, which has slowly been gleaned from Hawaiian control that some preservationists’ ballyhoo its inevitable extinction. All this anxiety skews people into two camps: advocates and abandoners. In the world of Hawaiian dance,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clash of the Traditions

Clash of the Traditions

In 2009, So You Think You Can Dance featured traditional Russian folk dancing (don’t ask us how we know this) and it bombed, spectacularly. Primarily because American audiences have little patience for folk dancing that is not Riverdance, but also…
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Calendar, Night&Day Superstar Sightings

Superstar Sightings

June in San Francisco brings an even greater onslaught of fabulous queer entertainment than the rest of the year. Most likely you’re aware of the marches at the end of the month — the Transgender Pride Parade, the Dyke March,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Talk Is Cheap

Talk Is Cheap

From the sound of it, "The Hula Show" could be a new TV game show in which all the contestants answer questions wearing grass skirts and spinning hula hoops 'round their hips. Fortunately, "The Hula Show" is actually the latest…
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Blowing in the Winds

Japan has finally made its formal apologies to Korea for the way Korean "comfort women" were treated by Japanese soldiers during World War II, but the experiences of those women, torn from their families and killed off once they were…
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