Aloha Shorts opens the Year of the Water Dragon with a live taping themed LIQUID WORDS – OCEAN, SEA, AND STREAM. This free event on Sunday, February 12 in HPR’s Atherton Studio begins at 6:45 p.m. with a musical set by Aloha Shorts house band Hamajang. Tapings are often filled to capacity and those interested in being a part of the studio audience are advised to call the station in advance (during business hours) to reserve their seats: (808) 955-8821.
Among the featured selections in the February program is a short story by John Clark, waterman, retired Honolulu Fire Department Deputy Chief, and author of numerous books on Hawai'i’s beaches and ocean lore. Clark’s “Over the Falls” will be read by local actor Aito Simpson Steele. Another reading from Lee Cataluna’s collection FOLKS YOU MEET IN LONGS, “Kahuna Dave,” will be performed by Tracy Yamamoto, with accompanying steel guitar and “dolphin calls” provided respectively by Charley Myers of Hamajang and Esther Izuo. The evening also includes:
• “Between Sky and Sea” by Donald Carreira Ching, read by Justin Fragiao and Aito Simpson Steele
• “Falling Water” by Mary Lombard, read by Ginger Gohier
• “Surf Journal” by Mark Thiel, read by No'ukahau'oli Revilla
• "Sharks in Shapes of 8" by Norman Hindley, “Landlocked” by Ben Adres and “The Mayor of Ala Moana” by Michael McPherson, read by Bill Ogilvie
• “When for Weeks the Sea is Flat” by Rick Noguchi, read by Justin Fragiao
• “Water Born” by Norman Hindley, read by Aito Simpson Steele
Hamajang members are Derek Ferrar, Charley Myers, and Dr. Yash Wichmann-Walczak.
NOTE: Reservations are overbooked to ensure full houses. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat and call to cancel if you won't be using your reservation. Available seats are released to waiting list at 6:45pm.