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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2003-08-04 2:48 pm   Permalink

No, not hula hula in Vegas, although that would make a fantasticly entertaining documentary.

The POV documentary "American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i" premieres 8/5 at 11pm on KQED here in SF. Not sure about other PBS stations.

Here's the article from the SF Chronicle. Interesting read, though probably nothing too new for TCers:


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-08-04 2:56 pm   Permalink

"The average Californian wearing his Hawaiian shirt on casual Friday probably has the wrong impression about hula music, which uses words and movements to tell the history of a state that has lost so much since 1893, when Queen Lydia Kamaka'eha Liliuokalani was overthrown and Hawaii became an American territory." -- article.

Heck, they got Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic and Martin Denny. Seems like an even trade to me.

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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-08-05 09:33 am   Permalink

For Orange County, California HT TC'ers, it is a night for tv viewing:

Hawaiian Eye, Huell Howser "Palms", and "American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii"


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Joined: May 18, 2002
Posts: 523
From: las vegas
Posted: 2003-08-05 10:35 am   Permalink

I take hula class in NYC with co-director Lisette!

The film was featured at a recent Hawaiian film festival here, and it was great.

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Joined: Dec 31, 2002
Posts: 156
From: Tonga Isle
Posted: 2003-08-05 12:30 pm   Permalink


Isn't the premier of 'The OC' on tonight. How can you by-pass such a wonderful new Fox 'reality' program?

I am definitely only joking.

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