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Augie T comedy opens tonight at Waikoloa Luxurious Cinemas

Adhering to its earth premiere at the Hawaii International Film Pageant on Oahu, and a 3-week operate in Maui theaters, family helpful comedy “ALOHA SURF HOTEL” proceeds its theatrical run by opening at the Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas this night.

The movie stars comic Augie T (“Get a task,” “Kuleana), Taiana Tully (“Hawaii 5-0”), Branscombe Richmond (“Finding ohana,” Renegade”), Daniella Monet (“Victorious”), Shawn Mokuahi Garnett (“Hawaii 5-0”), Kealani Warner (“Kuleana”), Alex Farnham and Matt Corboy (“The descendants”).

Composed and directed by award-winning filmmaker and Maui resident Stefan Schaefer, the film was shot fully in Hawaii in 2019. “ALOHA SURF HOTEL” centers on ex professional surfer Tai “Gonzo” Alonzo (Tulba). When his scholarship at the local college is cut off, Alonzo is forced to take his initial authentic career — instructing travelers how to surf at a battling beachfront resort. Soon he’s the tennis professional, the substitute yoga instructor, the handyman, the hearth-knife dancer … he could possibly even be essential to conserving the family members run lodge from a corrupt inspector and an unscrupulous developer.

As he and his misfit colleagues battle to conserve the lodge, Alonzo also performs to help his teenage daughter, patch it up with his ex, and scrape together ample hard cash to get his beloved van out of impound.

The movie, which got its start off by successful a pitch contest and advancement money at the GVS Accelerator on the Significant Island, was nominated as “Best Hawaiian Aspect Film” of 2020 by the Hawaii Movie Critics Culture. Producers include things like Jonathan Stern and Branscombe Richmond, as effectively as government producers Brian Kohne, David L. Cunningham, Robert Marcus, Everett Dowling and J. Stephen Goodfellow. Other nearby creatives contain Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Halemanu Villiarimo as composer, and supporting roles performed by Kai Lenny, Dave Kalama, Kathy Collins, and Frank B. Shaner.

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South Kona Artists Collective keeping on the internet auction

The South Kona Artists Collective (SOKO) is keeping its first online artwork auction.

Normally at this time of the calendar year, SOKO would be inviting the general public to visit the studios of the artists but since that is not doable thanks to the pandemic, the artists are bringing the creations to the comfort of your dwelling via

Art accessible features prints, paintings, collages, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, images, fused glass and handmade house decor components. Opening bids range from $15 to $750.

The auction site will open up for viewing starting off Monday. Bidding formally starts on at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 and finishes at midday Feb. 20.

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Mauna Kea Seashore Hotel showcased in fantastic artwork series

High-quality art photographer Grey Malin has partnered with Mauna Kea Beach Resort to debut his most current good art series — Grey Malin at the Mauna Kea.

Encouraged by the Big Island, the collection celebrates the resort made by Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965. Using vintage props, vibrant surfboards and striped beachside umbrellas, Malin brings to existence carefully crafted moments all over the resort’s most legendary and eye-catching areas by way of 32 pictures.

“Working with the Mauna Kea for this undertaking was a desire,” claimed Malin. “I have had my brain set on taking pictures this luxury resort for a when and it is extraordinary that we have been able to make it happen all through this unpredictable calendar year. I was blessed more than enough to shoot the vacation resort while it was closed down, offering me the prospect to spotlight the property’s iconic locations in the most serene trend. I am incredibly proud of how the historic resort and the island of Hawai’i are celebrated in this collection.”

Signed and numbered prints are available as minimal editions on and find prints from the series are accessible at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel present store.