Bret Bollinger is an entertainment industry renaissance man. Born and raised in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, he is one-third of the reggae-dub-ska trio Pepper, vocalist, bassist, songwriter, producer, solo music artist, and creator of his own… [Continue Reading]
Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is seeking teachers for the 2017-18 school year with plans to visit Los Angeles on April 7-8, 2017 for one of six out-of-state recruitment trips.
“Disney created a “princess” that could be representative of many different island people. Though they pulled inspiration from a variety of specific cultures, it is not just a Hawaiian story, a Samoan story or a Maori story. It is a Polynesian story that many people can insert themselves into. Moana is all of us.”
Two Pacific Islanders are among the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards! “E Walea” by Kalani Pe’a earned a nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album, and “Rose Petals” by J Boog has been nominated for Best Reggae Album.
“In most social settings I was the Hawaiian girl with the hard-to-pronounce last name, a fish in the water, played volleyball, had thick legs, and loved poi and Spam. But at home with my family I was the haole kid with fair skin and freckles who didn’t speak pidgin…”
This year was life-changing. But to be fair, every year is life-changing. Every moment has an impact – whether minimal or monumental, superficial or profound. One moment, in particular, happened for me a couple of… [Continue Reading]