May 13, 2011

Friday May 13th & Saturday May 14th HPA is hosting a show with www.PrinceDanceStudio.org

We always enjoy the entertainment of Prince Dance Studio here on the Big Island. If you are in the Waimea area of the Big Island this weekend you may want to see some great performances by Big Island artisans.

“Disposable Nation”
A multimedia dance concert presented by Prince Dance Institute and Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Featuring over 75 performers, original music by Hualalai and costumes by Emily Leucht.
May 13th and 14th at 7pm
$20 for adults, $10 students, $5 under 5

You may enjoy this interview with the Angel Prince is the award winning Artistic Director of PrinceDance and the CEO of PrinceDance Institute.
 
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May 10, 2011

Memorial Day on May 30th, 2011

Memorial Day 2011 is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars. Pearl Harbor will be very busy this year as usual.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family get-togethers, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day 2011 is on 30th May in 2011.