The Hawaiian Room, located in the famed Lexington Hotel, was an oasis of Hawaiian culture and entertainment in the heart of New York City. Between 1937 and 1966, hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians from Hawai‘i were recruited to perform at the entertainment venue. In this documentary, filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk shares interviews with over 20 former performers who speak candidly and fondly of their experience at the historic nightclub, and the culture shock of going from Hawai‘i to New York City.
A statewide initiative is asking voters whether public funds can be appropriated for the support of private preschools. On the next INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I, hosted by Mahealani Richardson, representatives from each side of the statewide preschool initiative will present their respective points of views.
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