Friday, December 29, 2006

The Street Food of Bangkok Book

This 32-page artbook of high quality photographs show the street food that can be found in the area around Nana Plaza, Soi 4, in Bangkok, Thailand. We were even able to visit the marketplace where the street vendors buy their food to prepare. During the day three different vendors share the came sidewalk, the morning food, the afternoon clothes and crafts, and the evening meal vendors. Barbecuing right on their carts some wonderful dishes. These are printed and hardbound on demand.

Contact us at: about the book - The Street Food of Bangkok, Thailand.

Monday, December 25, 2006

The Marketplaces of Thailand

Come join us as we take a tour of the Suan-Lum Night Bazaar with Ting and Michael. Then its off to the Chatuchak Weekend Market with Ton on banjo. You can even get a pet squerrel there (although I wonder how tame it will be when the drugs wear off.).
We head up to the Damnoensaduak Floating Market to have some noodles, and finally its a visit to the capital with Tom 35 right after the military coup, giving flowers to the soldiers.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas in Kona, Hawai'i

Hot Lava 808, the Ladies of Kona, Polynesian Paradise, and many other Kona performers do special performances for the holidays. Its a Hawaiian classic, and very touching.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ironman to Air on December 9th.

The major network is airing their sappy version of this year's Ironman on December 9th. So we got out our version, more from a spectator view point. Believe me, its more real.
So we'll air our Ironman version during our regular times of Tuesday at 8 pm and Friday at 9:30 pm. Check it out.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Aunty Genoa Keawe & Family

Aunty Genoa Keawe with Danny Akaka and his Lovely Wife

Had the opportunity to be able to videotape a rare Big Island performance of Aunty Genoa Keawe with her family band. She had turned 88 the week before the show, and her voice is in excellent form. Opening the show is The Lim Family. Lots of hula accompanying this old time Hawaiian music. It was the opening night of the 1st annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Trying to find an underwriter/sponsor for this program and for the hula series. Email us at if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cable Ch. 54 Off Air Nov.27- Dec. 3

Art TV Hawaii will be off the air here on The Big Island for one week. They are incorporating some new equipment for playbacks at Na Leo O Hawaii.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Kona Coffee Festival 2006

This year we were able to document "The Lantern Parade, The Holualoa Coffee & Art Stroll, and The Grand Parade. Its Kona coffee, and a community celebration. Meet Miss Kona Coffee, the taiko drummers, Bon Dancing, Sun Ra Coffee, UCC Coffee, and all of the people involved in Kona coffee.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thai Cowboy Music - Live at the Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand

Music by The Blue Mountain Boys

This is a bunch of Thai guys who dress up in cowboy outfits, and play bluegrass music on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion, and vocal at the Bangkok weekend market.
Its one of the biggest marketplaces in the world, with clothing, food, toys, kitchen ware, and bluegrass music cd's available for purchase.
Ton, Num and the boys perform in front of their stall. Some of their friends come down, dressed the part, just to hang out and look like cowboys, even rolling their own cigarettes. It's way cool.
And some great music.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ironman Underpants Run 2005-2004

The Underpants Run
It's always a highlight of the entire Ironman Week. A protest jog against the Europeans wearing their Speedos in the supermarkets around Kailua Village, and a benefit for Hawaii Special Olympics.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Aunty Jojo's 71st Birthday Party

Aunty Jojo has been connected with Kaha'alu and the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort for her entire life. She was born on the property, and has performed there for many many years with her family band, Aloha Aina.
This video is a recording of her last birthday party before her untimely passing. It's filled of aloha, of spirit, of love, with music and hula.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Holistic Health Expo in Hawai'i

Check out alternative and holistic living, as presented at the Holistic Expo. Get your aura read, learn about food suppliments, excercise, pH balancing, and much more.
Its happening on Sept 23rd & 24th at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort.
You can see last year's highlights only on Art TV Hawai'i on The Big Island on cable ch 54, Tuesday at 8 pm on Sept. 12th & 19th and Friday at 9:30 pm on Sept 15th & 22nd. We even threw in a few moments from the 2004 expo.
Feel the positive energy. Be well, live a healther life.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race

Labor Day marks that time of the year again, when the best paddlers from around the world come to Kona for the largest long-distance outrigger canoe race from Kailua Bay to Honaunau and back. Thousands of participants, hundreds of canoes.
So tune into Art TV Hawaii on cable ch 54 to view last year's pre-race, a touch of the finish line, and the impressive torch parade down Ali'i Drive in downtown Kailua-Kona.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tiki Celebrates Her 89th Birthday

It was a party to be had!

Tiki Hartman, renowned hula dancer from the 40's, 50's, and 60's, had a Polynesian-style birthday on the Captain Bean Boat while crusing along the Kailua-Kona coastline. There was plenty music, dance, food, and drink. The relatives and friends along with the tourists onboard throughly enjoyed the evening.

And now, so can you.
Watch Art TV Hawai'i on The Big Island of Hawaii on cable ch. 54,
Tuesday at 8 pm and Friday at 9:30 pm.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Recent News: Archive -ing the 80's

Two rather interesting developments have recently occurred regarding the old Leonard's Artspace days in the Central Valley of California. (This was a driveby art gallery, performance space, and television production house during the 1980's.)

Some of the limited-edition handmade artist-book catalogues for exhibitions held at the Artspace, ie: The Mail-In Container Show, War In 84, and Still Alive in 85; have been in the archives of Franklin's Furnace (a library of limited edition artist books) in New York City for twenty years.
Currently Franklin's Furnace has been more interested in presenting performance art in Brooklyn, or somewhere like that. So they worked out a deal which enables the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to acquire the Franklin's Furnace artists book archives for MOMA's permanant collection. So I guess I'm now buried in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art.

Another thing that made me think of those Leonard's Artspace days is LA independent filmmaker, Lilly Scourtis of Desert Flower Productions. She is working on a documentry about Marian Halloway, who was the singer of 5 Fingers, an audio art band from the 80's. Marian went on to being in bands in San Francisco. I found an interview (about Modesto, California), a few performance clips (from Live In Mendo-Land) and an audio recording to include in the project that featured Marian. So hopefully you will be able to view "Last Fast Ride (The life, love and death of a punk goddess) at a film festival near you.

(I found out through Lilly that Marian had died of a herion overdose in 2001.
May Peace be with her.)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What's happening with Art TV Hawai'i..........

As we open this series,
On The Big Island of Hawai'i we are currently airing Polynesian Paradise, One for Keanuhea (Jennifer). She had been dancing with the halau since she was 5 years old, and now Keanuhea is off to college in Oahu. We gathered up some feature footage of the girl for this special tribute, including a clip of Keanuhea when she was a young girl performing with Kumu JayJay's musicans at King Kamehameha Hotel for Uncle George's birthday bash, back in 2002.

Airtime for this 30 minutes of Polynesian Paradise dancing fun is:
Tuesdays at 8 pm, and Fridays at 9:30 pm on cable ch 54 on the Big Island of Hawai'i

Very few dvds are available.
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