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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2004

Scholarly musicians

Advertiser Staff and News Services

If you're a budding singer, composer, instrumentalist or ethnomusicologist, and you have a need to fulfill your deed, the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts' Bill Murata Memorial Scholarship might provide a little nudge. Two $2,500 scholarships are available.

Applicants must be at least sophomores and pursuing studies in Hawaiian music or poetry. Download applications at the HARA Web site, www.nahokuhanohano.org, or by writing HARA, P.O. Box 821, Honolulu HI 96808.

Deadline is May 1; winners will be announced at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards night May 24 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Coral Ballroom.

Last year's recipients were U'ilani Bobbitt, a master's candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, and Puakahiki Lauano, an undergraduate Hawaiian-studies major and music minor at UH-Hilo, who join previous winners Brook Lee (ex-Miss Universe), Matt Swalinkovich (aka Makana, above), Justin Young (recording artist) and Kawika Regidor (recording artist).

Flowers for moms

Mothers who won't be able to spend time with their children this Mother's Day won't be forgotten, if the Myong Woo Dahn have anything to say about it.

The South Korean folk dance group is seeking volunteers to put on programs for mothers in senior care centers on May 9, because mother's day is a major celebration in their culture. The group hopes to provide mothers with flowers, then follow up by entertaining them with song or dance.

The group seeks people to donate flowers — carnations and other kinds. Information: 220-8163.

To soothe separation

What songs do you listen to when you and your loved one are apart?

We're doing a story about music to bridge the distance, so tell us what song is on instant replay in your mind — whether it's Willie Nelson's "You Were Always on my Mind," or The White Stripes" "It's True That We Love One Another."

Send your suggestions, along with your name and daytime phone number, to relationships writer Tanya Bricking Leach at tbricking@honoluluadvertiser.com, or call her at 525-8026.