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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wrestling with his demons

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Daniel Johnston plays in his garage in "The Devil and Daniel Johnston."

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Daniel Johnston is a gifted cult folkie. Over three decades, he has released a handful of lo-fi albums brimming with brutally honest, melodic journeys into love and other forms of heartache a good deal of it the result of demons he has been battling in his mind since childhood.

"The Devil and Daniel Johnston" which won Jeff Feuerzeig best-director honors at last year's Sundance Film Festival is a haunting portrait of a talented, manic-depressive artist whose insanity gave him a career and will likely determine his fate.

At Doris Duke Theatre, 1 and 7:30 p.m. today. 532-8768.

Derek Paiva


Practitioners of kiatsu say it promotes the body's natural healing by restoring the flow of living energy or ki.

Now there's "Pressing with Ki," a workshop its presenter says will stimulate circulation, relieve stress, and reduce pain, stiffness and swelling. Teacher Seichi Tabata has been an aikido student for more than 50 years.

The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Seishinkan Dojo, 2003 Nu'uanu Ave. Cost: $20 donation. To register, contact Phil Smith at 224-4089, 521-3513 or p1smith@hawaiiantel.net.

Paula Rath


"There were 200 people. Two protesters and 198 trying to get autographs."

Ron Howard | The director of "The Da Vinci Code" on reports of a protest while filming in England, in Entertainment Weekly