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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2003

 

 “SUNSET ON THE BEACH,” KOREAN CENTENNIAL IN WAIKIKI

             Sunset on the Beach continues this weekend at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki, adding to the spectrum of fun and excitement as Hawaii celebrates the Korean Centennial Festival at Queen Kapiolani Park. 

             On Saturday, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration to Hawaii, Sunset on the Beach will feature Korean dances, cultural traditions and a short video entitled “Arirang:  The Korean-American Journey.”   The film is produced by Tom Coffman and chronicles the achievements of the Korean community since their immigration to Hawaii in 1903.     At 5 p.m., Sunset on the Beach will be honoring the University of Hawaii’s fabulous Wahine Volleyball Team for their outstanding season, culminating with the WAC Championship and NCAA National Finals.

             On Saturday, the fun begins at 4 p.m. with “Bamboo” and radio stations 1043 XME, KRATER and FM 100 hosting the show.  At 5 p.m., the fabulous UH Wahine Volleyball team will make a special appearance, followed by a brief documentary, “Arirang:  The Korean-American Journey.”   At 6:30 p.m., Sunset on the Beach presents “Blue Crush,” the popular surfing film shot in Haleiwa on the Island’s North Shore.  It’s a modern-day “Gidget,” with more action and attitude.   The movie showcases the pristine beauty of the islands and Hawaii’s beaches as well as the acting talents of Kate Bosworth and local girl, Sanoe Lake.  

On Sunday, “Salsa in Paradise” takes the stage with FM 100 hosting the show.  Salsa in Paradise features salsa dancing and singing, including DJ Alberto, Son Caribe Salsa Band and Salsa Brava in a “Latin/Salsa Animation.” 

At 6:30 p.m., movies begin on the large 30-foot screen, featuring “Signs,” starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix and Rory Culkin, in a mysterious drama that challenges your personal convictions on extra-terrestrial phenomenon and religious faith.  “Signs” is directed by M. Night Shyamalon of “The Sixth Sense” fame.

Whether you dine on tables along the Kapahulu Pier or picnic on the sands on the beach, you’ll be impressed with the choices from appetizers to entrees.  Visit the food tents along Kalakaua Avenue with restaurants such as Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog, Bale French Sandwich and Restaurant, Time 2 Grind, Express Foods, Quickly Hawaii, Popcorn Express, Pizza Hut and Beach House Beverage Cart offering a tasty and inexpensive menu.

              More than 24 fabulous crafters from the Hawaii Handcrafters and Artists Alliance round out the program this weekend at Hawaii’s unique Sunset on the Beach.  Every product offered in the Craft Fair is exclusively made in the islands. 

 Sunset on the Beach is co-sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu, Waikiki Improvement Association, Hawaii Restaurant Association, KHNL, News 8, K5 The Home Team, and radio stations 1043 XME, KRATER and FM-100.   For more information, call the Waikiki Improvement Association at 923-1094 or the City’s Information Office at 523-CITY.

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