The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on January 7, 1993 · 19
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 19

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Thursday, January 7, 1993
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ANN LANDERS Animal world of ads "The Gazebo" D3 B4 B5 THURSDAY, Jan 7, The Honolulu Advertiser 1993 TOMORROW: Index to Fun TGIF, Tne Great From career diplomat to crown princess-to-be By T.R. Reid The Washington Post TOKYO - Masako Owada, a brilliant 29-year-old Harvard and Oxford graduate who was one of the rising stars of Japan's foreign service, has given up her diplomatic career to take an even more prestigious job - as the crown princess and future empress of Japan. Owada's engagement to Crown Prince Naruhito, 32, the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne, was made public Tuesday. As a self-reliant, Western-educated career woman, Owada represents a new kind of royalty for a male-dominated nation where officials' wives even today often walk two steps behind their husbands to show respect. What a tramp Robert Downey Jr. stars in director Richard Attenbor-ough's "Chaplin" which opens tomorrow at the Ka-hala theaters. If you like small thrills, check out "Leprechaun," which opens tomorrow at the Kuhio, Pearl-ridge, Koko Marina and Enchanted Lake theaters. This horror flick centers on a dangerous elf who sets out to avenge himself against the humans who stole his pot of gold. B Funny girl Comedian Tamayo Otsuki will perform her special brand of rapid-fire ethnic humor at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hawaii Ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Tickets are priced at $22.50 for Golden Circle Seating and $18.50 for regular reserved. Place to roost The Chinatown Merchants Association and the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees are getting together to present a "1993 Night in Chinatown Festival" from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Chinatown. The street festival, which will include food and game booths as well as live entertainment, kicks off a two-week celebration leading up to Chinese New Year on Jan. 23, kicking off the Year of the Rooster. Most of the activity will take place on Maunakea Street between Beretania and King streets, Pauahi Street between Smith and River streets and Hotel Street between Smith and River streets. B Fun in Moiliili The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, in partnership with Moiliili Community Center, will present their 1993 New Year's Festival in Moiliili from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. You can get into the fun at three locations: the Japanese Cultural Center (2454 S. Beretania St.), the Moiliili Community Center (2535 S. King St.) and Old Stadium Park. For more information, call the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii at 945-7633. B Dances for freedom The 7th annual Island Dance Festival presented by Dances We Dance Inc. will be held from 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The concert opens with "Voices of Freedom," directed by kumu hula Olana Ai and featuring Ha-lau Hula Olana in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Other segments will pay homage to Queen Liliuoka-lani and the Hawaii's multicultural traditions. General seating is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students, seniors and military. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box Office. Call 537-2152 for more information. The Pau Hana "done work" column runs Thursdays In the Advertiser Living section. For a complete listing of each weekend's events, see The Great Index to Fun each Friday in the Advertiser. Compiled by Ronn Ronck Naruhito is the elder son and thus the designated successor of his father, Emperor Akihito, who has reigned since 1989. If the couple has a son, he will carry on the imperial line, often said to be the oldest continuous family monarchy. Paul Addison, a former writer for The Advertiser who now edits The Nikkei Weekly in Tokyo, said he pulled an all-nighter to put out two special editions on the engagement, something the weekly hadn't done since the death of Emperor Hirohito. The entire episode threw the Japanese media into an uproar, Addison said: An official ban ' on reporting about Naruhito's bride search wasn't due to be lifted until the end of the month. When word leaked that a weekly magazine was about to run the story, he said, media executives felt compelled to break the ban. The news that the crown prince would marry a commoner did not come as an overwhelming surprise among Addison's colleagues in the press. "It's the third time that someone in the imperial family married someone not of imperial lineage," he said, citing the current empress and her younger son's new wife as the other two commoners in the family. Prince Naruhito was rumored to have proposed marriage to Owada years earlier - they met at a concert at the Imperial Palace in 1986 - but her parents reportedly put a stop to the romance, fearing that imperial life might be too burdensome for their daughter, Addison said. The Owadas reportedly succumbed to pressure from the imperial family to approve the marriage, he said. Among the press, the consensus is that the future princess is a real catch, being so well schooled and multilingual. "Somebody told me yesterday, 'I'm glad we've done so well for ourselves where the British royal family is having divorces, at least we're having a royal wedding,' " said the British-born Addison. Naruhito reportedly proposed to Owada last month, and the union was blessed by the Imperial Household Agency, See Engaged, Page B2 r" II Crown Prince Naruhito Heir to the Japanese throne Masako Owada Harvard, Oxford education Ballet world darkens Rudolf Nureyev leapt beyond the boundaries of the dance By Susan Hall-Balduf Knight-Ridder Service I remember watching Rudolf Nureyev in a piece from "Giselle." On television, of course. It must have been "The Ed Sullivan Show" or "The Bell Telephone Hour." He was too big a superstar to have visited my small-town Ohio home. I was just a kid then, but I can still see him, prowling in from the wings the man could not simply walk wrapped in a dark cloak and tortured with grief. Giselle has died because of his lie, and he has come to let the spirits dance him to death. Giselle's ghost protects him with the purity of her love. This is explained with a lot of arm waving, and eventually she floats off to heaven, and he goes on to dance another day. Now the intensity of his grief, the intensity of all his dancing, presses on my heart. Nureyev died yesterday in Paris, of what his doctor called "a cardiac complication, following a cruel illness" widely believed to have been AIDS, though he denied it to the end. He was 54. "He was responsible for not only bringing ballet to the awareness of the general public, but for single-handedly creating legions of dance fans over four decades," said Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of the American Ballet Theater. Nureyev, a frequent visitor to the Islands for rest and relaxation, performed here twice: in 1963 with Margot Fonteyn and again in 1981, for a three-night concert series at the Waikiki Shell. He stayed in the bridal suite of the Ilikai Hotel because it had a huge bathtub in which he could soak after a performance. On other trips, he proved accessible to Hawaii society, lunching with Bob and Tessa Dye on the Iolani Palace lawn in March 1988, to listen to the Royal Hawaiian Band. During that same trip, he took dance classes with Simeon Den at Dance Works. He also visited with Isle pals, including Bob rtrit' -urar-"i m"'' ..,v...... . .i - ... 4 7 " v AP die photo Rudolf Nureyev and longtime ballet partner Margot Fonteyn rehearse in London in 1969. Magoon Jr. at his Diamond Head Home and Clare Boothe Luce at her Kahala mansion. In his last Island visit in August 1988, he returned to DanceWorks for classes with Marie Takazawa, with whom he toured in a revival of "King and I." Nureyev was the 23-year-old star of the Soviet Union's Kirov Ballet in 1961 when he ran away from his KGB keepers at the Paris airport - literally making what he called the leap of his life, into the arms of a pair of gendarmes begging for asylum. The KGB had told him, in the midst of the tour, that he would have to return to Moscow, and he knew that meant professional death. A few months later, he danced for the first time in the West with the late Margot Fonteyn of the Royal Ballet of Britain. They performed the pas de deux from "Le Corsairc," and the audience ovation lasted longer than the dance. His leaps were electrifying, but his personality was even more of a shock. Most male ballet dancers arc polite and dignified, though Americans are inclined to a certain boyish charm. See Nureyev, Page B2 Dizzy Gillespie was a true jazz pioneer Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, N.J. - He was dozing in a chair, with one of his recordings - "Dizzy's Dime" -playing on the stereo, when bebop pioneer Dizzy Gillespie's big heart gave out yesterday at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. The 75-year-old pioneer composer and performer was being treated for pancreatic cancer. Even for the jazz ignoramus, there was no mistaking Gillespie - his "hip cat" clothes, trademark bulging-frog cheeks and bent horn made sure of that. He said the bulging cheeks were once studied by a scientist and given a name "Gillespie's Pouches." They went against everything every novice horn player is told about technique, but Gillespie said they worked for him. "My cheeks just started expanding and I just went along with it," he once said. As for the horn, he said it started with an accident in 1953, when a player tripped over his trumpet stand and the bell wound up bent at a 45-degree angle. Gillespie liked the sound and used bent horns the rest of his career. "We've lost one of the true giants; not just of music but of humanity," said trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. "It feels as if a part of me has gone," said trumpeter Jon Faddis, 39, L ilOJ - . -- Bebop legend Dizzy Gillespie died yesterday at age 75. who was with Gillespie when he died and is considered a Gillespie protege. Bandleader Woody Herman ranked Gillespie and Louis Armstrong as the two most influential jazz musicians of all time. Gillespie worked at several venues large and small in the Islands, the last time in a concert co-starring flutist Herb Mann at the Waikiki Shell, on May 11, 1991. This jazz bill also toured Kona and Maui. He also tooted his famous bent trumpet in the formal space of the Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall in 1981 and was among the headliners in a Kool Pacific Music Fair in September 1978 at the Waikiki Shell. Gillespie was generous in sharing his talent in impromptu situations: In one of his first trips to Hawaii in 1975, he sat in with long-time pal Ernie Washington at the now-defunct Pehr's, and participated in an impromptu jam in 1981 at the Baha'i Center. (He embraced Baha'i in mid-life.) Gillespie turned jazz in new directions in at least two ways as a founding father of the style known as bebop and when he collaborated with Cuban musicians to give African-American music a Latin beat. "Dizzy was the godfather of modern jazz,7 said trumpeter Terence Blanchard. He wrote or co-wrote many songs that became jazz standards, including "A Night in Tunisia," "Groovin' High," "Mantcca," "Salt Peanuts," "Con Alma" and "Woody 'n You." And his friendship and musical collaboration with sax player Charlie "Bird" Parker provided the foundation for many ideas in bebop. "With his passing, a source of encouragement and love for many musicians and for music is extinguished," said Marsalis. "But he wouldn't want us to be sad. He'd want us to celebrate and enjoy the vast legacy that we've been bequeathed." Advertiser Arts and Entertainment Editor Wayne Harada contributed to this report.

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