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Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

Parks’ wins prize for drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Suzan-Lori Parks’ historical trilogy set during the Civil War has won a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing.

Hilo Aglow gathering is Saturday

Hilo Aglow Fellowship will gathering from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Haili Church, followed by pot-blessing. Special speaker is Pastor Miriam Godfrey from Virginia who also is a psalmist, teacher, intercessor and worshiper of Jesus Christ.

Ant gin, cricket soup

BANGKOK (AP) — Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors they say could open a new gastronomic frontier.