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Dinner Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Show featuring Keale at Pa’akai Restaurant at Turtle Bay Resort
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Show featuring Keale at Pa’akai Restaurant at Turtle Bay Resort

Pa’akai Restaurant presents Dinner & Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at Turtle Bay Resort. Join us for an intimate night of dinner and music featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic slack key musicians sharing their stories and love for music that has shaped the islands of Hawaii. This is a one of a kind dinner and show experience available on Oahu’s North Shore. Guests enjoy a 3 course dinner and show (tax and gratuity included in ticket price). Super Premier tickets include 1 Mai Tai. Wine pairing available for an additional $20.00. Full concert series tickets are also available for purchase.

Keale's story is rooted in the widely respected traditions of Niihau (Hawaii's "forbidden island"), where his mother's... family has been for nearly two thousand years. His father's Arkansas family, seeds of the Dustbowl migrations to the ag-rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley, settled humbly among ranchers, farmers and migrant workers. Keale's music echoes the sounds of Niihau, the bluegrass of the Dustbowl & the latino strings of jarocho, cumbia & ranchera! In this diverse and fertile soil, he learned to sing from Grandma Lavesta's church all the way to the shores of Makua beach.

SPECIAL 3 COURSE MENU*

1st Course- Grilled Mango & Goat Cheese Salad, Arugula, Macadamia Nuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon, Ca ($$)

2nd Course- Island Catch of the Day & Braised Short Rib Combination, Okinawan Sweet Potatoes & Steamed Vegetables
Ramey, Claret, Napa Valley, Ca. 2014 ($$)

3rd Course- Wailua Coffee Cheese Cake
Tawney 20yr Port ($$)

*Wine Pairing Additional $20.00

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Waimea Valley Presents the Makahiki Festival & Ke ‘Alohi Hula Competition
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Waimea Valley Presents the Makahiki Festival & Ke ‘Alohi Hula Competition

The annual Waimea Valley Makahiki celebration includes the Ke ‘Alohi Hula Competition for a fourth year, to be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Originally established in 1981, this event was part of Waimea Valley’s annual Makahiki festivities until 1995. The competition was successfully revived in 2014 and has been held every year since then.
The original spirit of this competition has been preserved, with women and men competing for a single hula kahiko (ancient hula) title. Competitors perform one kahiko hula, and between each of these, hālau representing the entrants take the stage. There are hula hālau from different parts of O‘ahu committed to being a part of this event this year. Their hula brothers and sisters will be there along with their families. There will also be live music, local vendors, cultural activities, traditional Hawaiian games, demonstrations, and more! It will be an exciting day. Located at 59-864 Kamehameha Highway Haleiwa, HI 96712. For more information visit www.waimeavalley.net or call (808) 638-7766.

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Aloha By The Bay at the Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Aloha By The Bay at the Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

The next Aloha by the Bay™ will not only feature two Nā Hōkū Hanohano artist Kupaoa and Mark Yamanaka, but also our sister, Faith Ako and little brothers of Pom...aika'i. Joining them will be the beautiful dancers of Hālau Nā Wai Ola and of course the evening just wouldn't be the same without MC Bruddah Derrick DeMotta!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon. Early Bird General Seating $40 (after 9/15 $50) and VIP $100 (includes pre concert pupus, meet & greet with the artists & reserved seating -VIP limited to 75 seats)

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25th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kauai Style"
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

25th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kauai Style"

25th Annual HSKGFestival "Kauai Style" on Sunday, November 19th at the beautiful Kauai Beach Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach from 12 Noon - 6 PM. Lots of great artists from Oahu and Kauai i...ncluding Brother Noland, Ho'okena, Stephen Inglis, Blayne Asing, Kamuela Kahoano, Donald Kaulia, Pancho Graham, Ian OSullivan, Danny Carvalho, Keale, Paul Togioka, Malani Bilyeu, Cindy Combs, Michael Keale and the incomparable LT Smooth. Join us for an awesome music on a beautiful Kauai sunday celebrating 25 years on the Garden Island. 

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Aloha Autism CD Release Fundraiser Party
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Aloha Autism CD Release Fundraiser Party

Listen to Hawaiian Music Live's Worldwide live streamcast on Sunday, November 19th starting at 2:00pm Hawaii Standard Time!

ALOHA AUTISM is a CD compilation from the heart, featuring music by some of the top names in Hawai'i's music scene: Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro, Robi Kahakalau, Na Leo, Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Johnny Helm, John Cruz, Blayne Asing, Makana, Nathan Aweau, Brother Noland, Imua & Tiffa Garza and Kawika Kahiapo. Come celebrate with us! All proceeds to benefit organizations that provide services to individuals with autism and other disabilities: Kahumana Learning Centers and The ARC in Hawai'i. Your admission not only allows you to enjoy the music, heavy pupu buffet, beer, wine and soft drinks, but also includes the CD! Limited number of tables and general admission tickets available.

  • General Admission: $55

  • Preferred VIP seating: $450/ booth of 6 or $750/ table of 10 *Also includes acknowledgement of your sponsorship.

  • General and VIP seating includes admission, heavy pupu buffet, beer, wine, and soft drinks, Aloha Autism CD, and live musical entertainment.

  • Live entertainment: Henry Kapono, Jake Shimabukuro, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Robi Kahakalau, Lehua Kalima, Johnny Helm and Kawika Kahiapo

  • Validated parking across the Street at the Bank of Hawai'i building, 2155 Kalakaua Ave., parking entry on Beach Walk, next to 7-11. $7 up to 4 hours. If full, additional parking King Kalakaua Plaza (old Nike Town) $7 – 0-2 hours, $9 2-4 hours, $12 all day until 5pm

A HUGE shout-out to the HARD ROCK CAFE for hosting this party! Mahalo also to the musical artists, Imua Garza for studio remixing, Dalen Kahiapo for CD graphics, Marylou Foley for her unending aloha and support, and Don & Julianne King with Hawai'i Autism Foundation (http://www.hawaiiautismfoundation.org/) for being an inspiration to us and so many families!

Mahalo to you for supporting Kahumana Learning Center (https://www.kahumana.org/learning-center) and The ARC in Hawai'i (http://www.thearcinhawaii.org/).

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Blayne Asing
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Blayne Asing

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Blayne Asing

Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, singer/songwriter Blayne Asing began playing ʻukulele at age eight; singing in the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus at age nine; playing guitar at age 14; and playing percussion in the Kamehameha Schools marching, concert, and pep bands at age 12. Although he grew up loving the music of popular Hawai’i artists such as Ernie Cruz, Jr., Brother Noland, Gabby Pahinui, Olomana, Kalapana, Cecilio and Kapono, Country Comfort, and the Kaʻau Crater Boys, his own music is heavily influenced by country and folk music artists such as James Taylor and Jackson Browne.

Asing had no formal music training. He had a couple of lessons in 4th grade learning the basics of the ‘ukulele, but nothing beyond that. When he first picked up the guitar in high school, he taught himself how to play by watching YouTube videos. He credits his ability to play with having a natural ear for learning.

In addition to his expertise in playing a variety of instruments, Asing is a prolific songwriter. His original songs range from country/folk to Hawaiian and island music, but he also loves performing the music of his favorite Hawaiian legends. He released his debut album “Young, Old Soul” in 2015, which earned him the 2016 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (Hawaiʻi's GRAMMY® Award) for Most Promising Artist. Of the 10 tracks on the album, six are original songs. Three of the songs from the album are currently in heavy rotation on one of the largest and most popular radio stations in Hawai’i, landing there after the station’s program director happened to hear Asing at a live performance. Radio stations clamored for more, and immediately began playing his latest single, "Molokai On My Mind" upon its release.

In addition to his solo career, Asing has worked with childhood idols such as Ernie Cruz, Jr. He plays guitar for Brother Noland, with whom he performs on a regular basis, and he has been invited to sit in with other award-winning artists such as Kawika Kahiapo and Mike Kaawa. He has also performed with a variety of popular younger artists, including Ian O’Sullivan, The Voice’s Duncan Kamakana (Osorio), and former Pure Heart lead singer and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Jon Yamasato.

However, Asing says his absolute favorite thing is getting an invitation from the legendary, multiple award-winning slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana to come play in Kaapana’s garage for one of his infamous huge jam sessions.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
22
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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Eat the Street - Thankful Fest
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Eat the Street - Thankful Fest

Last month we did not have Eat The Street becuase of the park closure. But, we are back!

All year we have enjoyed Eat The Street in Kaka'ako Park as well as other locations around the island. We have hosted many muscians and DJs, hundreds of food and retail vendors and tens of thousands of you our community. This months Eat The Street is Thankful Fest, come and enjoy live music and lots of great food.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua

Amy returns home to where she began her musical career at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Her world class musical show has evolved since she began and will take you on a journey of her family's story and roots as cultural performers across the globe.

From the 1930s in Waikiki, to the 1940s in New York City at Hawaiian Room...to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood to the present sultry vocals of Blues, Jazz, Pop and Hawaiian.

Amy officially named by the governor as Ambassador of Hawaiian Music, will give you a glimpse of how Hawaiians bring Aloha to the world's most prominent stages.

Amy's Grandmother Jennie Napua Hānaiali`i Woodd was one of the original hula dancers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki in the 1930's.

She was asked to perform and choreograph Ray Kinney's show in New York City at the Lexington Hotel. The show room was called "Hawaiian Room".

This show was so successful it lasted 60 years and was sold out 7 days a week. Every major celebrity graced this incredible room, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Billie Holiday just to name a few. With the room being an instant hit, it helped with opening the famous "Rainbow Room", the "Cotton Club" and the "Red Rooster" in Harlem.

It was ultimate class and everyone wanted to be seen in the Hawaiian Room.

This room is a tribute to Amy's grandmother Napua and all of the Hawaiian Performers who bring Aloha to you.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concert
Nov
25
6:30 PM18:30

10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concert

This year's Christmas Concerts will be star-studded shows! U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and BAE Systems will proudly present the 10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concerts at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26! These FREE concerts will feature the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band performing ho...liday favorites with guest artists including Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha Danny Kaleikini, the "Wild Hawaiian" Henry Kapono, jazz vocal sensation Ginai, blues/jazz guitarist Chris Vandercook, Eddie Ortiz and Cynthia Romero of Latin/Salsa group Son Caribe, and local comic favorite Bo Irvine! FREE tickets are available at the Hawaii Theatre Center Box Office, 1130 Bethel Street, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Marines will be on hand to accept donations to the 2017 Toys for Tots Hawaii collection effort. See you at the shows!

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10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concert
Nov
26
1:30 PM13:30

10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concert

This year's Christmas Concerts will be star-studded shows! U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and BAE Systems will proudly present the 10th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) Christmas Concerts at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26! These FREE concerts will feature the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band performing ho...liday favorites with guest artists including Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha Danny Kaleikini, the "Wild Hawaiian" Henry Kapono, jazz vocal sensation Ginai, blues/jazz guitarist Chris Vandercook, Eddie Ortiz and Cynthia Romero of Latin/Salsa group Son Caribe, and local comic favorite Bo Irvine! FREE tickets are available at the Hawaii Theatre Center Box Office, 1130 Bethel Street, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Marines will be on hand to accept donations to the 2017 Toys for Tots Hawaii collection effort. See you at the shows!

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Anuhea and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

ANUHEA & FRIENDS
2ND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

Anuhea has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and "Higher Than The Clouds".  A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically requested to perform by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama.  


ANUHEA, who recently headlined sold-out North American venues in cities across the country including NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and many more.  She has also played NFL Halftime shows including the Pro Bowl and appeared on many music festivals including Wakarusa, Outside Lands and the Kokua Festival.

ANUHEA has also performed with a wide cross-section of top acts including Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Al Green, FloRida, Ziggy Marley, Katchafire, Trevor Hall, SOJA, Mishka, Donovan Frankenreiter and Taj Mahal, and is the recipient of two wins at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for “Contemporary Album of the Year” and “Most Promising Artist.”  

Her video for Simple Love Song has Millions of Views and her video for Higher Than The Clouds is well over a million views, ANUHEA’S total YouTube Views are over 8 Million.  
ANUHEA has had over 500,000 digital singles downloaded from the US iTunes store alone and sold over 150,000 full albums to date.  She has charted TOP TEN on the iTunes POP, R&B & Reggae Charts and TOP TEN on the Billboard Heatseakers & World Music Charts.  ANUHEA was designated a Discovery Download and Artist to Watch along with one of the Best New Artists by iTunes and was recently named one of the Top Dozen POP Albums of the Year and Song of The Week by GOOGLE.

ANUHEA has well over 140,000 Facebook fans and over 250,000 social media fans across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ANUHEA is drawing increasingly large crowds and selling out most venues across the USA., and her fanbase continues to multiply, drawn by an organic, pop-driven sweetness and the unmistakable Hawaiian influence complete with ukulele.  
AHUHEA is the most played female artist on the radio in Hawaii and arguably the most famous female artist to ever come from the state of Hawaii, speaks fluent Hawaiian and is involved with many charitable organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific including Mana Maoli and Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation.

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Na Mele No Na Pua Featuring Jerry Santos and Kamuela Kimokeo
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Na Mele No Na Pua Featuring Jerry Santos and Kamuela Kimokeo

Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase

Waikiki Beach Walk PLAZA

Outrigger continues its commitment to share Hawaii's host culture through activities that entertain and inspire. Na Mele No Na Pua brings to life the past, present and future of Hawaii's performing arts through the islands' best entertainers in a casual, family-style setting.   

WHEN: 5 - 6 PM

October 29: George Kuo & Friends
 
November 12: Nathan Aweau
November 26: Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokea

December 19-25: Holiday Mele


WHERE: Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk®.   All concerts and exhibits are free and open to the public.

PARKING: Valet parking for up to four hours is 6 USD with same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk® shop or restaurant.  Parking is available at Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk® (enter at 201 Beachwalk). Parking is limited and subject to availability.

REGULAR DAILY RATES:
With Validation: $6 for 4hrs*
Without Validation: $4 per 1/2 hr*
Daily Flat Rate: $12 for 9hrs*

*$4 per ½ hour thereafter

Dates, times, performances and activities are subject to change without notice – weather permitting

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Hoku Zuttermeister
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Hoku Zuttermeister

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Hōkū Zuttermeister was born and raised in Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i. He comes from a Hawaiian family dynasty that encompasses both the hula and music communities.  His great-grandmother, Kau‘i Zuttermeister penned the beloved song, “Nā Pua Lei ‘Ilima,” and his great-aunt is Kumu Hula Noe Zuttermeister.

After all these years, and through the support of friends like Jerry Santos, Robert Cazimero, Aunty Genoa Keawe, Les Ceballos and many others, it was apparent that the time had come for Hōkū to step into the spotlight and record his first solo album.  Hōkū’s highly-anticipated debut album, “‘Āina Kūpuna”, was released on March 27, 2007, to brisk sales and glowing reviews.  In the April 6, 2007 edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, John Berger says “Hōkū Zuttermeister's long-awaited album lives up to the high standards expected of it.  A welcome addition to the relatively short list of traditional Hawaiian releases in recent months, it is a perfect showcase for Zuttermeister as a solo artist and would represent Hawaii quite well at the Grammy Awards next spring.”  From the Honolulu Advertiser, Wayne Harada exclaims “This is the kind of auspicious debut that evokes admiration and endorsements, and ultimate stardom.  Simply put, this is Hawaiiana at its best and an early contender to sweep the awards next year.”

Hōkū is a young man in his early 30’s, but he has been a part of the Hawaiian music industry for a very long time.  The way he keeps his outlook fresh is by keeping one thing in his heart…friendship; it is friendship that brings meaning to all of his music and keeps the music ‘fun’.  Hōkū’s outlook toward the future includes sharing his music and experiences and he hopes to provide a platform for future generations of Hawaiian musicians to stand on and to help guide them on a road that is sometimes rough and filled with twists and turns, but whose reward is the knowledge that they will be bringing the past forward to a very bright future.

Hōkū's album, “‘Āina Kūpuna”, won six 2008 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Hawaiian Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Hawaiian Language Performance, Most Promising New Artist and Liner Notes.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Ron Artis II
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Ron Artis II

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

RON ARTIS II

Ron Artis II is an American musician/singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work as Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm in Hawaii. Named after his father Ron Artis, Ron is the eldest son of 11 children.  He has enjoyed music since before he could walk, crawling across his father’s piano at age 1.  Ron has grown in all genres of music and loves to create new songs on the spot in his concerts.  He believes that “Music is meant to be lived, as life is meant to be lived”. Ron’s recordings include genres of music from Rock, Blues, Jazz and completely to the other side of the world into classical, flamenco, then into the streets of rap, R & B and soul. Ron has always believed in being independent to be able to create and share the most pure music possible.

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Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K), the group that rocketed him to fame in the 1970s, Henry will be joined by some of Hawaii’s top entertainers:

  • Gaylord Holomalia of the legendary Hawaii group, KALAPANA
  • Johnny Valentine, legendary Hawaii Performer
  • Blayne Asing, Multi Na Hoku winner
  • Alx Kawakami, Manoa DNA
  • Konrad Kendrick, Former Stomp Drummer
  • Jon Hawes, Hawaii's Premier Bassist

VIP SEATING

  • Single VIP Seat: front & center seating in the premium section + pre-show backstage meet and greet
  • VIP Booth: entire premium booth reserved + pre-show backstage meet & greet (maximum 4 people in booth) 

HENRY
Native Hawaiian and Grammy nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. Henry is one of the most popular and highest-selling local recording musicians of all times and is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors. 

Most recently in 2017, Henry has been honored at the Grammy Museum for his work in Cecilio & Kapono. Still relevant today, The Songs of C&K have endured the test of time and have taken on a new life as a new generation of artists join Henry in his latest project, “The Songs of C&K”, to sing the songs Hawaii still grows up with and carry the torch forward! 

JOHNNY
Hawaii Music Award Winner, Johnny Valentine, has spent most of his life entertaining in the heart of Waikiki. From theaters to nightclubs, including part of Hawaii’s beloved “The Love Notes” variety group that 1st put his nephew, Bruno Mars, on stage, Johnny has become known as Hawaii’s most versatile Entertainer. 

BLAYNE
Singer/songwriter, Blayne Asing is a self-taught guitar and ukulele musician, learning “by having a good ear for learning and watching You Tube videos”. In addition to playing a variety of instruments, Blayne is a prolific songwriter with a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style.

ALX
Born on the island of Oahu, Alx Kawakami has enjoyed a successful career as a singer/songwriter and producer for the past 15 years. With 6 albums and over 40 original compositions under his belt, Alx has worked with and written for many major commercials, TV shows and feature films.

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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Mango Season
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Mango Season

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K), the group that rocketed him to fame in the 1970s, Henry will be joined by some of Hawaii’s top entertainers:

  • Gaylord Holomalia of the legendary Hawaii group, KALAPANA
  • Johnny Valentine, legendary Hawaii Performer
  • Blayne Asing, Multi Na Hoku winner
  • Alx Kawakami, Manoa DNA
  • Konrad Kendrick, Former Stomp Drummer
  • Jon Hawes, Hawaii's Premier Bassist

VIP SEATING

  • Single VIP Seat: front & center seating in the premium section + pre-show backstage meet and greet
  • VIP Booth: entire premium booth reserved + pre-show backstage meet & greet (maximum 4 people in booth) 

HENRY
Native Hawaiian and Grammy nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. Henry is one of the most popular and highest-selling local recording musicians of all times and is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors. 

Most recently in 2017, Henry has been honored at the Grammy Museum for his work in Cecilio & Kapono. Still relevant today, The Songs of C&K have endured the test of time and have taken on a new life as a new generation of artists join Henry in his latest project, “The Songs of C&K”, to sing the songs Hawaii still grows up with and carry the torch forward! 

JOHNNY
Hawaii Music Award Winner, Johnny Valentine, has spent most of his life entertaining in the heart of Waikiki. From theaters to nightclubs, including part of Hawaii’s beloved “The Love Notes” variety group that 1st put his nephew, Bruno Mars, on stage, Johnny has become known as Hawaii’s most versatile Entertainer. 

BLAYNE
Singer/songwriter, Blayne Asing is a self-taught guitar and ukulele musician, learning “by having a good ear for learning and watching You Tube videos”. In addition to playing a variety of instruments, Blayne is a prolific songwriter with a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style.

ALX
Born on the island of Oahu, Alx Kawakami has enjoyed a successful career as a singer/songwriter and producer for the past 15 years. With 6 albums and over 40 original compositions under his belt, Alx has worked with and written for many major commercials, TV shows and feature films.

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Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua

Amy returns home to where she began her musical career at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Her world class musical show has evolved since she began and will take you on a journey of her family's story and roots as cultural performers across the globe.

From the 1930s in Waikiki, to the 1940s in New York City at Hawaiian Room...to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood to the present sultry vocals of Blues, Jazz, Pop and Hawaiian.

Amy officially named by the governor as Ambassador of Hawaiian Music, will give you a glimpse of how Hawaiians bring Aloha to the world's most prominent stages.

Amy's Grandmother Jennie Napua Hānaiali`i Woodd was one of the original hula dancers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki in the 1930's.

She was asked to perform and choreograph Ray Kinney's show in New York City at the Lexington Hotel. The show room was called "Hawaiian Room".

This show was so successful it lasted 60 years and was sold out 7 days a week. Every major celebrity graced this incredible room, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Billie Holiday just to name a few. With the room being an instant hit, it helped with opening the famous "Rainbow Room", the "Cotton Club" and the "Red Rooster" in Harlem.

It was ultimate class and everyone wanted to be seen in the Hawaiian Room.

This room is a tribute to Amy's grandmother Napua and all of the Hawaiian Performers who bring Aloha to you.

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2017 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night & Parade
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

2017 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night & Parade

Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Festivities

Saturday, December 2, 2017

530 S.King Street (Honolulu Hale)

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

4:00 pm  Food and Souvenir Booths and Keiki Rides open at Sky Gate

6:00 pm  Tree Lighting Ceremony at Honolulu Hale

Electric Light Parade begins at Aala Park down King Street

See Route Map

6:30 pm  Lighting of the City Christmas Tree - Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Electric Light Parade arrives at Honolulu Hale

Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric CompanyMacy's and the Friends of Honolulu City Lights 

Employee Decorated Tree Exhibit in Courtyard

Sponsored by Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union

Santa's Gingerbread House and Enchanted Forest Display in Courtyard  

Wreath Display in Lane Gallery

See City & County News Release for Wreath Contest Entry   

 7:30 pm  Free Photos with Santa in the Mission Memorial Auditorium

Sponsored by Hawaiian Telcom

Holiday Concert at Sky Gate

Sponsored by Summit Media Hawaii

11:00 pm  Opening Night Festivities End

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Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day; The Songs of C&K at Blue Note Hawaii

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K), the group that rocketed him to fame in the 1970s, Henry will be joined by some of Hawaii’s top entertainers:

  • Gaylord Holomalia of the legendary Hawaii group, KALAPANA
  • Johnny Valentine, legendary Hawaii Performer
  • Blayne Asing, Multi Na Hoku winner
  • Alx Kawakami, Manoa DNA
  • Konrad Kendrick, Former Stomp Drummer
  • Jon Hawes, Hawaii's Premier Bassist

VIP SEATING

  • Single VIP Seat: front & center seating in the premium section + pre-show backstage meet and greet
  • VIP Booth: entire premium booth reserved + pre-show backstage meet & greet (maximum 4 people in booth) 

HENRY
Native Hawaiian and Grammy nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. Henry is one of the most popular and highest-selling local recording musicians of all times and is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors. 

Most recently in 2017, Henry has been honored at the Grammy Museum for his work in Cecilio & Kapono. Still relevant today, The Songs of C&K have endured the test of time and have taken on a new life as a new generation of artists join Henry in his latest project, “The Songs of C&K”, to sing the songs Hawaii still grows up with and carry the torch forward! 

JOHNNY
Hawaii Music Award Winner, Johnny Valentine, has spent most of his life entertaining in the heart of Waikiki. From theaters to nightclubs, including part of Hawaii’s beloved “The Love Notes” variety group that 1st put his nephew, Bruno Mars, on stage, Johnny has become known as Hawaii’s most versatile Entertainer. 

BLAYNE
Singer/songwriter, Blayne Asing is a self-taught guitar and ukulele musician, learning “by having a good ear for learning and watching You Tube videos”. In addition to playing a variety of instruments, Blayne is a prolific songwriter with a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style.

ALX
Born on the island of Oahu, Alx Kawakami has enjoyed a successful career as a singer/songwriter and producer for the past 15 years. With 6 albums and over 40 original compositions under his belt, Alx has worked with and written for many major commercials, TV shows and feature films.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Manoa DNA
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Manoa DNA

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Manoa DNA

If DNA conjures up visions of sterile science labs for you, then MānoaDNA is about to change your world. Weaving a patchwork of styles and genres into one solid sound, this multi-generational group quickly became a fixture in the music scene. They have taken the science out of DNA and replaced it with harmonies that will touch your soul.

“DNA” stands for Dad, Nick and Alx- and yes, it is all in the genes. For 11 years, MānoaDNA has been captivating audiences across the country and the Pacific. This talented family band brings 3-part harmony, upbeat sounds, and infectious enthusiasm to every stage. 

Separately they are good, together they are great.

“Dad” (Lloyd), a professional musician for over 35 years, quickly recognized the potential for perfect harmony when he saw that his sons had inherited his passion for music. He encouraged and coached them as they strived to take their sound to the next level. Lloyd often draws from personal history and friendships as he showcases the musical talents of MānoaDNA.

After graduating from the college, where he was a soloist with the University Singers, Nick returned home and joined forces with younger brother Alx. Their idea, to form a band of brothers and entertain friends and family at casual gatherings and parties, quickly began to gather steam. Their dad added a third dimension and they realized they had a sound worth perusing.

Alx, meanwhile, with one year of college on the mainland under his belt, had returned home determined to pursue his music in Hawai’i. His innate abilities and perseverance have been the catalyst to propel MānoaDNA. Armed with original compositions and a vision, he took destiny by the reigns. Alx currently lives in LA where he is learning from some of the world’s best performers and songwriters.

The have gathered a fan base spanning two continents, from one side of the Pacific to the other. The sound of MānoaDNA transcends generations, delighting audiences with their wide repertoire of music. Whether you enjoy The Eagles, James Taylor, Crosby Stills, the Beach Boys, Latino or Hawaiian music, MānoaDNA has the sounds you’ll enjoy. And, to quote James Ingram, “it doesn’t hurt that they’re easy on the eyes.”

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Danny and Nicholas Kaleikini's Holiday Concert
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Danny and Nicholas Kaleikini's Holiday Concert

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Danny and Nicholas Kaleikini's Holiday Concert

Danny Kaleikini, a staple in Hawaiian music and the “Ambassador of Aloha,” has been entertaining audiences from around the world for over 50 years and is most commonly known for his long-standing residency at the Kahala Hilton, a stint that ran for 30 years. He was the opening act for Paul Anka at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and has performed alongside Dolly Parton, Sammy Davis Jr., Don Ho, Hilo Hattie, and Jimmy Borges.

Nicholas, a classically trained musician and producer at Lana Lane Studios, played clarinet in his early years that developed into a lifelong love of the saxophone and piano. He is the Director of the POW! WOW! School of Music, a free two-week-long music intensive program for local youth. Nicholas also performs with internationally acclaimed emcee and activist Shing02 and recently finished touring China, Japan, New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

In 2015, the duo released their first album together entitled Aloooha. The album was nominated for EP of the Year at the 2016 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. The duo released their second album, entitled Mahaaalo, December of 2016, marking the first time that Danny and Nicholas will be releasing original music.

When asked about collaborating with his grandson, Danny stated, “Aloha kekahi i kekahi, love one another. Aloha ke akua, God is love. To work with my grandson, and to share with him what I know, and to learn from him from what he knows, is a special bond. To come together as one ‘ohana, the end result is simply, aloha.”

The duo produced and arranged the EP alongside Lindley P. Cannon to create a modern take on the old sounds of Hawai‘i Nei. The jazz and blues-influenced recordings showcase Danny’s legendary vocals backed by the saxophone, piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass, and steel guitar. Other musicians featured on the EP includes Alika Lyman, Jeff Au Hoy, Wil Tafolo, Dae Han, and Lanihuli Lee.

More information at http://www.kaleikinimusic.com

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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Napua
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Napua

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Amy Hanaiali`i in The Anuenue Room at the Ritz - Carlton Kapalua

Amy returns home to where she began her musical career at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Her world class musical show has evolved since she began and will take you on a journey of her family's story and roots as cultural performers across the globe.

From the 1930s in Waikiki, to the 1940s in New York City at Hawaiian Room...to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood to the present sultry vocals of Blues, Jazz, Pop and Hawaiian.

Amy officially named by the governor as Ambassador of Hawaiian Music, will give you a glimpse of how Hawaiians bring Aloha to the world's most prominent stages.

Amy's Grandmother Jennie Napua Hānaiali`i Woodd was one of the original hula dancers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki in the 1930's.

She was asked to perform and choreograph Ray Kinney's show in New York City at the Lexington Hotel. The show room was called "Hawaiian Room".

This show was so successful it lasted 60 years and was sold out 7 days a week. Every major celebrity graced this incredible room, Marlon Brando, Katherine Hepburn, Billie Holiday just to name a few. With the room being an instant hit, it helped with opening the famous "Rainbow Room", the "Cotton Club" and the "Red Rooster" in Harlem.

It was ultimate class and everyone wanted to be seen in the Hawaiian Room.

This room is a tribute to Amy's grandmother Napua and all of the Hawaiian Performers who bring Aloha to you.

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Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Hawaii Theatre Center presents

KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

December 8 & 9 & 10 & , 2017

Ticket(s)

$75, $55, $45, $35 (Each ticket comes w/ a CD)

Discount(s)

$5 Off - HTC Members, Seniors (62+), Military & Students (w/ valid id), Youth (4-17), Groups (10+)

Hawaiian musician, vocalist, songwriter, dancer and educator Kuana Torres Kahele appears at the Hawaii Theatre Center to usher in the Holiday season with a few of his friends. He will host three shows featuring Hawaiian musician, vocalists, and halau. Miss Aloha Hula and Miss & Master Keiki Hula will also perform.

12 Lei of Christmas Giveaway

 

 

In addition, each night will include a rare and exciting giveaway of four Niihau Shell Lei.* A total of 12 Niihau Shell Lei, a value of $50,000, will be gifted!

*Winner must be present to win.

Special Guests:

Friday, December 8, 2017:

Music:
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Lopaka Igarta DeVera
•Maila Gibson

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•Kilohana Japan
•Ka Hale Iken Hawaii O Kuana
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Known primarily for his original acoustic compositions, Kahele is a skilled arranger of traditional Hawaiian music as well, performing and recording with instruments such as ukulele, guitar, ipu, and bass. After learning kane dancing and mele writing in his teens, in 1995 Kahele co-founded Nā Palapalai, a Hawaiian music group that has released seven albums. Several have charted in the top five on the Billboard Top World Albums chart, and the group has won a large number of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Group of the Year. Kahele regularly teaches cultural workshops and other classes, and operates the Na Lei Lanakila O Niihau halau on the island of Niihau. In Japan he runs the Kuana School of Hawaiian Music & Culture, teaching approximately 200 combined students in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

A $3.00 Theatre Restoration Fee & Internet Fees apply to all ticket prices/purchases.

Children under 4 years of age not permitted.

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The Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts at Whittier College Aloha Concert Featuring Maunalua
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

The Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts at Whittier College Aloha Concert Featuring Maunalua

2 Shows at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Formed in 1993, Maunalua (Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kahi Kaonohi, and Richard Gideon) released their self-titled first album in 2000 - and promptly won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (the Hawaiian Grammy®) for “Hawaiian Album of the Year.” Their second album (Kuleana), released in 2003, brought Nā Hōkū awards for both Group and Favorite Entertainer of the Year, and their third (Ho'okanaka, released in 2007) and fourth (He Inoa, released in 2015) albums won still more Nā Hōkū Awards, each for Group of the Year.

All strong vocalists, the group is known for its tight harmonies accentuated by Moderowʻs falsetto and prowess with slack key guitar. Long a favorite with audiences all over Hawaiʻi, as well as a number of foreign countries and the continental U.S., their always-entertaining performances range from fun, high-energy songs to sweet and soulful ballads, interspersed with banter between the three group members and with the audience. Whether performing for hundreds at inauguration festivities for then newly-elected President Obama in 2009, or for a few dozen people at a backyard paʻina (party), Maunalua never disappoints.
 

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A Blessed Christmas Concert with Pōmaika’i - Hayward, CA
Dec
9
5:30 PM17:30

A Blessed Christmas Concert with Pōmaika’i - Hayward, CA

Aloha Bay Area ohana, Pōmaika’i will be doing a Christmas Concert hosted by Kumu Hula Coreen Mikioi Iwamoto and Hālau O Ka Ua Lililehua. The concert will be on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 630 B St. Hayward, CA.

This concert will be featuring hula, Christmas favorites, and other mele that we’ve done in 2017 from all of the different events, Hō’ike’s, Hula Competition’s, etc. that Pōmaika’i has been a part of.

Doors open at 530pm, Concert starts at 7pm. Seats are $20 and are very limited. To reserve a spot please contact Coreen Mikioi Iwamoto or JD Puli via social media or for JD at jdpuli72@hotmail.com or at 808-554-9951.

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Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Hawaii Theatre Center presents

KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

December 8 & 9 & 10 & , 2017

Ticket(s)

$75, $55, $45, $35 (Each ticket comes w/ a CD)

Discount(s)

$5 Off - HTC Members, Seniors (62+), Military & Students (w/ valid id), Youth (4-17), Groups (10+)

Hawaiian musician, vocalist, songwriter, dancer and educator Kuana Torres Kahele appears at the Hawaii Theatre Center to usher in the Holiday season with a few of his friends. He will host three shows featuring Hawaiian musician, vocalists, and halau. Miss Aloha Hula and Miss & Master Keiki Hula will also perform.

12 Lei of Christmas Giveaway

 

 

In addition, each night will include a rare and exciting giveaway of four Niihau Shell Lei.* A total of 12 Niihau Shell Lei, a value of $50,000, will be gifted!

*Winner must be present to win.

Special Guests:

Friday, December 8, 2017:

Music:
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Lopaka Igarta DeVera
•Maila Gibson

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•Kilohana Japan
•Ka Hale Iken Hawaii O Kuana
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Known primarily for his original acoustic compositions, Kahele is a skilled arranger of traditional Hawaiian music as well, performing and recording with instruments such as ukulele, guitar, ipu, and bass. After learning kane dancing and mele writing in his teens, in 1995 Kahele co-founded Nā Palapalai, a Hawaiian music group that has released seven albums. Several have charted in the top five on the Billboard Top World Albums chart, and the group has won a large number of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Group of the Year. Kahele regularly teaches cultural workshops and other classes, and operates the Na Lei Lanakila O Niihau halau on the island of Niihau. In Japan he runs the Kuana School of Hawaiian Music & Culture, teaching approximately 200 combined students in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

A $3.00 Theatre Restoration Fee & Internet Fees apply to all ticket prices/purchases.

Children under 4 years of age not permitted.

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Holiday Pops Featuring Amy Hānaiali’i
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Holiday Pops Featuring Amy Hānaiali’i

Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at its annual Holiday Pops concert, part of its musicthatPOPS series, featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Amy Hānaiali’i at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 9. The 18-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner will fill the stage with song, hula and holiday joy as she joins the HSO for the first time singing songs from her Nā Hōkū award-winning Christmas Album, A Hawaiian Christmas.

Amy, who has been praised for her powerhouse vocals, will perform local holiday favorites such as Po La’i E (Silent Night), Hamau E Na Kanaka (Hark The Herald Angels Sing) and Mele Kalikimaka, popular holiday movie favorites, as well as beautiful arrangements of holiday classics such as Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas.

“A local holiday tradition, HSO Holiday Pops is the perfect blend of treasured Hawaiian music, traditional Christmas carols and contemporary holiday pop songs,” says Jonathan Parrish, HSO executive director, “and the performance is a heart-warming holiday spectacle to share with family and friends.”

The HSO will perform the festive classic the Nutcracker with Ballet Hawaii Friday, December 15, Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 – a performance sure to delight all ages.

Tickets: Holiday Pops is Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $27 to $79, and are available online hisymphonyorchestra.org, by calling 94-MUSIC, visiting the HSO Box Office or through the Blaisdell box office. Performance is held at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Student & Military Discounts: $15 student rush tickets and $20 active-duty military tickets are available beginning Monday, December 4, with a valid ID (must purchase in person). 

 

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Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Hawaii Theatre Center presents: KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Hawaii Theatre Center presents

KUANA’S WINTER WONDERLAND

December 8 & 9 & 10 & , 2017

Ticket(s)

$75, $55, $45, $35 (Each ticket comes w/ a CD)

Discount(s)

$5 Off - HTC Members, Seniors (62+), Military & Students (w/ valid id), Youth (4-17), Groups (10+)

Hawaiian musician, vocalist, songwriter, dancer and educator Kuana Torres Kahele appears at the Hawaii Theatre Center to usher in the Holiday season with a few of his friends. He will host three shows featuring Hawaiian musician, vocalists, and halau. Miss Aloha Hula and Miss & Master Keiki Hula will also perform.

12 Lei of Christmas Giveaway

 

 

In addition, each night will include a rare and exciting giveaway of four Niihau Shell Lei.* A total of 12 Niihau Shell Lei, a value of $50,000, will be gifted!

*Winner must be present to win.

Special Guests:

Friday, December 8, 2017:

Music:
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Lopaka Igarta DeVera
•Maila Gibson

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•Kilohana Japan
•Ka Hale Iken Hawaii O Kuana
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Saturday, December 9, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Sunday, December 10, 2017:

Music:
•Ekolu Trio
•Josh Tatofi Band
•Kamaka Kukona

Hula:
•7 Miss Aloha Hula Winners
•Halau Ka Hanu Lehua
•Halau Hiiakainamakalehua
•2017 Miss & Master Keiki Hula

Known primarily for his original acoustic compositions, Kahele is a skilled arranger of traditional Hawaiian music as well, performing and recording with instruments such as ukulele, guitar, ipu, and bass. After learning kane dancing and mele writing in his teens, in 1995 Kahele co-founded Nā Palapalai, a Hawaiian music group that has released seven albums. Several have charted in the top five on the Billboard Top World Albums chart, and the group has won a large number of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including Group of the Year. Kahele regularly teaches cultural workshops and other classes, and operates the Na Lei Lanakila O Niihau halau on the island of Niihau. In Japan he runs the Kuana School of Hawaiian Music & Culture, teaching approximately 200 combined students in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

A $3.00 Theatre Restoration Fee & Internet Fees apply to all ticket prices/purchases.

Children under 4 years of age not permitted.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Willie K
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Willie K

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Willie K

When the Honolulu Pulse said, “Willie K can play or sing almost anything an American audience might ask for,” that wasn’t hype, it was the literal truth. The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera—and not only get away with it but leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment. No less than Prince is a huge fan, calling Willie K a “funky mother#%@&er,” while another avowed fan is a fellow Hawaiian who goes by the name Barack Obama.

“When you come to the Willie K experience you leave knowing who Willie K really is,” says Willie K himself, and now, with Warehouse Blues—the long-awaited album that returns the Grammy nominee and winner of multiple prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards to his roots—those fortunate enough to bask in the glow of that experience will discover another side of this multi-talented singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all-around riveting entertainer. “Playing the blues makes me happy,” says Willie K, “and everybody loves it when I do.”

For Willie K—born Willie Kahaialii and known affectionately as Uncle Willie in the islands—playing the blues marks the completion of a full circle. Although he has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, it was the blues that Willie first learned from his dad, himself a highly respected musician. “My father was a great influence,” says Willie K. “He groomed me to be where I am today. He was just as diverse as I am—the guy knew how to play everything: jazz, blues and Hawaiian.”

Of course traditional, indigenous Hawaiian music has always been at the core of the Willie K experience too, and it’s important to him to dispel misguided notions about what exactly Hawaiian music is. When Willie K plays Hawaiian, the beauty that emerges from his instrument and his mouth is as far from the stereotypes as Maui is from the North Pole.

But no matter what kind of music he plays, it all comes out Willie K music—even when he sings opera. “Three or four years ago I decided to try out some operatic tunes, some Italian arias, just to see how the audience would take it,” he says. “And it goes over very well. You’ll never find that in any other pub throughout the country, I can guarantee you that!” he says with a hearty laugh.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Robert Cazimero and Friends
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Robert Cazimero and Friends

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

In the 1970s, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula...his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. For Robert's Blue Note Hawaii shows, he switches things up and performs a variety of jazz standards as well as traditional Hawaiian favorites. 

His incomparable elegant voice is distinctive, whether he performs solo on piano or with his brother, Roland, as The Brothers Cazimero. Recording has played an important part of Robert's career, and he has collectively (as The Brothers Cazimero) and individually released over 30 albums over the past three decades. The success of these recording projects can easily be measured by the fact that they all remain on the market. Fans of Robert and The Brothers Cazimero boast of a complete collection of CDs and tapes.  

The many talents of Robert Cazimero have established him as a benchmark in Hawaiian music and culture. 

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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Streetlight Cadence
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Streetlight Cadence

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Dustin Park Live at Highway Inn Kaka`ako