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Two Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

Two  Public Libraries Reopen Following Tent Fumigation Closures

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) and Makawao Public Library (Maui) have reopened after successful tent fumigation projects during the Statehood Day Holiday weekend.

Both libraries have resumed their normal public service schedule.  For the libraries’ public service hours, please visit the HSPLS website at www.librarieshawaii.org or call the libraries: LBPH - 733-8444 and Makawao Public Library - 573-8785.  

 

SOCIETY OF SEVEN RETURNS TO HONOLULU

SOCIETY OF SEVEN RETURNS TO HONOLULU

The Society of Seven (Classic) is making a return to Honolulu for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. They will perform two shows at the Hibiscus Ballroom at the Ala Moana Hotel at 6:30pm and 9:00pm.  SOS founding members Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum eagerly anticipate presenting a spectacular pair of concert-like performances after an absence of five years.

The Society of Seven will also introduce a sensational new guest star, song stylist Lhey Bella, who has a dynamic voice style and a tremendous range.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Halekulani Masterworks Season

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has announced the 2014-2015 Halekulani Masterworks Season, which opens Saturday, September 13, 50 years to the day after the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall’s formal opening in 1964, which also featured the Symphony. To celebrate the thousands of classical, pops, education, opera and ballet performances that have made up so much of the HSO's history at the Blaisdell, the program will feature two of the works performed at the 1964 premiere, Tchaikovsky's Overture-Fantasy to Romeo and Juliet and selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night's Dream. Both works were chosen for the 1964 concert to mark the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare.

Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Young Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso Performs at Hawaii State Library

Danny Carvalho, one of Hawaii’s youngest slack key guitar virtuosos and a 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee, will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, August 23 at noon in the Lobby.

In addition to his slack key artistry, Carvalho is known for his soulful singing of both traditional and contemporary favorites.  This young and rising star has achieved many musical milestones including: the first slack key player to be featured on the nationally-syndicated program “From The Top” in 2004, two appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2006 and 2011, Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominee in 2009 for his CD “Somewhere” in the “Slack Key Album of the Year” category, and his music was featured in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award-winning film “The Descendants.”

Ardente Duo's Return to Atherton August 31 Features Franck’s Sonata for Violin & Piano

Ardente Duo's Return to Atherton August 31 Features Franck’s Sonata for Violin & Piano

On Sunday, August 31, at 4:00 p.m., the Ardente Duo (violinist Darel Stark and pianist Sachi P. Hirakouji) fill the Atherton Performing Arts Studio with arguably one of the finest works for violin and piano ever written, César Franck’s soaring Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major. The program also includes works by Beethoven, Edward Elgar, and Eugène Ysaÿe. The concert gives audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy the Atherton’s magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets for the Ardente Duo’s afternoon of chamber music are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio Plaza, 738 Kaheka Street.

Ardente Duo's Return to Atherton August 31 Features Franck’s Sonata for Violin & Piano

Ardente Duo's Return to Atherton August 31 Features Franck’s Sonata for Violin & Piano

On Sunday, August 31, at 4:00 p.m., the Ardente Duo (violinist Darel Stark and pianist Sachi P. Hirakouji) fill the Atherton Performing Arts Studio with arguably one of the finest works for violin and piano ever written, César Franck’s soaring Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major. The program also includes works by Beethoven, Edward Elgar, and Eugène Ysaÿe. The concert gives audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy the Atherton’s magnificent Bösendorfer grand piano. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets for the Ardente Duo’s afternoon of chamber music are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio Plaza, 738 Kaheka Street.

Pearlridge celebrates new farmers' market stamp with giveaway of 250 sheets on Saturday 8/16

Pearlridge celebrates new farmers' market stamp with giveaway of 250 sheets on Saturday 8/16

By: Jacquelyn Tacotaco

On Saturday, Aug 16, Pearlridge Center will be giving away one sheet of the new U.S. Postal Service Farmers’ Market stamps worth $9.80 to the first 250 customers at the Pearlridge Farmers’ Market. To receive a sheet, a customer must shop at five different market vendors and complete a birthday passport, which will be available at the RevoluSun tent.