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Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre (Windward Community College campus). This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.  Tickets available at www.hprtickets.org or by phone at (808) 955-8821 weekdays between 9am and 5pm   

Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaiʻi’s most talented guitarists, and his technique fuses traditional Slack Key with elements of classical and jazz, two styles with which he is also adept. Jeff studied classical guitar at USC before returning to the islands to play and teach in the Honolulu area. He is featured on many award winning albums and has numerous awards including two Grammys and five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! Benefit Concert for HPR on Aug. 3rd

Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre. This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.  General admission tickets ($45) are available for purchase at www.hprtickets.org or by phone at (808) 955-8821 weekdays between 9am and 5pm.  

Musical Innovators Conjugacion, Kalahiki, and Okami Mix It Up at HPR’s Atherton June 27 and 29

Musical Innovators Conjugacion, Kalahiki, and Okami Mix It Up at HPR’s Atherton June 27 and 29

Individually known as pioneers and polymaths, Tony Conjugacion, Starr Kalahiki, and Alvin “Pops” Okami combine their formidable talents on June 27 and in a newly added performance on June 29 at Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Studio. The evening showcases their eclectic repertoire of jazz, pop, and show tunes -- even an operatic aria and “hapa-haole” songs. Reservations for this inspired collaboration may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during business hours. Tickets are $35 general, $30 for HPR members, and $20 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Concerts begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27; 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29.

Kuana Torres Kahele’s HPR Concert Features New Work from "Music for the Hawaiian Islands"

Kuana Torres Kahele’s HPR Concert Features New Work from "Music for the Hawaiian Islands"

On Saturday, July 5, in HPR’s 75-seat Atherton Studio, Kuana Torres Kahele gives a rare up-close-and-personal concert of his recently released CD Hawaiʻi Keawe, the first volume of his Music for the Hawaiian Islands series. Each album in the anticipated six-part series pays tribute to an individual island with original music from the multi-award-winning composer/vocalist, written specifically for hula. For his July 5th return to the Atherton, Kahele also gives a sneak peek into the next installment in the series, focused on the island of Niʻihau. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $35 general, $30 for HPR members, and $20 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
 

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

State Librarian Richard Burns Announces Retirement

Richard Burns, who has served with distinction as the State Librarian of the Hawaii State Public Library System since January 2008, has informed the Board of Education of his retirement at the end of the year, completing more than 30 years of dedicated service, the last seven as Hawaii’s State Librarian.

Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

Keiki Invited to Balloon Science Event at Hawaii State Library June 21

In celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Children’s Summer Reading Program, a special event – “Balloon Science with Professor MAD” – will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children.  Keiki ages 4 and older are invited to attend this free event which will be conducted in place of the regular storytime. 

Keiki will learn about air pressure, chemistry, temperature, resistance, static electricity, thermal conductivity, and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through demonstrations involving balloons.  Each experiment is designed to be fun, exciting, and safe, while teaching basic laws of science at a level young school-age children can appreciate. 

Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for food safety encourages voter registration to save home rule

Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for food safety encourages voter registration to save home rule

Hāwane Rios and Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) are teaming up to present a free concert event to celebrate and save home rule and to register voters before the primary deadline on July 10, 2014. The event, free to registered voters, includes performances by The Steppas, Hāwane Rios, Firewoman and Sonny Lim. Individuals can register to vote at the door or online at: http://hawaii.gov/elections/forms/voter_pab_application_english.pdf. Event is also free to those 18 and younger.

What:              Home Rule Concert sponsored by Hawaii Center for Food Safety

Where:            Thelma Parker Gym at Waimea Middle School (Hawaii Island)