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Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Pure Jake
Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro reunites with some old buddies in what promises to be a night of “Pure” magic at his third annual concert Friday....

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // His Swan Song
Keali‘i Reichel drops his first full album, Kawaiokalena, in years, then drops a bomb on his fans regarding his future Keali‘i Reichel, arguably Hawaiian music’s...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // The Right Time
With his former reggae band in the rear-view mirror, singer PeniDean Puaauli sets course on a new career path as a solo artist The physically...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // The Wishing Wells
Still searching for that one hit song, Tyrone Wells and his catchy music drop in for a one-night performance Saturday When you’re the sky-scraping height...

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Musical Notes // Benny’s Back
Local boy Benny Rietveld takes a break from pounding out bass lines with Carlos Santana this week to reunite with members of Topaz, a late-’70s,...

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Musical Notes // It’s Hawaiian Time
The last time we heard anything new from contemporary Hawaiian music hitmakers Hawaiian Style Band, Bill Clinton was in the middle of his impeachment trial,...

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Musical Notes // All That Glitters Is Gold For Singer
Fresh off yet another Hoku victory, Natalie Ai Kamauu prefers basking in the light of her ‘shadow’ these days Songstress Natalie Ai Kamauu has this...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // This Ukulele Duo Nails It
Thrilling audiences has become the norm for teenage fingerpicking sensations Honoka & Azita When you play the ukulele as fast and with as much energy...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Dustin Time
Conscious Roots carries on in the local reggae realm, thanks in part to the contributions of its newest member, Dustin Park Sometimes even successful bands...

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Musical Notes // At Ease, At Last
Sometimes the ease with which musician Mark Yamanaka operates on stage, soothing listeners with his rich falsetto offerings while effortlessly strumming on an acoustic guitar...

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Musical Notes // The Sounds of War
Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan and his group of musicians known as War low-ride their way into town this weekend, happy to still be touring after more...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Lily’s In Bloom
Fresh off a tour with Willie Nelson, budding talent Lily Meola says she’s ready to get back on the road again Up-and-coming artist Lily Meola...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Ears Wide Open
Always a student, Nathan Aweau puts his mastery of Hawaiian mele on display at this week’s music series Before Nathan Aweau became a virtuoso bassist...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // A Late Bloomer
Steven Espaniola continues to thrill Hawaiian music lovers with the release of his newest album. Thank goodness he discovered his voice in his late 20s...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Like Fine Wine
Ex-UB40 singer Ali Campbell remains the toast of the reggae scene because he makes fans feel so fine The years definitely have been kind to...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Hawaiian At Heart
You think DeAndre Brackensick, who was raised in California but taught to embrace the Hawaiian culture, is thrilled to be performing in the Islands Saturday...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Robi Calls Again
An instantly recognizable voice is never easily forgotten. And when that voice is put to memorable music, well, the result is often a classic tune....

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // The Young View
Seems like just yesterday when Justin Young was a senior at Kalaheo High School and, along with other students, required to choose a product they...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // Killing’Em With Love
The members of JookBox City not only know how to turn out catchy reggae and R&B tunes, they understand how to turn the other cheek...

Bill Mossman
Musical Notes // A Sweet Pairing
It took 17 years, but Curtis and Annie Kamiya of Mango Season are finally ripe for success, thanks to the couple’s debut album The seeds...


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