Arts and Entertainment Wrap Up: 09-20-18

  • Na Leo will be performing Saturday at the Kahilu Theatre. (Kahilu Theatre/Courtesy Photo)

Kahilu Theatre presents Na Leo — 34 years and going strong

Kahilu Theatre presents Na Hoku Hanohano multi-award-winning musical group Na Leo Pilimehana at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Na Leo Pilimehana, which in Hawaiian means “voices blending together in warmth,” is the most award-winning and top-selling female Hawaiian group in the world. Na Leo consists of three childhood friends, Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales.

All three women shared a love of music and had their first original hit as high school seniors in 1984 with their song, “Local Boys.” The original song became the biggest selling single in Hawaii history. Later that year, they put out their first hit album, also entitled “Local Boys.”

Na Leo started their own record label then signed with Sony Music Japan in 1996. In total they have released 24 albums, won 22 Hoku Awards, have been in the top 20 American Country charts nationally with “Poetry Man” and “The Rest of Your Life.” Na Leo continues to perform for sold-out crowds in Japan, Hawaii and across the United States.

In addition to Na Leo, these talented women have a variety of other personal interests and pursuits.

Tickets for their Kahilu Theatre debut on Saturday are $68/$48/$28 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, Hawaii, 97643.

Info: Visit kahilutheatre.org.

Create your own stained glass exterior lamp at Volcano Art Center

“Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, 23, 29 and 30.

McCall will provide several patterns from which to choose, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. Students will complete this four-session workshop with a finished exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from VAC. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Please bring a glass cutter and soldering iron if you have them. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Info: Visit volcanoartcenter.org

The West Hawaii County Band announces the next Free Friday concert

The West Hawaii County Band, a 20-piece community and civic band primarily comprised of community members, announces the next Friday concert, to be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Hale Halawai County Park on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

The West Hawaii County Band will present an hour of music featuring Hawaiian traditional music, band classics and, of course, a march. Come enjoy “Kaulana Na Pua,” written for the Royal Hawaiian Band by famed haku mele Ellen Keho ‘ohiwaokalani Wright Prendergast, who served as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Liliuokalani. If you’re in a dancing mood, enjoy the band’s rendition of “The Blue Danube,” by Johann Strauss, the waltz king. Or you might find yourself wanting to dance to the music of another “king” as the band performs Elvis Presley featuring “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love me Tender” and “Hound Dog.” And of course there will be a march or two including the famous National Emblem March.

Info: Visit http://www.westhawaiiband.com.

Kahulanui to perform at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar

Kahulanui, Hawaiian Kings of Swing, the 2018 recipient of Na Hoku Hanohano Award Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Composition, will be swinging at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kailua-Kona from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 30.

Online tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com for $35 or for $40 at the door .

Info: Make a reservation at www.gertrudesjazzbar.com.

Hawaii’s public libraries to offer free music, cultural and storytelling events

Public libraries on Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kauai and Maui will offer free programs for all ages in September. These programs are productions of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

On the Big Island, Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone and her performing arts group will share traditional and classical folk music and dances of Okinawa at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. The audience will have an opportunity to participate.For more information, visit https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/okinawan-dance-kailua-kona/.

At 1: 30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library, storyteller Dann Seki will share some of his favorite Obake and local ghost stories. More information is available at https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/obake-and-ghostly-tales/.

At 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Naalehu Public Library, join “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) as he shares his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme. For more information, visit https://www.librarieshawaii.org/event/mr-kneel-naalehu/.

Call to artists for annual trash show

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The 30th Annual Hawaii Artist Recycle Trash Show has announced a call to all artists for their gala opening on Friday, Oct. 5. Judging will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the originator of the trash show, Ira Ono, at the East Hawaii Cultural Center.

Info: Visit www.ehcc.org.

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