Entertainment Wrap Up: 09-13-19

  • No costume unwelcomed during Honokaa’s annual Peace Day celebration. (Courtesy photo)

  • Honokaa town turns festive for the United Nations International Day of Peace, which will be celebrated Sept. 21 this year. (Courtesy photo)

Palace concert honors Liliuokalani

The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins presents “Afternoon at Hulihee Palace” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hulihee Palace to remember Hawaii’s most accomplished royal musician and composer, Queen Liliuokalani, 1838-1917.

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The event will feature bandmaster Bernaldo Evangelista with the West Hawaii County Band, Grace Basque, Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and Halau Hula Na Pua Ui O Hawaii.

Please bring a low, folding chair or mat to sit on.

The sister of King David Kalakaua, Liliu Kamakaeha was given the Christian name, Lydia. Like her three siblings, she was musically inclined and composed music. One in particular was composed in 1878 while on a visit to a windward Oahu ranch — “Aloha ‘Oe”

Although Lydia wrote the words as a love song, the chorus and first verse were normally sung and the song became a popular island farewell song.

Named heir to the throne, Lydia took the name Liliuokalani in 1891. Her reign was a tragic one as the monarchy was overthrown in 1893 by American annexationists; the queen peacefully gave up her throne under protest.

Info: Palace at 329-1877 or visit daughtersofhawaii.org

Movies will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in October

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, attend a free screening of movies that pay tribute to Hispanic culture, including “La Bamba,” among other titles. Shows begin at 2 p.m.

Info: ldssevents@librarieshawaii.org

Peace Day Parade in Honokaa Sept. 21

Every September, Honokaa town turns festive, with a variety of events around the United Nations International Day of Peace. Activities for drummers, book-lovers, musicians and dancers, young artists, churches, and anyone wanting to celebrate their ethnic culture are always a part of the fun.

This year’s event takes place at 11 a.m., Sept. 21, as the Peace Day Parade entertains its way through town with an energetic rhythm that spotlights Taiko and drummers of all kinds, along with bon dancers, cirque performers, singers, and multicultural music and exhibits. The parade will also include floats and entries from Honokaa High and Intermediate School, as part of their homecoming celebration.

A free community meal will be served at the Honokaa People’s Theater at 11 a.m during the procession. The parade ends at the Honokaa County Sports Complex, where the Peace Day Festival starts at noon with the Honokaa Jazz Band. This free event includes food booths, silent auction, taiko drummers, magic, community bon dancing and great live music.

The Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace is organized and produced by the Peace Committee of Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Volunteers and contributions are welcome and encouraged.

Info, to volunteer and complete list of activities: visit www.peacedayparade.org email to honokaamindfulness@gmail.com or call 775-1064.

Honokaa Jazz band releases newest album

“Unfinished Business,” the Honokaa Jazz Band’s 18th CD, proves to be one of their best. After being nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award last year, the band challenged themselves to surpass the quality of the nominated album, “Playin’ in Traffic.” The title, “Unfinished Business,” was selected by the senior members, and the creative cover design is by Senior, Stephanie Onza, who also plays alto sax on the CD.

The recording contains a wide variety of jazz and blues music and features the vocal stylings of Kacy Sanchez, Kaylynn Iona, Kaleb Yamasaki and Kelson Pedro. Included are jazz standards, “Footprints” by Wayne Shorter which features Nic Altura performing a bass solo, “Cute,” a Neil Hefty tune which features drummer Falyn Sabastian and “Honeydew” by Gatemouth Brown which features guitarist, Chico Joaquin. A beautiful rendition of Rod Temperton’s “You Put A Move On My Heart” is performed by Kacy Sanchez, and Kaylynn Iona puts her twist on the Boys To Men classic “End of the Road.”

‘Bad Papa’ releases ‘Lava Steamroller’

The music duo “Bad Papa” announced the release of their third album “Lava Steamroller,” digitally available everywhere.

The music duo “Bad Papa” is comprised by Jammin Joe Buck and Bob Bojorquez.

Jammin Joe Buck is a talented, blind music recording artist, songwriter and performer who plays many instruments, and music styles as well. Guitar, bass, drums, ukuleles, horns and vocals. From beautiful island instrumentals to hard grooving blues, Joe’s guitar skills have been praised by legendary guitarists such as Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar, to name a few, according to a news release promoting the album.

Like the relentless forces of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii music duo “Bad Papa” has erupted onto the Big Island music scene with their weekly live performances and frequent play time on the Big Island’s KAPA radio station.

The album is billed as original Big Island Blues at its finest.

6th annual Kona art tour planned for November

This year the Kona Palisades Art Studio Tour will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23-24 and include four stops with a total of 10 participating artists.

Artists participating this year include:

Kathleen Jaeger – Mosaic, acrylic painting, pen and ink, painted glassware

Bill Jaeger – Stained Glass

Cynthia Hankins – Photography

Bill Twibell – Gyotaku

Stephanie Culbertson – Watercolor

Maya Sorum – Watercolor, jewelry

Heather Mettler – Sandblasted glass vessels

Jennifer Azzarone – Acrylic phototransfer mixed media

Roxanne Barnes – Oil Painting &pastels

Shannon Nakaya – Origami (unbelievable items)

There will be art to see, stories to tell, gifts to buy.

Info: KonaPalisadesArtists@gmail.com, or 345-1549

Cast selected for ‘Beyond Therapy’

Casting is complete and rehearsal is underway for the next production at Aloha Theatre, Beyond Therapy, a 1983 comedy by Christopher Durang.

The show is a send-up of the therapy industry and a satirical examination of the dating process.

Beyond Therapy was first produced at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City starring Stephen Collins and Sigourney Weaver. Later it played on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre starring John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest. Aloha Theatre’s production runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 13, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

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Tickets range from $12 to $25, and are available online at AlohaTheatre.com, by phone at 731-7437 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the theatre box office beginning one hour prior to performance time.

More info: 322-9924.

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