A&E Wrap-Up: July 31, 2020

Podcast features Big Island musicians

Big Island Music Magazine is now offering weekly podcasts featuring interviews with local musicians.

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The 30-minute audio podcast, Songs & Stories, is hosted by the magazine’s editor Steve Roby.

“It’s a great opportunity for musicians to discuss their songwriting process, share new material, and reach a larger audience beyond the island,” said Roby. “Guests are interviewed to give listeners a chance to hear the backstory behind the artist’s music.”

Season One has 10 episodes and features a wide variety of the island’s talent, including Brother Noland, Bending Elbows (a country trio from Hilo), and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Mark Yamanaka.

Songs & Stories is available on all major podcast platforms. New episodes are available every Thursday.

Ohrlando’s Chamber continues livestream performance

Ohrlando’s Chamber Ensemble will livestream a performance at 5 p.m. Sunday via its YouTube channel: “Ohrlando Live from Home.”

The ensemble is asking those who view the baroque and early classical period performance featuring Roland Maurer on oboe and bassoon and Ursula Hesse on piano to donate to The Food Basket online at www.hawaiifoodbasket.org.

Festival of Birds going virtual

The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Festival organizers are currently working to finalize a revamped schedule of events for HIFB Virtual 2020 slated for Oct. 15 through 19.

However, there will be inspiring, stimulating virtual presentations that will cover a wide range of topics; albatross, seabirds, plovers, field guides, and more. There will also be talks, art, giveaways, a virtual marketplace, book readings, and even a hula lesson.

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Registration, which is free, will be required to access all HIFB virtual content.

For more information and updates, visit www.birdfesthawaii.org.

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