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No Shortage of Good Music: The Glass Candle Band Reunion

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No Shortage of Good Music: The Glass Candle Band Reunion

After some 40 years, the Glass Candle Band once again proves they are one of Hawaii's best performing acts. Glass Candle rocked their reunion show at Hawaiian Brian's for a remarkable end to 2011.

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Mackey, Memorabilia and Mysteries

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Mackey, Memorabilia and Mysteries

Update: Mahalo to Greenwood’s Wayne Nakamura (Bari, Tenor, Alto Saxes) for putting all these displays together! When I arrived at the 70s Night Club Reunion last weekend, I immediately took notice to the row of memorabilia that filled half a dozen display boards. It was the first thing I saw, and it mesmerized me. 'Memory Lane' you might call it, though it was more of an extended corner that showcased clippings from Honolulu newspapers, night club posters, discotheque stationary and souvenirs, vintage photos of friends and a scattering of set lists from Greenwood. Some of the set lists were long....

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Something to Shout About: The 70s Night Club Reunion

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Something to Shout About: The 70s Night Club Reunion

UPDATE: 2017 sees the return of 70s NCR with Mike Lundy and Aura! August 5, 2017 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Forty years in the making, the last reunion concert featuring Hawaii's biggest disco, funk, soul and R&B acts from the seventies finally came to an end Saturday night at the Ala Moana Hotel Hibiscus Ballroom. Pauline Wilson captivated the crowd. It was a blast, every band went all out, everyone was in high spirits. The dancefloor was jam-packed from the very first song to the last! For now, some thoughts on this year's 70s Night Club Reunion (the last...

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Kalapana Live at the Hoku's: "Naturally"

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Kalapana Live at the Hoku's: "Naturally"

I'm sorry for saying this, but if you weren't at the Hawaii Convention Center Ballroom to see Kalapana perform live at the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, you'll never know the feeling of hearing the band play "Naturally" that night. In front of an audience who lauded (they were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award) yet mourned for the band and its loss of an irreplaceable lead singer and composer, Mackey Feary, Kalapana was fullly spirited in laughter and love. Kenji Sato and Malani Bilyeu at the 2011 Na Hoku awairds, 'Mourn' isn't the right word. Rejoiced, these people were celebrating...

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2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards: Quick Wrap-up

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2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards: Quick Wrap-up

Here's a quick overview of what I took away from the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano awards festival. Kalapana performing "Naturally" live as the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award (just magnificent!). Touch of Gold. A Hawaiian Philly Motown Soul-style vocal group with a touch of, well, gold. Resonating quotes from presenters and award-winners Photos, photos, photos Bob Dylan, Slack Key and ... Tender Leaf? Ernie Cruz Jr. live and direct via Na Hoku workshops These are some of the ideas floating around in my head after spending the past two days experience the Hokus and its new Mele Mei month...

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