Songs of Hope

While attending Thursday’s National Day of Prayer ceremony in Lihue, I was reminded of the impact religion can have on music.

Monster of a musical

Musical monsters are sure to entertain. Kauai Performing Arts Center is presenting its “Addams Family” musical production until Sunday at Women In Theatre’s performance space in Kukui Grove Center.

Plethora of performances

There are plenty of live musical performances taking place on the island this week, so let’s get moving and grooving.

Aladdin flies Friday

“A Whole New World” opens at the Kalaheo School cafeteria when the school’s drama club raises the curtain on “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” starting at 7 tonight.

Finding therapy in Kauai’s music

The sounds of Kauai are like music, including the enchanting songs of white-rumped shama birds and the rustling of palm fronds in the tradewinds. But another collection of noises has dominated parts of the island impacted by recent floods.

Kauaians nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees have been announced, and some Kauai musicians are excited to be recognized by the organization hosting what are sometimes called Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Let music open your mind

As a journalist and music aficionado, I’ve been fortunate to have had unique opportunities to interview many professional musicians and local performers, from international rock ‘n’ roll hall of famers to talented middle-school band directors.

‘Shrek’ shines

There are some things worth waiting for, and the costuming for “Shrek The Musical Jr.” is one of them. “The students’ costumes, the work being directed by Meleika Hilliard, won’t be ready until the week of the production,” said Jeremy Brown, Kilauea School music director, during an after-school practice.

Rock ‘n’ Roll love affair

Experience two of rock ‘n’ roll history’s most iconic legends performing their classic rock hits on Kauai. The Edgar Winter Group and The Rick Derringer Band are coming to Kauai during their four-island concert tour. This double-billed show features the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers in “Still Alive And Well” — A Tribute to Johnny Winter Hawaii Tour 2018, tonight at the Aqua Beach Kauai Resort near Hanamaulu.

Dance festival

Japanese hula group, Mapuana’s Hula Nanis; Na Hoku Hanohano nominee, Michael Keale and Enka singing sensation, Torao Hikariyama from Oahu are headliners at the second “Ho’onani KauaiFestival: A Celebration of Cross Cultural Dance and Music”