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Kaua‘i Music Festival

Tonight and tomorrow

This four day festival closes with two evening concerts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Kaua‘i Beach Resort in Lihu‘e. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The concerts feature Na Hoku and Grammy winning artists Roland Cazimero, John Cruz, Charles Brotman, Walter Keale, Paula Fuga, David Pack, Ben Moody, Alissa Moreno and others. Now in its sixth year, the Kaua‘i Music Festival presents the best music from Hawai‘i and the Mainland.

Tonight’s theme is “Island Music Night” and features some of Hawai‘i’s Na Hoku Hanohano and Grammy award winning artists. Roland Cazimero, John Cruz, Charles Brotman with his slack key group Kohala, Walter Keale, Paula Fuga, and The Girlas with Ernie Cruz Jr. will take the stage.

Tomorrow’s “Gala Concert” features Mainland artists David Pack (formerly of Ambrosia), Ben Moody (founding member of the group Evanescence), Alissa Moreno (recording artist and songwriter from the TV series “Army Wives”) and others. Concert tickets are $25 each night when purchased in advance, $40 for both nights when purchased together in advance. Tickets are $30 at the door. Seniors receive a $5 discount.

Tickets can be purchased online at kauaimusicfestival.com or at one of the following outlets: Magic Dragon, Princeville; Hawaiian Music Kiosk, Princeville and Coconut Marketplace; Bounty Music, Kapa’a; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo and Island Soap and Candle Works, Koloa. For more information call 634-6237.

Women in Theater

presents ‘The Smell

of the Kill’

7 p.m. tonight,

tomorrow and Sunday

WIT Presents “The Smell of the Kill” tonight, tomorrow, Sunday at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. A one-act play in 70 minutes, “The Smell of the Kill” by Michelle Lowe is a witty, wicked comedy of good wives gone bad.

Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance from outlets and $25 at the door; $10 for students under 18. Tickets available at: Kmart; Ola’s Hanalei; Magic Dragon, Princeville; North Shore Pharmacy, Kilauea; Vicky’s Fabrics; Bounty Music; Larry’s Music; Grande’s Gems in Kapa‘a; Kalaheo Café and Banana Patch Studios, Hanapepe. For more information call the WIT hotline at 635-3727.

Friends of the Children’s Justice Center

Fundraiser 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight

“Treasure our children Hawaiian style” is the theme of this lu‘au fundraiser at Kaua‘i Lagoons Tennis Courts at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort. Heavy pupus and live entertainment with Malani Bilyeu, Sean Carillo and Norman Kaawa Solomon. Tickets are $35 at the door or can be purchased at Papayas in Kapa‘a.

The Children’s Justice Center is a facility maintained by the Judiciary. Its purpose is to provide a supportive, homelike setting where children who may have been victims of abuse or who witnessed a crime can be interviewed. Friends of the Children’s Justice Centers were formed to provide community support in renovating and furnishing centers and fundraising to help victims and their family members.

For more information call Sue at 651-4694 or Anna at 632-2114.

KKCR FM

community meeting

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow

Radio station team members Marj Dente and Paul Moody will conduct and facilitate a volunteer program community meeting at the Kapa‘a Library Conference Room. The group will brainstorm on how to accomplish the following goal: How to establish an effective volunteer program that is diverse, enthusiastic, reliable, well-trained and committed. There will also be discussion on community outreach and education; volunteer job descriptions and policies; the recruitment process and volunteer training. To learn more call KKCR at 826-7774.

Composer’s contest

Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival

Composers are invited to submit entries to the 24th annual Mokihana Festival composers contest. Deadline is today. Entry fee is $10. Original compositions can be entered in five categories: Hawaiian, contemporary Hawaiian, open, professional and youth. For more information visit mokihana.kauai.net or call 822-2166.

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