Scaled-down Waimea Town Celebration is on

WAIMEA — The 44th annual Waimea Town Celebration is much smaller this year, for obvious reasons, but still kicks off Monday, Feb. 15, with the Waimea Film Festival — Hawai‘i International Film Festival Hana Hou at the Historic Waimea Theatre.

Webinar for Hawai‘i songwriters Thursday

HONOLULU — Noteworthy changes to the way songwriters are paid digital royalties are effective this month as the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division and The Mechanical Licensing Collective partner to host a free webinar for Hawai‘i’s music community to share information regarding receiving the revenue streams they are owed.

Short film looks at the dynamics of a father, son relationship

HONOLULU — After coming back from a trip to New Zealand, two local boys inspired by an authentic Maori film created their own Native Hawaiian film in Hawai’i, which is recently a winner of the Oscar-qualifying award at Imagine Native, and this feature film script has been accepted into the inaugural indigenous Black List.

Preserving aloha through sound

KAPA’A — Son Da One wants to create a spiritual atmosphere through music that is reflective of the pre-pandemic Kaua‘i he fondly remembers.

COVID-inspired disc created by isle youth

LIHU‘E — Three young Kaua‘i creative-media specialists, “The KAVE KREW,” assisted in the production and marketing of the “We Are One World” CD by Kaua‘i singer Daphne Sanchez, which was released recently and produced by Kaua‘i artist Art Umezu.

Hope concerts on YouTube start Wednesday

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i violinist and music teacher Kimberly Hope will be hosting her live stream Christmas concert on Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She will also be performing on Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both concerts will be on her YouTube channel.