Steel guitar festival this weekend on Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — Following its opening Friday at Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, the 7th annual Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival continues Saturday at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach, and Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center.

Free concerts from Friday through Sunday in Lihu‘e

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Community College instrumental music programs will present a series of free spring concerts, starting Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center located adjacent to Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and the YMCA.

Recipients earn Mokihana Club Music Scholarships

LIHU‘E — Recipients of The Mokihana Club Music Scholarships literally worked for their scholarships, performing before the club’s members during the club’s regular monthly meeting on April 5 at the Lihu‘e Parish Hall on the grounds of Lihu‘e United Church.

Honolulu Brass Quintet day-trips on Kaua‘i

Preschool students from the ‘Ae Kamali‘i Preschool lined the sidewalk fronting the Kaua‘i Adult Day Health center on Kress Street across from Hamura’s Saimin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Kapa‘a Middle School wins at music fest

HONOLULU — The Kapa‘a Middle School Choir and ‘Ukulele Band earned four big awards during its participation at the World Strides Performing Arts 2023 Honolulu Heritage festival last month on O‘ahu.

Memories of Kaua‘i’s storyteller Larry Rivera

As former editor of The Garden Island newspaper, I wrote many articles about Larry Rivera. Interviewed him. Took his picture. Spent time with him. Larry was a journalist’s best friend. Colorful. Talkative. Talented. A musical legend. A great storyteller.

Songwriters work with Kalaheo students

KALAHEO — “I have no idea.” The silent glow of pride from the student in the Kalaheo Elementary School fourth grade class, who uttered those words in response to songwriter Paul Reisler’s request for song title ideas warmed the class on Thursday, the first of two days of learning to write and complete a song created by the class with the help of songwriters Paul and Cheryl Reisler.

Jannik and Alina Evanoff accepted to Hawai‘i Youth Symphony

A person needs to put their heart and soul into their music, and when they do it produces sound that is profound and meaningful. This is the theory that Claudia and George Evanoff have in mind as they support their children’s pursuits to become professional musicians.