Sunday, November 29, 2009

Join Me at Ukulele Bill Tapia's 102nd Birthday Party in Southern California on Saturday December 5!

? I have some extra seats at the table I reserved for the incredible Bill Tapia's 102nd birthday concert and afternoon dinner party at noon next Saturday (that's Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Stevens Steakhouse in the City of Commerce, Southern California). You want to hear 101 year old Bill Tapia play the ukulele, guitar, and banjo - and meet one of my 3 fun sisters - all on the same day? How fun would that be!!?? Maybe we can works something out. (And no I am not scalping the tix... if you really really love Bill Tapia, and you *promise* to come, I will even consider subsidizing your attendance). Send email to or post a note on my Facebook page.
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  • Sunday, November 08, 2009

    Hawaii's Best Christmas Concerts in 2009

    Hawaii's most popular Christmas concerts sell out fast, so it's not too early to decide which events you will attend. Tickets for these holiday concerts featuring big name performers are on sale now:

  • Nov 27-29: Jim Nabors Honolulu Christmas Concert
  • Nov 29: Amy Hanaialii's Maui Holiday Concert
  • Dec 04: Amy Hanaialii's Big Island Holiday Concert
  • Dec 05: Willie K Waikoloa Big Island Christmas Concert
  • Dec 11-13: Brothers Cazimero Honolulu Christmas Concert
  • Dec 20-23: Na Leo Holiday Music Spectacular Waikiki Concert

    Other Popular Christmas Concerts in Hawaii:
  • Nov 28: Maui Choral Arts "Home for the Holidays" Concert
  • Dec 05: Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Christmas Concert
  • Dec 05: Kamehameha Schools Honolulu Christmas Concert
  • Dec 13: Maui Pops Orchestra Holiday Concert at Maui Arts
  • Dec 19: Honolulu Boys Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec 20: Messiah Sing-Along at Hyatt Regency Maui
  • Dec 21: Kauai Christmas Hula Concert

  • If I left off your favorite holiday concert in Hawaii please send me a message using the email address on our contacts page. See also
  • Award Winning Hawaiian Music Christmas Albums

  • New Obama's Hawaii Children's Book Includes Amy Hanaialii CD

    A President from Hawaii Barack Obama Book The July 2009 book, "A President From Hawaii" teaches young people about the history, cultural values, and language of Hawaii, using quotes from United States President Barack Obama and illustrations by Kauai artist Joanna Carolan. The included CD features songs by two of Hawaii's top award winning recording artists, Amy Hanaialii and former HAPA lead singer, Kelii Kaneali. The CD also includes a chant by Kelii's wife, former Miss Aloha Hula Healani Youn. "A President from Hawaii" was selected to represent the State of Hawaii at the Library of Congress September 2009 National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington DC.
  • Buy "A President from Hawaii" at

  • Friday, November 06, 2009

    2009 Veteran's Day Events in Hawaii

    Veteran's Day in Hawaii Most of Hawaii's 2009 Veteran's Day Events, including parades, family festivals, and ceremonies, will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, which is Veteran's Day. There will also be a few early events this weekend, including the Kauai Veteran's Day Parade, and the Waianae Veteran's Day Parade in West Oahu, and the Hilo Veteran's Day Parade on the Big Island, all of which take place on Saturday, November 7. Veteran's day is an official state holiday in Hawaii so city and county offices will be closed and public bus lines may run on their weekend schedules. For more information see: Veteran's Day in Hawaii

    Hawaii Events This Weekend: November 6-8, 2009

    Events in Hawaii this weekend, Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8, 2009, will include Arbor Day events on Oahu and the Big Island, Pre-Veteran's Day Parades on Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, the Celebrate Kaimuki Street Festival in Honolulu, a drag race on Kauai, the Kona Coffee Festival and the Moku o Keawe Hula Festival on the Big Island, a gay-friendly Mama Mia Movie and Sing-Along on Maui, a Healing Arts Expo at the Unity Church of Hawaii in Honolulu, and many other events. For more information see
  • Calendar of November 2009 Hawaii Events
  • More About November Events in Hawaii