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Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

Standards and Other Delights from Rachel Gonzales, Les Peetz in HPR’s Atherton Dec. 6

One of Hawai‘i’s top jazz vocalists Rachel Gonzales and longtime collaborator pianist Les Peetz return to Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Atherton Studio on December 6th with an eclectic evening of “Standards and Other Delights.” Backed by music veterans Dean Taba on bass and Scott Shafer on drums, their program promises delightfully unconventional arrangements of jazz standards, plus a mix of contemporary classical music, Sixties pop, folk music, and more.

Admission for the December 6th return engagement of these talented jazz artists is $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The intimate Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m. The Atherton regularly sells out and patrons are advised to reserve their tickets early.

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

Hollywood Movie Music, Beethoven And Brahms In Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Lineup

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform three concerts this month at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, featuring a variety of popular and classical music, from Star Wars and Jurassic Park to Beethoven and Brahms.

Sweet Harmonies of Kaiholu Fill Atherton for First Time Nov. 29

Sweet Harmonies of Kaiholu Fill Atherton for First Time Nov. 29

Winner of the prestigious Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition in 2009, Kaiholu makes its HPR Atherton Studio debut on November 29. The quartet (Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman, Trax Enos, Albert Rowland Jr., and Henry Hanale Ka‘anapu) is known for its vibrant sound and rich harmonies reminiscent of the Sons of Hawai‘i. Their name, taken from Enos’ middle name, means “swaying sea,” which is also the name of their self-produced debut CD released in 2013.

Tickets for Kaiholu’s premier Atherton concert are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton regularly sells out and patrons are advised to reserve their tickets early. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD “April in Paris.”  The album and her Honolulu concert feature songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. Recorded in Paris on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day at the end of her last European tour, her latest CD includes international musicians and arrangers from five countries. For her live Atherton performance, she is joined by pianist Tommy James and drummer Von Baron.

Tickets for Tucker’s HPR concert “April in Paris” are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Brings Urbane Cool to Atherton Studio Nov. 22

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, November 22, part of an ongoing celebration of the release of her second CD “April in Paris.”  The album and her Honolulu concert feature songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. Recorded in Paris on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day at the end of her last European tour, her latest CD includes international musicians and arrangers from five countries. For her live Atherton performance, she is joined by pianist Tommy James and drummer Von Baron.

Tickets for Tucker’s HPR concert “April in Paris” are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Purchase may be completed online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

Library Needs Adult Volunteers to Help with Recording Program

The Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH), a branch library of the Hawaii State Public Library System and a regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is seeking adult volunteers to assist with their popular recording program.

Narrators are needed to read and record local books in their entirety.  An audition is required.  The ability to read local dialect, Hawaiian, Asian, and other languages as necessary is required.

In addition, LBPH is accepting applications for the Radio Reading Service program, an “on air” live program conducted during the Library’s public service hours.

New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

New Orleans’ Pianist-Singer Jon Cleary opens Atherton Winter Concert Season Nov. 7

Hawai‘i Public Radio is thrilled to open its Atherton Performing Arts Studio 2014-15 Winter Season on Friday, November 7 with multi-talented New Orleans pianist-singer Jon Cleary. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat who combines soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves, melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. His solo performance in the  intimate 75-seat Atherton will feature songs from his latest, critically acclaimed album Occapella! (all from the catalog of Allen Toussaint), and insights about the music of New Orleans.

Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. They may be purchased online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai‘i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.