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Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 each to Hawaiian Humane Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii

HONOLULU subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society and $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Honolulu in Mapunapuna.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” sales event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society, Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

HONOLULU – Kahala Mall today announced its new tenant, Fighting Eel, will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while debuting its new spring line Saturday, January 24. During the celebration, Fighting Eel shoppers will be treated to giveaways and special grand opening discounts, as well as memorialize the day with a picture from the Fighting Eel custom photo booth at the front of the store located near Center Court, between Up & Riding and T&C Surf Design. Pupus and drinks also will be served, with champagne and cupcakes by Sweet Temptations Cupcakery.

“Spring 2015 has a touch of prep with our exclusive remix on the classic leopard print. Fighting Eel Designer Rona Bennett kept the collection rich with hues of blues, purples and darker tones. Overall very versatile, this collection lends a chance for our clientele to step out of the box,” said Kerrie Inouye, Manager of the Fighting Eel location at Kahala Mall.

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

KAILUA, Hawaii – Back by popular demand, the free monthly “Kanikapila In Kailua” Hawaiian music series will kick off its first concert of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Kailua Town with a performance by award-winning duo Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson. The 2015 Kanikapila series is co-sponsored by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Kanikapila in Kailua,” said Jon Moyer, senior asset manager, A&B Properties, Inc. “This is a wonderful series of events that promotes music, culture, history and art – just a few of the many elements that make Kailua so special. We are proud to sponsor this year’s series, along with the Castle Foundation, and we look forward to these monthly celebrations of Kailua Town.”

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Nintendo’s New “Master Quest” Concert Tour Makes Its Debut In Hawaii

HONOLULU – For the first time ever, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda symphony concert series will come to the Aloha State with the latest tour, “Master Quest.” The show, celebrating the beloved 28-year-old franchise, will begin its world tour Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Oahu Choral Society will perform orchestral arrangements of music from the games of The Legend of Zelda universe, accompanied by video content from the games themselves.

Seventh Annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Returns to Its Roots

In its seventh year the popular Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii celebration is jamming its way back to the place where it all started. This year’s event will take place Feb. 7 – 8, 2015, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Make your way down and spend the morning soaking in an enchanting live hula show on Saturday, Feb. 7. Or bring the family to enjoy the lively sounds of top local and Japanese ukulele performers, including Mark Yamanaka, Kris Fuchigami, Brittni Paiva and many more.

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

HSO Brings Disney Magic To Honolulu

Disney musicals to be performed with high-definition video

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will perform “Disney in Concert – Magical Music From the Movies,” featuring video from iconic films including The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many more, on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Guest conductor Ann Krinitsky will lead the HSO and four noted guest vocalists in live performances of these Disney favorites. The vocal soloists are Juliana Hansen, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Johnson and Aaron Phillips, whose accolades have been earned on Broadway tours including Mama Mia and Les Miserables, video game voice-overs in World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings, and TV appearances on The X Factor and Modern Family, to name a few.

HAWAII SOCIETY OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS TAKES ON ‘THE IMPORT & EXPORT OF RETAIL — HAWAII STYLE’

The Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will explore the import of Mainland retail chains to Hawaii and the export of local companies to the Mainland at its January 15 program “The Import & Export of Retail — Hawaii Style” at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features experts in shopping and dining, as well as a commercial real estate professional familiar with the process of bringing Mainland retail brands to Hawaii. The public is invited.

When Costco opened its first store in Hawaii in 1988, it became one of a few Mainland retail chains with Hawaii operations (Longs Drugs doesn’t count as many of us see it as a local Hawaii store). Kmart followed a few years later and the import of Mainland retailers was on. Many of these Hawaii stores now rank among the top tier in revenue of their chain’s U.S. operations.