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JASON GENEGABUS

Tuesday, December 10, 2002


Cazimeros' DVD out today


LOOKING FOR a great gift this holiday season? For the first time ever, Hawaii residents and fans the world over will be able to relive the magic of the Brothers Cazimero's annual May Day celebration at the Waikiki Shell, with the release of a DVD today.

"The Brothers Cazimero 25th Annual May Day Concert 2002" contains 2 1/2 hours of song, dance and chant, and features guest performers including Leina'ala Kalama Heine, Lahela Ka'aihue, Vicky Holt Takamine and a number of local halau. An especially chicken-skin moment comes when the "Grand Man Hawaiian Band +1" takes to the stage. Hearing Henry Kapono perform "Home in the Islands" with the likes of Manu Boyd, Tony Conjugacion, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, the Makaha Sons, Kenneth Makuakane and Jerry Santos is worth the purchase price alone.

In celebration of today's release, Robert and Roland will appear at Na Mea Hawaii (on the corner of Fort and Merchant streets) to sign autographs and take pictures with fans from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The DVD itself will also be screened at the event, and the first 50 people through the door will receive lei. Call 597-1888 for details.

And while you're picking up the Cazimeros' DVD, take a look at two new DVD releases featuring the late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. His performances on the TV shows "Island Music Island Hearts" and "Hot Hawaiian Nights" are on store shelves and include IZ performing some of his most popular songs ...

THE SPIRIT of Las Vegas meets the spirit of aloha this week at the Koolau Golf Club when "I'm Dreaming of a Las Vegas Christmas" gets under way on Friday. Local Kine Grindz hosts Bruddah Sam and Lina Girl and KCCN FM-100's Davey D will emcee the party, which includes a mouth-watering buffet and two hours of casino play. Redeem your winnings for over $5,000 in door prizes, including a trip for two to Las Vegas. Every ticket-holder will also receive a free souvenir photo of themselves in the casino.

Tickets for "I'm Dreaming of a Las Vegas Christmas" are $35 for a lunch seating at 11 a.m. and $50 for a dinner seating at 6 p.m. Sean Na'auao will perform, and Five by 5 will be on hand for the dinner show as well. Call 236-4653, ext. 241, for reservations ...




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