In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Beach House benefit
to help ill baby girl

HEAD OVER to the Beach House tomorrow night for a special benefit concert that will last from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

"The Ava Wayva Beach House Boogie" is taking place to help raise funds for the family of Ava Rezentes, a 5-month-old baby girl who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. There is no known cure for her illness.

Ava's mom, Kaui, and her dad, KCCN FM-100 morning co-host Pipi, are spending much of their time at Kapiolani Medical Center these days but are expected to make an appearance at Aloha Tower Marketplace to say mahalo to supporters and well-wishers. Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Ho'onu'a, Sudden Rush, Natural Vibrations, B.E.T., Vaihi, the Opihi Pickers and Imua are among the bands scheduled to perform.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 and currently available at T&T Tinting, the Shaka Seed Co. and Na Maka O Pu'uwai Hula Studios. It'll cost $15 to get in at the door. Donations may also be sent to 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 700, Honolulu 96813. Call 275-1046 for more info about this 21-and-over event ...

HEADS UP to anyone who bought tickets to see Pato Banton in concert at Sea Life Park this weekend.

First, Barrington Levy pulled out of the show, citing "scheduling conflicts," and now Banton has sent word that he won't be able to make it to Honolulu, either. It hasn't been announced whether the show will be rescheduled.

And it gets worse for reggae fans. Word came in late Wednesday that Sean Paul cancelled his show scheduled tomorrow night at the Blaisdell. That will be a blow to the Maui-based nonprofit staging the show as a fund-raiser for the nene goose ...

THERE HAVE been a few changes at Nick's Fishmarket recently. Paul Shih is out as the late-night promotions guy at the restaurant, replaced by Emily Nakasone.

Friday nights at Nick's are now called "Just Chill" and feature DJ Tokes, Bewon and Lil' Mikey spinning underground hip-hop, R&B and soul. On Saturdays, High Society Underground presents "Music and Wine," with no cover before 11:30 p.m. and $3 drink specials all night.

Shih didn't have to go to far to find a new gig, however. He's now a few blocks away at the Royal Garden Waikiki Hotel, where the new "Royalton Ultra Bar" that he promotes got its start earlier this month with guest sets by DJs Miguel Mig and Lisa Shaw. The Royalton is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 943-0202 ...

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