In The Mix
Tickets on sale for UB40's second show
TICKETS went on sale Saturday for a second UB40
concert here next month.
The legendary reggae group, which recently released "Who You Fighting For," will stick around for an extra day to play March 15 and 16 at the Waikiki Shell. Lawn seats are priced at $29, with reserved seats going for $49.
No word yet, however, about that rumored second U2 concert at Aloha Stadium -- I've heard that tickets have reappeared on Ticketmaster.com after the company enforced a policy to cut down on the hoarding and scalping of choice seats ...
CONGRATS TO improv comedy troupe On the Spot, who celebrated five years together with a pair of sold-out performances last weekend at Leeward Community College.
"We tried to squeeze everybody in (on Saturday)," said Garrick Paikai. "We got over 100 people in that little lab theater!"
Paikai, along with fellow OTS members Robb Bonnell, Rod Cachola, Chris Riel, Shawn Thompson and Danel Verdugo, chose to perform at LCC out of respect for Paul Cravath. He's the drama department head who encouraged them to dream big.
"He allowed us to start our own improv workshops," Paikai said. "That's really where we got our start."
Along with performances every first Saturday at the ARTS at Marks Garage, On the Spot is gearing up for a trip to Illinois for the Chicago Improv Festival. It's the first time the group will travel to the mainland together.
"We're going to present one of our signature shows, called 'The Paina.' ... It's an improvised parody of all the playwrights down here," Paikai said. "The idea is to literally bring a luau up to Chicago" ...
MY SCHEDULE usually means I'm fast asleep during morning drive, but I've been trying to keep track of Larry Price's health after I heard he was having problems late last year.
Turns out "Da Coach" underwent a quadruple bypass on Nov. 21. He spent the holidays cooped up in the hospital, while KSSK morning partner Michael W. Perry flew solo. When Price returned to work last week, he was overwhelmed by the response from listeners.
"I was surprised that anybody would miss me," he said during an interview with KHON. "I'm not giving up."
None of us want you to, Mr. Price ...
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