Na Hoku winners to hold free concert
Award-winning Christian musicians Randy and Gay Hongo will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Christian Vision ministry with a free concert next Saturday.
They will be joined by their son Andrew in the 7 p.m. concert at Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola Ave. Guest artists will include Cornerstone, Tony and Shayna Fuller, and the church's Hula Ministries group.
The Hongos have won six Na Hoku Hanohano awards for best inspirational album of the year.
$1,000 scholarships available for singers
The Church of the Crossroads adds performers to its choir while it supports lessons for singers with its annual voice scholarships.
Three $1,000 tuition scholarships are available, one each for an alto, a tenor and a baritone/bass. Applicants must use the money for private voice lessons. Candidates do not have to be enrolled in a university, and there is no age restriction.
The church requires scholarship winners to sing with the choir at Sunday services through June. It offers the opportunity for solo roles and paid participation at special events, including church services at Christmas and Easter.
Information is available from the church office, 949-2220, or from music minister Don Conover at 256-7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church has provided more than $80,000 for the music education of about 80 people since the scholarship program was started in 1980.
Resident of Kalaupapa to tell tales of boyhood
Kalaupapa resident Makia Malo will present stories, poetry and music from his newest CD, "Tales of a Hawaiian Boyhood," in a program at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Crossroads.
Malo lectures and writes about his experiences after he contracted Hansen's disease at the age of 12 and was sent to the Molokai settlement. Malo, who turned blind from the disease, went on to earn a University of Hawaii bachelor's degree after the quarantine for patients was lifted in 1969.
Dr. Kalani Brady, who collaborated on production of the CD, will appear with Malo. Brady, an associate professor at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine, has served as staff physician in Kalaupapa.
The performance at 1212 University Ave. is free, but a calabash offering will be accepted for Malo. It is sponsored by the church choir.