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Dixie Hummingbirds make Honolulu return
The legendary gospel group Dixie Hummingbirds, led by 81-year-old Ira Tucker Sr., returns to Honolulu just a few months after co-headlining at Hawaii Theatre with New Orleans' Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The group's opening set was arguably the better-received of the two, with Tucker and company laying out that classic harmony gospel sound for the enthusiastic audience.
This time, the Hummingbirds return with an award-winning documentary filmmaker in tow. Jeff Scheftel will film this weekend's concerts at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for a long-overdue film about the vocal group. Scheftel is a longtime writer-producer for the Grammy Awards telecasts.
"The Last Man Standing" is the Dixie Hummingbirds' just-released album, with songs that range from a remake of one of their most famous pieces, "Christian's Automobile," to a more sanctified version of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus."
» In concert: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
» Place: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts
» Tickets: $25; $20 academy members
» Call: 532-8700