Da Kine
Monday, May 27, 1996

The Po'okela Street Band joins Big Mountain at the "Jam at the Shell" June 15.

Mountain high

Big Mountain, from San Diego, is performing at the "Jam At The Shell" event at 4 p.m. June 15 at the Waikiki Shell. Big Mountain, which features a pop-reggae sound, was featured in the soundtrack for "Reality Bites."

Also appearing are Ka'au Crater Boys, Mililani, Ho'aikane, Ulise and, from Seattle, the Po'okela Street Band.

Admission is $17.50 and $18.50. Ticket information: 545-4000.

Two neighbor island shows are also scheduled. Big Mountain plays with Ulise at 8 p.m. June 14 at the Kona Surf Convention Center, and Big Mountain plays with Ho'aikane and Marty Dread at 1 p.m. June 16 at Maui Tropical Plantation. The Hawaii show is $25; $20 in advance. The Maui show is a benefit for Na Keiki O Ke Kai and admission is $20; $10 for students under 16; free for children under 5.

Good idea recycled

The City & County of Honolulu's "Art of Recycling" calendar, featured in the Star-Bulletin several months ago, has won the First Place Gold Award in the Calendar Marketing Association's National Calendar Awards competition.

Produced in partnership with the Hawaii Publishers Association, designed by Goodson + Yu Design and photographed by Shuzo Uemoto, the calendar combined images of recycled artworks with hard information on recycling in Honolulu.

The City is going ahead with a 1997 edition of the calendar. For information on purchasing or sponsoring, call 537-2323.

Putting a spin on tradition

Lee Pui Ming, said to be one of the most compelling improvisers on the North American "new music" scene, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.

Lee was trained as a classical pianist and blends jazz, Chinese traditional music, new concert music and experimental improvisation in her performances.

Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors. Information: 956-7866.

Keys to good music

Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and at 8 p.m. July 20 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Like his solo piano albums, including the Grammy winner "Forest," Winston's performances are deeply influenced by the seasons and his upbringing in Montana. He will also add an island element, performing on slack key guitar.

Tickets for the Maui show are $19 and go on sale May 31 at the center box office and Tempo Music stores. Tickets and information: 242-7469 or charge by phone at 800-333-3388.

Tickets for the Oahu show are $17 and $19 and go on sale June 7 at Blaisdell box office, Tempo Music stores, House of Music, UH Campus Center, Jelly's, the MTI Desk at the Waikiki Beachcomber or by phone at 545-4000 or 800-333-3388.

Audiences are asked to support the Maui Food Bank and the Hawaii FoodBank by bringing a nonperishable food item to the concert.

The dope on soaps

Penny Bergman, a New York director and stage manager for the TV soap "All My Children," will present a lecture and workshop about the behind-the-scenes workings of a network daytime series next month at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Bergman, a graduate of the UH Department of Theatre and Dance, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at Krauss Hall, Yukiyoshi Room. She will conduct a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the same location. Bergman will use short scenes to demonstrate the director's role in working with actors. The lecture is free; the workshop is $75. Information: 956-7221.

Retreat at Malaekahana

The Friends of Malaekahana Park, Pu'uhonua O Malaekahana, will host the Na Hulu Kupuna o Ko'olau Hawaiian Language retreat Wednesday through Friday at the park. Beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, the Windward kupuna will hold a Ho'ike'ike, a demonstration of crafts, music, and Hawaiian-language speaking.

The Ho'ike'ike is free and open to the public. Information: 293-1736.

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff

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