Da Kine
Tuesday, August 6, 1996


Gary Haleamau is one of the performers on the bill for the Moloka'i Music Festival taking place Aug. 17.



Music on Moloka'i

There will be entertainment from early morning to dusk when the 8th annual Moloka'i Music Festival takes place Aug. 17.

Among those appearing at the R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill at Kala'e, Moloka'i, will be Zachary Helm, Gary Haleamau, Auntie Genoa Keawe, Ikaika Brown, Lauoho, Pu'u Kapu, Hawaiian Time, Kula Kaiapuni O Kualapuu, the Sugar Mill Slack Key Band and Halau Ke Ahi O Ka Malulani.

Tickets are on sale through Aug. 12 at the sugar mill, Moloka'i Museum and Cultural Center, Neighborhood Store, Moloka'i Sight and Sound, Big Wind Kite Factory and Kaluakoi Hotel. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for keiki. Tickets at the door will be $2 higher.

The show begins with Pule at 8 a.m., with Hawaiian Time scheduled to close the event about 4 p.m.

No coolers will be allowed.

For more information, call Noe Keliikipi at the Moloka'i Museum, 567-6436.



Courting aloha

The Aloha Festivals 1996 Oahu Royal Court will be introduced in a colorful ceremony 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Honolulu Hale.

The investiture, or ho'ola'a will feature King Ian Mahealani Meyers, Queen Julia Analika Van Kuren, Prince Kawelo Kawaimapuanaokalani Kawainui and Princess Kahea Mahana Lehuanani Tina. All will be dressed in traditional Hawaiian costumes, and hula will be performed by Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei.

A dinner of Hawaiian food will take place at Kawaiha'o Church after the investiture, with Kealoha Kalama and Halau Hula 'O Pohai Kealoha providing the dinner entertainment.

Attendance at the investiture is free. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person. For information and reservations, call the Aloha Festivals Office at 545-1771.



Rodeo, Panaewa-style

A record number of contestants will be vying for top ropin' and ridin' honors in the "Rubber Boot" Pro-Am Rodeo competition Saturday and Sunday at the Panaewa Equestrian Center in Hilo on the Big Island.

More than 150 slack-roping teams will compete, with the action getting underway 11 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Pro-Am contests include calf roping, bull riding, daily team roping, calf mugging, barrel racing and breakaway roping, as well as the novelty event, Wild Cow Milking.

Tickets are $6 per adult at the gate, with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call Al Cabral at 959-8932 on the Big Island.



Club big on bonsai

Every bonsai grower knows small is beautiful, and the public can see for itself when the Mililani Bonsai Club and Mililani High Future Farmers of America host an exhibit and sale at Mililani High School Aug. 17.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a large variety of bonsai, as well as house plants, landscapers, fruit trees, ground covers, anthuriums, vegetables and flowers. Bonsai master Ed Nakanishi will show how bonsai is created at 10:30 a.m.

Mililani High School is at 95-1200 Meheula Parkway.



Hawaiian evening

An evening of Hawaiian music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hawaii Theatre.

"Ka Ilulina Au" will feature Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Keali'i Reichel, the "Ki Ho'alu Kid" Matt Swalinkavich, and Jon Osorio and Steve Brown, along with Randy Borden.

Tickets are priced at $45, $32.50 and $15 at the theater box office and Connection outlets, with proceeds benefiting the Angel Network Charities, which helps to shelter Hawaii's homeless.

Information: 395-1300



Compiled by Star-Bulletin staff




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