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Thursday, January 18, 2001


Jelena Clay
A natural fiber bird house and other Big Island
products will be featured at Ward Warehouse
this weekend.

Big Island bounty
comes to Oahu

Big Island farmers and artists will showcase their wares at the Big Island Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ward Warehouse.

Kamuela tomatoes, roses, protea and macadamia nuts from the Big Island will be among the products featured during the Big Island Festival Saturday and Sunday at Ward Warehouse.

Arts and crafts made by Big Island artists also will be available during the event that runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Among the works are carved gourd bowls and natural fiber bird houses by Volcano artist Jelena Clay. Her gourd bowls start at $55. Her fiber art pieces start at $600.

Latif Bolat performs today and Saturday.

Be lulled by the baglama

Turkish musician Latif Bolat returns to Honolulu at for a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts to present "Turkish Devotional Music, Poetry and Pictures."

A master of the baglama -- a long-necked lute peculiar to Turkey -- Bolat is considered one of the leading Turkish musicians in the United States. Originally from the coastal town of Mersin, Bolat studied at Gazi University and then managed Turkish musical theater companies before moving to California.

Bolat's musical career includes devotional Sufi songs called Ilahi and Nefes from the Anatolian peninsula. He composes songs with lyrics from 13th-century Turkish poets Rumi and Yunus Emre.

Admission is $15. Information: 732-7717.

He also performs free at 7 p.m. today at Borders, Ward Centre.

Benefit concert at Don's

Don Ho and the Hawaii Branch of the Arthritis Foundation will host their second annual "I'll Remember You" fund-raiser Sunday at Don Ho's Island Grill at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the foundation in the name of Castle Medical Center in honor of its Joint Care Center for arthritis sufferers.

The event will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and feature volunteer entertainers Don Tiki, Teresa Bright, Lopaka Colon, Na Hoku Pa, and more. Rodney Villanueva will emcee the event.

Tickets are $50 and include two cocktails, pupus and surprises. Seating is limited and available only to those with prepaid tickets.

Ho is honorary chairman. His late wife, Melvamay, suffered from arthritis.

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