Star-Bulletin Features

Monday, September 24, 2001

James Taylor to kick off
fall season of isle concerts

By Tim Ryan

After one of the flattest music entertainment summers in Hawaii in recent memory, acts scheduled to perform here through the end of the year are getting ready to make the announcements.

James Taylor tops the list as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer returns to Hawaii Oct. 27 at the Blaisdell Arena during the final stop of a 12-city tour that began Sept. 1 in Denver. Taylor's show is turning out to be one of the three top-selling tours for any male artist this season.

Comedian Margaret Cho also returns to the islands for the third consecutive year with three statewide performances: Nov. 29 at the Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihue, Nov. 30 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Dec. 1 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Other concerts:

>> Oct. 6 to 8: Warrant at Gussie L'Amour's: The group will spend three of its six tour performances in Hawaii following shows in Sioux City, Iowa; Maplewood, Minn.; and Fargo, N.D. Warrant's lineup features Rik Turner, Mike Fasano, Jani Lane, Jerry Dixon and Billy Morris. The group's latest album is "Under the Influence."

>> Oct. 13: Singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop at the Waikiki Shell: His first album, "Careless," had the two hits "Save It for a Rainy Day" and "On and On." The album went gold, as did his next album, "Bish." Bishop sang the theme, "It Might Be You," from "Tootsie," and wrote and/or sang songs on 13 other film tracks including "Animal House," and "White Nights." His new CD is "Blue Guitars."

>> Oct. 13: CPR Featuring David Crosby, at McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The trio stars legendary singer-songwriter Crosby, guitarist Jeff Pevar and keyboardist James Raymond (Crosby's son). Their classic rock sound is infused with sophisticated jazz-derived rhythms, harmonic flourishes and vocals.

>> Oct. 21: Rap group Cypress Hill, at Kualoa Ranch. The group's latest CD, "Skull and Bones," was released last year. Tickets are $30 at Tower Records and Video locations, Cheapo Music (formerly Jelly's) in Puck's Alley and Pearl Kai, Hungry Ear in Kailua, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, ITT Kaneohe HCBH, Schofield ITR, the UH Campus Center and Ticket Plus outlets, or charge at 526-4400.

>> Oct. 27: Paul Horn plus a preview of the film "Mount Kailash -- Return to Tibet," 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater, MACC. The Grammy Award-winning flutist has been hailed as the "founding father of New Age music." The film documents his Tibet journey with the late lama Tenzin from Maui; $20.

>> Dec. 11: Legendary guitarist Leo Kottke will perform at the Hawaii Theatre. Shows will also take place Dec. 7 at MACC Castle Theatre, Dec. 8 at Aloha Theatre in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island and Dec. 9 at Palace Theatre in Hilo.

>> Dec. 31: James Brown, Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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