Star-Bulletin Features

Friday, October 5, 2001


More disaster relief benefits

As the month progresses, there will be more Sept. 11 disaster relief benefits happening, including tomorrow and Tuesday.

Jason Miller of Hawaiian Express presents the first of two consecutive Saturday benefits tomorrow at Virus (formerly Ninja House) at 1687 Kapiolani Boulevard, across from Blue Tropix.

Skanabata, Reverse, Replica, The Alexander Supertramps, Buckshot Shorty, EMD and Prom King, with Dave Noodle of the Sticklers going acoustic, will perform tomorrow night, with DJs spinning between sets.

The an all-ages show runs from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $5.

The popular Pussycat Lounge at Wave Waikiki will "Feed the Kitty" Tuesday, with proceeds donated to help those affected by the terrorist attacks.

Thirteen DJs will be spinning house and hip-hop for a 21 and over crowd from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. in the club's two rooms. There will also be a fashion show by Dream Team Hawaii, live performances by the Red Door Dancers and a laser light show by Double-O-Spot.

There is a minimum $5 donation; valet parking is offered.

'Aloha America' Sunday

In honor of the victims and families affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Honolulu Symphony will also be joining the Royal Hawaiian Band at 2 p.m. Sunday for an afternoon of patriotic music. The free concert, "Aloha America," will be held at the Kapiolani Bandstand in Kapiolani Park. Donations for the Hawaii Community Foundation's Sept. 11 Fund are welcome.

The Royal Hawaiian Band, directed by Aaron Mahi, will open the concert with Hawaiian music. The University of Hawaii ROTC color guard, rifle and drill teams are expected to perform next, followed by the Honolulu Symphony at 3:15 with the National Anthem, Hawaii's anthem and other patriotic songs, plus the music of the movies and George Gershwin.

The Symphony's performance at "Aloha America" caps off a weekend of patriotic-themed music opening the Honolulu Symphony's Pops Season conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Matt Catingub who composed a special orchestral tribute, "In Memory," in honor of the victims and families.

Tool due in November

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Tool at the Andrews Amphitheater Nov. 10.

The quartet -- featuring frontman Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor, Danny Carey and Adam Jones -- is a "grunge" era survivor, with a bleak, arty take on metal.

There will be no opening act for this long-awaited concert. No bottles, cans, alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs or coolers will be allowed. All carry-in items will be subject to search.

Tickets are $37.50 (plus applicable service charge) in advance for the 7:30 p.m. all ages show.

Tickets are available at Tower Records Kahala and Pearl Kai, Tower Video Kapiolani, Cheapo Music Puck's Alley and Pearl Kai, Hungry Ear Kailua, Pearl Harbor Bloch arena, Kaneohe MCBH, Schofield ITR, University of Hawai'i Campus Center and Ticket Plus locations. To charge tickets by phone, call 526-4400.

The concert is being presented by Goldenvoice.

Holiday with Nabors

Tickets are on sale for the 5th anniversary production of "A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors" starring Jim Nabors, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Hawaii Theatre.

The roster of "friends" include Karen Keawehawaii, Emma Veary, and Philip Huber and the Huber Marionettes, Diamond Head Theatre's Shooting Stars and the keiki halau Hula Hui O Kapunahala O Nuuanu YMCA.

Also featured will be Halau Kawaili'ula with kumu hula Chinky Mahoe, and members of the St. Peter's Choir and Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Chorale.

The show will feature new songs arranged by Honolulu Symphony's Pops conductor Matt Catingub who will be conducting the Honolulu Symphony for the event.

Tickets are $50 and $40, with a $5 discount for seniors 62 and over, students 17 and under at the Hawaii Theatre box office at 1130 Bethel St. To charge tickets by phone, call 528-0506.

'Island Chefs' starts season with a tribute

KGMB 9 News weatherman Guy Hagi serves up a second season of Hawaii's most popular chefs on the 30-minute "Island Chefs," which airs at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.

"Island Chefs' " first show tomorrow is a salute to the Hawaii Regional Cuisine Chefs and their 10th Reunion. Chefs from the Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian hotels will also join in the festivities.

On the second show, Oct. 13, Hagi and executive chef Siebert Wendler of the Plantation Café at the Ala Moana Hotel will be featured in KGMB's new studio kitchen. With Oktoberfest just around the corner, Chef Wendler will prepare "Sauerbraten with Potato Dumplings and Braised Red Cabbage," along with other restaurant favorites like "Oxtail Soup" and "Jade of the Orient Salad."

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