In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

L.A. radio stars
make trip here

IT WAS deja vu all over again for me last weekend, thanks to a few special guest appearances by on-air personalities from Los Angeles' Power 106 FM.

Turns out the radio station made a trip out to paradise with a group of contest winners for a special private concert with hip-hop artists Chingy and Young Roscoe. Morning jock Big Boy was in town with sidekick Fuzzy Fantabulous, as was night guy Felli Fel and Romeo, one-half of the afternoon drive duo Tha Goodfellas.

Local nightclub promoter Rick Rock played host to the Power 106 staff while they were here; the jocks made appearances at Rock's "Thirsty Thursdays" party at Zanzabar and brought Chingy and Roscoe along for a miniconcert during "Foreplay Fridaze" at Pipeline Cafe. On Saturday the crew helped celebrate the seventh anniversary of Rick Rock Productions at Volcanoes. Power mixer DJ E-Man also made the trip, spending much of the weekend tag-teaming with local wax master DJ Wu-Chang.

So why did it feel like deja vu for yours truly? Power 106 was one of my favorite radio stations while I went to college in the City of Angels, and I was lucky enough to party with the guys when they visited Honolulu for a private concert with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg back in 1999 ...

FANS OF the Makaha Sons will have to wait until 2004 for the live CD and DVD of the group's "Take a Walk in the Country" concert that took place in June, but in the meantime, Moon Kauakahi and brothers Jerome and John Koko have teamed up with Sam Choy to release "A Hawaiian Lu'au: Recipes, Music and Talk Story," in bookstores this week.

Just as the title implies, "A Hawaiian Lu'au" provides the recipes to Choy's favorite luau dishes and also includes a special 12-track CD with the Na Hoku Award-winning band's most popular luau songs. Call 676-0116 to find out where you can buy a copy ...

THIS YEAR marks the 40th anniversary of the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Laie visitor attraction will celebrate with a variety of activities, including free concerts every day this week.

The Opihi Pickers, Keahiwai, 'Ale'a, O'Brian Eselu and Pati are scheduled to perform today through Saturday, respectively, starting at 6 p.m. at the PCC's front entrance plaza. The hour-long concerts are all free to check out; call 293-3333 for more info ...

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