In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Ziggy Marley
to play at Pipe

TICKETS WENT on sale Saturday for a performance by Ziggy Marley at Pipeline Cafe.

The Kingston, Jamaica, native returns to Honolulu four years after playing the "Reggae in the Country" concert at Kualoa Ranch; this time around, Marley has a pair of shows on Maui and Kauai scheduled before visiting Honolulu on Dec. 17.

And after recording 10 albums with fellow Marley family members The Melody Makers, Ziggy's decided to step out on his own with the release of "Dragonfly." Instead of recording in Jamaica as he always has, "Dragonfly" is the result of a year of work in Miami and Los Angeles. "I've opened up more by traveling outside Jamaica," Ziggy said. "I've been more able to be open to people and ideas."

Hopefully, local reggae fans will be open to his solo work, too -- tickets for the Dec. 17 show are $30; call 877-750-4400 to purchase yours by phone ...

CONGRATS TO local television producer and host Jasmine May for being nominated for two awards in the 2003-04 Western Alliance Video Excellence competition.

May's program, "Reggae Riddims Television," is nominated for "Best Entertainment Talk Show" and "Best Program/Channel Promo," and winners will be announced this weekend at a two-day conference that takes place in Denver.

If you've never seen "Reggae Riddims Television," it airs at 9 p.m. every Friday on Oceanic's channel 52. Past guests on the program include Tony Rebel, Yellowman, Rayvon, Sean Paul, Buju Banton and Butch Helemano. Good luck, Jasmine ...

IF YOU missed last weekend's performances by Irish rock band mrnorth, it wasn't due to a lack of opportunity.

The quartet that instantly brings to mind comparisons with fellow countrymen U2 played seven times over the course of five days last week -- the guys gigged Tuesday at the Wave Waikiki before settling in at the Queen Kapiolani hotel for the next four days.

When I dropped in for their second set on Friday night, I was blown away by how much better mrnorth sounded in person -- I'd heard an advance copy of their album, "Lifesize," but wasn't prepared to see how polished these guys were in a live setting. Guitarist Emmett O'Malley tore it up, while brother Oisin O'Malley juggled playing bass and keyboards flawlessly while fiddling with a laptop computer during most of the show. Good times ...

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