Honolulu Star Advertiser presents 29th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Featuring slack key stars: Makana, Dennis Kamakahi, Mike Keale, Ledward Ka'apana, John Cruz, Brother Nolan, John Keawe, and many more! Emcees: Harry B. Soria, Jr. & Keaumiki Akui. Great Foods. Island Crafts. Guitar Exhibit. www.slackkeyfestival.com
Venue : Kapiolani Park Bandstand, Waikiki, O'ahu, Hawaii
Hawaii 49 - Deja Vu - 2011
It's 1949....and we're still a Territory! No Can! Deja Vu....by popular demand, the return of the popular mini-musical, "Hawaii 49". Featuring the Hoku award winning group, "Hot Club of Hulaville" with special appearance by steel guitarist Greg Sardinha. Narrator: Harry B. Soria, Jr.
Venue : Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii
2nd annual Waikiki Beach Walk Steel Guitar Ho'olaulea - 2011
2nd Annual Waikiki Beach Walk Hawaiian Steel Guitar Ho'olaulea. Featuring steel guitar masters Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardhina, & Casey Olsen. Emcees: Brickwood Galuteria & Harry B. Soria, Jr.
Venue : Waikiki Beach Walk, Waikiki, O'ahu, Hawaii
20th Anniversary Maui Ki'hoalu Festival - 2011
20th Anniversary Maui Ki'hoalu Festival. Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 1 to 7 PM. A & B Ampitheatre. Maui Culture & Arts Center. Featuring some of today's greatest slack key artists. Dennis Kamakahi, John Keawe, Makana, Bobby Moderow, John Cruz, Michael Ka'awa, George Kahumoku, Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, Stephen Inglis, L T Smooth, Kevin & Ikaika Brown, Keale, Paul Togioka, & Brother Nolan. Co-emcees: Keaumiki Akui & Harry B. Soria, Jr.. Produced by: Milton Lau.
Venue : Maui Culture & Arts Center, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
PBS Hawaii TV Special - Emma Veary - 2011
Emma Veary, the Golden Voice of Hawaii, returns to PBS Hawaii for the television premiere of Hawaiian Airlines Presents Na Mele: Emma Veary at Halekulani on Sunday, June 5 at 7:00 pm.
PBS Hawaii cameras recorded in April a one time performance of the celebrated vocalist at Halekulani's House Without A Key, the elegant venue where Emma headlined forty years ago. The magical evening recaptured the golden age of Waikiki as Emma performed the original songlist of her 1970s show.
Accompanied by virtuoso pianist Randy Hongo, Emma performed a few songs with daughter Robyn Knuebuhl, a composer, singer, dancer; and harpist Nyle Hallman. Second daughter K. Noelani Bennette joined her sister in hula. Veteran entertainers Roland and Robert Cazimero, Nina Keali`iwahamana, Beverly Noa and Tony Conjugacion honored Emma with tributes and onstage performances. Borges sang a final musical tribute. Join co-hosts Leslie Wilcox & Harry B. Soria, Jr. for this special studio pledge drive presentation.
Venue : PBS Hawaii Television