'Salsa Jam' slated at McCully Center
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
"Sizzling Salsa Jam," a day of Latin and salsa music, will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at the McCully Shopping Center.
Minnie Ruiz, queen of Hawaiian salsa, and Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawai'i, the reigning salsa band here, will be among the performers. The Orquestra Salsaloha will perform dance music, and free salsa lessons are also on tap.
Yee at KHPR with show tunes
Matt Yee brings a slate of Broadway and Hollywood show tunes to KHPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. The cabaret performer performs fresh from his summer Pride Tour, which included gigs in Long Beach, Calif., Milwaukee, San Francisco, Chicago and Hollywood.
He intends to include selections from "Moulin Rouge," "Broken Hearts Club," "Dawson's Creek" and more.
Tickets: $15 for the public, $12.50 for Hawai'i Public Radio members, $10 for students. Reservations: 955-8821.
Musical, comedy in HPU's season
Hawai'i Pacific University's 2001-2002 season will be composed of a fall musical and a spring comedy. Director Joyce Maltby has lined up these two shows for the drama season on HPU's Windward campus:
"James Joyce's The Dead," Nov. 9 through Dec. 9. This 2000 Tony Award-winning musical is adapted from the classic James Joyce short story about characters in turn-of-the-century Dublin, and uses Irish music. Auditions will be held Sept. 7, 8 and 9.
"You Can't Take It With You," April 5 through May 5, 2002. This 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about an eccentric family preparing to meet the stuffy parents of the fiancé of their bride-to-be daughter. Auditions will be Jan. 26, 27 and 28.
Information: 236-7917 or 254-0853.