Ho'okena to end Hana Hou series
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
Ho'okena, the Hawaiian music quintet, will bring the Hana Hou series to a close at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Hawai'i Theatre. The group features William Aarona, Manu Boyd, Horace K. Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka and Glen Smith, augmented by hula stylist Nani Dudoit and Boyd's Halau A'ali'i Ku Makani. Ellsworth Simeona will do pre-show entertainment. Tickets: $25. Reservations: 528-0506.
Public radio plans to feature tenor
"Great Songs," the Hawai'i Pubic Radio show airing at 7 p.m. Sunday on KHPR-88.1, KKUA-90. and KANO-91.1, will feature a telephone interview by host Gary Hickling with Hugues CuÚnod, the legendary 99-year-old tenor who holds every known record for a singer, including the oldest (at 85) to make a Metropolitan Opera debut and the first to use the lute instead of piano or harpsichord accompaniment in recording Renaissance songs.
Cazimeros to sing on Big Island
The Brothers Cazimero will bring their Hawaiian music to the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on the Big Island at 8 p.m. June 2. Tickets: $24, $18, $12. Reservations: (808) 885-6868.