Reggae master Lucky Dube is back
South African reggae legend Lucky Dube returns after 10 years away from the Islands to promote his latest album, the jazz- and gospel-influenced "Trinity." The concerts 9 tonight and Saturday at Kapono's, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater will be the last of his U.S. tour.
Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. O'ahu residents can purchase tickets at Ticket Plus outlets and the Blaisdell box office, or call 526-4400 or visit www.ticketplushawaii.com. For details: 591-2211. Maui residents can purchase tickets at the MACC box office or charge by phone at (808) 242-7469.
John Prine, a singer-composer who's a folkie at heart, gives a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hawai'i Theatre. He dwells on lifestyle themes that beg listening: all that heartbreak stuff dealing with loving, losing, leaving, cheating. Tickets are $33, $37. 528-0506.
Prine performs on Maui, too, 7:30 p.m. today at Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are $27, $33 and $37. (808) 242-7469.
Tales to tell
Those who love a good story can enjoy dozens at the14th annual Talk Story Festival, Hawai'i's largest celebration of storytelling and oral history, 7-9:30 p.m. this weekend at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park.
Storytellers statewide and from the Mainland will offer tales to satisfy anyone's story cravings: spooky stories tonight, kid-kind tales Saturday, and old and new legends Sunday. The free festival is presented by the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Sign interpreters for the hearing impaired will be provided each night. 692-5751.
Three for the classics
They've graced Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with their classical performances, and now the Amadeus Trio pianist Marian Hahn, violinist Timothy Baker and cellist Jeffrey Solow will play a selection of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich at the University of Hawai'i's Orvis Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The virtuosos' concert is the third world-class event in the UH Presents Series 2002-2003 season lineup, and is presented in conjunction with the Honolulu Chamber Music Series. For info on future performances, visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu or call 956-8246. Tickets for Saturday's concert are $24, $15 for students, and are available at the UH Campus Center ticket office or charge by phone at 956-3836.