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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, September 6, 2002

The Buzz!

Jamming at the end of summer

Ready to end the summer with an all-out musical bash? You're in luck. Here are two Saturday concerts to choose from:

• 104.3 XME's "Power Jam," 2-7 p.m. in the parking lot across from Ward Entertainment Center, will offer a full day of rides, food and music. Highlights include performances by national artists Jene ("Get Into Something"), Hawai'i's own Yasmeen ("Blue Jeans") and reggae star Sean Paul. Local performers Darrell Labrado, Opihi Pickers, Believe, Oshen and Chief Ragga will round out the entertainment. Advance tickets are available at Dave & Buster's for $10 (includes a Dave & Buster's VIP Power Card), $12 on the day of the show . Power Jam is a celebration of Honolulu's police and fire departments, and a benefit for the Aloha United Way. 275-1043.
• For an all-local music lineup, check out "Three Plus For You — Summer Surf Party," presented by Pacific Beer and KCCN FM-100, 5:30 p.m. at Kapono's in Aloha Tower Marketplace. Three Plus, above, will be joined by Vaihi, Uprising, Typical Hawaiians, Pacific Blu, Oshen, Ho'onua, Chief Ragga and BET. For 21 and older. Tickets are $12.50 presale, $15 at the door (includes a Pacifico beverage), and can be purchased at all 808 Wireless locations, Hawaiian Southshore Outlet on Ward Avenue, or by calling World Entertainment Group at 833-0040.

Final concert at Makaha Resort

Trio Moon, John and Jerome will wrap up their Makaha Sons Summer Series today at Makaha Resort with special guest Mel Cabang, above, adding a big dose of humor. Also part of the entertainment will be Jerome Koko with a song, dance and comedy number, and Halau Hula 'O Kawaili'ula with kumu hula Chinky Mahoe. The dinner show, 6-8 p.m. (show begins at 7), costs $35, $16 for children younger than 12. Those who want to skip the prime rib and seafood buffet can catch the 9-10 p.m. cocktail show for $15. Reservations: 695-7561.

The good guy in 'Oklahoma!'

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Josh Harris stars as Curly in "Oklahoma!" which continues at Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter. The evergreen musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein is on stage 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 21. Tickets are $17 and $14 general, $10 and $8 children. 438-4480, 438-5230.


• One more night: The legendary rock band Journey has added another night to its Blaisdell Arena gig. Tickets — $45 and $55 — go on sale today at the box office and Ticket Plus outlets for the 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 show. Previously announced concerts are Oct. 10 in Honolulu and Oct. 12 on Maui. 526-4400.

• Hana hou: Hanau Ka Moku, that ground-breaking dance drama world-premiered last month at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, will have a hana hou in Honolulu next year. This is the powerful blending of traditional Hawaiian dance of Halau O Kekuhi of the Big Island and the Tau Dance Theatre of O'ahu.

• More Aloha: That Commodores/Yvonne Elliman/The Makaha Sons event, dubbed "Celebrate Aloha," from 6 p.m. Saturday at the Waikiki Shell, has added a galaxy of stars to the roster: former Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio, DisGuyz, Ells (Ellsworth Simeona), Reign and Vaihi.

• Kokua time: Maui's Keali'i Reichel will join the Hawai'i Youth Symphony in "He Makana O Na Mele 2002," the organization's major fund-raiser, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment writer