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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 21, 2006

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Advertiser Staff


"Rhythm is the Cure" is the title of a concert by Alessandra Belloni, right, that embraces Italian, African and Brazilian drumming, chants, trance dance and ancient prayers. The Italian-born Belloni, based in New York, has taken "Cure" on tour across the United States and internationally; she last performed on O'ahu in 1999. Moussa Bangoura and Reggae Mcgowen are special guests. There'll also be a silent auction that benefits the North Shore Country Market and GMO-Free Hawaii, an organization that opposes genetically modified organisms. Tickets are $25.

7:30 p.m. April 29 / rRed Elephant / www.honoluluboxoffice.com, 550-8457, 389-2227


The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame presents the concert "Imua Kamehameha." This year's performers, all associated with the Kamehameha Schools, are 'Ale'a, Holunape, Emma Veary, Harry Soria and the Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus. The concert also features 2006 inductees Alfred Alohikea, Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln and Henry W. Waia'u. Tickets are $20-$25.

7 p.m. April 29 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506


The film "NU The Movie," right, spotlighting young surfers Ola Eleogram and Carissa Moore and veterans Kelly Slater, Bruce and Andy Irons and others, makes its world premiere. There's music, too with the bands Kairoots and Mistermeaner. The first screening is at 7 p.m. for all ages; a 9 p.m. screening is for those 18 and older. Admission is $12.

Doors open at 6 p.m. April 29 / Pipeline Cafe / www.naluunderground.com

Also, the film premieres at the Waimea Theater on Kaua'i at 7 and 9 p.m. May 6. Admission is $12.


Student designs and creations will be showcased at "A Common Thread," the spring senior fashion show of the UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Apparel Product Design and Merchandising Department. Tickets are $35.

11:30 a.m. April 30 / Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Molokai Ballroom / uhmfashionshow@gmail.com


The Connecticut band Hatebreed, below, returns to Honolulu with its angry, hard-core musicianship intact. The band, whose latest CD is 2003's "The Rise of Brutality," played Pipeline in December 2002. Crucible and Dagra are also on the bill. It's an all-ages concert, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $22.

7:30 p.m. May 3 / Pipeline Cafe / (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com


Get in the fiesta spirit at the 3rd annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Block Party. The festivities include live music on multiple entertainment stages, salsa dance lessons, the Three Amigos acting troupe and party beads. Admission is free.

5 p.m. May 5 / Aloha Tower Marketplace / 566-2337


"The Foreigner" pays a visit to Manoa Valley Theatre. The comedy by Larry Shue takes place at a fishing lodge, where a shy guest pretends not to speak English leading to confessions and revelations that otherwise would have not been shared. Jerry Tracy directs. Tickets are $25, with a $5 discount for seniors and military. Those 25 and younger pay $15.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays May 3-21 / Manoa Valley Theatre / 988-6131


The harmonies of Hapa take center stage at the next Hawaiian Music Nights concert. The Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning duo Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan recently released its sixth album, "Maui." Hapa will be accompanied by dancer Moea Defries and chanter Charles Ka'upu. Tickets are $27.50, which includes intermission refreshments.

7:30 p.m. May 6 / Hawai'i Convention Center / 550-8457

STAGE: MAY 11-27

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets in Army Community Theatre's next offering, "Damn Yankees." This musical about a disheartened baseball fan stars Keoki Kerr, left, as "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo." and Elizabeth Harrison as the sultry Lola. Jim Hutchison directs. Tickets are $15-$20 for adults and $12-$15 for children.

7:30 p.m. May 11-13, 19-20 and 26-27 / Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter / 438-4480


Don Ho's Island Grill Spring Jam Concert series continues with the Official Local Motion Surf Into Summer Launch Party, featuring the groove-happy sounds of Natural Vibrations and Rizzen. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door, for 21 and older.

9:30 p.m. May 19 / Don Ho's Island Grill / 528-0807