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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 3, 2006

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Advertiser Staff


Feb. 10 Marley Fest '06, with Gregory Isaacs and the Live Wyaa Band and others, Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park

Feb. 19 6th annual Mary Kawena Pukui Festival of Performing Arts, Bishop Museum

Feb. 24, 26, 28 "Il Trittico," a Hawaii Opera Theatre production, Blaisdell Concert Hall

March 10, 12, 14 "Tosca," a Hawaii Opera Theatre production, Blaisdell Concert Hall

March 15 UB40, Waikiki Shell

March 19 Fil-Am Festival, Kapi'olani Park

March 25 311, Waikiki Shell

March 31-April 1 Elvis Costello with the Honolulu Symphony Pops, Blaisdell Concert Hall

April 1 Diamond Head Crater Celebration

April 8 U2, Aloha Stadium

April 14 The Makaha Sons, Hawai'i Theatre


Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday for Jack Johnson's 3rd annual Kokua Festival, which features Johnson, Willie Nelson and his Maui-based jam band the Planetary Bandits, Ben Harper, Henry Kapono, Paula Fuga and her One Love 'Ohana Band, and California band ALO. Besides entertainment, there'll be organic food, drinks, earth-friendly products, games and crafts for kids and more.

The festival starts at 4 p.m. April 19 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater and at 4 p.m. April 22 at the Waikiki Shell. Tickets are $35 general, $40 reserved, $50 in a sealed pit area; $17.50 kids 3-10; free for keiki younger than 3. On O'ahu, they will be available at Ticketmaster outlets, and at ticketmaster.com, (877) 750-4400. On Maui, at the MACC box office at at mauiarts.org, (808) 242-7469.


After the Pro Bowl, there's the 2nd annual Pro Ballerz Ball, from 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Fashion 45 nightclub in the Waikiki Trade Center. The party will be hosted by the New York Giants' Michael Strahan and DJ Skribble from MTV. Admission is $20 general; $100 VIP, if you want to rub shoulders with celebrity NFL and showbiz guests. For 21 and older. 979-2320, 479-0335.