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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 10, 2006

What's Up!

Advertiser Staff

STAGE: MARCH 18-19, 24-25

The UH-Manoa Earle Ernst Lab Theatre's Late Night Series next features "Hamletism." Graduate student Chong Wang blends text from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" with nontraditional acting and staging. Tickets are $8 general, $7 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff and students and $3 UH-Manoa students.

11 p.m. March 18, 24-25 and 8 p.m. March 19 / UH-Manoa, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre / 956-7655


Those 50 and older are encouraged to attend the PrimeTime Wellness Fair, featuring free health screenings, informational booths, seminars, entertainment, guest speakers, a cooking demonstration, games and bingo. Admission is free.

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23 / Blaisdell Exhibition Hall / 844-4444


Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, left, brings drama to Island audiences when she performs with the Honolulu Symphony as part the Halekulani MasterWorks series of classical concerts. The opera singer, acclaimed as one of the world's greatest voices, also is an advocate of new music and literacy. Tickets are $15-$68; discounts available for seniors, students and military.

8 p.m. March 24, 4 p.m. March 26/ Blaisdell Concert Hall / 792-2000, (877) 750-4400


Rubber duckie, will you be the one? The one that will win a prize at the 19th annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race? Anyone can adopt a $5 duckie, which will race down the Ala Wai Canal in the fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Pre-race activities (kids games, entertainment, a duckie store) take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the McCully Shopping Center. At 12:45 p.m. the duck parade proceeds from the shopping center to the Kalakaua Avenue Bridge, where the race begins at 1:44 p.m.

From 9 a.m. March 25 / McCully Shopping Center/ 532-6744, www.ucpahi.org


Take a bite out of the Big Apple right here in Honolulu when the New York City dance studio Broadway Dance Center brings hip-hop and jazz choreographers over for a workshop called The Pulse. Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Gil Duldulao and Cris Judd will be in town to teach budding dancers to move and groove during the two-day session, which features classes, an autograph session, vendors, a faculty show, performance and freestyle competition. Admission is $150 each day, or $250 for both days.

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 25 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26 / Waikiki Beach Marriott / www.broadwaydancecenter.com


Swing into spring at the 13th Annual Hawaii International Jazz Festival — Springtime, featuring performances by Ginai and the Hawaii International Jazz Festival All Star Band, the USC Jazz Orchestra music director/pianist Shelly Berg, and a jam session. Tickets are $60 and $75.

8 p.m. April 1 / Halekulani / 941-9974

Also, a free clinic at 10 a.m. will demonstrate jazz styles in a historical context.


Remember the Diamond Head crater festivals of the '70s? Well, an updated version is back as the Diamond Head Crater Celebration. Performers include the Steve Miller Band, War, Linda Ronstadt, above, and Hawai'i's own Yvonne Elliman, Na Leo with the Honolulu Symphony, Kenny Endo's Taiko Center of the Pacific and Sonny Ching and his Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu. Tickets are $125 general, $150-$175 reserved.

2-8 p.m. April 1 / Diamond Head crater / (877) 750-4400


Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, above, makes his Hawai'i debut next month. Of course, the veteran crooner is no stranger to Hawai'i music fans, with hits such as "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Said I Love You ... But I Lied" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Tickets are $45 and $55.

7:30 p.m. April 6 / Blaisdell Arena / (877) 750-4400


The buzz about hip-hop artist Kanye West, right, keeps on growing as the lyrical beatmaker drops in for a concert. Sure, you know all about his hits and six Grammys — but he started as a producer for rap stars such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Talib Kweli. Tickets are $49.50.

7:30 p.m. April 9 / Blaisdell Arena / (877) 750-4400