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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 20, 2007

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Hawaii Opera Theatre's 2007 summer season turns to the Rodgers and Hammerstein evergreen musical "South Pacific." The wartime love story of a Navy nurse and a plantation owner, the show is known for a number of hit tunes, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Younger Than Springtime."

8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays July 27-Aug. 5 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $20, $30, $40, $60, $75; military and group night July 28, all seats $25, with minimum group purchase of 20 tickets required; family matinee Aug. 4, children $10, adults $25, $35 / 596-7858, www.hawaiiopera.org.


Halau Hula Ka No'eau presents "Huliau 2007 Neo-Classical Hula," led by kumu hula Michael Pili Pang. The company has toured the Mainland, Canada and Asia since 1994 and recently competed in the 34th Annual King Kamehameha Hula and Chant Competition, winning six awards. Three dance pieces featured in the concert are "Hula Noa," a showcase of drum dances; "Na Mele O Kalakaua," a collection of dances in honor of the Kalakaua family; and "Hula Noho," a contemporary sitting hula with recorded music by the Kahauanu Lake Trio. Guest performer will be 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano nominee Mahela.

7:30 p.m. July 28 / Hawai'i Theatre / $20, $25 / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.


Southern California surf/skate rock band Agent Orange, which has been making music since the '70s, will be joined in concert by Grapefruit, Dr. Zaius, The Substitoots and Democratic Fistfights. Agent Orange's discs include "Living in Darkness," "This is the Voice" and "Greatest & Latest." The show also will be the official CD release party for "Hawaiian Punk Volume 2," featuring 24 veterans in the local alternative music scene. For those 18 and older.

5-10 p.m. July 29 / Anna Bannana's / $6 / 946-5190.


Determine your future and fate at "The Living Tarot," the fourth production of IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre's diverse Salon Series offering audiences a provocative interpretation of major Arcana Tarot cards. IONA dancers become living installations that interact with attendees as they wander about a private home, which is the one-time setting for this piece.

8 p.m. Aug. 2-5 / The House of the Living Tarot, 2627 Pali Hwy. / $30 donation / 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.


'80s rock supergroup Asia makes its way to O'ahu for its "Heat of the Moment" tour also the name of the foursome's most popular song, which made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. All four original members from the groups Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, King Crimson and The Buggles will be performing hits such as "Sole Survivor," "Time Again," "Wildest Dreams" and more. Asia's songs were featured in the films "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "The Matador."

Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 / Blaisdell Arena / $38.50, $46.50 / 877-750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

CONCERT: AUG. 7, 9-10

Singer/songwriter Stephen Stills, on tour to promote his new CD "Just Roll Tape," stops on three islands. Stills has been the cornerstone for bands such as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. His edgy guitar work can be heard on discs "Stills," "Long May You Run" and "Man Alive!"

8 p.m. Aug. 10 / Hawai'i Theatre / $35, $45 / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 / Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater / $35, $45 / 808- 242-7469, www.mauiarts.org.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 / Kilohana Plantation, Kaua'i / $45 / 808-245-5608.

DANCE: AUG. 11-12

"Cinderella" by Sergei Prokofiev, comes to life through Ballet Hawaii's full-length production that also features the Honolulu Symphony. Janessa Touchet will dance the title role, Joaquin De Luz of the New York City Ballet is the prince, Victoria Morgan of Cincinatti Ballet choreographs. Ballet Hawaii's dancers and aspiring young artists from the Mainland and Japan also are in the cast. An exclusive $100 Royal Tea Party package takes place from noon to 1:45 p.m. Aug. 12, also with premium seating for the matinee show and souvenirs; call 521-8600.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $20, $25, $50, $75 / 877-750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

STAGE: AUG. 16-19

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominee/Golden Globe winner George Segal star with KHON anchor Joe Moore in "Prophecy and Honor," the story of the court-martial of Billy Mitchell, considered the founding father of the U.S. Air Force. Other stars include Don Stroud, Terence Knapp and Frank DeLima. Glenn Cannon directs. Proceeds benefit the Pacific Aviation Museum at Ford Island and the show is just in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Aug. 19 / Hawai'i Theatre / $25, $35, $48 ($5 off each ticket for seniors 62 and older, military, Hawai'i Theatre members and groups of 10 or more) / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.


Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation presents "Laughs For Lions" with funnyman Paul Ogata, above, headlining a crew that includes the Soup Nazi (Larry Thomas) from TV's "Seinfield" serving up soup and insults to the crowd at the pre-show mixer party. Also appearing: Charles Memminger, Abe & Franklin and the comedy magic act "Ching and Choy." Food, drinks and parking are included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships and Lions service projects for the blind and disabled.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 18 / Mamiya Theatre / $40 donation, $75 VIP / 528-1073, www.laughsforlions.com.


Shop and be entertained with more than 400 booths of food, crafts, apparel, household goods and more at the Made in Hawaii Festival. This year's theme is "Buy Hawaii, For Hawaii" as the festival celebrates 12 years as a marketplace of products from the Big Island, Kaua'i, Maui, Moloka'i, Ni'ihau and O'ahu. The lineup of entertainment includes Jerry Santos, Raiatea Helm, Auntie Genoa Keawe and Frank DeLima.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19 / Blaisdell Exhibition Hall / $3 general admission, free for children 6 and younger / 533-1292, www.madeinhawaiifestival.com.