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Hawaii Book & Music Festival

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-The 6th edition of the annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawaii takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2011, on the spacious grounds of the Honolulu Hale civic center.  Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with FREE admission and FREE parking in several nearby locations.  Boasting ten pavilions and stages, this family-friendly festival promises to be another best-seller event.

        Festival-goers can look forward to meeting local, national and internationally celebrated authors and illustrators; music and stage performances; stimulating panel discussions on a variety of topics; story-telling and poetry slams; as well as activities and entertainment for the younger crowd. Attendees also will enjoy the popular Bank of Hawaii Book Swap, book-seller booths and a multi-ethnic food court.

        The biggest new feature this year will be PBS Kids, coming to the Keiki Activities Pavilion and represented by 12 PBS Kids costumed characters, including Arthur, Lionel (Between the Lions), Fetch, Word World Duck, Clifford, Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Super Why!, Word Girl, Calliou, and Maya & Miguel. The PBS Kids will be accompanied by emcee and Parent's Choice Gold Award-winning music sensation Mr. Steve (SteveSongs), who also will perform several times each day.

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