HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - We could see a sell-out crowd of 10-thousand 300 ... at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday for the Rainbow Warrior game against Long Beach State. It would be the first sell-out in nearly 12 years. This past Saturday, more than 81-hundred showed up to watch UH beat UC Davis. The team's 16 and 2 start ... is the best since the Fab 5 era ... back in the 70s. The Star Advertiser reports that there hasn't been a sell-out at the Stan Sherif Center since March 2004 when UH narrowly beat Nebraska in the second round of the NIT. Tip-off against LBSU is at 8 p.m.
Slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza is producing the inaugural Hawaiian Music Festival in San Francisco. It's being held next week on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Great American Music Hall. The Berkeley native is hoping to make it the permanent home of the festival. Hawaii's legendary slack key guitarist and ukulele master Led Kaapana is headlining the show.
Henry Kapono is enjoying some fun time on the slopes. He posted this photo on Facebook from Colorado with the caption "Shaka from Keystone. It was an exceptional day of skiing. Tomorrow we hook back up with Keola Beamer for our concert at the M-I-M (Musical Instrument Theatre) in Phoenix - see you there!" His kids and wife are there too.
Lopaka Colon is a Hawaii-born percussionist. You know him from the trio Pure Heart with Jon Yamasato and Jake Shimabukuro. He's known for his amazing ability with bird calls. Makana and Jon Yamasato both posted this video.....sharing Lopaka's unique 'ohana style of what is called "Exotica music!" Lopaka's father Augie Colon was in the original Exotica Martin Denny band.