Entertainment: Anton Yelchin, Steve Jones, Bill Maher, The Green and Henry Kapono

Entertainment: Anton Yelchin, Steve Jones, Bill Maher, The Green and Henry Kapono

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's word this morning that Fiat Chrysler carmakers is investigating the crash that killed Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin.  You know him from the new "Star Trek" movies. He died over the weekend in an accident in his driveway.  He was reportedly leaving his home for a rehearsal, when he momentarily got out of his car.  The car then rolled backward down a steep incline.. fatally pinning Yelchin against a brick mailbox.  His 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been recalled by Fiat Chrysler in April.  More than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide have been recalled because the vehicles may roll away after drivers exit, an issue linked to 41 injuries, 212 crashes and 308 reports of property damage.

One of Hawaii's finest bass players and lover of jazz and Hawaiian music has passed away of cancer.  Steve Jones has played on so many releases and with so many artists including being on Jimmy Borges' final release.  His wife Lee Ann and son Sean were with him as he continued his journey with a musical reunion upstairs.   He was that calm, steady hand and had an amazing influence in studios and on tour.  Lots of our Hawaii entertainment community are missing him this morning.

  • Amy FB Quote:

He was a bright light that was my Musical Director for a long time. 
I will miss him deeply. Such a dear friend, great musician, amazing Father and husband.

  • Barry Flanagan FB Quote:

RIP Steve Jones. A beautiful guy, and what an amazing and inspiring musician

  • Kimo Cornwell/Hiroshima FB Quote:

Steve was not only a fantastic bassist, but even more so, a special person who inspired all of us who knew him during his long very brave battle with cancer.  Steve Jones was 61.

Tickets go on sale today to Bill Maher's New Year's show.  The host of HBO's Real Time is returning for two comedy all-star shows: December 31 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and January first at Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  It's his fifth straight year in Hawaii.  All past shows have sold out.  This year comedians Margaret Cho and David Cross will join him.  Kama'aina pre-sale tickets go on sale to Hawaii residents today at ten a-m.  Tickets for the general public go  on sale Saturday, June 25 at ten a-m.
Local Reggae group The Green is on the road.  They posted this photo on Facebook with the caption..."Aloha New York! We had a blast. Next show is Wednesday at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, south carolina.  Saturday they had an acoustic performance in Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory.

Hawaiian Musician Henry Kapono celebrated Father's Day at out at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  This performance was carried live yesterday afternoon on Facebook.  His caption read "Sailing" was written for my Dad... Happy Fathers Day to all Dad's from me."

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