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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 1, 2010

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JAN. 8

Performing at the 5th annual Hawaii Grammy Concert: Tia Carrere (right), Daniel Ho, Amy Hānaialii, Hookena, Dennis Kamakahi, Kawika Kahiapo, George Kahumoku, Sonny Lim, Jeff Peterson and Owana Salazar.

6-9 p.m. / Live from the Lawn of the Hawaii State Art Museum / Free / 586-0900, www.hawaii.gov/sfca/

JAN. 9

The Smooth Jazz Nights Spring Series opens with Rick Braun and Richard Elliot, a longtime member of Tower of Power. Braun is a former member of the band War.

8 p.m. / Level 4, Royal Hawaiian Center / $45, $85 VIP with after party tickets, $125 special super VIP / www.honoluluboxoffice.com

JAN. 23

Rebel Souljahz, Ten Feet (left), 3 Houses Down, Mana'o Co., Kiwini Vaitai, Laga Savea and Siaosi are among the acts that will be performing under the stars at this year's Throw Da Shaka concert.

5:30-9:30 p.m. / Waikīkī Shell / $15-$40 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

JAN. 23

Love to dance? Check out this workshop by Maura Donahue, the artistic director of "In Mixed Company" from New York. Her athletic style draws on various traditional Asian and contemporary American dance/theater forms.

2 p.m. / Large Dance Studio, Leeward Community College / Free / 455-0385, www.inmixedcompany.com


"Kaminey" (right) will play at the Bollywood Film Festival, which also includes a tribute to filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj ("Maqbool"). The schedule can be found at www.honoluluacademy.org. Under the menu items, go to Museum and pull down to Doris DukeTheatre.

Doris Duke Theatre / $5-$8 / 532-8700, www.tix.com

FEB. 5-7, 10-14

This is the English- language premiere of "The White Snake," a well-known jingju (Beijing opera).

8 p.m. Feb. 5-6, 10-13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and 14 / Kennedy Theatre / $22 general, $20 seniors, military, UH faculty and staff, $5 for UHM students with valid ID / 956-7655, www.etickethawaii.com

FEB. 25

2004 Grammy nominee Matisyahu is a rapper unlike any other, spreading his message of traditional Judaism through reggae beats and a high-energy show. He's not a novelty, he's just good.

8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $29, $65 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com

FEB. 28

Comedian Hal Sparks may best be known for his appearances on VH1's "I Love the '70s" (and other decade-review shows). He's also the former "Talk Soup" TV show host.

8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $30, $55 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com


Jan. 8 The Used, Pipeline Café

Jan. 10 New Year's Ohana Festival, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Jan. 13 Comedian Will Durst, Pipeline Café

Jan. 14-31 "The Dixie Swim Club," Manoa Valley Theatre

Jan. 15-17 The All-New 2010 Shanghai Circus, Hawaii Theatre

Jan. 22-24 Hawaii Bridal Expo 2010, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

Jan. 29, 31 and Feb. 2 "Le Nozze di Figaro," Blaisdell Concert Hall

Jan. 30 Back in Black AC/DC Tribute, Pipeline Café

Jan. 30 The Breathe Concert: Clean Air for Everyone, Hawaii Theatre

Feb. 26-27 Comedian Bobby Lee, Pipeline Café