Monthly Archives August 2010

Breaking news: Two acts added to Sunday’s Natatorium benefit lineup!

Palani Vaughan and the King’s Own and the Honolulu Lounge Lizards join the bill for Sunday’s “Stand Up for the Natatorium” benefit concert at The Shack Waikiki. Enjoy five great performances for just $20, and Stand Up for the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial! Palani Vaughan is a 2008 inductee into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. He is best known for his albums with the King’s Own honoring King David Kalakaua and the music of Hawaii’s monarchy period. The Honolulu Lounge Lizards — DeWayne Valdez, Stan Combis and Larsen Abilla – play Hawaiian party music at its best. These new
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Happy Birthday to Duke… and the Natatorium!

Today is the 120th birthday of the ultimate Hawai’i waterman, Duke Kahanamoku: Olympic swimming champion, surfer, diver, paddler and sailor. And it’s the 83rd birthday of the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, inaugurated by Duke with a ceremonial first swim on Aug. 24, 1927, the day the champion turned 37. That ceremony kicked off the four-day AAU National Outdoor Swimming Championships, a meet studded with stars like Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe and Japan’s Katsuo “Flying Fish” Takaishi. According to a Honolulu Star-Bulletin account, “Opening night attracted 6,000 people. … The Natatorium was packed with spectators — as was every tree outside
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Get your tickets now! “Stand Up for the Natatorium” benefit concert Sunday, Aug. 29

Island sons Titus Kinimaka, Henry Kapono, and the show group A Touch of Gold headline our first “Stand Up for the Natatorium” benefit concert, Sunday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Shack Waikiki. Our performers are donating their time and talent to support restoration of Waikiki’s world-famous Natatorium War Memorial. Bring the whole family to enjoy great music, pupu and the company of fellow Natatorium supporters. It’s not just a concert; it’s also a birthday celebration. The about-to-turn 83 Natatorium shares its Aug. 24 birthday and swimming history with another ocean icon, the legendary Duke Kahanamoku. The
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Save the date: “Stand Up for the Natatorium” benefit concert

When: Sunday, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: The Shack Waikiki In Honolulu at 2255 Kuhio Ave. What: “Stand Up for the Natatorium,”An OceanFest Wrap-up Benefit Bash for the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial Who: Performers confirmed so far include Henry Kapono and Titus Kinimaka & The Kauai Boys. More artists to be announced soon; check back here for updates. Why: To benefit the Friends of the Natatorium. To support the fight to remember, restore and renew the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, the state’s living memorial to the 10,000 men and women from Hawaii who served in World War I. Great
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