BUZZ AROUND TOWN
- Aloha Joe, it’s that time of the month! The First Friday Street Festival Block Party in Downtown Chinatown!
- As you know downtown Honolulu is the place for Oahu’s up and coming art scene and to celebrate every first Friday of the month the local bars, galleries and restaurants host one of the greatest block parties the islands have ever seen!
- Street performers, special gallery showings, art openings, tattoo demonstrations, musical stages, comedy shows, live mural paintings, guest DJs and food and drink specials at the local eateries and bars all night long!
- The chic bar Manifest located on Hotel Street has got urban Honolulu life down to a “T”. By day it is a modern coffee shop that offers a place for downtowners to network with one another and recharge themselves for the remaining light hours. By sundown it slips itself into a culturally sophisticated cocktail bar which is also arranged as a venue for artists of ‘all art mediums’.
- Partygoers stop here for the ultimate in cool, one-of-a-kind cocktails and atmosphere before heading across the street to the famous Nextdoor Bar for some hip hop grooves and DJs on the mix all night long!
- Cover ranges from bar to bar and 21 and over are welcomed. The First Friday street festival is free and open to all ages!
- There are still many more First Fridays left for 2012! Hurry and book your ticket to paradise next month and experience a Downtown Honolulu First Friday for yourself! You won’t regret it.
CHEAP AIR FARE ALERT
- Aloha Joe we have some great deals coming up for spring that you and your listeners need to know all about!
- Right now SAVE BIG with ROUNDTRIP flights from L.A. for $368 or San Francisco for $369 on TRIP ADVISOR! WOW! TALK ABOUT A DEAL!
- Vegas is only $411 round trip and for all you North Westers tickets are in the $400-$500 range!
- Right now is the best time to plan for a spring or summer getaway in paradise!
- Hurry because these deals won’t last. Book your ticket to Hawaii today and let OBRHI take care of finding you the perfect vacation rental for your perfect holiday dream vacation! You won’t regret it!
REVIVAL OF THE HONOLULU SYMPHONY
- Aloha Joe we are so excited for March in paradise because with it brings a beloved favorite of the Honolulu art and music scene, The Honolulu symphony is back and better than ever!
- The Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra announced earlier this year its 2012 Masterworks season beginning March 4, 2012 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
- After filing for bankruptcy last year the Symphony is ecstatic to be back and we are all thrilled for the performances to begin!
- Under the direction of Artistic Advisor, Maestra JoAnn Falletta, the programs beginning in March are sure to please and engage audiences who have been eagerly awaiting a new era of symphonic music in Hawai’i. There will also be a Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra Pops series to be announced shortly.
- Guest stars of the inaugural Hawai’i Symphony season include many artists with ties to Hawai’i, including critically-acclaimed pianist Norman Krieger and conductor JoAnn Falletta. An impressive roster of gifted artists from around the world will travel to Honolulu for these exclusive concerts, including pianist-conductor Jeffrey Kahane, cellist Zuill Bailey, trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker.
- Tickets and concert dates are available by calling the Hawai’i Symphony Box Office at (808) 593-9468, located at Hawaii Opera Plaza at 848 South Beretania, Suite 303. The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra website will soon be live at www.hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.
- Experience the legendary Honolulu Symphony for yourself and witness the best of what paradise has to offer!
FOOD, DINNING, RESTAURANTS ETC.
HOKULANI BACK SHOP’S FAMOUS CUP CAKES
- Aloha Joe I don’t know about you but the cup cake craze has gone local and we are loving every minute of it in paradise!
- Local Hawaiian cup cake baker Hokulani Bake Shop just got one of their biggest breaks ever! Chandler, the bakery’s general manager, teamed up with lead baker Ferriman to show their baking prowess in three rounds of challenges against three other teams on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” season four, episode 12, titled “Screamfest.”
- The team took the top prize of $10,000 and showcased their cupcakes at a VIP party for Hollywood’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival in October.
- In “Cupcake Wars,” four teams typically compete in three elimination rounds, with the two finalists going head to head in a finale where they are required to bake 1,000 cupcakes and create an original display reflecting the competition’s theme.
- For the first round, Chandler and Ferriman made a chocolate port wine cupcake with cherry filling and fried cow’s tongue on top! (for extra points).
- In the second round, they created three cupcakes – a “Bloody Mary” cupcake which is made up of all the ingredients in the drink, including celery salt, tomato juice, vodka and a buttercream frosting spiked with cayenne. The second cupcake was a “Dark and Stormy” ginger beer cupcake with lime buttercream. The third creation was an anise cupcake filled with cherry and topped with black licorice licquer buttercream.
- All three were newly invented recipes that the team came up with on the spot. Next time you visit Aloha Joe we will be sure to take you and your guests down to Hokulani Bake Shop so you can try a one-of-a-kind famous couture cup cake for yourself!
- Oahu is full of amazing dinning experiences! You never know what you are going to find in paradise!
MUSIC, CONCERTS ETC.
JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT
- Aloha Joe he’s finally back! One of Hawaii’s favorite singer/songwriters, Jack Johnson has announced a live concert, the first in two years, on April 21 & 22 at the Hawaii Theatre.
- Johnson will kick off his acoustic interisland tour at intimate venues throughout the state, accompanied by John Cruz and Paula Fuga, to coincide with the April 17 release of the “Best of Kokua Festival” album.
- Proceeds from the tour and compilation album will benefit the Johnsons’ nonprofit Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, which supports the arts in public schools and environmental education.
- The surfing singer-songwriter’s low-key demeanor belies his status as an international music star. The Kahuku High School grad first achieved commercial success in 2001 with the release of his debut album, “Brushfire Fairytales,” and has released five more albums since then.
- His hits include “Banana Pancakes,” “Bubble Toes,” “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” and “Upside Down” from the “Curious George” movie soundtrack.
- Johnson said Hawaii audiences can expect to hear intimate versions of favorite songs, plus solo and group sets from all three performers.
- Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3, starting at 9 a.m. Tickets range from $50 to $75 and are available at the Hawaii Theatre Box office.
- For information on tickets call 528-0506.
- Hawaii is so excited to have local boy Jack Johnson performing! Hurry and book your ticket to paradise in April so you can get in on a once in a lifetime concert event found nowhere else!