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Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

Dionne Warwick has returned to the Aloha State. Not just to visit her son, Damon, who lives here, but to perform her debut at the Blue Note Hawaii, tonight through Sunday.

Thursday through Saturday this week, the band Hiroshima are back, and it's a special homecoming for keyboardist Kimo Cornwell. He's releasing his debut solo album, Hawaii State of Mind, and the first night of dates at the Blue Note will be a CD release celebration, and feature some music from it live in concert. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.

Freddy Cole is the brother of late music legend Nat King Cole, and uncle of the late Natalie Cole.


Monster drummer Billy Cobham is back after decades in the Aloha State.

Incubus are back tonight and tomorrow at The Republik, and vocalist Brandon Boyd spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.


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Earl Klugh and his band are back at the Blue Note this weekend. The legendary guitarist took time for his third interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Joining Earl and Dave are sax/ flute player Thomas Braxton, bassist / band director Al Turner, keyboardist David Lee, drummer Ron Otis and special guest singer / guitarist Jonathan Butler.  



Central Pennsylvania's finest, Halestorm, have returned to Honolulu for a date Saturday at the Republik with local openers Kings of Spade (whose guitarist Jessie we spoke with yesterday).


Honolulu rock act Kings of Spade have been on a mission, and guitarist Jessie Savio told HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it. The band have taken their sound to the mainland for numerous tours, and even onto Europe, including an unusual number of outings with heavy prog rock legends King's X.


Dee Dee Bridgewater is back this weekend at the Blue Note Hawaii and the legendary entertainer spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.


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The Aloha State is getting a rare visit from two associated classic rock legends. Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter play with their own bands before joining forces tonight at Hawaiian Brian's, Thursday at the MACC, Friday at the Kauai Beach Resort and Saturday at the Honoka'a People's Theatre.


The Rick Derringer Band and the Edgar Winter Group will both play before the two rock legends perform together at a series of dates in the islands. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Rick ahead of the tour, and learned a lot about where and how the gifted "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo" songwriter developed his craft.

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Tomorrow is World Pangolin Day. Every third Saturday in February is devoted to this most critically endangered animal. The pangolin is a scaly anteater, a mammal, about the size of a cat, covered in small scales, with no teeth and a very long tongue. They primarily eat ants and other insects, and are notoriously difficult to keep in captivity. There are eight species in Africa and Asia. But not for long.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

Chick Corea is back. Tonight through Sunday, the Chick Corea Trio is back at the Blue Note, with Carlitos del Puerto on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. The last time Chick was here, in the fall of 2016, with Eddie Gomez and Brian Blade, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence recorded a conversation at the venue, and almost none of it has ever been aired before.

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Classic rocker Dave Mason is back in a new conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician plays Honoka'a tonight, Hawaiian Brian's tomorrow, the Kaua'i Beach Resort Friday and the MACC Saturday.

Borneo Rhino Alliance

In the Asia Pacific, there is positive news on a pair of fronts relating to a story we’ve followed on HPR's All Things Considered about one of the rarest and most vulnerable living creatures on Earth. In Malaysian Borneo, Iman the Sumatran rhino continues to improve from a health crisis, while separately, an ongoing effort to save the species through artificial insemination appears to be gaining steam.

Borneo Rhino Alliance



Musician Geoff Tate has released the third and final album, The New Reality, in a trilogy of releases with his Operation Mindcrime project. The former Queensryche vocalist and sometime sax player has spoken with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about each and returns today.


She's back... Judy Collins has returned to the Aloha State for dates Thursday at the Kauai Beach Resort, Friday at the MACC, Saturday at the Honoka'a Peoples Theatre, and Sunday at the Mamiya Theatre. The legendary folk artist also returned to HPR's All Things Considered to speak with Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence.

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In the Asia Pacific, the news continues to be grim on the island of Borneo, where experts from one country’s wildlife department are desperately trying to save the life of an extraordinarily rare, critically endangered animal – one of only nine in captivity anywhere in the world; we’ve followed her story for weeks and have an update.

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Today on All Things Considered we have an update to an Asia Pacific story we’ve followed for several weeks about one of the rarest animals on earth: the Sumatran rhino, a species that dates back millions of years, with just nine in captivity, and a few dozen hoped to exist in the wild. Since mid-December, one of only two Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia has made news as she faces a health crisis, and while there had been some signs of hope in the run-up to Christmas, the news became eerily quiet, until today.

Comedian, actor, TV host Bill Maher has his annual New Years shows in the Aloha State again, and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the events, the Trump Administration, Israel and his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his support of animals, including the nonprofit Project Chimps.

Comedian, TV host, producer, voice-over guy... he's got a lot of titles. Howie Mandel has returned to the Aloha State for a Sunday, December 30th show at the MACC, and spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his life of comedy, and the unexpected path his journey has taken.

Saxophonist Kenny G is back in the islands with concerts Wednesday through New Years Eve at the Blue Note Hawaii. He also is back on All Things Considered for his third time, in a new conversation with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.


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Jake Shimabukuro returned to All Things Considered for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Jake is at the Blue Note through Saturday.

Herb Alpert has returned to the Aloha State, with shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. Following up several previous appearances, Herb also returns to All Things Considered, with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence, discussing his new The Christmas Wish album and much more.    


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courtesy UH Hilo

For five years now, UH Hilo have celebrated the music of Frank Zappa with annual concerts by their UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra.