Dave Lawrence

Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

An artist with long ties to the Aloha State returns tomorrow for the Great Waikiki Beer Festival at the Hilton. Kenny Loggins talked about the event, his new "Footloose" children's book project and connection to Winnie the Pooh when he returned to HPR's All Things Considered ahead of the Saturday concert for a chat with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

Earth Wind & Fire have a history going back decades with the Aloha State. While some bands never play Hawaii, the pioneering group have returned numerous times through the years, since making their debut in the islands at the Waikiki Shell in March of 1975.

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For today’s Stargazer, a newly discovered planet is among the topics as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Foghat have offered a heavy blues rock sound after several members left historic English blues rockers Savoy Brown to form the band in the early seventies.

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For today’s Stargazer, a return to a mysteriously dimming star we covered last year as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter, learning about the disease afflicting 26,000 state residents, their upcoming four area walks and how we can support them. Honolulu ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Steve Tam, Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter Advisory Board member. 

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For today’s Stargazer, we have a run-down of things to look for in our dark island skies plus details on an incredible celestial phenomenon happening this week as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Rickie Lee Jones is returning to the Aloha State for a tour that starts August 3 on Kauai, before hitting Waimea August 5,  Hilo August 6, Honolulu August 7, and Wailuku August 9 and 10.

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For today’s Stargazer, in addition to what we can look for in our dark island skies, we get an example of just how big the universe is as we learn about the discovery of a distant galaxy cluster as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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Joan Osborne has performed a few private shows in the Aloha State, but right now she's in the midst of her first real tour of Hawaii. HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence caught up with her during the first portion of the tour, a run of dates at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday.

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For today’s Stargazer, in addition to what we can look for in our dark island skies, we learn about a new discovery with a local connection of a high number of alien worlds as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime has detailed the disturbing role of Asian diplomats and crime syndicates in rhino poaching. The new report said corruption in South Africa and Mozambique contributed to Asian diplomats paying off officials to avoid prosecution. Among many sordid details, it noted syndicates like the Xaysavang Network exploited legal trophy hunts to obtain rhino horn using young women from Thailand, workers from strip clubs and massage parlors, who posed as hunters.

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For today’s Stargazer, hear a follow-up to the remarkable NASA mission to Jupiter as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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For today’s Stargazer, we get the details on the historic mission to Jupiter set to arrive today as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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Today on All Things Considered during the statewide afternoon drive broadcast on HPR1, we offer a tribute to a music legend. A week ago today, the world lost one of the architects of funk, keyboardist/songwriter/arranger Bernie Worrell.

Legendary musician David Crosby is about to tour the islands, starting Saturday at the Blue Note in Waikiki, before more dates around the state.  He spoke to HPR ATC host Dave Lawrence about it.

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This week we learn about another potential ocean hidden beneath a planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter Brad Whitford took time for HPR's All Things Considered to discuss his new side-project release Whitford / St. Holmes Reunion and share some classic Aerosmith memories with local HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

    

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Gifted vocalist Lisa Fischer took time for a conversation while in town for a run of dates through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. She spoke about her childhood, work with the late Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones and more during a conversation with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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This week we hear about an observatory in the islands discovery that draws a link between an asteroid and the earth HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Recently musician Peter Frampton released Acoustic Classics, a sampling of his work through the decades, but in fresh acoustic recordings. The artist has enduring appeal, with some of his most well-known work still regularly featured on radio and in convenience store PA systems, even tracks that clock in at fourteen minutes.

In our Stargazer report, in addition to what to look for in our dark island skies, we hear how NASA researchers are exploring what the universe might actually smell like as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

John Hammond is touring the islands now, playing the Big Island tonight, followed by dates on  Maui, Kauai and then back in Honolulu next week. He took time for a conversation in the HPR Atherton Performing Arts Studio with local ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

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Gifted artist Esperanza Spalding is continuing a tour of the Aloha State tonight in Honolulu at The Republik.

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For this week’s Stargazer, in addition to what to look for in our dark island skies, we hear about a discovery connecting an ancient civilization to materials on Earth believed to come from outer space… as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.      

Since 1969, Kool & the Gang have explored jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock and psychedelia, at times, combining these varying music forms. A previous guest on ATC during their genre-mixing tour opening for the  2012 David Lee Roth Van Halen reunion tour, Robert “Kool” Bell returns to speak with local ATC Host Dave Lawrence ahead of their June 7th Honolulu show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.     

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Sad news today in the Aloha State as legendary local entertainer Jimmy Borges has passed. He was 80. Jimmy Borges was born in Kalihi and had music around him from the time he was a little kid, with his pop playing the ‘ukulele and piano and mom listening to Big Band records. It would have a profound influence on a guy who’d go on to be among the most respected musicians ever in the Aloha State. The man who’d become known to many as Hawai‘i’s Frank Sinatra passed on yesterday, according to news reports that quoted his family as the source.

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We hear about climate change on another planet in our Solar System this week on Stargazer as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

Al Jourgensen of the innovative rock group Ministry is back with another new project, Surgical Meth Machine. The legendary artist took time to discuss that and much more in a new interview with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

    

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Andy McKee has made a name for himself due to his impressive finger-style guitar playing, Youtube videos that have been viewed by millions and ongoing tributes to the late Michael Hedges, a guitarist whose name and innovative techniques McKee keeps alive.

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