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Reports and interviews from HPR's Dave Lawrence

Tonight at the Hawai‘i Theatre and Saturday at the Marriott Waikoloa, Cheech & Chong continue their tour o

This week on Stargazer we hear what to look for in our dark island skies, plus we’re learning about a NASA probe that has run the course of its mission, and soon will face a fiery end, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

Musical group Hiroshima is back in the islands for a string of dates ending Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. Longtime band leader Dan Kuramoto took time for a conversation about their spiritual approach to music, use of traditional Japanese instrument the Koto and connections to the Aloha State during a conversation on All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

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This week on Stargazer we are returning to Ceres, where NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is making an incredibly close pass to the dwarf planet; we learn more as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

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Guitarist Lee Ritenour is in the islands right now for a run of dates in Honolulu at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday. The guitarist, known to some as Captain Fingers due to his technical precision and equally impressive resume, spoke to HPR’s Dave Lawrence about some of his many career highlights, including work on a milestone rock album.  

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Los Lobos are back in the Aloha State beginning Thursday evening on the Garden Island. With a career spanning decades, longtime keyboardist, saxophonist and producer Steve Berlin shared with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of the tour.

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This week on Stargazer we learn more about the massive black hole discovery made with the help of a Mauna Kea summit telescope as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.       

The Wailers is a reggae musical brand strongly associated with their one-time front man, Bob Marley; he played Waikiki with them in 1979. Original Wailer Aston “Family Man” Barrett, bassist and noted arranger keeps the legacy alive these days; he and the band are in town at the Blue Note thru Sunday, also in Waikiki. Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin, CeGee Victory, and Joshua David Barrett explained to HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence how the band carries the torch forward.    

Boston alternative country rockers Girls, Guns & Glory are touring the state, starting at the Hawai‘i Theatre tonight. They’ve got a unique sound, associated with rock, classic country and Americana, and front man Ward Hayden talked to HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence about their unusual musical approach.

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For this week on Stargazer, a few very bright planets are easy to spot, plus we find out about a new University research project on the mainland trying to document objects thought to be just outside the solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.       

One of the first-ever teen idols is back in town. Neil Sedaka is a legendary name, an entertainer who goes back to the late 1950's and is still touring the world today. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

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This week on Stargazer, in addition to an update on some late afternoon / early evening viewing opportunities, we find out about a dramatic explosion in space (and what it could mean for other spacecraft) as HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.    

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For Stargazer, we have a few key planets to look for, and we get an update on the mysterious lights observed on the dwarf planet Ceres as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

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This week in Stargazer we have a few planets to try and spot plus we learn about a new mission to Mars as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The Pedrito Martinez Group performs authentic Afro-Cuban folkloric music, led by the ferocious and in-demand percussionist/vocalist Pedrito Martinez. The Cuban artist is joined by Venezuelan bassist Alvaro Benavides, Peruvian percussionist Jhair Sala, and Cuban keyboardist Edgar Pantoja. In town through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i, the band took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

For Stargazer, we have several planets for viewing in both our evening skies and our early morning skies, and we learn more about a strange radio signal discovery and how a team at the Mauna Kea summit is involved as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.       

Jazz guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano have a special relationship. Getting to know each other in the early 70's in Boston when both were students at Berklee College of Music, the two are in town with their quartet through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i, a demonstration of an enduring musical and personal relationship.

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In this week’s Stargazer, the morning continues to offer a lot to look for plus we hear about an asteroid that exploded over one of the Earth’s oceans recently as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Update: Megadeth has canceled their Wednesday and Thursday performances at The Republik.

A statement released by Megadeth management said “Due to a last minute scheduling issue, the band regrettably has to cancel the shows on March 2 & 3 in Honolulu”.

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In this week’s Stargazer, we have several planets in our morning skies and we learn more about an international telescope project abroad where authorities have taken a very different approach to its construction than the way local officials have handled the Thirty Meter Telescope as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.     

In addition to several planets to try and spot this week, we learn more about last week’s discovery of gravitational waves as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Legendary jazz vocalist and songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater has earned impressive awards for her work in music and theater. She's touring the Aloha State now behind her Dee Dee's Feathers album through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i.

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In Stargazer this week, hear about a number of planets are visible together in our island skies, plus about a discovery from the Mauna Kea summit relating to wind from another galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

 

     

Originally from Torino, Italy, Roberta Gambarini is a rising star in contemporary jazz. The vocalist, these days based in New York, is touring behind the collaborative effort "Connecting Spirits" she released with Jimmy and Tootie Heath.

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In the current Stargazer, the morning time planet line-up continues plus we learn about a new NASA effort to protect the planet as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.   

Blues artist Marica Ball is touring the state right now.

Regarded as one of the finest guitar players performing today, Earl Klugh has a career stretching back decades. Just a teenager when first getting the chance to work with Yusef Lateef and George Benson, the jazz great has gone on to become a fixture of the genre himself, noted for his acoustic guitar playing, original compositions and interpretations of covers. Handpicked is his latest album.

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We again have several morning planets to try and spot, plus we get more details on the exciting discovery of another potential planet in our solar system as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

The band Chicago have been playing in the islands for decades.

Entertainer Jeff Bridges is part of the Maui Celebrity Series at the Sheraton this Saturday, at an event that offers partial proceeds to Mental Health Kokua in their effort to help the homeless and those with mental illness in the Aloha State. He took time for this conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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