Rapa Nui pianist set to perform in Hilo

Pianist Mahani Teave will perform at the Hawaii Concert Society’s second presentation of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 8, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Americans have long wanted the perfect endless summer. Jimmy Buffett offered them one

It seemed wistfully appropriate, somehow, that news of Jimmy Buffett’s death emerged at the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, the demarcation point of every American summer’s symbolic end. Because for so many, the 76-year-old Buffett embodied something they held onto ever so tightly as the world grew ever more complex: the promise of an eternal summer of sand, sun, blue salt water and gentle tropical winds.

Crossing Rain on Hilo’s weekend radar

For five members of Crossing Rain, Hawaii’s burgeoning boy group, Saturday evening’s concert at Hilo’s Palace Theater is a foray into uncharted territory. But for Jorden Kealoha-Yamanaka, it’s a triumphant homecoming.