Big Island Music Report: April 7

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Big Island Theatres Extend Closure Date

In an email to its patrons, the Kahilu Theatre announced it would remain closed through May 31. The theatre has been closed since March 14 along with all other entertainment venues on the island. “Our summer programs are cautiously on hold and in parallel, we are seeking numerous ways to sustain our organization,” said the theatre’s executive director Deb Goodwin.

The Palace Theatre in Hilo also remains closed but has started streaming movies through a partnership with Kino Lorber. Fifty percent of all proceeds will benefit the Palace Theatre. They are currently showing Bacurau, an action/adventure film. More details can be found here.

Happy Birthday, Kukuau Studio!

Hilo’s Kukuau Studio celebrated its 5th year as a performance venue. On Saturday, April 4, Kukuau offered a live stream show with entertainers Reality Ran, Asha Azama, John E, and Ed Bisquera. You can watch the nearly four-hour event here.

The Aloha Theatre is offering a new live stream session called Wonder on Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. (HST). Join Miss Jackie, Education Director of the Aloha Theatre and Kona-based entertainer, and DJ Nikki Gour, morning personality on The Wave @92fm and Hilo-based entertainer, as they explore the many “wonders” of the world through stories, sketches, and activities that are full of fun for everyone! Follow this link for the live stream: https://www.facebook.com/thealohatheatre/

The 43rd Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards postponed until September 10

In a statement to music fans, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards President Amy Hānaiali’i Gilliom announced that the awards ceremony has been postponed to September 10, 2020. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving the Awards show from the original date in May,” Gilliom said. “Regardless, we will continue to plan and prepare for the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in September, and our Academy will continue to serve our 500+ members and our industry.” The final ballot for the 2020 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards will be announced on April 15, 2020.

And finally, Hilo’s Jeri Gertz offers us a clever song for these unusual times called “Six Feet Behind!”

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