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The Conversation: Friday, July 24th 2015

The Conversation: Friday, July 24th 2015

GVS Accelerator Update: David Bruce


You’ve heard that Hawai‘i can be a tough place to do business. Hawai‘i creative types would have likely agreed with that not too long ago. The advent of accelerators geared to Hawai‘i creatives has made it easier, at least for those accepted. And now success may come to a new cohort of Hawai‘i Island’s GVS Transmedia Accelerator. It’s their second outing to connect Hawai‘i creatives to industry. David Bruce is the Director of Marketing for GVS.

  • Intro Music: Rylynn by Andy McKee
  • Outro Music:  Bills (Instrumental) by Lunchmoney Lewis

Pianist: David Benoit


In 1965, he watches a Charlie Brown Peanuts special on TV, and is transformed by the piano stylings of Vince Guaraldi. Then and there, he decides that’s what he wants to do! Learn to play piano like Vince Guaraldi! So here we are, five decades and almost 3 dozen albums later. Good ol’ Charlie Brown really started something, and jazz pianist David Benoit is having quite a run. He’s in Honolulu to celebrate his 35th CD release.

  • Intro Music:  Linus and Lucy by David Benoit
  • Outro Music:  Human Nature by David Benoit

Medical ID Theft: Rick Kam


Hacked government records, big box and high end retailers, someone who might get access to your credit card. We hear a lot about the ways someone might steal your identity. But now with electronic medical records, there’s another avenue for your ID to wind up in someone else’s hands. 1 in 3 Americans have had their medical records compromised in the last 6 months according Rick Kam of ID Experts.

  • Intro Music: Drifting by Andy McKee
  • Outro Music: Hey Ya! by 6iJazz

Stringmania at Orvis Auditorium: Duane Padilla


He started violin lessons at four. He’s played professionally with three symphony orchestras including Honolulu’s and the symphony pops. In 2009, he founded the Hot Club of Hulaville with inspiration from Django Rinehart and Stephanie Grappelli. Hot Club’s album “Django Would Go!” topped the Roots Music chart! His hot licks with Hot Club inspire a lot of students, and Stringmania next Friday night at Orvis Auditorium will show what inspirational teachers can do.

  • Intro Music: Summer Jam by The Piano Guys
  • Outro Music: In The End by Eklipse
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