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Today we were super lucky to record an interview with the legendary Jose Feliciano! HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with this superstar artist who goes back 50 years with Hawaii, and is returning for shows at the Blue Note June 30 and July 1.

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Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are back in the islands. The gifted musician took time for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of shows at the Blue Note tonight and the Kahilu Theatre tomorrow.

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Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum has a pair of dates at the Blue Note Saturday and Sunday, with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Last year Jeff released his debut musical effort, Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

George Clinton is at the top of the list when it comes to funk. Next to the late great Godfather, James Brown, George can take credit as among the most influential musicians in the genre, for the groundbreaking sounds he helped make with his groups Parliament and Funkadelic, as well as numerous side, solo and spin-off projects.

Reggae musician Pato Banton is back in Hawaii. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his fascinating upbringing in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and how he was working around live music by eight years old thanks to his stepfather.

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Al Jardine, a founding original member of The Beach Boys and longtime member of Brian Wilson’s band, is performing Saturday and Sunday in Waikiki at the Blue Note Hawaii. The legendary musician took time to share stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Guitarist Jonny Lang is back in Honolulu for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. He took time to explore his early start to music and some of the remarkable experiences he's had with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Judy Collins is back in the islands for dates tonight on Kauai, Friday on Maui and Saturday on the Big Island. As the tour gets underway, she took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Sheila E is playing at the Blue Note thru New Years Eve. Growing up in a musical family, daughter of Pete Escovedo, her career has included work with George Duke, Marvin Gaye and Prince, among many others.

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Sublime with Rome are back in town for a show tomorrow night at Aloha Stadium opening for a show called Dream Weekend, with Snoop Dogg and Cardi B. also on the bill. Singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez took time to return to All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence

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Tonight and tomorrow at the MACC's McCoy Studio Theater, Valley Isle music fans get a chance to experience Doobie Brothers founder and Maui resident Patrick Simmons Sr. performing a pair of shows with his son, Patrick Simmons Jr., with a 7:30 p.m. start time each night.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back one of the all-time greatest guitarists, John McLaughlin, who our guest from last week, Pat Metheny, calls one of the greatest guitar players alive.

 

Guitar pioneer Pat Metheny is wrapping up his first dates in Hawaii since 1985 this evening at the Blue Note, with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence last night, and shared details of his incredible life of music.

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Livingston Taylor is starting a three show tour of the state tomorrow with a Friday show at the MACC, Saturday at the Palace in Hilo and Sunday at the Hapuna Prince Hotel. The gifted brother of James Taylor is also a noted educator at one of the most renowned schools, Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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This week HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is welcoming a pair of guests from the band Def Leppard, who have returned to play in the Aloha State for the first time since 1983.

Jamaican reggae group Third World is back in the Aloha State, with shows through this evening at the Blue Note. Stephen "Cat" Coore, the group leader, guitarist and occassional cellist, took time for a conversation, and performance, with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.

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Bruce Cockburn is a major name is Canadian music, but not nearly as well known in the US, where the talented guitarist/vocalist/songwriter has a smaller, but strong following, where he's almost a cult-classic artist. He spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of a two-night run of 7 p.m. shows at the Blue Note Hawaii tonight and tomorrow.

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Entertainment legend Engelbert Humperdinck is returning to the Aloha State August 25 and now August 26, just on-sale today, at the Hawaii Theatre. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence  spoke with him about a career that's intersected with some of the biggest stars, including Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Cary Grant and numerous other critical figures.

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Monster drummer Billy Cobham is back after decades in the Aloha State.

Incubus are back tonight and tomorrow at The Republik, and vocalist Brandon Boyd spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.

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Earl Klugh and his band are back at the Blue Note this weekend. The legendary guitarist took time for his third interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Joining Earl and Dave are sax/ flute player Thomas Braxton, bassist / band director Al Turner, keyboardist David Lee, drummer Ron Otis and special guest singer / guitarist Jonathan Butler.  

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Central Pennsylvania's finest, Halestorm, have returned to Honolulu for a date Saturday at the Republik with local openers Kings of Spade (whose guitarist Jessie we spoke with yesterday).

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Honolulu rock act Kings of Spade have been on a mission, and guitarist Jessie Savio told HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it. The band have taken their sound to the mainland for numerous tours, and even onto Europe, including an unusual number of outings with heavy prog rock legends King's X.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is back this weekend at the Blue Note Hawaii and the legendary entertainer spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.

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The Rick Derringer Band and the Edgar Winter Group will both play before the two rock legends perform together at a series of dates in the islands. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Rick ahead of the tour, and learned a lot about where and how the gifted "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo" songwriter developed his craft.

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This week Helping Hand starts two weeks of featuring nonprofits in the Asia Pacific supporting two of the most vulnerable animals on Earth. First up, Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

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