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Legendary entertainer Dionne Warwick is back in the islands for shows tonight through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii. She also returned to HPR for a conversation with All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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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.

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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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This week on Helping Hand, we are offering a first ever two-part special with nonprofit Elephant Action League.

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This week on Helping Hand it’s an annual tradition, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back The Salvation Army for our yearly island by island look at their most pressing needs and how we can help them. Our guest is Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.

Right now in the Aloha State, a band with an extensive history is back in town. Tower of Power are at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday, with just a handful of tickets left.

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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, operating in the Aloha State since 1963.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s a return visit from Aloha Harvest. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Executive Director Kuulei Williams about their unique way of rescuing food destined to be thrown away and getting it to people in need at a variety of shelters and food pantries serving the homeless, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable populations.

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This week on Helping Hand, with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, we’re learning about the 2018 Community Conference from the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii.

Today on HPR's All Things Considered, Host Dave Lawrence remembers a jazz icon who passed away a few days ago, and was a memorable guest on the show. During all the election news coverage, the passing of jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove didn’t get a lot of exposure.

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Legendary musician Sergio Mendes returns to the Aloha State in November for shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. Ahead of his visit, he took time for a wide-ranging conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. This is a short excerpt of that interview, and listen for much more airing the week of his concerts.

 

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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If you were a 15 year-old in the audience when Def Leppard last played in Hawaii, you'd be 50 now. After three and half decades, with multiple music trends and fads having come and gone, the venerable rockers are still going, and are returning to the same place they performed a pair of shows in September 1983.

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. Ahead of their state convention next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with local leaders, VP of the NFB of Hawaii and President of the Honolulu Chapter Virgil Stinnett, and Secretary and Convention Coordinator Katie Keime.

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This week on Helping Hand HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence starts two weeks of focus on ways to help people assisting animals of Hawaii County affected by the latest volcanic eruption. On the front lines of trying to help is the Hawaii Island Humane Society, with services like shelter for homeless, stray, injured, lost and abandoned animals, among many other programs and services.

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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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This week on Stargazer, it’s more on research into dark matter involving some Mauna Kea observatories as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips for our report.

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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.

The Average White Band are back in Honolulu for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii at 6:30 and 9 p.m. The Scottish funk band's original members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre joined HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a fun conversation.

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Damian Marley is headed back to the Aloha State for concerts September 29th and 30th at the Blaisdell and MACC, respectively, touring behind his new "Stony Hill" album.

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This week Helping Hand proudly welcomes back the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii, advocating on behalf of the blind and those with vision challenges. Their annual state convention is September 30 & October 1 at 1901 Bachlot Street in Honolulu.

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This week Helping Hand welcomes back NAMI Hawai‘i, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawai‘i. This year’s Walk For Mental Health is coming up October 14th in Honolulu, and there are a lot of ways to support them, from walking with a team, to volunteering to donating supplies and prizes.

Gifted musician and singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson is in the Aloha State now for his debut performances. During his Blue Note run through Saturday (with shows at 6:30 & 9 p.m.), Eric took time for an All Things Considered Atherton Studio session of stories and music with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

On Tuesday, August 8th 2017, legendary entertainment figure Glen Campbell passed on at 81, after a long and very public battle with Alzheimer's disease. Back on Saturday, September 1st, 2012, Glen Campbell returned to Hawaii on what would be his final concert tour.

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This week on Helping Hand, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii Executive Director Jade Guess speaks with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The MDA of Hawaii are dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases, and provides health care, advocacy and education.

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The band America return to the Aloha State Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Sunday at the MACC. Since 1973 the group have performed in the islands, and even recorded albums here.

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This week on Stargazer, we return to the Mauna Kea summit for a discovery relating to lightning as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Next week area music fans have an unusual chance at a brush with greatness: Regina Belle is looking for a singing partner to join her onstage August 3 - 5 at Blue Note Hawaii shows.

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