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HPR Announces Blue Note: Virtually Live
Hawai‘i Public Radio and Blue Note Hawaii announce a new radio series to showcase local music talent on HPR-1. Hawai‘i Public Radio Presents Blue Note: Virtually Live features performances recorded live on the Blue Note Hawaii stage, along with backstage interviews with the artists. The show is hosted by Marco Olivari, General Manager at Blue Note Hawaii. The series will run for ten weeks, airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. on HPR-1. It will also stream on Blue Note Hawaii's Instagram and Facebook pages.
Blue Note: Virtually Live kicks off Saturday, May 30th with Henry Kapono & his band, with special guests Johnny Valentine and Alx Kawakami. The show celebrates the timeless classics of the legendary duo Cecilio & Kapono (C&K), and includes beloved songs from Henry’s career, such as "Friends," "Good Times Together," “Highway in the Sun," and “Home,” which have become anthems for the people of Hawaiʻi.
June 6th’s show will feature Tavana, a one man band who uses his feet to lay down a variety of grooves to accompany his soulful, island-inspired rock and blues. His Blue Note performance will be in tribute to Willie K.
Subsequent artists will be announced at a later date. Updates will be posted on the series web page.
The collaboration between HPR and Blue Note is one that has been in discussion for some time; the unique circumstances of the day have created the perfect opportunity to realize the vision. In a time when it’s not possible to attend a live concert, Blue Note: Virtually Live offers the experience of an intimate concert wherever the listener may be.
Henry Kapono (airs May 30)
Tavana (airs June 6)
About Hawai‘i Public Radio
HPR is a private, nonprofit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawai‘i Public Radio. Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, has awarded HPR eight consecutive four-star ratings for exceptional fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The station won two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for its news coverage of the 2014 Pāhoa lava flow, and a third National Murrow Award for its series on the Thirty Meter Telescope.
HPR’s mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawai‘i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1 broadcasts news, talk, entertainment, jazz, blues, and world music. Its FM frequencies on O‘ahu (KHPR 88.1, K203EL 88.5); Maui, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i (KKUA 90.7, KJHF 103.1); Hawai‘i island (KANO 89.1, KHPH 88.7, KKUA 90.7, K235CN 94.9, K239BV 95.7); and Kauaʻi (KHPR 88.1 and KIPL/KIPL-FM 89.9). HPR-2, "your home for classical music" is found on Oʻahu (KIPO 89.3, K264BL 100.7); Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i (KIPM 89.7, plus KIPH 88.3 in Hana); Hawai‘i island (KIPH 88.3, KIPM 89.7, KAHU 91.3, and K283CR 104.5) and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3; K269GD 101.7). HPR can be streamed at hawaiipublicradio.org, on the free HPR mobile app, and on smart speakers. HPR-1 and HPR-2 may also be heard via cable broadcasts from Spectrum (channels 864 and 865) or Hawaiian Telcom TV (channels 661 and 662). Follow HPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Blue Note Hawaii
Located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations – for limited engagements. In 2015, the performance venue underwent an extensive, multi-million-dollar revitalization, creating a state-of-the-art venue in the heart of Hawaii’s most famed beach resort destination.
About Blue Note Entertainment Group
Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club and Sony Hall; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Milan, Italy; Honolulu, HI; Beijing, China; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Napa, CA; and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil). Blue Note Entertainment Group also presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to become the largest jazz festival in New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY®-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over 50 titles recorded live at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Travel, Management Group and Media Group.
About Hawaii Public Radio
HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. In 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive highest, four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
HPR's mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawaiâ€˜i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on Oâ€˜ahu and Kauaâ€˜i (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Molokaâ€˜i, Lanaâ€˜i, and West Hawaiâ€˜i (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawaiâ€˜i (KANO 91.1 FM (Hilo) and 94.7 FM (Waimea)). HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Molokaâ€˜i, Lanaâ€˜i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawaiâ€˜i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); Oâ€˜ahu and Kauaâ€˜i (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM).
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