Michael McDonald and Mick Fleetwood join fundraiser
National recording artists Michael McDonald and Mick Fleetwood are among the performers announced to appear at "Kokua for Japan," a benefit concert for Japanese disaster relief.
The concert will be April 10 from noon to 5 p.m. on the great lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Tickets are $15. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
To buy tickets or to make a donation, go to www.kokuaforjapan.com. Tickets are also available at www.honoluluboxoffice.com or at 550-8457. The event is being staged by Clear Channel Radio Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
Announced acts are Henry Kapono with special guests McDonald and Fleetwood, Cecilio & Kapono, the Brothers Cazimero, Kalapana, Amy Hanaiali‘i, Na Leo and John Cruz.
Acts also include Natural Vibrations, Robi Kahakalau, Cecilio & Kompany, ManoaDNA, Eric Gilliom, Mailani, Taimane, Go Jimmy Go, Jerry Santos, the Gregg Hammer Band, Loretta Ables Sayre and Kenny Endo Taiko.
Artist Mathewson selling painting on eBay to aid Japan
Honolulu artist Dennis Mathewson is raising money for Japanese disaster relief through the sale of one of his paintings. Titled "Tomodachi," the Japanese word for "friend," the painting depicts a tiki representing Hawaii sharing a sprouting coconut with a tiki representing Japan.
The original is being auctioned on eBay. To access the auction and to see images of the painting, go to www.picturesplus.com/helpjapan. The painting will be displayed at various Pictures Plus stores and Diamond Head Gallery through April 11.
In addition, 40 limited-edition giclee prints are available for $200 each at Pictures Plus, and smaller matted fine-art prints are also for sale there.
All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Pictures Plus and fine-art printer Chromaco are participating in this fundraiser.
Pacific Beach benefit features auction, entertainment
Pacific Beach Hotel is holding an "Aloha for Japan" benefit auction on Sunday from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on the makai side of the hotel on Kalakaua Avenue.
Pacific Beach Hotel tenants have donated items for auction. Aloha Tofu Factory, Aloha Center Cafe and Mahalo Water Co. are providing food and beverages. Laule‘a Spa has donated its massage and nail station for the evening.
Entertainment will be provided by Palani Vaughn and the King’s Own, Bruce Shimabukuro, Johnny Helm, Jeremy Hirokawa, juggler Greg Gabaylo, Leo Mitamura and walking beatbox Jason Tom.
There is no admission charge, and people will get two hours of free parking at Pacific Beach Hotel. All donations will go to Aloha for Japan, a coordinated statewide relief campaign.