To Do: Frankie Valli, Sheena Easton, The Platters, Midland
Highlights of top events scheduled in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy Play.
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Scottish songbird Sheena Easton won two Grammys with her sweet pop vocals. She’s sung country, she’s sung Latin and she always sings beautifully.
6:30 and 9 p.m. / Blue Note Hawaii / $45-$55 / bluenotehawaii.com or 777-4890
There have been a lot of groups that have called themselves The Platters, but the one coming here has the blessing of the late Herb Reed, one of the original Platters. Who better to sing their hit “Only You (And You Alone)”?
8 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $59.50-$150 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
Tony/Grammy award-winner Bernadette Peters, a modern-day Betty Boop with the voice of an angel, sings Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more.
8 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $89-$500 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
AUG. 30-SEPT. 1
You’ll be “Dancing In The Street” when classic Motown artist Martha Reeves and the Vandellas hit Blue Note Hawaii. Their other hits include “Heat Wave,” “Jimmy Mack” and “Nowhere to Run.”
6:30 and 9 p.m. / Blue Note Hawaii / $45-$65 / bluenotehawaii.com or 777-4890
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were one of the few groups to remain at the top of pop music throughout the 60’s, remaining popular even as the British invasion swept the country. Their hits include “Sherry” and “Rag Doll.”
8 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $59.50-$145 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
>> Midland serves up country with a twist – of lime, on the rocks. Their “On the Rocks” album hit No. 1. 8 p.m. Sept. 25, The Republik, $45, jointherepublik.com or 941-7469
>> An in-real-life event for our storytelling culture: “The Moth – True Stories Told Live,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Hawaii Theatre, $33-$100, hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506