Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
"Oahu-born musician Daniel Ho performs in Saturday's [March 26, 2005] Ukulele Jam IV at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, and will also teach anyone who wants to learn to play or improve their skills, while introducing KoAloha's new six-string D6 ukulele.[check out that flame!]"Link
"Just thought you might like to know the latest on Canadian uke legend Chalmers Doane (if you didn't know already). He's been named a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to education and the arts! Very high praise and very well-deserved. It's nice to see such recognition of Chalmers' outstanding work.There's more information on James's newly re-designed website. Check it out! Link
Monday, March 21, 2005
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
If you're on Oahu on Saturday, March 12, the Elks Club is planning a fitting send-off...
UPDATE: Here's a link to a story about the memorial service. Link
Friday, March 04, 2005
Otto reminded me to remind you...
Sat, Mar 5
$8 advance / $10 at the door
A UKULELE GET-A-WAY!--FILM AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AT A HAUNTED LODGE.
On Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 PM something scary is going to happen at
The Brookdale Lodge and it has nothing to do with the ghosts that are
said to lurk the halls. It will be an Invasion of Ukuleles!!!
Ukulele Babylon will kick off with a screening of the alt uke
documentary, ROCK THAT UKE, followed by 6 live acts that know how to
take a uke on the wild side.
Beau Vine, Ukulele Babylon's organizer as well as performer in the
show, says that ukulele music is entering a new renaissance fueled
partially by an explosion of acts that are taking the instrument in new
"There is a growing alternative uke scene in California and beyond with
wildly creative artists and it is right under people's noses!"
Artists scheduled to play are Tippy Canoe, The Oliver Brown Trio, Tiki
King and the Idol Pleasures, The UkeAholics, and Beau Vine (The Atomic
Bard). Making a special trip to participate will be ukulele legend and
Grammy Award-Winning Recording Artist, Ian Whitcomb.
The Brookdale Lodge is a historic lodge built in 1890 that features and
tranquil brook running through its charming dining room and is rumored
to hold the spirits of approximately 49 former guests. The lodge is
nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is an hour and twenty-minute
drive from the Bay Area. Room rates begin at $79 per night. Please let
the staff know you are booking the room for UKULELE BABYLON.