Honolulu Magazine - June 2006

Listen Up! - Jazz

Gabe Baltazar at this year's International Jazz Festival. photo: Karin Kovalsky GABE BALTAZAR  There is perhaps no better known or respected jazz musician in Hawai‘i than alto saxophone player Gabe Baltazar. Now 76, he’s been a stalwart of the local…

Listen Up! - Rock

The 86 List before they grew out their hair: from left, Derek on drums, Josh on guitar and Otto on bass. photo: courtesy of The 86 List THE 86 LIST  Over the course of six years, The 86 List has…

Listen Up! - Classical

  Honolulu Symphony Pops conductor Matt Catingub and Elvis Costello rehearse for Costello's Spring concert. photo: Karin Kovalsky HONOLULU SYMPHONY POPS Matt Catingub wants you—as an audience member. “I want people to realize that classical music is fun,” says the…

Listen Up! - World

  MABANZI MARIMBA A Mabanzi live performance is a sight to behold. With up to 12 people on stage at once, colorfully dressed and performing a mix of upbeat marimba dance numbers and traditional spirituals in the style of the…

Listen Up! - Hip-Hop

DJ-XL at TooGruvz Records in Mo‘ili‘ili. photo: Karin Kovalsky DJ-XL  Good DJs can pack a dance floor in a matter of seconds; bad ones can clear it just as fast. Cary Harada, better known as DJ-XL, belongs to the former…

Rodeo

A rider tears through the course at Kawailoa Ranch Arena in Hale‘iwa during a Hawai‘i Women’s Rodeo Association event. The group sponsors six rodeos annually, including one on July 29 at Barbers’ Point Arena. For more information, call 224-9875 or…

By the Numbers

The Top Three Baby Names in Hawai‘i, by sex These were the most popular names in 2004, based on birth certificates from the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring. BOYS 1 Joshua 2 Noah 3 Ethan…

Listen Up! - Reggae

THC With so much Jawaiian music in the Islands, The Heartical Crew, better known as THC, is a breath of fresh of air. The five-member group is one of Hawai’i’s most authentic roots reggae bands, with its all-original songs proclaiming…

Letters – June

Letters to the Editor may be sent to: Honolulu Magazine, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI, 96808-0913, faxed: 537-6455 or e-mailed: letters_honmag@pacificbasin.net. “Grading the Public Schools,” May 2006 Our May issue focused on public education. In “Grading the Public…