Maui Tribe Productions announced today that long-time entertainer Willie K has been diagnosed with limited stage small cell carcinoma localized to his upper right lung. The 57 – year old musician was diagnosed early this year, and has begun the first of four rounds of chemotherapy, which will continue for[…]
Willie K showed the NBA (and all those watching) how we do it Hawaiian Style! Check out the performance here.
By Wayne Harada, Special to the Honolulu Star Advertiser It’s time for the 2016 Waynie Awards, this column’s annual retrospective of the past year: >> Entertainer of the Year: A posthumous nod to Jimmy Borges, the jazz giant who died May 30 at age 80. He lived his last year[…]
By John Berger for the Honolulu Star Advertiser At the time he was general manager of the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, Marco Olivari was honeymooning in Waikiki when he learned the company would be opening a club in Honolulu. Soon afterward he was named G.M. of[…]
By Wayne Harada for the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When New Orleans and New York favorite Davell Crawford teamed up with Hawaii native Willie K Monday night (Sept. 12) at the Blue Note Hawaii club, expectation and uncertainty were common denominators. Crawford and Willie were willing participants in a theoretical[…]