The first Lone Star Ukulele Festival and Music Camp will come to Texas April 30 – May 2. The event, which is the first such endeavor by local ukulele club Dallas Ukulele Headquarters, features nationwide talent which includes Gerald Ross from Michigan, Victoria Vox from Maryland, Michelle Kiba from Hawaii, Pops Bayless and Bob Guz [...]
John King, an expert on early Hawaiian music and proponent of playing classical music on the diminutive instrument, passed away unexpectedly last Friday.
From the St. Petersburg Times obituary:
KING, John 55, died April 3, 2009. A well-known teacher, musician & long-time resident of St. Petersburg, he is survived by his wife Debi, daughters Amy, Katie & [...]
The drama over the Capitola tiki continues… we’ve been following the story of a tiki installed by local surfers last July on the beach at Capitola, California. The City Council threatened to remove it, then decided to keep it, and now the statue has been stolen by mysterious local hoodlums.
Capitola police on Sunday reported that [...]
Surfers in Capitola, California, erected a 3-foot tall tiki on city park property facing the beach. Although popular with the locals, the city council has voted to remove the statue, as it was put in without proper permits. A last-minute effort was made to approve the tiki through the arts council, but Mayor Kirby Nicol [...]
Oceanside artist Steve Tustison, who goes by the name “Tiki Daddy,” surprised residents this past July when he carved tiki designs into two live palm trees in his front yard. The city was surprised too — it owns and maintains the trees, which are in the public easement between the sidewalk and the street. The [...]
Plans for Hukilau 2009, the annual gathering of tiki fans in Ft. Lauderdale, are shaping up for the weekend of June 11-14. The organizer, Tiki Kiliki, just announced the first event of the weekend: a three-hour cruise on the inter coastal waterway aboard the very tropical “Tiki Beach” boat.
The cruise will start sometime on Friday [...]
According to news reports, Republican National Convention attendees spent Saturday enjoying a “Tiki in Minnesota” party on Lake Minnetonka, before Hurricane Gustav sidetracked the conventioneers fun.
I can’t wait for photos to show up on flickr to see if it was a genteel cruise of lemonade sippers or a rum-fueled hedonistic getaway that would even make [...]