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Hawaiian-Themed Festival Offers Free Look at Island Life and Culture

Cultural events, dance and food will make up a two-day Hawaiian festival.

They don't call Las Vegas the "Ninth Island" for nothing. And, this weekend, Southern Nevada's ample contingent of Hawaii expatriates -- as well as wannabe Hawaii tourists -- can revel in Hawaii's primal pull at the Prince Kuhio Ho'olaule'a Festival.

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Island Culture Festival Headlined by Music

Island Culture Festival Headlined by Music

 

Island music will be at the heart of a Henderson cultural festival.

For the first time, Holunape, one of Hawaii’s premier music groups, will headline at this year’s Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Festival in Henderson. The award-winning trio will perform at noon., both Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. Admission is complimentary.

Comprised of vocalist/bassist Kekoa Kaluhiwa, vocalist/guitarist Kanai’a Nakamura and vocalist/bassist Kama Hopkins, Holunape has been a fan favorite for 10 years. Their acoustic set paints the perfect picture of island life - peaceful, relaxing and true to the aloha spirit. The ensemble’s blend of timeless Hawaiian tunes from the ‘40s and ‘50s with original compositions, which highlight the contemporary sounds found in today’s music, as well as beautiful harmonies and witty humor, appeals to audiences of all generations.

India Independence Celebration Planned

India Independence Celebration Planned

The Friends of India are planning to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the independence of India in a parade planned for Saturday.

The parade will be at the Henderson Convention Center along Water Street from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. A dinner and community program will follow the parade for members of the organization. Friends of India started in 1985 by Indians wanting to keep a connection to their home country and culture. It has grown as the Indian population has grown in southern Nevada.

This is the first parade the group has ever held. Traditional jhanki or floats will be part of the parade and so far 40 different floats are expected. The 15th of August is the actual day of independence but the group chose August 20 to celebrate it.

Casting Crowns to Perform at Henderson Pavilion

Casting Crowns to Perform at Henderson Pavilion

The Henderson Pavilion will host a major Christian music act this fall.

Award-winning group Casting Crowns will appear for the first time at the Henderson Pavilion and play new music from their upcoming album at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.

As part of the 40-city Come To The Well Tour, Casting Crowns will be joined by special guests Sanctus Real and The Afters, as well as new artist, Lindsay McCaul. Tickets are $21, $29 and $46, plus service fee, and are on sale now.

Consolidated Registration Date for Classes, Programs

Consolidated Registration Date for Classes, Programs

Registration for City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department fall classes, events and programs opens at 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. People may register online, by mail, using a City of Henderson self-serve kiosk located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center, or in person at any recreation center. Early registration is recommended as many classes fill up quickly.

“Previously we had different registration dates depending on the method of enrollment,” said Kim Becker, Communications & Marketing supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “While more than 95 percent of our patrons register online, there are some who don’t have a credit or debit card or don’t have online access so they must register by mail or in person. Having a single start date for all registration methods now ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to sign up for the programs they want.”

Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park

Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park

Describing appetite for the program as “voracious,” Henderson officials and local theatre representatives welcome the Shakespeare in the Park program for its 25th anniversary season.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (LVSC) will present four public performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at four different parks on Saturday evenings in October. Admission is free.

“There is a voracious appetite for Shakespeare in Henderson,” said Dan Decker, Artistic Director for the LVSC. “The performances in the parks are extremely popular. We have a great time doing these shows because the audiences are so huge and responsive."

Series dates are as follows:

Final Concert for Classic Rock Singer

Final Concert for Classic Rock Singer

The lead singer of the classic rock tribute band Yellow Brick Road will hold his final concert in Henderson Saturday.

Brody Dolyniuk will perform with his band in the Symphonic Rock Show at the Henderson Pavilion. Dolyniuk and Yellow Brick Road will be joined on stage by 30 other Las Vegas musicians. The super group will perform classic rock hits from Queen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and more. Singers from Foothills High School's Chamber Singers and Legacy High School's Show Choir will also be on stage. The whole thing will be combined with a multi-media show and state-of-the-art laser light show.

Tickets are $10. You can get them through the Henderson Pavilion box office or by calling (702) 267-4TIX (4849) or by going to hendersonlive.com