For the Love of Music

Slack key legend Cyril Pahinui spreads the aloha. On a cool relaxing mid-week night in Waikiki, everybody wants a moment with 64-year-old traditional Hawaiian musician. And it’s no wonder. The guy is a certified living legend as a master of… More >

Catch a Wave

Duke’s OceanFest celebrates a variety of ocean sports, from surfing and paddling to swimming—all while sharing aloha. “In Hawai‘i, we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with ‘aloha,’ which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal… More >

Strummin’ Soul

Kainalu is the perfect soundtrack to an idyllic Hawaiian sunset. When you come to Hawai‘i, one thing you must do while you’re here in paradise is to take in a romantic sunset on Waikiki Beach. Imagine soft music, strong, slushy… More >

Mo’ Bettah Blues

One-man rocker Tavana McMoore stays true to his local roots. “I love playing music in Waikiki because there are always fresh faces,” opines 33-year-old rock multi-instrumentalist Tavana McMoore. “I get to meet visitors from all over the world.” Over his… More >

Jazz Paradise

Lewers Lounge is home to the islands’ jazz duo Maggie Herron and Rocky Holmes. When you cross the hallowed threshold at Lewers Lounge in Halekulani, you step back in time to a simpler, swankier era. You’ll escape the hustle and… More >

Tunes at the Terrace

A musical oasis is perched above the beaches of Waikiki. Craving some much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of thriving Waikiki? Look no further than the relaxed spirit of aloha you’ll discover on the Moana Terrace at Waikiki Beach… More >

Golden Voice

Local singer Jeff Apaka croons the classics. It’s 5 o’clock on Sunday afternoon—pau hana time at the Tapa Bar in the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The warm, tropical sun is dipping, burning, disappearing beyond the horizon line. The crowd has traded… More >

Ride the Wave

Duke’s OceanFest celebrates ocean sports and spreads aloha. In Hawai’i, we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with ‘Aloha,’ which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawai’i renowned as… More >

A Case of the Mondays

Catch local band Canoes 4 Rent live at Tiki’s. Tonight is Monday night in Waikiki, usually a low-key evening on the Kalakaua Strip. Upstairs at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, however, a playful pau hana (after-work) crowd is just starting to… More >

Strummin’ Siren

‘Ukulele virtuoso Taimane will carry you away. The sweet, signature scent of plumeria wafts through the air as her long dexterous fingers dance along the ‘ukulele fretboard like sunlight playing across the rolling ocean waves. At the moment, 23-year-old ‘ukulele… More >

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