Jun 2, 2010

Makana Returns to Kauai

Don’t miss the return of Makana to the Garden Island on June 26 at KCC’s Performing Arts Center. Makana, Hawaii’s own world-class “slack/rock” guitarist/vocalist, was described by The New York Times as “virtuoso” in a 2009 article which went on to say “Makana provides a textbook illustration of slack-key guitar style – dazzling.” Esquire Magazine had this to say about Makana in 2003, “Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawaii, has been around longer than the blues and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”

Makana will headline the event with talented and versatile guitarist/vocalist Matt Bolton as the opening act. Matt, who lives locally and who has played across the country, was the guitarist/keyboard/vocalist for Todd Rundgren’s 2008 Arena Tour through the US and Canada. About Matt Bolton, Todd Rundgren has said, “I knew Matt was a player- that's why I hired him. But it wasn't until I saw him do his own thing that I realized what an entertainer he is. Kauai is justifiably proud of this local export."

Aloha 'Oe: Spring 2010 Retirees

Wishing a fond "Aloha" and "A hui hou" to KCC's Spring 2010 retirees:
Sharon Chiba - Counseling and Advising
Gerald Hirata - Science and Math
Rick Matsumura - Trades and Technology
Wayne Miyata - Language, Arts, and Humanities
Shelley Konishi - Business Education
Albert Spencer - Business Education
Joe Vegas - Maintenance and Grounds
Mahalo for your years of friendship and service. Best wishes on your next adventures!

Posted by kccscoop