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Dennis Kamakahi

Dennis Kamakahi Remembered by Fellow Hawaiian Musicians

HONOLULU — Memorial services for renowned Hawaiian entertainer the Rev. Dennis …

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Musician/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto Has Cancer

TOKYO — Internationally renowned musician, composer, record producer, writer and activist …

From left, Tokyo Tanaka, Spear Ribs, Kamikaza Boy, DJ Santa Monica (rear) and Jean-Ken Johnny of Man With a Mission perform at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood last Thursday. (Photo by MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Pleasing the Pack at the Whisky

Rafu Arts & Entertainment Editor
WEST HOLLYWOOD.–Japanese rockers …

Ho JACCC Ukulele record web

No Record, But High Spirits

An attempt at setting the world record for the largest …

Jon Hatamiya (Photo by Christopher Baliwas

Hatamiya Group Coming to SoCal July 15-16

New York jazz-rock fusion band XD 7 is currently on …


2014 World Taiko Gathering to Bring Groups From All Over the World

TAIKOPROJECT is hosting the 2014 World Taiko Gathering, the first-ever …

Yu Ooka

Guitarist Ooka to Join Pasadena Concert Sunday

PASADENA — Guitarist Yu Ooka will be among the guest …

taiko nation

‘Taiko Nation’ Concerts at the Aratani

“Taiko Nation” will be presented on Saturday, July 19, at …

From left: Lydia Miyashiro-Ho, Daniel Ho, Leslie Ito, Jason Arimoto (front), Patrice Oyama and Brad Ranola at the JACCC's U-Space. (MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS/Rafu Shimpo)

Stringing Together a Sense of Community

By MIKEY HIRANO CULROSS, Rafu Arts & Entertainment Editor
Jason Arimoto …

stories and song

Make Music LA at Little Tokyo Branch

Composer and pianist Scott Nagatani ( will join the Little …