Pulse Picks: April 3, 2014
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GUITAR GREATS REUNITE IN HONOLULU: Hawaiian slack-key guitar great Ledward Kaapana and country lap steel/dobro giant Jerry Douglas play together for the first time in years at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. Tickets are $40 to $45.
The reunion, part of the theatre’s Music of Hawai’i series, comes 24 years after the pair first met while part of a Masters of the Steel String Guitar tour organized by the National Council for the Traditional Arts. They toured together for three years, and when Kaapana recorded “Waltz of the Wind” in Nashville in 1998, Douglas was part of the album’s all-star lineup.
Kaapana is a five-time Grammy nominee; two albums of slack-key music including the Big Island artist are Grammy winners. Douglas, who lives in Nashville, has 14 solo recordings and played on more than 1,600 albums, and is a multiple Grammy winner as part of Union Station with Alison Krauss. His 2012 album “Traveler” includes guest artists Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon and Keb’ Mo’.
Call (808) 532-8768 or visit honolulumuseum.org.
‘RED’ AT THE ACTORS’ GROUP: A master abstract artist discovers his crowning achievement could become his undoing in “Red,” a Tony Award-winning drama by John Logan at The Actors’ Group, 650 Iwilei Rd.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; tickets are $12 to $20. Call (808) 722-6941 or visit taghawaii.net.
BANG BANG: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the monthly party for girls by girls, returns to The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. Dance to music by DJs SuperCW, Betty and Ace starting at 10 p.m. No cover. Call (808) 941-7469 or visit jointherepublik.com.
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