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Wailuku First Friday – It’s A Block Party!

Today, August 6th, 2010, Wailuku First Friday is expanding the street party up the block to include entertainment on Main Street fronting the Main Street Promenade building. Pizza and Italian food owner David Giannotto of Giannotto’s Pizzaria is hosting Basic Bounce a live jazz ensemble. Everyone is welcome to rock the night away for Augusts’ Endless Summer bash! The block party starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm along with the happenings on Market Street on August 6. No admission.

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Maui Thing is still celebrating its 2nd anniversary featuring another-not-to-miss entertainers, Kimie Miner from Kona Hawaii. Kimie describes her sound as acoustic/soul/reggae. Although her music is built on a reggae cornerstone, it’s accentuated with funk and R&B. Kimie also is quick to acknowledge- edge the Hawaiian undertones in her songs. “Although my musical genre is not Hawaiian it is deeply rooted in Hawaiian music,” states Kimie. “No matter what we as Hawaiian people do we should always have the perpetuation of our culture in mind.”

Kimie honors her heritage through her original songs. Her music is constantly paying homage to the beauty of aloha (love) and the dichotomy of opposing forces. Check out the Maui Things stage.

Café O Lei is opening its doors at 5 pm to 6 pm for a Spanish Wine Tasting and Paella with Jim Powlan for $12 per head charge. And jazz continues with, father and son, Gene and Shea Argel playing outside of Café O Lei. Stroll down the street and Head High a 4 piece rock and roll band to play fun and danceable music at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. And at the Wailuku Coffee Store, Gabe and Friends perform to benefits the Arts Education for Children Group.

The Wailuku First Friday event is looking for artisans, handmade crafters and food vendors. A fee of $40 for food vendors with Health Permit, $25 table space for non-food vendors and $20 for non-profits will be assessed each accepted vendor. Contact Teri Edmonds at 249-9710 at If the Shoe Fits on Market Street.

For questions on the event contact 878-1888 or 1stFridayWailuku@gmail.com. Become a fan on Facebook at “Wailuku First Friday” to see what is happening!

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