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Ocean Vodka seeks 'World's Best Cocktail' in third annual contest

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June 22nd, 2016



COURTESY OCEAN VODKA / JESSICA PEARLOcean Organic Vodka is searching for the "World's Greatest Cocktail" using their product as the main ingredient.

COURTESY OCEAN VODKA / JESSICA PEARL

Ocean Organic Vodka is searching for the "World's Greatest Cocktail" using their product as the main ingredient.

Just a few days remain to come up with your version of “The World’s Best Cocktail” using Ocean Organic Vodka.

Now in its third year, the competition kicks off online with submissions accepted through midnight Saturday via the company’s website and email (recipecontest@oceanvodka.com). Six contestants will be selected to take part in the finals, which are set for Sept. 24 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa — and yes, airfare and accommodations will be provided for all finalists.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Farm to Table,” and all submissions will be judged on the following:

» Completed application
» High-resolution photo of cocktail
» Taste
» Presentation/interpretation of theme
» Use of fresh ingredients
» Creativity
» Representation of Ocean Organic Vodka

According to the contest rules, submitted applications must include a full recipe and preparation method for a single serving of the drink. No more than 2 ounces of alcohol in total can be used in the recipe; no more than five total ingredients, including alcohol, and Ocean Organic Vodka should be the main ingredient. No pre-infused alcohol allowed.

Along with the trip to Maui, the winning recipe’s creator will also receive a $500 first place prize and the drink will be featured on all Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa cocktail menus for one year.

Unlimited entries are allowed; must be 21+ to participate. See complete contest rules at www.oceanvodka.com.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Father's Day options include Scotch, craft beer and local music

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June 12th, 2016



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014Kapena will be among the local bands on stage at the Hawai'i Convention Center on Father's Day during a special edition of Hawaii's Finest's Revive the Live concert series.

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Kapena will be among the local bands on stage at the Hawai'i Convention Center on Father's Day during a special edition of Hawaii's Finest's Revive the Live concert series.

Made plans for Father’s Day yet? With one week to go, there are still plenty of options for those who haven’t decided where to take Dad this year.

While the actual day can be reserved for more family-friendly gatherings, Turtle Bay Resort will debut a new type of event in Kahuku on Saturday. Give Dad a chance to relax and unwind at the resort’s Pa’akai Lanai during the inaugural Scotch & Cigar Bar from 5 to 8 p.m.

For $90, guests will be able to enjoy two different types of Scotch and a featured bourbon, a choice of two beers, a cigar and heavy pupu along with a Lindemans beer glass to take home.

Along with Maker’s Mark Cask Strength bourbon, servers will pour samples of Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Ardmore Legacy; guests will be able to choose two beers from a list that includes Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock, Lindemans Framboise, Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter, Pinkus Pilsner and Rochefort Trappistes. The featured cigar is a Rocky Patel Sun Grown Robusto and entertainment for the evening will be provided by local musician Alex Oasay.

Tickets for the first Scotch & Cigar Bar at Turtle Bay are $90 per person, $510 for a VIP table that will accommodate six people. Call 293-6000 for more info.

ALSO ON SATURDAY, local clothing company Hawaii’s Finest will host a special Father’s Day edition of its Revive the Live concert series at the Hawai’i Convention Center’s Kalakaua Ballroom. Food and drinks will be provided by Levy Restaurants, with live performances by Kapena, Mana’o Company, Bruddah Waltah and Maoli.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday; music will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $30 at the door; pick up pre-sales at the Hawaii’s Finest retail shop at 1522 Makaloa St. or buy online at flavorus.com.

FOR COUPLES with kids who are old enough to drink themselves, give some thought to the Moana Surfrider’s annual Beer Fest on Father’s Day starting at 4 p.m. at the hotel’s Beach Bar.

Nearly 20 different craft beers will be served alongside several paired food options by executive chef Jason Watanabe, which include PB&J wings with peanut dipping sauce, kalbi short rib sliders with kim chee kale, truffle tater tots, crispy pork belly bun, bratwurst with onion and papaya kraut and smoked pork ribs with amber and lilikoi barbecue sauce.

Breweries scheduled to participate in this event include:

» Chimay
» Maui Brewing Co.
» Gigantic Brewing Company
» Green Flash Brewing Co.
» Belching Beaver Brewery
» Coronado Brewing Company
» Occidental Brewing Co.
» Breakside Brewery
» Sierra Nevada
» Coopers
» Midnight Sun Brewing

Tickets for Beer Fest are $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Call 922-3111 for more details. Guests can also schedule four express treatments at Moana Lani Spa for $220 (regular price is $270), including an express facial; eye treatment; shoulder, neck and scalp massage; back, neck and shoulder massage; body scrub; foot treatment; or reflexology treatment. Call 237-2535 for an appointment.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Local breweries share the spotlight at two tap takeovers

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June 10th, 2016



COURTESY SQUARE BARRELSHead to downtown Honolulu tonight for an all-local brewery tap takeover at Square Barrels.

COURTESY SQUARE BARRELS

Head to downtown Honolulu tonight for an all-local brewery tap takeover at Square Barrels.

Do you think Kamehameha the Great would have enjoyed the variety of quality craft beer created in Hawaii these days?

Today, the day before the official state holiday named after the legendary Hawaiian alii, the Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild will hoist more than a few pints in his honor starting at 6 p.m. during an all-local brewery tap takeover.

The event is a fundraiser for the HCBG, with no cover charge and all 16-ounce pours sold for $9 each. Participating breweries and the beers they plan to serve include:

» Big Island Brewhaus (Monks Brunch Pale Ale)
» Hawaii Nui / Mehana Brewing (Southern Cross Double Red Ale)
» Home of the Brave (442 Go For Broke Amber Ale)
» Honolulu Beerworks (CocoWeizen)
» Kauai Island Brewing (Belgium Porter)
» Kauai Beer Co. (Lihue Lager, Black Limo)
» Kohola Brewery (Talk Story American Pale Ale)
» Lanikai Brewing Company (Hamakua Sunrise-Tangelo, Spring Mango Wit)
» Maui Brewing Company (Mosaic Mo’Betta IPA)
» Mehana/ Hawaii Nui (Southern Cross)
» Stewbum and Stonewall (Batch 518 Pale Ale)
» Waikiki Brewing (Black Strap Molasses Porter)

Square Barrels is located at 1001 Bishop St. Validated parking will be available for $2 at Bishop Square on Alakea St. Call 524-2747.

Also coming up at Real a Gastropub is Brewed in Hawaii, a craft beer event featuring eight local breweries. Doors open at 2 p.m. June 21, featuring beers from BeerLab Hawaii, Big Island Brewhaus, Honolulu Beerworks, Kona Brewing Co., Lanikai Brewing Co., Maui Brewing Co., Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co. and Waikiki Brewing Co.

Beer selections and prices have yet to be determined; call 596-2526 or visit realagastropub.com for more info. Real is located at 1020 Auahi St. at the Ward Farmer’s Market.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Koloa Rum racks up awards in national, international competition

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June 8th, 2016



COURTESY KOLOA RUM CO.The lineup of award-winning rums from Koloa Rum Co. Not pictured is the company's newest product, Kauai Coffee Rum.

COURTESY KOLOA RUM CO.

The lineup of award-winning rums from Koloa Rum Co. Not pictured is the company's newest product, Kauai Coffee Rum.

Kauai-based rum distillers Koloa Rum Co. continue to pick up awards in 2016, adding five gold medals at the 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April.

The gold medals follow a win at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in March, where the distillery’s Kauai Coconut Rum won the competition’s Chairman’s Trophy and its Kauai Coffee Rum — the company’s newest product — was named a finalist. That same month, Koloa’s Kauai Coffee Rum also won a gold medal a the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Judges at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival evaluated rums from 22 countries and six different U.S. states and territories. Koloa’s Kauai Coffee Rum was awarded a “Best in Class” gold medal, the highest honor available, while its Kauai White Rum, Kauai Gold Rum, Kauai Spice Rum and Kauai Dark all won gold medals in their respective categories.

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America also honored Koloa in April, awarding silver medals for its Kauai Coffee Rum and Kauai Coconut Rum.

“It is exciting and extremely gratifying to receive these awards,” Koloa Rum Co. president and CEO Bob Gunter said in a release announcing the wins. “It is a testament to the experience, skill and hard work … by the entire Koloa Rum team.”
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Negroni Week helps raise money for local charities

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June 7th, 2016



It used to be when I asked for a Negroni, most bartenders would think I had just hurled some sort of racial slur their way.

Not anymore.

Now that craft is king and self-described mixologists typically outnumber the old-fashioned barman (or woman), it’s become cool to belly up to a bar and ask for the cocktail made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin. The drink — which dates back nearly 100 years to Italy where Count Camillo Negroni invented it after spending time in the United States — is a twist on an Americano, but the Negroni swaps the club soda in that drink with gin to give it an added kick.

DENNIS ODA / 2015 The Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin with an orange wedge.

DENNIS ODA / 2015

The Negroni cocktail is made with equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin with an orange wedge.

The Negroni’s recent rise in popularity can be linked to an increased promotional push in the United States by the Campari brand, which purchased the Wild Turkey distillery from Pernod Ricard in 2009 to increase its production capacity. Two years later, national bartending convention Tales of the Cocktail made history in New Orleans by concocting the world’s largest Negroni.

These days, it’s hard to find a well-developed cocktail menu that doesn’t include the drink. Even if it’s not listed, many establishments have Campari behind the bar and can easily make one for you.

Here in Honolulu, I never hesitate to seek out Bevy co-owner and award-winning bartender Christian Self when I need my Negroni fix. You’ll want to check him out this week as well, since the bar is taking part in Negroni Week 2016. Today through Sunday, $1 of every Negroni (or a variation) sold there will be donated to the Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

And if you feel like putting your dancing shoes on to help celebrate Negroni Week, check out Bevy on Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight for Maybe Bacon Music with DJs DanceMachine, Tfuj and Nicky Thunders. Call 594-7445 for more info.

According to the official Negroni Week website, other bars taking part are Pint+Jigger, 1936 S. King St., and The Pig & The Lady, 83 N. King St. P+J owner Dave Newman said his bar would be donating a portion of sales this week to the Children's Cancer Foundation of Hawaii.

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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Jake Shimabukuro kicks off summer tour at Blue Note Hawaii

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June 7th, 2016



DENNIS ODA / 2015 Jake Shimabukuro opens his summer 2016 tour with three nights at Blue Note Hawaii.

DENNIS ODA / 2015

Jake Shimabukuro opens his summer 2016 tour with three nights at Blue Note Hawaii.

Hawaii ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will kick off a summer tour across the United States at Blue Note Hawaii later this month, followed by appearances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July and a nine-date jaunt to Japan in October.

The performances will be in support of Shimabukuro’s latest album, “Live in Japan,” a best-of double-disc collection of live performances released in February. Joined by longtime bass player Nolan Verner, he’ll also play songs off “Travels,” his most recent studio project.

“I have a new setup for my electric ukulele that gives me access to new sounds and timbres that I never incorporated before,” Shimabukuro said in a release announcing the concert dates. “A few of my favorite moments in the show include an ukulele and bass duet of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ and a 10-minute version of “Dragon,” which utilizes a looper, analog echoes, finger tapping, and heavy metal distortion.

“Every show (will be) a little different, which keeps things fresh and exciting. The most important thing is everyone has a great time and walks away with a smile.”

Shimabukuro is currently in Nashville working on his next album, which is set to be released before the end of the year.

The Blue Note Hawaii shows are scheduled for June 29, June 30 and July 1 with performances at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m., respectively, with seating available on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are priced at $25 for bar seating, $45 for loge tables and $55 for premium tables. Visit bluenotehawaii.com for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Here's the complete schedule:

» June 29: Blue Note Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
» June 30: Blue Note Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
» July 1: Blue Note Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
» July 5: Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Canada)
» July 8: Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre (Arvada, CO)
» July 26: The Rev Room (Little Rock, AR)
» July 28: W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre (Louisville, KY)
» July 29: Evans Amphitheater (Cleveland Heights, OH)
» July 31: Door Community Auditorium (Fish Creek, WI)
» Aug. 2: Upton-Morely Pavilion (Interlochen, MI)
» Aug. 5: The Palace Theatre (Hilo, HI)
» Sept. 7: Pantages Theater (Tacoma, WA)
» Sept. 9: The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA)
» Sept. 10: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay (San Diego, CA)
» Sept. 13: Key West Theater (Key West, FL)
» Sept. 15: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
» Sept. 16: Plaza Live Orlando (Orlando, FL)
» Sept. 18: Charleston Music Hall (Charleston, SC)
» Nov. 6: The Pabst Theater (Milwaukee, WI)
» Nov. 7: The Center for the Performing Arts/The Palladium (Carmel, IN)
» Nov. 10: Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield, ME)
» Nov. 17: Kleinhans Music Hall (Buffalo, NY)
» Nov. 19: Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center (York, PA)
» Nov. 20: Music Center at Strathmore (North Bethesda, MD)
» Nov. 21: Tin Pan (Richmond, VA)
» Nov. 29: McCallum Theatre for Performing Arts (Palm Desert, CA)
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Kevin Jones preps for final Hawaii shows before moving to Portland

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June 5th, 2016



COURTESY KEVIN JONESKevin Jones, second from left, performs with his band The Desert Sea at Hawaiian Brian's.

COURTESY KEVIN JONES

Kevin Jones, second from left, performs with his band The Desert Sea at Hawaiian Brian's.

Nearly 20 years after first leaving Honolulu to chase his musical dreams in Las Vegas, local radio personality and rock recording artist Kevin Jones is packing up his stuff and saying goodbye to his hometown once again.

This time around he’s heading for Portland, Ore. with his wife, who will pursue her education while Jones explores the city’s blossoming music community. After more than a decade of service at the state’s largest radio station group, the 44-year-old departs Hawaii this month with a handful of job prospects but no firm idea of what the future holds — and he couldn’t be more excited.

#CHLOEPALOOZA2016

Birthday celebration for singer-songwriter Chloe Aquino
» Where: Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd.
» When: 6 to 11 p.m. today
» Cost: No cover
» Info: facebook.com

WREKT

» Where: Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 280 Beach Walk
» When: 9 to 11 p.m.
» Cost: No cover
» Info: (808) 955-7383

I spoke with Jones after learning he had two last shows to play, one with his band The Desert Sea at Hawaiian Brian’s today and the other with his cover band, Wrekt, at the Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday. We talked about his need to walk away from a job others would give almost anything to have, the effects of living in Hawaii on his music career and the state of the local music scene.

QUESTION: You had a great job managing a music hall while also being on the radio and playing shows as a working musician. Why walk away from all of that?

ANSWER: I met this really, really wonderful woman a few years ago and she brought back a sense of adventure I haven’t felt in a while. We’ve done a lot of traveling over the years, and one of the places we visited was Portland. So when it came to applying to graduate schools, Oregon Health and Science University was at the top of her list and that’s the one she got accepted to. We’re really excited.

I really felt like I plateaued here a few years ago. After a while, it just kind of felt like there was no higher for me to go. I was working for the largest and most successful radio company in Hawaii. But I’ve always been about striving for more, and this was a really good opportunity to do that.

Q: How has living in Hawaii affected your own music career?

A: I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of creativity. The bands that I’ve had, we’ve ended up learning hundreds and hundreds of other people’s songs, but when it comes to actually creating our own music, I’ve certainly put that second to fostering other people’s original music. Trying to balance being in radio and doing these local shows with trying to be a creative musician, it definitely sapped my creativity somewhat. I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t had as much creative output as I’d like.

What makes me happiest is being a musically creative soul. So I’m looking forward to getting back to that.

Q: What’s the best thing about Hawaii’s music scene?

A: The brightest and best thing I can say is the sheer diversity of it all. There’s a lot here. When we talk about genres and people doing it, there’s just so, so much.

Q: What’s the worst thing about Hawaii’s music scene?

A: The hard thing is getting the word out and getting the public interested in music above and beyond island music and reggae music. There’s hip-hop. There’s bluegrass and jazz. There’s alternative. It’s heartbreaking to watch these incredible bands play and nobody comes to see them. Or these fantastic hip-hop shows and the room is empty.

And then with the artists, there’s a certain amount of complacency. I think one of the strengths of the island and reggae groups is they know how to market themselves. You can’t just sit back and play your guitar and expect people to come and see you.

That’s why I think these island music artists have it down. They hustle. Take a guy like Kuana Torres Kahele. Kuana is on tour all the time and he’s putting records out all the time. And if you look beyond the music, he knows how to market himself. He knows how to integrate his lei-making and all these other things he does into a package he can present to the world. You have to present yourself as a marketable, bankable package.

Q: What does the future hold for local rock in Hawaii?

A: I see the scene contracting again. It goes up and down and up and down. This is like the second, or maybe even the third time I’ve seen it wane. It kinda peaked in the mid-80s and then it went down. Then it peaked again in 1996 or 1997. Most recently, it peaked around 2012 or 2013. I’m seeing venues close and people leaving. And the terrible thing is, there are more bands than ever.

I don’t want to say I’m admitting defeat, but you can only band your head against the wall so many times. Whether it’s the artists or the public, there hasn’t been that magic song or magic artist that has come out. You can say Bruno or Jack, but beyond that I’m just waiting for Kings of Spade or Erin Smith or Third Space or Dustin Pacleb or Amanda Frazier, one of those really gifted acts to make that magic song and somehow it sticks out and gets some traction. But I haven’t seen it yet.

I don’t know what the future holds. I’m a little worried for the scene right now.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Beer Camp brews hit Honolulu store shelves and bar taps

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June 3rd, 2016



COURTESY SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO. Beer Camp Across America features the collaborative efforts of more than 30 top craft breweries from the United States.

COURTESY SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.

Beer Camp Across America features the collaborative efforts of more than 30 top craft breweries from the United States.

“It was like being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for a brewer.”

Maui Brewing Co. CEO Garrett Marrero couldn’t have said it better about Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Beer Camp Across America, an annual event that saw more than 30 leading craft breweries from the United States take part in creating six different beers that are currently being sold across the country and will be poured during official Beer Camp beer festivals held in six different cities starting this weekend.

This year also marked the first time a Hawaii-based craft brewer was invited to participate in Beer Camp. Marrero brought “a touch of Hawaiian ‘aloha’ from the addition of hibiscus” to the West Latitude Session Rye created by a team of mostly California-based brewers.

“Bringing that attention to Hawaii is no joke,” he said. “To have real craft beer coming from Hawaii like we’ve been doing and to get the notoriety for that, it’s an epic win for the state.”

After tasting all six of this year’s beers — which also include the Sweet Sunny South Table Beer, Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPA, Family Values Imperal Brown Ale, Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale and Stout of the Union Robust Stout — it was the touch of hibiscus in the West Latitude Session Rye that set it apart from the rest of this year’s offerings for me.

Read more of my thoughts on this year’s crop of Beer Camp brews in Barfly, available online to subscribers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser here.

Want to skip the extra reading and just try the beers for yourself? Pick up mixed 12-packs with two bottles of each beer for about $30 at Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors locations on Waialae Ave. and at the Aikahi Shopping Center, or stop by Bev Mart at 2441 Date St. Single bottles of select beers are also available at the Liquor Collection at Ward Village for $3.25 each.

Kegs of all six beers are also on island, with Real a Gastropub at Ward Village leading the charge. They tapped a keg of each beer yesterday and are probably your best bet at finding all six in the same place at the same time right now. Tropics Tap House at Puck’s Alley aims to do the same, but they won’t have all the beers available for another week or two.

Pint + Jigger, 1936 S. King St., is taking a more staggered approach, tapping two kegs at a time until their allocation runs dry. Owner Dave Newman said Beer Camp’s Stout of the Union Robust Stout and West Latitude Session Rye were the first to be poured at the bar yesterday.

Know of any other stores, bars or restaurants serving Beer Camp Across America beers? Share the location(s) in the comments below.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Heineken offers $20k award for winning Honolulu 'Cities' idea

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June 2nd, 2016



COURTESY LEO VILLAREAL Artist Leo Villareal uses a laptop computer to control "The Bay Lights," his LED light installation on San Francisco's Bay Bridge.

COURTESY LEO VILLAREAL

Artist Leo Villareal uses a laptop computer to control "The Bay Lights," his LED light installation on San Francisco's Bay Bridge.

If pop-up art installations and mini-parks built over public parking spaces in urban Honolulu inspire you to brainstorm even bigger and better creative ideas to benefit our community, Heineken and crowdfunding website Indiegogo want to hear from you.

Honolulu is one of five U.S. cities selected to participate in Heineken’s Cities Project this year, giving local residents the opportunity to apply for a $20,000 cash award and heavily promoted campaign on Indiegogo.

The Cities Project supports “innovative urban projects” in an attempt to “make great cities even greater,” like artist James Murphy’s "Subway Symphony" exhibit in New York City, which replaced normal subway turnstile sounds with melodic interludes. Heineken also sponsored "The Bay Lights" by artist Leo Villareal, who added thousands of LED lights to San Francisco’s Bay Bridge to drastically alter its profile after dark.

Heineken will launch its 2016 Cities Project by partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to build support for the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to turning this cultural landmark into a place where Miami’s can celebrate the best the city has to offer,” said Heineken USA senior vice president of marketing Ralph Rijks. “We also hope that this great project inspires people elsewhere to submit their great ideas for improving their cities.”

Now through June 30, short video submissions will be accepted via Facebook for projects in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and New York. Winners will be selected by a four-member panel of industry leaders in design, architecture, the arts and urban culture that includes National Trust for Historic Preservation president and CEO Stephanie Meeks, award-winning New York chef and author Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn and Honolulu Biennial Foundation co-founder Kóan Jeff Baysa.

Ideas for Cities Project campaigns can focus on art, music, architecture or anything else that “can make a major impact on culture or the overall enjoyment” of Honolulu. Visit facebook.com/heinekenusa for more information about the initiative.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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Hawaii Voice KTV launches summer hip-hop music series

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June 2nd, 2016



STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015Kaipo Kapua headlines the first installment of DOASC Nights on Friday.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

Kaipo Kapua headlines the first installment of DOASC Nights on Friday.

Hawaii hip-hop artists take over Hawaii Voice KTV Lounge this weekend with the debut of DOASC Nights at 9 p.m. Friday.

Presented by local recording label DOASC Music and clothing company FK Brand, the summer concert series kicks off with performances by Kaipo Kapua and DOASC artist JoeKerr. Rita Davis, Jerxme and DJs Mitch and Mills will open the night; Cadillac Cade will host.

DOASC Nights is a 21-and-over event; Hawaii Voice KTV Lounge is located at 808 Sheridan St. Call (808) 228-0553 for VIP bottle and private room reservations.
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Jason Genegabus has covered the local entertainment, nightlife, music and bar scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com.

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