Cellist Brian Webb, one of the original members of the indie-pop group, Streetlight Cadence, has exited the band, after 13 years of on-street singing, recordings, online videos and club gigs here and abroad.

Of his departure, he said, “I am leaving Starlight Cadence and I do so freely and without any issues, tensions or conflicts with current or past members. I adore this community, what it’s meant to people, what it’s given me and other members, and I am so grateful to all of you for your support over the years.

Brian Webb

“I hope you’ll continue looking out for my brothers (and now sister!) in arms. Please, please, please continue to answer the call when the next Kickstarter arises or when they re-push for their Patreon.”

Webb had been a founding member of Streetlight, along with violinist Jonathon Franklin, and accordionist/foot percussionist Jesse Shiroma. Franklin remains the lone original musician, since Shiroma is on academic leave, seeking a graduate  degree in library studies at the University of Hawaii.  Ben Chai is current banjoist, though not a ground-floor original, and Clara Stegall is now the lone woman in the band, a guitarist.

No word on who will replace him. …

Wild about Harry

With little fanfare, Prince Harry marked Remembrance Day last Friday with an appearance at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Prince Harry

The  Duke of Sussex toured the USS Arizona Memorial, the resting place of more than 1,100 crew members who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Harry donned a navy suit accentuated with a red poppy pinned to his jacket lapel. The poppy has been a tradition to commemorate wartime  military members who have died in war.

Island keyboarder Don Conover, who happened to be touring the Arizona, described Harry friendly and kind. “He kind of approached us,” Conover told People magazine. “I moved out of his way because he’s royalty; I figured I’d let him do his thing. He basically gave me a greeting.

“He was very respectful and courteous and nice. I moved out of his way, and he kind of patted me on the back and said, ‘You’re all good mate.’ It was a simple interaction, but he was very nice and courteous and respectful.”

Don Conovee

Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, also released an official statement on their Veterans Day/Remembrance Day appearance. She posted on the Archewell website,

“We honor service members across the world. These brave men and women, as well as their families, have made tremendous sacrifices and embody duty and service.”…

Lifetime achievers

The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts’  2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room.

Inductees are:

  • Dr. Randie Kamuela Fong.
  • Cecilia Mona Joy Lum.
  • George Kahumoku.
  • Jim Linkner.
  • Glen Smith.

Other key awards to be presented:

  • Krash Kealoha Industry Award, to the Hawaii County Band and the Kamaka Ukulele ‘Ohana.
  • The Legacy Recognition Award, to Ka‘iulani Martin.

Tickets are available at …

Broadway grosses, week ending Nov. 13

The ranking of the top three shows on Broadway has been staple recently. Meaning, “The Music Man” grossed $2.926 million, a skosh short of $3 million.

“Hamilton” is at a steady No. 2, with $2.039.

And “MJ” has been a reliable player, with $1.815 million.

The list here is courtesy The Broadway League…

And that’s Show Biz. …

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