John Kolivas’ Honolulu Jazz Quartet, one of the islands’ most enduring jazz ensembles, will concertize at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (July 16)  in a private concert in Haleiwa.

The ensemble will program a range of 60s and 70s hits, plus selections from the HJQ’s latest  CD.

In an online post, Kolivas mentioned that “I finally got up the energy to write my arrangement of Seals & Croft’s ‘Summer Breeze,’ in time for our annual concert in Haleiwa,”  Kolivas said in an online post.

John Kolivas

And indeed, “Summer  Breeze” is a seasonal summertime favorites.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and for  the address of the venue, contact Babatunji for reservations, food options and other details. A capacity crowd is anticipated, so email or call (808)  636-1285. …

Ben Vegas will return to Medici’s  at the Manoa Market Place, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (July 16). His evening of romantic tunes  is  themed “Songs in the Key of Love.”

Since his previous tune-mate Maila Gibson has left the act, Vegas has been doing special events concerts, previously teaming up with John Valentine.

In the weekend show, Vegas will be joined by musician friends Fred Alcain and Aron Nelson, with  guest vocalist Ana Allen sitting in for a few numbers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course dinner. Cost is $59, which includes the meal and the music. Reservations:

Is Ben Franklin the next to exit Mapunapuna?

With Home Depot acquiring the Mapunapuna complex called Moanalua 99, the remaining tenants will shut down today. Some are reopening elsewhere; many will close for good.

Earlier, Henry Loui restaurant ended its residency in the Mapunapua area, because of the imminent changes ahead, so I wondered about the Ben Franklin/Celebrations complex next door. In a recent visit, employees told me they were hoping that crafters will help save the end of Ben Franklin there, but as a crafter myself, I haven’t heard anything about plans to keep BF where it is, or shut down to raze and reinvigorate the area. Are crafters even aware of the possible end of BF Moanalua? Is this progress?. Just wondering. …

Broadway grosses, week ending July 10

Broadway is still alive and kicking, as the summer season goes into high gear.

But whoa, “The Music Man” still is the top drawer, but it’s now just shy of its usual $3 million gross. The take? $2.9 million.

No. 2 is “The Lion King,” earning $2.3 million, resulting in tswapping slots with No 3, “Hamilton,” with $2.2 million.

The tallies are courtesy The Broadway League. Here’s the chart, for figures for the week ending July 10:

And that’s Show Biz. …

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