Bruno Mars, our homegrown superstar, had two concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the first one on Oct. 4 went on without issues. The Oct. 7 show, however, was logically canceled because Israel was at war with Hamas.

The venue was Park Hayarkon, and both shows were sold out, Live Nation Israel said. Refunds were automatically made via the venue where tickets were bought.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We are at war. In war, one needs to be level-headed. I call on all citizens of Israel to unite in order to achieve our highest goal – victory in the war.”

A special night with The Krush

Wade Kuroiwa (pictured), Edwin Ramones (pictured) and Macky Galbiso are among the original  members of The Krush, who will convene in a show and dance Oct. 20 at the Mango Street Grill in Wahiawa. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Krush was a popular recording act in the 1970s and 1980s and parlayed their disc career into fan-popular gigs at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Garden Bar, and the Outrigger Waikiki’s Main Showroom. Both venues are gone but the group’s roster of hits – “Waialua Sky,” “Blame It on the Night,” “Mauna Loa,” and “My Hawaii” — have endured, logically as nostalgia faves.

The group, formerly The Fabulous Krush (still fabulous but with a better, shorter name), was managed by the late Yemun Chung, whose entrepreneurial skills made the act a household name. A salute or memorial likely will be part of the evening.

Following the show, there will be dancing with What the Funk.

Pre-sale tickets are $25 (call Don at (808) 224-0776 and $30 at the door.

Mango Street Grill formerly was Dot’s in Wahiawa. ….

Money for Maui

It was “Money, Money, Money” at Diamond Head Theatre’s “Mamma Mia” production on Oct. 5, when all proceeds of the ABBA-centric musical raised more than $20,000 in support of the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund, benefitting the recovery needs of the Lahaina wildfires which took lives and wiped out the scenic mecca – businesses, homes, condos, schools, and iconic sites – last Aug. 9.

The cast and crew blew a kiss to Maui and yep, aloha matters. A generous act of kindness from DHT, so Trevor Tamashiro, new executive director, and his team deserve a mahalo shout-out.

“Mamma Mia” continues through Oct. 15, but tickets are sold out through the run. …

Symphony’s Moss leaving at year’s end

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is searching for a new president and chief executive officer to succeed David Moss (pictured), prevailing leader of the ork, who is resigning at the end of this year. HSO will conduct both an internal local search as well as candidates from abroad.

Moss was appointed to lead the HSO in March of 2020 in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic crisis, at a time when the organization experienced financial challenges and declining audience support, but the ork launched diverse programs in non-traditional concert venues, to remain afloat. Dane Lam was hired as the first music director and conductor in the ork’s history.

 “Dave has established an incredible legacy by growing the symphony’s impact and relevance in our community. Our board remains committed to the HSO, its musicians and our community and will begin our search to replace him immediately,” said Paul Kosasa, chair of the board of directors of HSO, in a statement. “We are truly grateful for what Dave has done and the leadership he has shown. While we are sad to see him leave, we wish Dave and his family all the best in their future endeavors.” …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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