By Wayne Harada
Food for thought, with New Orleans flavors; ‘ukulele vibes, from a 102-year-old whiz; the Grammy Awards, the music biz’s biggest night. They’re all on the show biz radar.
Check ‘em out:
Food: Emeril returning for another Kahala food-and-wine event
Chef Emeril Lagasse will return to the Kahala Food & Wine Classic, April 9 and 10, at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Award-winning Scharder Cellars of Napa Valley will offer wine selections, with Davidoff offering cigars.
Lagasse, of course, is the fabled New Orleans chef-proprietor of such eaters as Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico, and star of the new “Emeril Lagasse Show’ debuting March 28 on ION.
This will be the first of three Kahala Food & Wine Classic events in 2010, with gala dinners, cooking classes, wine-tastings and cigar seminars on the agenda.
Music: Tapia, 102, to perform at ‘Ukulele Picnic Feb. 13
Bill Tapia, the incredible 102-year-old musical icon, will be among the strummers at the 2nd Annual ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai’i from 11 a.m. to sunset Feb. 13 at the Waterfront Park.
He will be joined by a retinue of top strummers and entertainers, including Herb “Ohta-san” Ohta, Herb Ohta Jr., Holunape, Manoa DNA, Iwao, the Roy Sakuma ‘Ukulele School, Joy and others. A contingent of Japan uke players also will participate, including Kiyoshi Kobayashi and the ‘Ukulele Orchestra, and Sekiguichi Band featuring Kimiko Wakiyama.
Admission is free.
Awards: Billboard’s Grammy picks for Sunday
Billboard magazine, the bible of the music biz, has made some predictions on who will win the Grammy this Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and televised by CBS.
You may vote in an informal poll at www.billboard.com.
Among Billboard’s picks:
• Record of the Year – Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”
• Album of the Year — Taylor Swift’s “Faceless.”
• Song of the Year — Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
There are no predictions for the Hawaiian Grammy, but I take a stab on who will win, who should win and who could win, in my Show and Tell Hawai’i blog this Friday in TGIF and also at http://showandtellhawaii.honadvblogs.com.