Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thai Cowboys Live At Chatuchak Weekend Mkt

Video by video documentary artist Randy Magnus featuring The Blue Mountain Boys in the Chatuchak Weekend Mkt in Bangkok, Thailand.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Holidays from Hawai'i

An image from Christmas past, Aunty Corina and her hula girls.

Christmas In Kona, Hawai'i will be airing
on The Big Island on cable ch 54
Wednesday, 12/19 @ 5pm
Friday, 12/21 @ 9:30pm
Sunday, 12/23 @ 1:30pm
Monday, 12/24 @ 8:30pm

Friday, November 09, 2007

Jim Major on YouTube

Watch Jim Major perform his classic song "Eddie Would Go" and others from the archives. Check out Jim at

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Moku O Keawe Hula in Hawaii

photo by Randy Magnus
The 2nd Annual Moku O Keawe Hula Festival is Nov 7 thru Nov 11 at the Waikaloa Hilton. So we are airing last year's event on cable ch. 54.

Sun., 11/4 @ 12:30 - 2pm (Auwana, Kahiko)
Sun., 11/4 @ 5:30 - 6pm (Intro)
Mon., 11/5 @ 8:30 - 10:30pm (Intro, Auwana, Kahiko)
Tues., 11/6 @ 3:30 - 5:30pm (Intro, Auwana, Kahiko)
Thurs., 11/8 @ 3:30 - 5:30pm (Intro, Auwana, Kahiko)
Fri., 11/9 @ 10am - 12pm (Intro, Auwana, Kahiko)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Randy Magnus Videos

Check out some exciting videos posted on Youtube by Randy Magnus, right from this player.
From the Ironman 2007, a Salsa band, Those Darn Accordions, an interview with renowned photographer Jerry Burchard, and local music group Hot Lava 808.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's Ironman Week

All this week at 6am on Big Island cable ch 54 we are broadcasting our various Ironman and Underpants Run video from recent years. Enjoy.
(Pictured is Natasha Badmann from this year's Ironman Parade.)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Holistic Hawai'i Expo 2007

Learn what crystal worshiping, vitamin pushers, taro, palm, and aura readers, sound healing, salsa and belly dancing have in common.
Thirty minutes of highlights and comments and massage and living holistically.
See for yourself.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

E Hula Mai Kaua

Couples hula, with an entrance by the Royal Court.
Part if the Aloha Festival, held at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ladies of Kona - A Collection

The Ladies of Kona recorded live, highlights from the past 3 years of their personal style of playing Hawaiian music, with guest appearances by Aunty Ella and Aunty JoJo.
Its Auny Lei, Aunty Lorietta, and Aunty Mary - The Ladies of Kona.
Airs on Big Island cable ch. 54
Sun., 9/2 @ 2pm, ....... Thurs., 9/6 @ 4:30pm, ....... Tues., 9/11 @ 6:30pm,
Thurs., 9/13 @ 4:30pm, .....Sun., 9/16 @ 2pm, ....... Sat., 9/22 @ 4pm

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Conversation with Jerry Burchard

Finally got around to editing the footage of the conversation we had with photographer Jerry Burchard some twelve years ago at his Ron Jehu Gallery exhibit in San Francisco.
A retired San Francisco Art Institute instructor and night landscape photographer, his wit and insight is clearly visible. And his images of exotic places such as America, Thailand, and Morocco; are a warm escape from his Rochester, New York childhood.
Enjoy the Youtube brief highlight version.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

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Monday, July 16, 2007

July Marks The Start of Bon Dance Season

We have programs on this year's Keei Buddhist Church Bon Dance featuring the Hongwanji Taiko Drummers, and one on The Kona Daifukuji Bon Dance with their excellent Taiko Drummers.
And there are a few copies of last year's Bon Dance programs available.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's Kona Marathon Time

Its time for the 14th annual UCC Kunitake Farms Kona Marathon and Family Fun Runs -
We're showing the past few years and presently editing this year's edition.
Enjoy the running scene in Hawai'i.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Salsa Latino's Live at Lulu's

The red hot Salsa Latino's are performing every Sunday from 6 to 9 pm at Lulu's in Kailua Kona, Hawai'i. Check them out on this 54 minute dvd.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A TDA! Blast From the Past

We dug into our archives to find this clip from a 30 minute show featuring the San Francisco Bay Area group, Those Darn Accordions!.
Its TDA! doing "Mothra" live at The Great American Music Hall, when they opened for Weird Al in 1994. Enjoy.
For more information, check out Those Darn Accordions.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Earth Day in Hawaii

We were fortunate enough to videotape the boys from the High School of the Pacific doing their stick dance as part of Earth Day and Reef Awareness. The show features alot of Hawaiian culture, pounding poi, making of a bamboo nose flute, as well as tips for saving the environment.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sabaidee Pi Mai Lao (Happy Lao New Year 2007)

Documenting the Laotian community in the Central Valley of California as they celebrate their New Year's. Complete with the blessing of the food, a parade, pageantry, being blessed with water, and the Baci ceremony.
Available as both a 30 minute dvd video, and as a 108 pages hardbound book of photographs. Check out the book at Pi Mai Lao.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Moku O Keawe International Festival

Highlights from the 1st Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival, held last year and airing during Merrie Monarch week. Features Aunty Genoa Keawe, and lots of hula.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Learn How To Belly Dance with Morgan leFevre

This 30 minute video has been remixed from the 2003 original. A beautiful silhouette of Morgan belly-dancing overlooking the Kahalu'u Bay at sunset. Very informational as she explains the art of belly dancing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ayutthaya, Thailand

The old capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya battled and lost a war against Burma, who in victory destroyed much of the city. The Thai's moved the capital, and parts had been rebuilt. Take a look at this interesting place and its many Buddha statues. Hosted by Tom 35, and shows our assistants Naun and Ting and Michael and many many Buddhas.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Obon Festivals of Kona, HI 2006

Just a few highlights from the Keauhou Bon Dance, the Middle Keei Bon Dance, Holualoa Obon service and dance, and little glimpses of others. Lots of Bon dancing and Taiko drumming. A must see cultural event.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Thai Performance at The Rose Garden

Continuing the Thailand series, this show was directed by our taxi driver/announcer, Tom 35. It shows the performance at The Rose Garden near Bangkok, explaining in song and dance the story of Thailand.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hawaiian Music of Randy Kaleolani Wilson

Tune in and listen to the wonderful Hawaiian music of this talented baritone singer as he accompanies himself on ukulele. As an added treat Joy performs hula to several of the songs. Many of these tunes are original, soon to become Hawaiian classics.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Kumu Hula Jay Jay Akiona at the Kings Shop

Kumu Hula Jay Jay Akiona recently passed away. He was such a loving and sincere man, always accepting and happy to see you.
So we found footage of him and his hula halau performing last year at the Kings Shops. It features him as a story teller, telling the stories of the dances.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dance Until The Tsunami Comes

Randy with two of the Hot Lava girls, Priscilla & Kaleiula

Dance Until the Tsunami Comes with Hot Lava 808
live at Huggo's On The Rocks.
Tune in and dance until the tsunami came on January 12th to the special sounds of Kona's favorite dance band. (As you can see from the photo, after the shortened hour-long set, we went over to Oceans Bar & Grill to celebrate my birthday.)
Check it out. (56 minutes long.)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Hula in Kona 2006

It's time for our annual hula show, featuring our favorite improv hula performances. With dances by Aunty Lei, including on her 70th birthday, Jennifer's farewell polynesian dance with Polynesian Paradise, Joy performing along the street, performances at Huggo's On The Rocks, and even Randy's birthday hula party.
There is a rare performance at a private party of Kaleiula and Pua. We have a special tribute to Aunty Jojo. And we can't forget the exciting Capt. Bean Boat shows.
A must see for all hula fans here in Kona, Hawai'i.
Hosted by the lovely Priscilla Basque.