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Hawaiian music is alive and well at the many venues mentioned below, but call ahead to confirm performers and times as they often change without notice.

The songs of old Hawai'i are performed in a postcard-like setting at Halekulani's House Without A Key as a different group with a hula dancer (left) performs daily from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. 2199 Kalia Rd. For details, call (808) 923-2311.

While under the banyan tree in the Sheraton Moana Surfrider's Banyan Court, Hawaiian music that emphasizes the beauty of the steel guitar and traditional hula can be heard from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Sunday Brunch. A more contemporary Hawaiian sound can be experienced from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. nightly and from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday. 2353 Kalakaua Ave. For entertainment lineup, call (808) 922-3111.

On the Poolside Stage at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, enjoy Keiki (children) Hula every Sunday and hula and Hawaiian music nightly with Zanuck Lindsey, Melehuna Trio, Kanilau, and others. Every Friday, an Aloha Friday Pau Hana (after work) concert features the Pau Hana Duo. Entertainment is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 2255 Kalakaua Ave. Call (808) 922-4422.

At The Lava Rock Stage, poolside at the Sheraton Princess Ka'iulani on the busy corner of Kalakaua and Ka'iulani, you can hear Sam Kapu, Ilona Irvine, Kapena, and other entertainers nightly from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. Every Aloha Friday the Star Keiki (children) also come out to perform hula and other Polynesian dances. Call (808) 922-5811 for more information.

Duke's Canoe Club in the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel (2335 Kalakaua Ave.) presents "Concerts on the Beach" every Friday through Sunday, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with popular contemporary musicians. In the Barefoot Bar, Jonah Cummings, Haumea Warrington and Makana play Hawaiian classics as solo acts on different nights of the week. For information, call (808) 922-2268.

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2005
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