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    Pre-tickets to Jake Shimabukuro Documentary showing @ SF Asian American Film Festival "...offering Discounted Early Bird Presale tickets to a Festival Special Screening of THE JAKE SHIMABUKURO DOCUMENTARY, playing at the Castro Theater on Wednesday, March 14. This is a not-to-miss SFIAAFF event! Directed by Tadashi Nakamura, this documentary chronicles Jake...
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    Herb Ohta Jr. wins Na Hoku Hanohano Best Instrumental Album.

    surprised this didnt get run here, but "'Ukulele Nahenahe," by Herb Ohta Jr. won Instrumental Album of the Year. Two other primarily `Ukulele Albums were also nominated: Troy Fernandez "Hawaiian Style `Ukulele 2" and Kenneth Makuakane "`Ukulele Summit." All three albums were solid. also, "Solo...
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    South Bay Kanikapila Saturday, September 11th 6pm @ Roy's Station, SJ

    Coffee Shop at the corner of 5th and Jackson. in San Jose's Japantown. open mic, kanikapila, and door prizes. `Ukulele Source, `Ukulele Jams and Roy's Station plan on making this a 2nd Saturday of the Month deal. So come through.
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    South Bay Kanikapila August 14 6pm @ Roy's Station, SJ

    the real South Bay --> San Jose. sponsored by the `Ukulele Source and The `Ukulele Teacha, Rodney Takahashi. San Jose Japantown Roy's Station, the coffee shop on the corner of 5th and Jackson. 6pm. door prizes.
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    aloha festival 2010 san francisco presidio

    august 7-8 kanaka you going? uncle hiram get `ukulele class both days. and kanikapila sunday pau festival time. wish they held this last weekend on Ka La Ho`iho`i Ea. would have been nice to see the red ku i ka pono shirts for people who know wassup.
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    BART commercial.

    Can't link directly to the video but here's the link to a series of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) commercials. There's a guy holding an `ukulele in one of the spots titled "You're There"
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    `Ukulele Source in San Jose expanding space and inventory.

    Smiley and Janet tore down the back wall and are doubling the show room to accommodate the expanding inventory. Along with staples: Kanile`a and KoAloha, `Ohana and Mainland, they are adding Fleas, Kala and Nalu `Ukulele. I think the construction (they are open during construction) will be...
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    For those of you interested in Hula,

    Uncle George Na`ope passed away today.
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    University of Hawai`i Fight Song "Co-Ed"

    I'm heading to some of the Continent games this year, so I'm hoping someone could help decipher it. Seems like a normal chord progression, but i can't seem to nail it. 'auwe! btw it's also known as "Fight for Old Hawai`i" UH Fight Song
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    pidgin to da max...

    you know uncle, couple teacher kine guys i wala`au before time wen said, pidgin stay dying. the keiki dem talk mo hip hop kine talk now. and small kine true, cuz wen i talk story wit my younger cousins dem, da kine words they choosin mo differnt. the accents same kine but, planny words now same...
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    Saturday 1/15/09 `ukulele jams workshop pre or post jam?

    Saturday 8/15/09 `ukulele jams workshop pre or post jam? i posted this a few days ago. Rodney Takahashi is having a workshop on saturday at King Library in San Jose. the adult & teen workshop is at 1pm. anybody else going? if you going, anybody like jam? i junk, but we go! maybe on the...
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    8/15/09: (San Jose, Ca)`Ukulele Workshops with Rodney Takahashi of `Ukulele Jams

    Ukulele Workshops with Rodney Takahashi of Ukulele Jams Saturday August 15, 2009 Kid’s Workshops (ages 4 and up) 11:00 – 11:45 and 12:00 – 12:45 Workshop for Teens and Adults 1:00 – 1:45 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Second Floor, Rooms 255/257 150 E. San Fernando St. San...
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    `Ukulele Source and Rodney Takahashi on KPIX CBS 5 Bay Area News.

    Cool that both Rodney and Smiley get shine on TV. Shitty they spell `ukulele wrong.
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    `Ukulele Source in San Jose on Front Page of Mercury News.

    Smiley made the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Great guy. Great Store.
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    Day before vacation doldrums...

    Tis the last day of work before I take leave for a short vacation to visit my wahine's `ohana in SoCal. Being summer session, my inbox has been pretty clear for the past week or so which (combined with the fact my boss stay on vacation) allowed me time to sit and strum quietly in my little...
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    Okasan and Me Inc., Santa Clara Central Park 6/29 @ 7pm

    from the `Ukulele Source: Okasan and Me Inc. Stage Show June 29th Monday 7pm evening Santa Clara Central Park Entrance on Keily Blvd. Admission is FREE Featuring : Koji Okabe ukulele performer (acoustic ukulele purchased at UKULELE SOURCE in San Jose) Shimbuyo Kai dance troupe Thia...
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    `Ukulele Source in San Jose New Hours...

    Smiley recently retired, so the store is getting extended hours! from email: "Starting on June 17 we will have expanded store hours. We will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will be open Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00...
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    Tenor Gig Bag Backpack...

    aloha kakou Not sure if I should have started this thread on this Board or the Marketplace, but I'm looking for a light gigbag that has two straps to be worn as a backpack. I don't need a hard case or semi hard case. I'd like something with light padding, light being the key word that can give...
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    San Jose: Jennifer Perri at Yu Ai Kai and Herb Ohta Jr. Private Lessons.

    from the `ukulele source email: On June 12 at 10:30 AM at the Yu Ai Kai Senior Center Jennifer Perri will be making her first mainland appearance since the release of her new CD, He Mele Aloha. This FREE concert is sponsored by Ukulele Source, Lele Music Productions, and Hawaii Music Live...
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    SAN JOSE: `Ukulele Jams Grand Opening...

    from the email flyer: Aloha Gang, Ukulele Jams will be having a grand opening ( At Last ) on Saturday June 6th from 12:00 - 5:00. Come and join us for a day of fun, relaxation, and entertainment. We will also have a special performance by Lokahi and a Free workshop. 12:00 - 12:45 - Free...