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Storm Dampens Philippines Charity Show

posted December 16th, 2013 at 10:01 am

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by Josh Martin

The charity show that Jimmy Buffett was added to at the last minute raised over $1.7 million despite being dampened by thunderstorms:

The live television broadcast of the concert was canceled because the outdoor venue on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village was rained out by a thunder storm.

But organizers moved the concert indoors and broadcasted on radio and the Internet with KSSK morning radio hosts Michael W. Perry and Larry Price.

Not all of the scheduled acts were able to perform, but several did and major Hawaii companies and corporations made good on pre-planned pledges.

By the time the broadcast went off the air just after 4:30 p.m., organizers said they raised $1,758,386.42. Phone lines were still collecting donations until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Buffett performed with ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro.


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Jimmy Buffett Added to Philippines Benefit Concert Today

posted December 15th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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by Josh Martin

According to a few of the media outlets that will broadcast the event, Jimmy Buffett has been added to the Kokua For The Philippines benefit show that is being held today.

The charity concert and telethon benefits the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and airs live from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki from 12pm – 5pm HST (5pm – 10pm EST) at kokuaforthephilippines.com.

You can donate by calling 1-855-905-6582.

“Kokua for the Philippines,” a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, will be held on Sunday, Dec.15, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. The event, staged by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and will be broadcast live on local radio and television stations and via the Internet. Producers from Ohana Broadcast Company, Kapono Inc., and Island Film Group will oversee the production with production services provided by NEP Supershooters. Proceeds from the phone bank and on-site gifts will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

“The people of Hawaii are so intertwined with our Pacific neighbors in the Philippines, that stepping up and supporting them during this time of great need is simply the right thing to do,” said Chuck Cotton, Vice President and General Manager of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment/Hawaii. “Some of Hawaii’s top entertainers will be coming together for an afternoon of songs, laughter and inspiration.”


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Buffett Wraps 2013 Tour in Hawaii

posted December 15th, 2013 at 10:31 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett rounded out the 2013 Songs From St. Somewhere Tour on Saturday night at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu. It was the second of two shows played in Hawaii. The first, a charity show, was played at Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber restaurant on Thursday night.

The shows were not broadcast live, but were recorded and will air at a later date. Since we didn’t hear the show, we don’t have the set list yet. Submit it to us if you were at either show.

Our friend @nzbeautyeditor reports that Jimmy said during the show he’d return “Down Under” to Australia and presumably New Zealand in February. Caveat: he said that about 2013 too, so let’s hope he follows through in 2014.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser has a review of the show and a photo gallery: “Review: Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell”

As he’s done for quite some years here through a friendly relationship with Honolulu promoter Tom Moffatt, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band begin touring in April and end here in the late fall, just before Buffett’s Dec. 25 birthday.

“Why wouldn’t you end in Hawaii? Duh?,” he asked rhetorically to roars of approval on a clear night with a moon just a sliver off full.

(His first concert here, he said, was as an opening act for the Eagles — now if that doesn’t date you! Buffett is 67.)

Saturday, Buffett and his 11-piece band (longtime musical director “Mr.” Mike Utley, plus instruments ranging from horns to slide guitar to congas and steel drums, and two female backup singers) had women whose senior proms were probably in the 1950s and ‘60s wearing sarongs and dancing in their seats, the aisles and wherever else the ushers would let them. Buffett crowds often have to be restrained — not from any kind of violence, but from an excess of enthusiasm — and Saturday was no exception.

Beach balls flew about as Buffett reprised vintage work and introduced new. You haven’t lived until you’ve been hit by a beach ball at a JB concert.

Read the full review here.


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Buffett to Launch Internet TV Channel

posted December 14th, 2013 at 10:30 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is in Hawaii for a couple of shows and in an interview with the Star-Advertiser he reveals his next big project:

Buffett called in from an undisclosed location on Oahu as he was preparing for his Saturday concert here at the Waikiki Shell, relaxing for a few days.

» NEXT BIG PROJECT: A “Margaritaville” Internet TV channel that will allow thousands of his fans to watch his shows in real time on their computers. He already has a “Radio Margaritaville” following. Though he’ll turn 67 on Christmas Day, he said he’s a techie and loves social media.

Buffett hopes to go online in May; there will not only be concert broadcasts but “reality TV” stories of his and adventures. Check margaritaville.com.

Read more of the interview here.


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Special Hawaii Show at The Beachcomber

posted December 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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by Josh Martin

Just announced:

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers will play a special show at Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber in Honolulu on Thursday, December 12th.

Ticket price is $55 per person with all proceeds going to a local Hawaii charity.

Tickets are first come, first served and non-transferable. You’ll have to show I.D. to pick up your tickets at the door.

Click here to reserve your tickets and use code FINSUP.


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WhyHunger Auctions Buffett Items for Charity

posted December 9th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

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by Josh Martin

WhyHunger, a NYC-based nonprofit that fights hunger and supports sustainable agriculture across the country has just kicked off their annual Hungerthon and there are a few exciting Jimmy Buffett item up for auction.

A fan package that includes:

  • 2 VIP tickets to a 2014 concert
  • Autographed memorabilia
  • Guest DJ spot on Radio Margaritaville

There’s also a surfboard signed by Buffett and pro surfer Tom Curren.

The auctions end on 12/12 so get your bids in now!


Tagged in Charitable Causes, Radio Margaritaville



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