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Hot Tuna are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The band have a half-century of history in the state, too, continuing with a Hawaii Theatre show tonight.

Reggae musician Pato Banton is back in Hawaii. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his fascinating upbringing in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and how he was working around live music by eight years old thanks to his stepfather.

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This week on Helping Hand, the topic is the NAMI Hawaii State Conference March 8th from 8 a.m. to noon at Dole Cannery in the Pomaikai Ballrooms. NAMI Hawaii is the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hawaii.

Legendary entertainer Engelbert Humperdinck has arrived in the islands for a pair of shows at the Hawaii Theatre Saturday and Sunday which include the filming of a PBS TV special.

Jamaican reggae group Third World is back in the Aloha State, with shows through this evening at the Blue Note. Stephen "Cat" Coore, the group leader, guitarist and occassional cellist, took time for a conversation, and performance, with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.