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Brian Evans, Tom Arnold & William Shatner Live in Kona – Big Island Celebrity Series

The Big Island Celebrity Series Begins in December:
Enjoy an evening of comedy and song when crooner Brian Evans (“At Fenway”) takes to the stage on Kona, introduced by legendary film star William Shatner, followed by a full stand up performance by the hilarious Tom Arnold (“True Lies,” “Roseanne”). Get your tickets now to experience this unexpected surprise in Hawaii!
Autographs will be available and cameras are welcome at the show.

Cameras are welcome at the show.

Tickets: $95 (General)
VIP: $125
Photo with William Shatner (prior to show in personal Meet & Greet): $350 (includes 1 VIP seat to the show)
Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at The Hilton Waikoloa Village in The Monarchy Ballroom
Time: 7:30 PM
Camera’s are allowed at this performance.  Tickets available online here: Big Island Celebrity Series

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Presents Nnenna Freelon & Trio

World-renowned jazz singer and six-time GRAMMY Award nominee Nnenna Freelon performs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. Freelon appears with Miki Hayama on piano, Alfred Batchelor on upright bass, and Leon Joyce on drums.

Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon

Freelon has earned a reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. Recently, she triumphed in two productions: composer Laura Karpman’s undertaking of Langston Hughes’ “Ask Your Mama” at The Apollo Theater and The Hollywood Bowl, and in SRO-shows at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with the Duke Ellington- inspired “Dreaming the Duke” with Harolyn Blackwell and pop-jazz-crossover pianist Mike Garson.

Over the last decade Freelon has garnered six GRAMMY nominations, made her feature film debut in What Women Want starring Mel Gibson, and sang a remake of Frank Sinatra’s classic, “Fly Me To The Moon” for The Visit, starring Billy Dee Williams. She has twice been nominated for the “Lady of Soul” Soul Train Award. Freelon has performed and toured with Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, and George Benson, among others.
Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $12 UH Hilo/HawCC students and children, up to age 17, and are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 974-7310 or by ordering online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

A Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) Review Required for County Right-of-Way Permits

Effective December 2, 2013 the Permit to Work within the County Right-of-Way will require a plan review by the Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) prior to the County issuing a permit.

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DCAB suggests contractors plan between 4-6 weeks on an average for the plan review.

The requirement for a DCAB review is part of a state law, HRS 103-50, “Building design to consider needs of persons with disabilities.”  Effective January 1, 2013 the Disability & Communication Access Board was authorized to charge a fee for plan review services.

Although the project may not have accessibility features (manhole covers, re-roofing, machinery repairs, water tanks, etc.) a review is still required.   Construction documents must be submitted with the state HRS 103-50 Document Transmittal Form.  The form can be downloaded at www.health.hawaii.gov/dcab/facility-access/forms DCAB accepts “half-size” construction drawings that are to scale.

DCAB will assess a plan review fee based on the estimated construction cost.  Fees are paid directly to DCAB.  The plan review fee is four tenths of one percent (0.004) for the first $500,000 of the estimated construction cost plus two-tenths of one percent (0.002) of the estimated cost of construction costs greater than $500,000 up to and including $2,000,000 plus two one-hundredths of one percent (0.0002) of the estimated construction costs over $2,000,000 except as follows:

1.    The minimum review fee for plans and specifications subject to accessibility guidelines is $200.00.
2.    DCAB may limit the maximum fee for plans and specification for infrastructure projects or projects managed by private nonprofit entities to $3,000.
3.    There is a $50 review fee for projects with plans and specifications not reflecting elements subject to accessibility guidelines.

The Department of Public Works recommends contractors scheduling work to begin in December use the new right of entry form, dated 9/17/2013 and submit construction plans for DCAB’s review prior to December 2, 2013.  The forms are available at the Public Works offices in Hilo and Kona or, may be downloaded on the website: http://records.co.hawaii.hi.us/WebLink8/1/doc/66524/Electronic.aspx