Kanikapila at Town Center of Mililani
• September 15 • 7-9pm
• October 20 • 7-9pm
• November 17 • 7-9pm
• December 15 • 7-9pm
Kapiliela Kala, raised in Mililani, plays Hawaiian and contemporary music. He currently has a single on iTunes that was released this past January.
• August 19 • 6pm
• September 9 • 6pm
• October 14 • 6pm
• November 11 • 6pm
• December 9 • 6pm
Longtime Mililani resident Michael Cheape has a musical background of over 40 years. He entertains at various events throughout the month and can most recently be seen entertaining at the Four Seasons, and at weddings at Sunset Ranch. Michael has an affinity for ‘70s era, counting musicians like Kenny Loggins, Cecilio and Kapano, Billy Joel, James Taylor, the Eagles and the Beatles among his inspirations.
“The first song I ever learned on the guitar was ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles,” says Michael. “I was so blown away when I first heard that song that I thought,‘I don’t care how long it takes, but I have to learn that song.’ And I did! That song … and many, many more.”
Michael was born in Honolulu and then lived in Waialua for some time before living in Mililani for the past 31 years, attending Waialua Elementary, then Waialua Intermediate and High and, before going to college at the University of Hawaii.
Michael’s family is also active in the Mililani community. His daughter Lauren Cheape Matsumoto, is a former Miss Hawaii and currently a state representative (District 45, which includes Mililani and Waialua). Son Matt is a full time City and County Lifeguard on the North Shore, and former Libero for University of Hawaii Men’s Volleyball team. Wife Sharon manages Peterson’s Upland Egg Farm in Wahiawa.
Mini Concert by a Variety of Youth Performers
Saturday, September 30 • 6-8pm