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PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Ohta-san: Virtuosity and Legacy

 

Herb Ohta is one of the giants of the ‘ukulele who snatched the simple four-stringed instrument out of the background and planted it firmly at the front of the stage. In this special, Herb Ohta, known as Ohta-San, brings his solo ukulele riffs to the PBS Hawai‘i studios, playing numbers such as “Rhapsody in Blue,” “The Girl from Ipanema,” and his chart-topping ballad, “Song for Anna.” He also teams up with his son, Herb Ohta Jr., for their take on the Hawaiian classics “Hi’ilawe” and “Sanoe.”

 

 

SOUNDSTAGE
RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi)

 

Grammy Award winner and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Richie Sambora joins forces with kindred spirit and Platinum-selling solo artist (and former Michael Jackson/Alice Cooper guitarist) Orianthi to form the band RSO, and the result is an irresistible fusion of pop hooks, rock riffs, and country licks. Performing songs from Rise, a 5-song EP that the two made together in 2017, this multi-genre Soundstage episode confirms that the duo of Sambora and Orianthi is paving a whole new lane in the male-female vocal genre.