Phoenix Revival | Belly Dance | LIVE FROM THE EMPTY PALACE

Big Island belly dancing trio PHOENIX REVIVAL takes the Empty Palace stage. Phoenix Revival is made up of Aly Kat Clark, Alex Andrea and Hailey Sanura. Sword and Fan Veil Choreography by: Aly Kat, Hailey Sanura, and Alex Andrea Veil and Drum Solo Choreography by: Natalie Johnson Performance dedicated in loving memory of “Chipper” Jordon Carpenter

Alexander the Amazing & the Amazing Alexanders “After Today”

Comically blending a variety of circus arts with live music performance, Alexander the Amazing and the Amazing Alexanders are here to charm your socks off. Taking center stage is the musical juggling clown with a little bit of magic up his sleeve, Alexander M. Knapp, who is joined by Asha Azama on the Piano, Eric Fellows on the drums, and Elijah Livingston on the guitar. Alexander the Amazing is the cofounder of the contemporary comedic performance ensemble Bing Bang Boom Circus. Keep up to date with his performances by visiting his website here:

Thula Moon | Aerial Contortion

Performing on her double-tabbed aerial hoop, Thula Moon showcases her unique style which combines dynamic contortion, strength, and artistic manipulation from the Empty Palace stage. Thula discovered a passion for circus at an early age and began her circus career performing with the H.I.C.C.U.P. Circus on the Big Island of Hawaii. A graduate of the prestigious National Circus School in Montreal, she is now based in Germany performing for companies such as Wintergarden Berlin, GOP Variety, and Base Berlin. Find more from Thula at

Markus Mars

Live looping artist Markus Mars performs an original composition entitled “Live from the Empty Palace.” We are proud to pass the 50 episode milestone, and look forward to continue to showcase the diverse talent of Big Island. Created in response to the ongoing pandemic, LIVE FROM THE EMPTY PALACE is a video series of live performances held in the empty auditorium of the Hilo Palace Theater. Thank you to all the artists, musicians, and performers who have contributed to the series, and thank YOU for continuing to tune in!


Hana Hou with Higgs and his original laid back folk-hop. The Hawai’i Island based singer/rapper/songwriter is a featured artist on the Live from the Empty Palace 2020 Compilation album, now streaming on Spotify, iTunes, and all digital platforms.