Raiatea Helm joins Ira on “Talk About Las Vegas” tonight at 8

Grammy-nominated artist Raiatea Helm, one of Hawaii’s premier female vocalists (performing at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center March 31-April 1), joins Ira David Sternberg on “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” tonight at 8 on KUNV-FM (91.5) and online at www.915thesource.org. After the show airs, it is posted at www.talkaboutlasvegas.com.

Helm, who preserves the Hawaiian falsetto or high voice tradition of the early to mid-20th century, talks about her discovery of the tradition through her father, how she made history as Hawaii’s first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy Nomination, and why she likes to diversify as a jazz interpreter of selections from the Great American Songbook.