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On the Scene with Jack Law

Jack Law is working on plans for a memorial observance for Eaton “Bob” Magoon, who died last month in California. He is also a major sponsor of this year’s Honolulu Pride events, which include the Honolulu Pride Parade Saturday in Waikiki. Read More

Marie Osmond celebrates 59th birthday with Blaisdell concert

Honolulu will witness a “first” and a “last” this weekend when Marie Osmond takes the stage at the Blaisdell Arena. Read More

On the Scene with Kacie Teruya

Hawaii will see 13-year-old Moanalua Middle School Kacie Teruya debuts on the premiere season of “American Ninja Warrior Junior” on Universal Kids next weekeend. Read More

On the Scene with Jeannette Trevias

Jeannette Trevias returns as the headliner Monday at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Island Mele: Elijah Sky makes strong solo debut

Elijah Sky, 27, a member of the celebrated musical Farden ohana, is stepping out as a solo artist in Hawaii after several years working with a reggae group in California. Read More

Pa‘u riders perpetuate Aloha Festivals tradition

Veteran pa‘u rider Faith Kalamau will be representing the island of Kaho‘olawe as the princess of a seven- member pa‘u unit when she rides in the Aloha Festivals 72nd Annual Floral Parade. Read More
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Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts honors 5 with Lifetime Achievement Awards

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The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts presents its highest honor this weekend, when five members of the Hawaii music industry receive the HARA Lifetime Achievement Awards. Read More

On the Scene With Dita Holifield

Texas-born Dita Holifield will introduce a second Salem Media country music station. She calls it “Real Country.” Read More

Island Mele: Herb Ohta Jr. shows mastery; Storm returns

There’s an unmentioned note of irony in the title of the new album “Ukulele Hula” as ukulele master Herb Ohta Jr., explores several generations of songs popular with halau hula. Read More

Loretta Ables Sayre returns to Diamond Head Theatre stage

Loretta Ables Sayre is back on stage at Diamond Head Theatre this month and next in the theater company’s season-opening production of “Hello, Dolly!” Read More

Bob Magoon, 96, businessman who opened Wave Waikiki and Hula’s, dies

Eaton Harry Huha “Bob” Magoon Jr. — kamaaina businessman, real estate developer, songwriter, Broadway producer and playwright — died Sunday at his home near Middletown, Calif. He was 96. Read More

Tommy D — Hawaii musician and advocate for veterans — dies at 71

Born in Dunnellon, Fla., Thomas Drews was an orphan who grew up in foster homes and later volunteered for military service in Vietnam. Read More

On the Scene with Roger Ewens

Roger Ewens recently worked with a team of technicians and cultural designers in creating the costumes and accessories for “Huki,” PCC’s new afternoon canoe celebration show that opened Aug. 18 in Laie. Read More

Island Mele: Jake Shimabukuro, Haole Kid Local Boy Blues Project

Jake Shimabukuro leads a large group of musicians and vocalists on an imaginative musical odyssey that spans several genres of contemporary music. Read More

On the Scene with Ginny Tiu

Ginny Tiu’s father always locked his piano before he went to work so that none of his seven children could “bang on it” when he was away. One day when Ginny was 3-1/2 he forgot. Tiu got her chance to play and her father became her first teacher. Read More

Island Mele: ‘Songs of C&K’ a collection of updated classics

“The Songs of C&K” is a compilation recorded by a younger generation of artists, with each providing their own twist on classic Cecilio and Kapono tunes. Read More

On the Scene with Bart DaSilva

Bart DaSilva grew up in Honolulu listening to the radio and imagining himself on the air. Read More

Director puts fresh spin on a great satire

Manoa Valley Theatre’s current production of “Pageant” — the lead-off show of MVT’s 50th season — successfully approaches this lovingly detailed satire of the all-American beauty pageant from a fresh perspective. Read More

Na Palapalai reunites at Hawaii Theatre, features 42 Miss Aloha Hulas

Reunions of popular acts from years past are welcome opportunities to see fan favorites performing together again, and a reunion of the founding members of Na Palapalai — Kuana Torres Kahele, Kehau Tamure and Keao Costa — is no exception. Read More

On the Scene with Alvin Chan

Born and raised in Honolulu, a Mid-Pacific Institute and University of Hawaii at Manoa grad, Alvin Chan has had a remarkable career in theater. Read More

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