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On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

On the Scene with Murph Dailey

Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm
Elizabeth “Murph” Dailey and her husband, Fred Dailey, sold their construction business in California before moving to Hawaii in 1952, but they didn’t come here to retire. They went into the hotel business, and Fred helped found the Waikiki Polo Club. Read More

On the Scene with Claire Hughes

Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Born on Kauai and a graduate of Kamehameha and Oregon State University, Claire Kuuleilani Hughes became the first Native Hawaiian dietitian at the state Department of Health. Read More

On the Scene with Chris Eyre

Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Born and raised in Oregon, Chris Eyre is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who enjoyed photography in high school, studied television production and filmmaking in college, then attended the New York University Graduate Film Program. Read More

On the Scene with Brian Kohne

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm
When Brian Kohne’s family moved to Maui from Detroit in 1969, the island of Kahoolawe had been used as military bombing target for more than 25 years. Read More

On the scene: Brad Coates

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm
Los Angeles native Brad Coates got his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and then worked for the government of Micronesia before coming to Hawaii in 1978. Read More

On the Scene with Ralph Malani

Updated on  October 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Ralph Malani left Hawaii for Los Angeles planning on a career in fashion design, but a friend suggested cosmetology instead. After Malani talked his way into a job with famed Beverly Hills stylist Jose Eber, he was on his way. Read More

On the Scene with John Landovsky

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm
John Landovsky retired as owner and director of Hawaii State Ballet last month. He plans to split his time between Honolulu and Asheville, N.C., enjoying the change of seasons and participating in tennis and pickle ball tournaments. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Graue

Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 1:10 am
Born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, Dennis Graue was well on his way as a professional musician when he returned to Hawaii and met Nohelani Cypriano. Read More

On the Scene with Gina Augafa

Gina Augafa sang for a different type of audience last month when she performed at Sunset Jazz, the annual fundraiser for La Pietra — Hawaii School for Girls. Read More

On the Scene With Christopher Greywolf

Updated on  October 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Christopher Greywolf has been designing and making weapons for as long as he can remember. Growing up with his Blackfoot grandparents in northeastern Kansas, Greywolf’s interest in weapon design stayed with him through high school and six years in the Army. Read More

On the Scene With Jim Aina

Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm
In the 14 years since he returned to the local stage, Kamehameha Schools graduate Jim Aina has given memorable performances playing heroes and villains in comedies and dramas alike. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Muth

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Dennis Muth is a Realtor and one-fourth of the refreshingly nontraditional Beatles tribute group Beat-lele. Read More

On the Scene With Sabia Farag

Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm
When Sabia Farag sang “America the Beautiful” without accompaniment this week at the U.S. Open in New York, it was the latest highlight in a fast-moving career. Read More

On the Scene with Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba has gone a long way since graduating from Punahou School in 1986. Read More

On the Scene With Kim Taylor Reece

Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Kim Taylor Reece wasn’t planning to stay when he came to Hawaii from Southern California 40 years ago. Read More

On the Scene with Brandon DiPaola

Brandon DiPaola didn’t grow up with dreams of being an actor. He was “a bit of a geek,” whose interests included reading and board and video games. Read More

On the Scene with Liza Corotan

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm
Liza Corotan has appeared in a number of stage productions and had a prominent role in this summer’s production of “Happily Eva Afta,” and opened this weekend in the Hawaiian Mission Houses revival of “Twelf Nite O Wateva!” Read More

On the Scene with Destin Daniel Cretton

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm
Maui born and raised, Destin Daniel Cretton started making short films as a hobby after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University. His next stop was film school at San Diego State. Read More

On the Scene with Dante Basco

Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm
When Dante Basco appeared as Rufio, the charismatic leader of the Lost Boys, opposite Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman in 1991’s “Hook,” the 15-year old Filipino-American was already a Hollywood veteran. Read More

On the Scene with Lauren Teruya

Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2017 Lauren Teruya will be in Phoenix competing against 50 other young women at the Miss Teen USA pageant next weekend. Read More

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