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COURTESY DARREN MICHAELS / SMPSP
                                Kailua-born Jonah Ray is the new star of “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” on Netflix.

On the Scene with Jonah Ray

COURTESY DARREN MICHAELS / SMPSP
                                Kailua-born Jonah Ray is the new star of “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” on Netflix.

Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Kailua-born Jonah Ray, 34, was in his early 20s when he left Hawaii in search of bigger opportunities. Read More
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                                Miss Hawaii USA 2017 Julie Kuo.

On the Scene with Julie Kuo

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                                Miss Hawaii USA 2017 Julie Kuo.

Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm
When Julie Kuo came to Hawaii from Taiwan, she couldn’t speak English. She went on to become valedictorian of Roosevelt High School’s Class of 2012 and graduated from UH-Manoa. Read More
COURTESY JN PRODUCTIONS
                                Hawaii will see Ban Daisuke in a very different type of role this fall when “Go for Broke, a 442 Origins Story” opens in local theaters.

On the Scene with Ban Daisuke

COURTESY JN PRODUCTIONS
                                Hawaii will see Ban Daisuke in a very different type of role this fall when “Go for Broke, a 442 Origins Story” opens in local theaters.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm
A struggling young Ban Daisuke got his big break when the wife of a Japanese television producer saw his photo while her husband was casting a “tokusatsu” (live action) television series. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cristiano Cairati moved to Honolulu earlier this year to open the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery in Chinatown with an exhibit of works by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.

On the Scene with Cristiano Cairati

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cristiano Cairati moved to Honolulu earlier this year to open the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery in Chinatown with an exhibit of works by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Born in Italy, a resident of New York for 25 years, 46-year-old Cristiano Cairati moved to Honolulu earlier this year to open the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery in Chinatown. Read More
COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

On the Scene with John Troutman

COURTESY JOHN TROUTMAN
                                John Troutman will be in Honolulu to talk about the book at 2 p.m. May 7 in the Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion as part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm
John Troutman was working on a book about Native American musicians in the early 1900s when he noticed the names of Hawaiian musicians were popping up repeatedly. Read More
COURTESY JEFFREY FASANO
                                Benny Rietveld, 58, returns to Hawaii with Santana for a one-nighter April 30 at Blaisdell Arena.

On the Scene with Benny Rietveld

COURTESY JEFFREY FASANO
                                Benny Rietveld, 58, returns to Hawaii with Santana for a one-nighter April 30 at Blaisdell Arena.

Updated on  April 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Musician Benny Rietveld is Dutch-Indonesian by birth, but Hawaii is where he grew up. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dwayne Sakaguchi has a degree in communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaches dance at Punahou School and is in his second year as choreographer-in-residence at the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center.

On the Scene with Dwayne Sakaguchi

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dwayne Sakaguchi has a degree in communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaches dance at Punahou School and is in his second year as choreographer-in-residence at the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center.

Updated on  April 30, 2017 at 11:46 am
Dwayne Sakaguchi has a degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaches dance at Punahou School and is in his second year as choreographer-in-residence at the Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center. Read More
 
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Heather Omori was crowned the 65th Cherry Blossom Queen last month.

On the Scene with Heather Omori

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Heather Omori was crowned the 65th Cherry Blossom Queen last month.

Updated on  April 3, 2017 at 12:41 am
Heather Kiyomi Omori’s journey to her coronation as Hawaii’s 65th Cherry Blossom Queen started when her grandmother suggested that her interest in Japanese culture and commitment to community service fit the objectives of the program. Read More
COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

On the Scene with Lilian Zhang

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Lilian Zhang grew up so isolated in China’s impoverished Anhui province that she didn’t see a sewing machine until she was a teenager. Read More
 
COURTESY NANCY KWAN
                                Nancy Kwan, 77, who lives in Los Angeles, will receive the Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award during the Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival Awards Gala on March 31 at the Moana Surfrider.

On the Scene with Nancy Kwan

COURTESY NANCY KWAN
                                Nancy Kwan, 77, who lives in Los Angeles, will receive the Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award during the Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival Awards Gala on March 31 at the Moana Surfrider.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm
Nancy Kwan was training for a career as a ballet dancer when a combination of talent and luck led to her film debut in the title role of “The World of Suzie Wong” in 1960. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017
                                Neal Schon on stage at Blaisdell Arena during Journey’s return to Honolulu last month.

On the Scene with Neal Schon

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2017
                                Neal Schon on stage at Blaisdell Arena during Journey’s return to Honolulu last month.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm
Neal Schon was 17 when he was invited to join Santana. Two years later he founded Journey. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Perfecto Yasay is the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of the Philippines.

On the Scene With Perfecto Yasay Jr.

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Perfecto Yasay is the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of the Philippines.
Since Perfecto Yasay Jr. accepted the post of secretary of foreign affairs in the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, it’s been one controversy after another. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

On the Scene with Auli’i Cravalho

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                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm
Three years ago Auli‘i Cravalho was just another ninth-grader at Kamehameha Schools. She performs at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today with composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read More
COURTESY ANUHEA
                                Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins.

On the Scene With Anuhea

COURTESY ANUHEA
                                Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea Jenkins.
Maui-born Anuhea Jenkins, who performs simply as Anuhea, broke out big in 2009 with the release of her self-titled debut album. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jason Quinn’s TV credits include minor roles on “CSI: Miami” in 2005 and “Last Resort,” which was filmed in Hawaii, in 2012, and playing two different characters on “Hawaii Five-0,” in 2010 and 2015.

On the Scene with Jason Quinn

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jason Quinn’s TV credits include minor roles on “CSI: Miami” in 2005 and “Last Resort,” which was filmed in Hawaii, in 2012, and playing two different characters on “Hawaii Five-0,” in 2010 and 2015.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Hawaii-born actor Jason Quinn, 41, juggles his career between theater, film and TV work in Hawaii and on the mainland. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lighting designer Bob Harmon.

On the Scene With Bob Harmon

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                                Lighting designer Bob Harmon.
If you have gone to a major concert in Honolulu any time in the past 42 years you have almost certainly seen the work of lighting expert Bob Harmon. Read More
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Miss Hawaii Chinese 2017 Stephanie Wang.

On the Scene with Stephanie Wang

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Miss Hawaii Chinese 2017 Stephanie Wang.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 1:52 am
Miss Hawaii Chinese 2017 Stephanie Wang was the only Chinese girl in her elementary school when her family returned to New York from Hong Kong. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Curtis Duncan.

On the Scene with Curtis Duncan

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Curtis Duncan.
Curtis Duncan said he “felt the earth call” to him the first time he came to Hawaii, but is now considering leaving to pursue his acting career. Read More
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                                Tsun-Hui Hung.

On the Scene with Tsun-Hui Hung

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Tsun-Hui Hung.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm
Tsun-Hui Hung wasn’t planning to become an erhu player when she started music lessons as a second-grader in Taiwan. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM 
Daniel James “Bla” Pahinui.

On the Scene with Bla Pahinui

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM 
Daniel James “Bla” Pahinui.

Updated on  February 4, 2017 at 1:50 am
Daniel James “Bla” Pahinui is the second son of Hawaiian music legend Gabby Pahinui — and almost certainly the foremost left-handed slack-key guitarist of the 20th century. Read More
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                                Marco Olivari, general manager for Blue Note Hawaii, poses for a portrait on the venue’s stage.

On the Scene with Marco Olivari

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Marco Olivari, general manager for Blue Note Hawaii, poses for a portrait on the venue’s stage.
Marco Olivari was honeymooning in Waikiki when he learned the company would be opening a club in Honolulu. Read More

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