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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

On the Scene with Yvette Nii


Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Yvette Nii was moving and cooing to music videos before she could talk, singing along to her big sister’s Mariah Carey cassette when she was 4. Read More

On the Scene with Joey Gottesman


Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm
Hawaii-born Joey Gottesman found his calling in the food and beverage industry at 16 when he got a job in fast food. Read More

On the Scene with John Valentine


Updated on  July 3, 2017 at 10:46 am
John Valentine is one of the busiest musicians on the Hawaii music scene — and he’s Bruno Mars’ uncle, too. Read More
 

On the Scene with Dave Tucciarone


Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Dave Tucciarone first experimented with recording techniques when he was a teenager, using a reel-to-reel tape recorder in Long Island, N.Y. Read More

On the Scene with Kathryn Teruya

Newly crowned Miss Hawaii 2017 Kathryn Teruya is a “perfect poi-dog mix” of ethnicities, but she’s also a master of time management. Read More
 

On the Scene with Kimee Balmilero


Updated on  June 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Kimee Balmilero made her directorial debut with Diamond Head Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!” and plays the role of medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha on “Hawaii Five-0.” Read More

On the Scene with Cole Horibe

Growing up in Hawaii, Cole Horibe studied martial arts, acting and dance. Read More

On the Scene with Jonah Ray


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

On the Scene with 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

On the Scene with Ban Daisuke


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

On the Scene with Cristiano Cairati


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

On the Scene with John Troutman


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

On the Scene with Benny Rietveld


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

On the Scene with Dwayne Sakaguchi


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

On the Scene with Heather Omori


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

On the Scene with Lilian Zhang


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

On the Scene with Nancy Kwan


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

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