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On the Scene with Dave Tucciarone

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

On the Scene with Neal Schon

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

On the Scene With Perfecto Yasay Jr.

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

On the Scene with Auli’i Cravalho

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

On the Scene With Anuhea

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

On the Scene with Jason Quinn

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

On the Scene With 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

On the Scene with 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