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                                Tsun-Hui Hung.

On the Scene with Tsun-Hui Hung

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                                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
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                                Daniel James “Bla” Pahinui.

On the Scene with Bla Pahinui

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                                Daniel James “Bla” Pahinui.

Updated on  January 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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

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                                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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                                Al Harrington.

On the Scene with Al Harrington

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                                Al Harrington.
Al Harrington once turned down an offer from the NFL and spent two years on a Mormon mission in Samoa before returning to Hawaii for a career as an entertainer. Read More
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                                Eddie Flores Jr.

On the Scene with Eddie Flores Jr.

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                                Eddie Flores Jr.
Eddie Flores Jr. is president and CEO of a company that owns or franchises almost 200 L&L restaurants in the United States, Guam and five foreign countries. Read More
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                                Malani Bilyeu.

On the Scene with Malani Bilyeu

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                                Malani Bilyeu.
Malani Bilyeu was a 26-year-old Vietnam vet when he and three friends formed Kalapana. The quartet became second only to Cecilio & Kapono as the biggest contemporary local music group of the 1970s. Read More
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                                Philanthropist Douglas Ho.

On the Scene with Douglas K.T. Ho

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                                Philanthropist Douglas Ho.
Philanthropist Douglas K.T. Ho, 73, is a Vietnam War combat veteran and lifelong coin collector whose cherished memories include time spent hanging out with Muhammad Ali. Read More
 
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                                Anthony Ruivivar.

On the Scene with Anthony Ruvivar

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                                Anthony Ruivivar.
Music was a part of Anthony Ruivivar’s childhood — his father, Tony, was the leader of Waikiki show band Society of Seven — but he found his calling as an actor. Read More
COURTESY CHENG PEI-PEI

On the Scene with Cheng Pei-Pei

COURTESY CHENG PEI-PEI

Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Chinese film star Cheng Pei-Pei was in Honolulu with her children earlier this month for the Hawaii premiere of “Cooking for Two” at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Read More
 
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                                Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi returned to Honolulu earlier this month to host a fundraiser at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Olympic skater Yamaguchi returns to Honolulu for fundraiser

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                                Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi returned to Honolulu earlier this month to host a fundraiser at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Updated on  November 12, 2016 at 5:10 pm
“On the Scene” columnist John Berger chats with Kristi Yamaguchi about a charity event she hosted Nov. 5 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Read More
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                                Angela Pratt

On the Scene: Angela Pratt

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                                Angela Pratt

Updated on  November 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm
When Angela Pratt told her counselor at Kamehameha Schools that she wanted to become a doctor, he told her she wasn’t smart enough for medical school and should choose something more realistic. Read More
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                                Stephanie Zaharis, pictured at the Waikiki Yacht Club, has been performing on the local stage for the past ten years.

Stephanie Zaharis

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                                Stephanie Zaharis, pictured at the Waikiki Yacht Club, has been performing on the local stage for the past ten years.

Updated on  October 31, 2016 at 12:42 am
When Stephanie Zaharis auditioned for Diamond Head Theatre’s Shooting Stars performing arts program at the age of 7, she was so stressed out that she broke down in tears. Read More
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                                Nicholas Kaleikini

On the Scene: Nicholas Kaleikini

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                                Nicholas Kaleikini

Updated on  October 23, 2016 at 12:29 am
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                                Noah Eckfeldt, left, Naomi Nakagaki, Bryan Silver, Alexandria Lim and Vance Takaguchi at Gordon Biersch.

On the Scene: Promoting robotics at Gordon Biersch

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                                Noah Eckfeldt, left, Naomi Nakagaki, Bryan Silver, Alexandria Lim and Vance Takaguchi at Gordon Biersch.

Updated on  October 17, 2016 at 12:32 am
Team adviser Bryan Silver, center, joined Team Magma 3008 members Noah Eckfeldt, left, Naomi Nakagaki, Alexandria Lim and Vance Takiguchi as they welcomed supporters to “Botting for the Future,” a fundraiser hosted by ImagineWorks and the alumni of Kalani Robotics Team 3008, Oct. 9 at Gordon Biersch. Read More
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                                LaTasha Lee and Darren Benitez at the Crossroads.

Lee headlines The Crossroads

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                                LaTasha Lee and Darren Benitez at the Crossroads.

Updated on  October 16, 2016 at 12:52 am
South Texas soul singer LaTasha Lee talked backstage with Hoku Award-winning falsetto singer Darren Benitez before she stepped out on stage as the headliner of “Island Groove Fest” just past 12:30 a.m Oct. 9 at the Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. Read More
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‘Supermensch’ signs books

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Updated on  October 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm
John Berger’s “On the Scene” photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More
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On the Scene: Celebrating ‘The First Hawaiians’

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Fine-arts photographer Olivier Koning showed one of his favorite photos to Kristin Lipman at the opening-night reception for “The First Hawaiians: Native Plants + Pohaku,” Thursday at the Dawson Offices in Pioneer Plaza. Read More
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A historic evening

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Updated on  October 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm
John Berger’s “On the Scene” photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More
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                                Marco Olivari, left, and Makana at Blue Note Waikiki.

Makana celebrates CD release

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                                Marco Olivari, left, and Makana at Blue Note Waikiki.

Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 7:08 pm
Marco Olivari, left, general manager of Blue Note Hawaii, congratulated Makana after his sold-out first show Saturday at the jazz club. Read More
FTR - 2016 September 28 - David Ige, left, Harry Harris and Walter K. Paik at Kapiolani Community College. SA Photo by John Berger

Celebrating 2 anniversaries

FTR - 2016 September 28 - David Ige, left, Harry Harris and Walter K. Paik at Kapiolani Community College. SA Photo by John Berger

Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm
John Berger’s “On the Scene” photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More
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A poi supper at the Palace

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Updated on  September 28, 2016 at 6:14 pm
John Berger’s On the Scene photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

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