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On the Scene with Engelbert Humperdinck

The possibility that Hurricane Lane might devastate Honolulu didn’t keep Engelbert Humperdinck, 82, from appearing as promised for two shows at the Hawaii Theatre in August. Read More

On the Scene with Kapono Na‘ili‘ili

When Kapono Na‘ili‘ili is on stage with Moses Goods in Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s production of “Paniolo: Stories and Songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy,” he’s drawing on personal experience. Read More

On the Scene with Chloe Aquino

Chloe Aquino, 20, was born and raised in Kailua and is majoring in psychology at Argosy University while also working on her next CD single. She also recently donated her time as a model for a calendar sold to support breast-cancer awareness. Read More

On the Scene with Wesley Fong

Wesley Fong retired from the Army Reserve in 1995 with the rank of colonel but is still active in military affairs. He’s taking another group of retired generals and admirals to the People’s Republic of China in November. Read More

On the Scene with Jack Law

Jack Law is working on plans for a memorial observance for Eaton “Bob” Magoon, who died last month in California. He is also a major sponsor of this year’s Honolulu Pride events, which include the Honolulu Pride Parade Saturday in Waikiki. Read More

On the Scene with Kacie Teruya

Hawaii will see 13-year-old Moanalua Middle School Kacie Teruya debuts on the premiere season of “American Ninja Warrior Junior” on Universal Kids next weekeend. Read More

On the Scene with Jeannette Trevias

Jeannette Trevias returns as the headliner Monday at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

On the Scene With Dita Holifield

Texas-born Dita Holifield will introduce a second Salem Media country music station. She calls it “Real Country.” Read More

On the Scene with Roger Ewens

Roger Ewens recently worked with a team of technicians and cultural designers in creating the costumes and accessories for “Huki,” PCC’s new afternoon canoe celebration show that opened Aug. 18 in Laie. Read More

On the Scene with Ginny Tiu

Ginny Tiu’s father always locked his piano before he went to work so that none of his seven children could “bang on it” when he was away. One day when Ginny was 3-1/2 he forgot. Tiu got her chance to play and her father became her first teacher. Read More

On the Scene with Bart DaSilva

Bart DaSilva grew up in Honolulu listening to the radio and imagining himself on the air. Read More

On the Scene with Alvin Chan

Born and raised in Honolulu, a Mid-Pacific Institute and University of Hawaii at Manoa grad, Alvin Chan has had a remarkable career in theater. Read More

On the Scene with Ethan Wacker

With “Bizaardvark” in the middle of its third season Ethan Wacker, 16, divides his time between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Read More

On the Scene with Lillian Yajima

At 98, Lillian Yajima is active in several community organizations, helps raise money for Kuakini Hospital’s senior care facility, and teaches hula to “younger women” in assisted-living facilities. Read More

On the Scene with Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera will present the fourth annual Ho‘olau Kanaka O‘ahu Ka ‘Onihi O Na Ka, a Hawaiian culture and arts festival, on August 11. Read More

On the Scene with Flash Hansen

Flash Hansen is in his second month as director of promotions and marketing at iHeartRadio, where he represents six Honolulu radio stations. Read More

On the Scene with Gregory Dunn

Meet Hawaii Theatre President and CEO Gregory D. Dunn. Read More

On the Scene with Peter Rockford Espiritu

Peter Rockford Espiritu celebrated his 55th birthday with a combination fundraiser and sponsors’ preview of his next production, “Ho‘ina,” on June 27 at Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center. Read More

On the Scene with Patrick Fujioka

Patrick Fujioka was a junior at Saint Louis School when he was cast in the school’s production of “Arms and the Man.” Theater has been part of his life ever since. Read More

On the Scene with Jeff Brackett

Jeff Brackett grew up in Portland, Ore. He studied music and chemistry at Portland State University for a year, then, in 2009, he left Oregon for Maui to work on a farm and study yoga. Read More

On the Scene with Taylor Dureg

By the time Taylor Dureg graduated from Farrington High School in 2013, nail design had become her passion. Read More

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