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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

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.

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

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 

Miss Hawaii Chinese 2017 Stephanie Wang.

On the Scene with Stephanie Wang

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 

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
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Al Harrington.

On the Scene with Al Harrington

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Eddie Flores Jr.

On the Scene with Eddie Flores Jr.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Malani Bilyeu.

On the Scene with Malani Bilyeu

RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                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
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Philanthropist Douglas Ho.

On the Scene with Douglas K.T. Ho

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                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
COURTESY CHRIS PIZZELLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Anthony Ruivivar.

On the Scene with Anthony Ruvivar

COURTESY CHRIS PIZZELLO / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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
COURTESY KRISTI YAMAGUCHI
                                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

COURTESY KRISTI YAMAGUCHI
                                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
COURTESY ANGELA PRATT
                                Angela Pratt

On the Scene: Angela Pratt

COURTESY ANGELA PRATT
                                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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