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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
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On the Scene with Ethan Wacker

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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

On the Scene with Penelope Ng Pack

Penelope Ng Pack, who placed third runner-up in the Miss Hawaii competition last year, bounced back to win the title of Miss Chinatown Hawaii in September, and was crowned Miss Hawaii 2018 on June 2. Read More

On the Scene With George Takei

George Takei is known worldwide for his portrayal of Lieutenant Sulu in the 1960s television series “Star Trek” and its feature film sequels, but in the last decade he has been working on a project of deeply personal importance. Read More

On the Scene with Zachary Linnert

Zachary Linnert had completed graduate school and was living in New Jersey when he started looking for a job in school administration. He found one — and it happened to be in Hawaii. Read More
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On the Scene with the Kandell brothers, the screenwriting twins behind the film ‘Adrift’

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Jordan and Aaron Kandell are close — even for twins. They shared a room growing up together in Honolulu, graduated from ‘Iolani School together, and were roommates at the University of Southern California, where they studied film and creative writing. Read More

On the Scene with Johnny Fortuno

Johnny Fortuno was an apprentice at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard when a friend heard him singing and said he sounded like Elvis. Read More

On the Scene with Kilin Reece

Kilin Reece grew up a California skateboarder and, like many skateboarders, he became skilled at taking skateboards apart and putting them back together. When Reece got interested in string instruments, he started taking them apart as well. Read More

On the Scene with Claire Chao

When Claire Chao began working on her mother’s oral history in 2008 she anticipated it would be a few anecdotal stories about her mother’s experiences growing up in a wealthy family in pre-Communist Shanghai. Instead it grew into a multigenerational epic. Read More

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