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On the Scene with Jami Zhong

• Updated on  January 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Jami Wanying Zhong was 10 years old and didn’t speak English when she came to Hawaii from Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. At 21 she speaks English fluently and is Hawaii’s newly crowned 2018 Narcissus Queen. Read More

On the Scene with Jason Taglianetti

Hawaii-born Jason Taglianetti started “playing with sound” when he was 10. He made his first recordings — using cassette tapes and a boombox — when he was 12. He engineered his first show at Army Community Theatre in 1998 and moved to Manoa Valley Theatre a year later. Read More

On the Scene with Kamuela Kahoano

• Updated on  January 7, 2018 at 7:19 pm
Kamuela Kahoano grew up in a musical family, the youngest son of entertainer/radio personality/game show co-host Kimo Kahoano. Read More

On the Scene with Rusty Komori

• Updated on  December 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm
When Rusty Komori started playing tennis, it became his passion. He played on his high school team and at Creighton University. At 24, he became head tennis coach at Punahou School, where he coached the boys’ varsity team to 22 consecutive state championships. Read More

On the Scene with Howie Mandel

• Updated on  December 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Toronto-born Howie Mandel was a successful carpet salesmen when someone dared him to try stand-up comedy. Mandel took the dare and found his calling. Read More

On the Scene with Sachi Braden

• Updated on  December 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm
In September, Sachi Braden, 68, published her first book, “Being Japanese in America,” a bilingual “cross-cultural primer” on American society as seen by “a successful transplant.” Read More

On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz

• Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

On the Scene with Murph Dailey

• Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm
Elizabeth “Murph” Dailey and her husband, Fred Dailey, sold their construction business in California before moving to Hawaii in 1952, but they didn’t come here to retire. They went into the hotel business, and Fred helped found the Waikiki Polo Club. Read More

On the Scene with Claire Hughes

• Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Born on Kauai and a graduate of Kamehameha and Oregon State University, Claire Kuuleilani Hughes became the first Native Hawaiian dietitian at the state Department of Health. Read More

On the Scene with Chris Eyre

• Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Born and raised in Oregon, Chris Eyre is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes who enjoyed photography in high school, studied television production and filmmaking in college, then attended the New York University Graduate Film Program. Read More

On the Scene with Brian Kohne

• Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm
When Brian Kohne’s family moved to Maui from Detroit in 1969, the island of Kahoolawe had been used as military bombing target for more than 25 years. Read More

On the scene: Brad Coates

• Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm
Los Angeles native Brad Coates got his law degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and then worked for the government of Micronesia before coming to Hawaii in 1978. Read More

On the Scene with Ralph Malani

• Updated on  October 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Ralph Malani left Hawaii for Los Angeles planning on a career in fashion design, but a friend suggested cosmetology instead. After Malani talked his way into a job with famed Beverly Hills stylist Jose Eber, he was on his way. Read More

On the Scene with John Landovsky

• Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm
John Landovsky retired as owner and director of Hawaii State Ballet last month. He plans to split his time between Honolulu and Asheville, N.C., enjoying the change of seasons and participating in tennis and pickle ball tournaments. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Graue

• Updated on  October 18, 2017 at 1:10 am
Born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, Dennis Graue was well on his way as a professional musician when he returned to Hawaii and met Nohelani Cypriano. Read More

On the Scene with Gina Augafa

Gina Augafa sang for a different type of audience last month when she performed at Sunset Jazz, the annual fundraiser for La Pietra — Hawaii School for Girls. Read More

On the Scene With Christopher Greywolf

• Updated on  October 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Christopher Greywolf has been designing and making weapons for as long as he can remember. Growing up with his Blackfoot grandparents in northeastern Kansas, Greywolf’s interest in weapon design stayed with him through high school and six years in the Army. Read More

On the Scene With Jim Aina

• Updated on  September 25, 2017 at 7:34 pm
In the 14 years since he returned to the local stage, Kamehameha Schools graduate Jim Aina has given memorable performances playing heroes and villains in comedies and dramas alike. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Muth

• Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Dennis Muth is a Realtor and one-fourth of the refreshingly nontraditional Beatles tribute group Beat-lele. Read More

On the Scene With Sabia Farag

• Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm
When Sabia Farag sang “America the Beautiful” without accompaniment this week at the U.S. Open in New York, it was the latest highlight in a fast-moving career. Read More

On the Scene with Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba has gone a long way since graduating from Punahou School in 1986. Read More

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