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COURTESY MYRNA KAMAE
                                Eddie Kamae died Jan. 7 with “E Ku’u Morning Dew” playing in the background, a smile on his face and his wife at his side.

Cazimero becoming more active by composing new music

COURTESY MYRNA KAMAE
                                Eddie Kamae died Jan. 7 with “E Ku’u Morning Dew” playing in the background, a smile on his face and his wife at his side.

Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Roland Cazimero has been out of the limelight for nearly two years but is trying to get rolling again by composing new music. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Willie K performs during a tribute concert for Jimmy Borges at the Moana Surfrider in January 2016.

Willie K performs for Obama on last night of Hawaii visit

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Willie K performs during a tribute concert for Jimmy Borges at the Moana Surfrider in January 2016.

Updated on  January 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm
Willie K played a hush-hush performance for President Barack Obama on the final evening of his most recent Hawaii visit. Read More
DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                Streetlight Cadence.

Islands’ stars shone brightly in 2016

DENNIS ODA / 2016
                                Streetlight Cadence.
Columnist Wayne Harada shares his picks for the 2016 Waynie Awards, an annual retrospective of the past year. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Bruno Mars, left, performed during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Nov. 30.

‘Twas the morning for Christmas ‘Show Biz’

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Bruno Mars, left, performed during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Nov. 30.
Columnist Wayne Harada pays tribute to the shining stars of 2016 with his annual Christmas poem. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Executive Producers Peter M. Lenkov, left, and Eric Guggenheim, right, flank Production Supervisor Lisa Lee Mitchell on the Red Carpet of the Hawaii Five-0 season 7 kickoff at Sunset on the Beach at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki, Friday, September 23, 2016.

Network stays silent about future of ‘Five-0’

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Executive Producers Peter M. Lenkov, left, and Eric Guggenheim, right, flank Production Supervisor Lisa Lee Mitchell on the Red Carpet of the Hawaii Five-0 season 7 kickoff at Sunset on the Beach at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki, Friday, September 23, 2016.

Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Despite online buzz about the fate of “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS remains mum. Read More
COURTESY JEANNETTE HERENIKO
                                Jeannette Hereniko.

Filmmaking couple teams with Pacific producers on Micronesian tale

COURTESY JEANNETTE HERENIKO
                                Jeannette Hereniko.
Vilsoni “Vili” Hereniko and his producer wife, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, are collaborating with Australian and New Zealand producers to bring “Until the Dolphin Flies” to the big screen. Read More
DENNIS ODA / 2014
                                Karen Keawehawaii at the 37th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in 2014.

KSSK posse’s ‘Madame Flower’ a hit with audiences

DENNIS ODA / 2014
                                Karen Keawehawaii at the 37th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival in 2014.

Updated on  December 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Karen Keawehawai‘i — a singer by trade — has become a magnet on KSSK’s live broadcasts, promotional treks to Las Vegas and ocean cruises. Read More
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Dwayne Johnson, left, and Auli’i Cravalho arrive at the world premiere of “Moana” at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 14.

Brights cross Pacific Ocean to share ‘Moana’ spotlight

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Dwayne Johnson, left, and Auli’i Cravalho arrive at the world premiere of “Moana” at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 14.

Updated on  November 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Three members of the late Ron Bright’s family were guests of his grandson at a preview of Disney’s “Moana” at the Pasadena Convention Center recently. Read More
 
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Stand-up comedian Augie T will be the first to perform inside Farrington High School’s newly restored Joseph Rider Farrington Community Auditorium.

Augie T first to perform in Farrington’s renovated auditorium

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                Stand-up comedian Augie T will be the first to perform inside Farrington High School’s newly restored Joseph Rider Farrington Community Auditorium.
Augie Tulba will return to his alma mater to become the first performer to stage a public show in the newly restored Joseph Rider Farrington Community Auditorium. Read More
COURTESY
                                Isabella “Bella” Russo

An 11-year-old singer-actor with isle ties make her way on Broadway

COURTESY
                                Isabella “Bella” Russo
NEW YORK >> At 11, Isabella “Bella” Russo, who plays the youthful band manager in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s“School of Rock: The Musical,” is a cutie with an inherent love of the stage and a keen and radiating presence. Read More

Bumatai is living life to the fullest while he grapples with cancer

Comedian Andy Bumatai is not yet out of the woods in his ongoing battle with cancer at the base of his tongue. “I still have some swelling in my throat where they nuked,” said Bumatai on Wednesday. “I have an MRI tomorrow to see if there is a tumor within the swelling. And it’s all affected my voice.” Read More
Updated on  October 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Hawaii musical ‘Honu’ will play Tokyo Sea Life Park

There will be a Japanese spin — two tunes performed in Nihongo — when “Honu by the Sea,” the environmental musical addressing ocean pollution, is staged inJapan this week. Read More
Updated on  September 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Willie K to broaden scope of performances in islands

Willie K is arguably Hawaii’s most versatile music star. Uncle Willie performs with an astounding palette — blues, rock, Hawaiian, country, opera, jazz, you name it — and his sellouts in venues on Maui and his once-a-month engagement at Blue Note Hawaii in the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel validate his popularity. Read More
Updated on  September 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

TV’s Hargitay schools girls during her visit to La Pietra

Mariska Hargitay, who has played NYPD Detective Olivia Benson in the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” franchise for 18 seasons, recently visited La Pietra: Hawaii School for Girls. Read More
Updated on  September 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Holowach pulls all the levers during Paliku Theatre shows

As manager of Paliku Theatre, the gem of a performing space at Windward Community College, Tom Holowach is a jack-of-all-trades. He often takes an onstage role, oversees the box officeand trouble-shoots tasks associated with running a theater. Read More
Updated on  September 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

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