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CBS wastes opportunity with new ‘Five-0’ cast picks

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Amid a swirl of equal pay issues and racial discrimination allegations triggered by the recent departure of actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park from “Hawaii Five-0,” CBS has missed a golden opportunity to right a wrong. Read More

Walking cane supports Broadway pursuits, elicits generosity

Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 1:11 am
For the first time since I started spending summers soaking up Broadway shows five decades ago, I have a new traveling companion: a walking cane. Read More

Morales thrilled to play Hamilton, even if it’s once a week

Updated on  July 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm
Though he takes the lead only on Sundays, local actor Joseph Morales has already reached a career high point in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.” Read More

Sakuma pays tribute to heroes at annual Ukulele Fest

Updated on  July 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm
It’s no surprise ukulele wizard Roy Sakuma will salute his heroes during two events that comprise his annual Ukulele Festival. Read More

Thompsons welcome new little Tihati to ohana

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm
There’s literally a new Tihati in the Tihati Productions ohana, with the arrival of Tihati James Mataientena Thompson, born May 29. Read More

Midler, Mars represent Hawaii with panache

An open letter to Bette Midler and Bruno Mars, two Hawaii superstars who wowed ’em in separate back-to-back television appearances on CBS on June 11. Read More

Bronze likeness of Pahinui better in Waimanalo than Waikiki

A Gabby Pahinui statue in Waikiki is a splendid homage to the Hawaiian slack-key icon, but its location has disheartened some locals. Read More

Kaimuki actress to perform in New York gala

Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 11:51 pm
Ruthie Ann Miles, the Tony Award-winning actress from Kaimuki, is among a growing cast of troupers assembling in New York for “Hair to Hamilton: 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals.” Read More

Former Honolulu entertainer Shaoling commits to comedy

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm
Sherry Shaoling is transiting from singer-comedic actress to stand-up comedian, which provides new avenues of expression for the former Honolulu resident. Read More

Borges documentary in running for regional Emmy

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 11:56 pm
“Jimmy Borges: A Life Story,” that splendid documentary on the beloved jazz singer, is one of three specials up for a regional Emmy Award. Read More

Midler likely to win Broadway’s top honor

Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 12:22 am
It’s a sure bet that Bette Midler — now starring in “Hello, Dolly!” — will win best leading actress in a musical at next month’s Tony Awards in New York. Read More

Performers, including former pupils, to honor voice coach Rego

Updated on  May 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm
The Society of Arts and Letters, Hawaii chapter, will honor Neva Rego, beloved voice teacher to the stars, at the Pacific Club. Read More

Ruivivar felt at home during ‘Blue Bloods’ stint

Updated on  April 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Hawaii native Anthony Ruivivar spent 10 days in New York recently, filming an episode of CBS’ “Blue Bloods.” Read More

Mariota is great, from football field to screens big and small

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Marcus Mariota, the homegrown NFL fave prepping a return after sustaining a broken leg last season, surely will spend time at the Waialae Country Club after being extended membership there. Read More

Midler already racks up award during Broadway return

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 11:35 am
Bette Midler, still doing previews leading to her formal premiere of “Hello, Dolly,” already has won an award for her return to Broadway. Read More

3 Hawaii actresses have Big Apple gigs this month

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 12:40 am
Auli‘i Cravalho, the voice of “Moana” in the hit Disney musical film, will rub elbows with some of Broadway’s finest in Opening Act’s 11th annual benefit play reading one-nighter at New World Stages. Read More

Mars to conquer Europe, Asia before returning to Hawaii

Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 7:23 pm
Bruno Mars wants to perform in Hawaii again, according to his father. But not anytime soon. Read More

PBS Hawaii to air Kamae documentaries

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm
“The Films of Eddie and Myrna Kamae: From the Heart” will air April 6 to 9 on PBS Hawaii. Read More

Vocalists bring Broadway cred to MVT fundraiser

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm
“Shari Lynn and the Boys on Broadway,” this year’s attraction for Manoa Valley Theatre’s major fundraiser, is bubbling over with talent. Read More

Ables Sayre joins musical at prestigious New England venue

Updated on  March 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Tony Award-nominated singer-actress Loretta Ables Sayre will co-star as Mrs. Meers in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. Read More

Cancer treatment provides stand-up material for Bumatai

On the brink of bankruptcy due to mounting medical bills, comedian Andy Bumatai returns to stand-up comedy at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More