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COURTESY RON RINALDI PHOTOGRAPHY
                                Singer-actress Mary Gutzi calls Honoluu her second home.

Former DHT actress has title role in new musical

COURTESY RON RINALDI PHOTOGRAPHY
                                Singer-actress Mary Gutzi calls Honoluu her second home.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm
Singer-actress Mary Gutzi, who calls Honolulu her second home, is in the midst of rehearsals in Toronto for the world premiere of a new musical, “Sousatzka.” Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jake Shimabukuro entertains kids during an assembly welcoming 40 ukuleles to the Ala Wai School music program on Feb. 8. The ukuleles included six refurbished Kamaka ukuleles and donations of Waterman plastic ukes donated by the manufacturer, Kala.

‘Hawaii Five-0’ stars join ‘MacGyver’ crossover episode

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jake Shimabukuro entertains kids during an assembly welcoming 40 ukuleles to the Ala Wai School music program on Feb. 8. The ukuleles included six refurbished Kamaka ukuleles and donations of Waterman plastic ukes donated by the manufacturer, Kala.

Updated on  February 13, 2017 at 11:37 am
Two CBS dramas are doing a crossover episode airing March 10, with “Hawaii Five-0” stars appearing on“MacGyver.” Read More

Cazimero’s Blue Note gig makes for magical evening

Robert Cazimero truly is a gem; his Jan. 28 Blue Note Hawaii show was as good as it gets, with surprises and stories galore. Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2017 at 11:07 am
COURTESY DANIEL CHING
                                Daniel Ching.

Hawaii actor subs as ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago production

COURTESY DANIEL CHING
                                Daniel Ching.

Updated on  January 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm
Joseph Morales is the Alexander Hamilton alternate in the Chicago company of “Hamilton,” while another isle performer is rehearsing for a March debut in San Francisco. Read More
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

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