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Beloved voice coach Rego home from hospital, care home


Updated on  September 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm
Neva Rego, the beloved voice coach to many island luminaries, is back home in Kaimuki following three visits to Straub Hospital this summer and a week’s residency at the Palolo Chinese Home earlier this month. Read More

Hana hou for ‘Honu by the Sea’ in Japan


Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Johnson Enos’ original environmental musical, “Honu by the Sea,” will make a second appearance at Tokyo’s Sea Life Park next month. Read More

Theater event honors Cannon’s legacy


Updated on  September 11, 2017 at 11:39 pm
Inspired by the legacy of her late husband, director-actor Glenn Cannon, Samsil “Sam” Cannon is spearheading a fundraiser this week at Kennedy Theatre. Read More

Paliku’s ‘King and I’ turns into Bright family affair


Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 12:41 am
There’s a circle of family ties in “The King and I” — moms and daughters, fathers and sons, a married couple, even a set of twins — in the new local production opening at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre. Read More

Ho-inspired event could be a yearly kanikapila


Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm
The family of the late Don Ho is hoping an annual remembrance kanikapila will become a tradition at the International Market Place, where a statue of the iconic entertainer has become a draw. Read More

Borges, Matthews to be honored at Hospice Hawaii fundraiser

The late Jimmy Borges and Kirk Matthews will be among the 2017 Hall of Heroes honorees at Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama fundraiser in November. Read More
 

Cazimero to be remembered at Royal Hawaiian


Updated on  August 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm
A celebration of life for the late Roland Cazimero is set for Oct. 8 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room. Read More

Reiplinger’s widow gathers more stories for book


Updated on  August 7, 2017 at 12:40 am
Looks like Leesa Clark Stone’s book on her late husband, comedian Rap Reiplinger, won’t be under your Christmas tree this holiday season. Read More

Bruno’s dad returns to Hawaii for secret project


Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm
Peter Hernandez, father of Bruno Mars, is back in town and itching to do some kind of undisclosed isle project. His daughters Jaime, Tahiti, Presley and Tiara Hernandez have returned home, too. Read More
 

Robert Cazimero reflects on brother’s life


Updated on  July 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm
When the Brothers Cazimero emerged in the 1970s, their contemporary hybrid sound fueled the renaissance of Hawaiian music. Read More

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

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