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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

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

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