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                                Baseballs left at the Oahu Cemetery gravesite of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr., known as the father of modern baseball. He would have celebrated his 197th birthday this year.

Graveside gathering set for baseball’s ‘father’

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                                Baseballs left at the Oahu Cemetery gravesite of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr., known as the father of modern baseball. He would have celebrated his 197th birthday this year.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Ralph Carhart will join the Friends of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr., known as the father of modern baseball, on his 197th birthday Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Read More
JOHN BERGER / 2016
                                Eddie Kamae, right, and his wife, Myrna, celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Elks Lodge Waikiki in 2016.

Email brings back memories of Kamae

JOHN BERGER / 2016
                                Eddie Kamae, right, and his wife, Myrna, celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Elks Lodge Waikiki in 2016.

Updated on  April 3, 2017 at 9:03 am
Eddie Kamae died when I was flattened out with shingles and could not write about his death. That bothered me. Read More
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                                “Kong” topped box-office receipts with $61 million last weekend. Some $70.5 million was spent on the $185 million picture during 42 days of filming on Oahu at Waikane Valley, Kualoa Ranch and Chinatown.

Oahu is ‘Skull Island’ in Kong’s latest ape movie

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                                “Kong” topped box-office receipts with $61 million last weekend. Some $70.5 million was spent on the $185 million picture during 42 days of filming on Oahu at Waikane Valley, Kualoa Ranch and Chinatown.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm
Wanna get your mind off ugly local and national politics, the high cost of Oahu’s rail, soaring medical care costs and potholes? If so, take in “Kong: Skull Island” to escape. Read More
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                                Auli’i Cravalho backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 26.

‘Moana’ songstress shows star quality at Oscars

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                                Auli’i Cravalho backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 26.
Hawaii’s Auli‘i Cravalho sang beautifully in the Oscar spotlight Feb. 26 and displayed youthful spark and brightness in her red-carpet interview leading up to the big show. Read More
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                                Writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, and actor Dwayne Johnson, right, at the premiere of Disney’s “Moana” in Los Angeles in November.

Journalist Okita making her way in London

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                                Writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, and actor Dwayne Johnson, right, at the premiere of Disney’s “Moana” in Los Angeles in November.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Former KGMB anchor and noted CBS journalist Teri Okita checks in to bring her story up to date and offer praise for her dad. Read More
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                                Dee Smyser, right.

Gridiron gladiators entertain a shingles-stricken columnist

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                                Dee Smyser, right.
Watching NFL games was one of the few things columnist Ben Wood could enjoy after being painfully knocked to the sidelines by a case of shingles. Read More
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                                Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year.

2016 a busy year for two sons of Hawaii

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                                Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year.
Columnist Ben Wood takes a look back at the year that was in local entertainment. Read More
 
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                                Al Harrington.

Harrington to receive award for being exemplary ‘Pacific citizen’

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                                Al Harrington.

Updated on  December 11, 2016 at 11:57 am
The Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women Association-Hawaii has selected Al Harrington as the first recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2014
                                Hale Rowland.

Leed wows gathering of ex-Hawaiian Air hostesses

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                                Hale Rowland.

Updated on  November 29, 2016 at 12:11 am
Koa‘e Kea, a group of former Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants, held a 20th-anniversary dinner party at the Ala Moana Hotel on Nov. 12. Read More
 
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                                Melveen Leed performs at Blue Note Hawaii in March.

Melveen Leed to take lead at airline hostesses’ party

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                                Melveen Leed performs at Blue Note Hawaii in March.

Updated on  October 14, 2016 at 10:53 am
The Koa‘e Kea women — Hawaiian Airlines retired hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants — have chosen Melveen Leed to take them soaring into the stratosphere at their 20th-anniversary dinner party Nov. 12 at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Garden Lanai room starting at 5 p.m. Read More

Onouye aids flood victims and finds generous teen

Carole Kai Onouye, an entertainer and super fundraiser for Hawaii charities through the Great Aloha Run, was among people who went to the Hale Umi apartment complex to help residents after the first-floor units were inundated by Tropical Storm Darby and the overflowing Kalihi Stream on July 31. Read More

Death of longtime friend stirs childhood memories

The death of former Honolulu resident Mark Auerbach, 83, brought back a flood of memories, mostly of when we lived on Piikoi Street in Makiki back in 1930s and early ’40s. Read More
Updated on  August 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm
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                                This undated photo shows Kimberly Morris, one of the people killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the nightclub, killing dozens in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Magazine shares tragedies of 2 women with Hawaii ties

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                                This undated photo shows Kimberly Morris, one of the people killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the nightclub, killing dozens in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Updated on  June 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm
Tragedies are responsible for two women with Hawaii backgrounds, Kimberly “KJ” Morris, 37, and Anna Akana, 26, beingfeatured in the June 27 issue of People magazine. Read More
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                                Chelsea Hardin

Miss Hawaii USA’s response counters unseemly question

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                                Chelsea Hardin

Updated on  June 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm
Count me among the many people who felt the question thrown at Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Hardin asking who she would vote for in this presidential election was totally out of line. Read More

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