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Hokule‘a achievements a reflection of all involved

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Warm congratulations go out to every person, be they crew members or involved behind the scenes, for taking part in Hokule‘a’s sensational round-the-world voyage navigated by the stars. Read More

Passing conjures memories of Broadway superstars

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 12:46 am
A friend’s death stirs up memories of visits with Yvonne Elliman and Bette Midler. Read More

DC-3 cabin crew gathers for lunch, hula, memories

Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 8:43 pm
Beautiful and graceful hula was the main course as Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants gathered for the Koa‘e Kea club’s annual luncheon. Read More

‘Don Ho Remembered’ brings back fond memories

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 8:16 am
An airing of “Don Ho Remembered” in memory of the 10th anniversary of the entertainer’s death brought back a flood of memories for Star-Advertiser columnist Ben Wood. Read More

Graveside gathering set for baseball’s ‘father’

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

Email brings back memories of Kamae

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

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

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

‘Moana’ songstress shows star quality at Oscars

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

Journalist Okita making her way in London

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

Gridiron gladiators entertain a shingles-stricken columnist

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

2016 a busy year for two sons of Hawaii

Columnist Ben Wood takes a look back at the year that was in local entertainment. Read More

Harrington to receive award for being exemplary ‘Pacific citizen’

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

Leed wows gathering of ex-Hawaiian Air hostesses

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

Melveen Leed to take lead at airline hostesses’ party

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