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Hall takes in sons' game, then a Hollywood hike

By Ben Wood

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LAST UPDATED: 02:11 a.m. HST, Nov 12, 2010


ANITA HALL flew to L.A. to watch her twin sons, Joshua and Matthew Hall-Juntilla, both linebackers, play in Golden West Junior College's 33-17 homecoming win over Orange Coast Junior College Saturday. The next day Hall, her boys and their roommate, Todd Takanishi, hiked up to the Hollywood sign, where Todd took their photo. The three boys are 2009 Kaiser High grads. Anita will sing at the Opera Ball Nov. 20 at the Sheraton Waikiki and at the free Toys for Tots concert Dec. 10 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. ...

NATIONAL Rifle Association past president Sandy Froman visited singer-composer Audy Kimura at Hy's Steakhouse Saturday night. Froman came here for Sunday's annual Hawaii Friends of NRA Dinner organized by chairman Kimura and treasurer Dawn Horn. The event raised $25,000 for local high school shooters and teams. University of Hawaii grad Kimura competed at the collegiate level and placed in the National Rifle Championships. The Friends donated four air rifles to local high school students for competitions. Froman was moved by students' reactions. She took the stage and announced to the crowd of 250, including 30 students, that she was buying a precision air rifle, the type used in the Olympics, to donate as well. ...

QUEENIE Ventura Dowsett will be honored Nov. 20 as Hula Grill's I Ola Mau Ka Hula recipient for individuals who perpetuate the finest traditions of Hawaii through practicing and teaching hula. Queenie will be recognized at a private event for her family and friends at the grill. ... Pro surfer and Haleiwa resident Jaime O'Brien was the guest of honor at a party at Waikiki Parc's pool deck Oct. 23 for the Hawaii premiere of his new surf movie, "Who is J.O.B.?" Andy Irons, the great Hawaii surfer who died Nov. 2, is not in the film but his brother, Bruce Irons, is featured. About 150 people attended, many from the surfing world. "Hawaii Goes Fishing" host Cindy Paliracio was in the crowd. The party was sponsored by Red Bull. ...

GOOD TO SEE "Hawaii Five-0" using local actors such as Kelly Hu, Kim Gennaula and Jason Scott Lee. Halekulani and Parc hotels' public relations boss Diane Ako, former KHNL anchor, has a role in Monday's show, playing -- you guessed it -- a TV reporter. ... Some of KGMB "Sunrise" host and anchor Grace Lee's interview with Grace Park of "Five-0" was shown on CBS' "Early Show" Monday. ... Clint Eastwood was pictured in Lahaina waters directing "The Hereafter" on "The Insider" last month on KGMB. He and star Matt Damon, on dry land, joked about how tough it was for Eastwood to be in Hawaii directing beautiful Cecile De France. ...

HONOLULU Community College's Music and Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) program unveiled its newly renovated state-of-the-art recording studio last Friday. In recognition of a substantial donation from the Mike Curb Family Foundation, the facility is named the Mike Curb Music and Entertainment Learning Experience Studios. Two years ago the MELE program, founded by then-chancellor Ramsey Pedersen, opened with 27 students. Since then, more than 300 students have taken MELE classes. The first associate degrees will be awarded this spring. ... The I CanCERVIVE event to raise funds for families whose children are battling cancer will be held at 6 p.m. next Friday at the Royal Hawaiian. Starr Kalahiki stars. Call 528-5161 for ticket info. ... The Carmen Haugen Quartet -- Carmen U'ilani, Frank Uehara, Ron Miyashiro and Keith Haugen -- will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow on the Food Court Stage at International Market Place. ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin on Honolulu streets in World War II, writes of people, places and things Fridays. E-mail him at bwood@staradvertiser.com.






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