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La Pietra — Hawaii School for Girls will mark its 50th anniversary with a Sunset Jazz gala Sept. 14 on the Great Lawn on the slopes of Diamond Head. The campus' entertainment beacon, singer and teacher Shari Lynn has assembled some first-rate talent for an evening of song and supper on the historic site.

He hasn't officially confirmed (or denied) the casting, but Jason Momoa, the actor from Hawaii, will almost certainly portray Aquaman in an upcoming movie. Momoa surely has the physique for Aquaman.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez, who had a bad-girl image off-screen while portraying Ana Lucia Cortez on ABC's filmed-in-Hawaii "Lost" series, is receiving beaucoup online and TV buzz because she's been dating actor Zac Efron.

Actor Chris Pratt has literally become Marvel's newest marvel thanks to the "Guardians of the Galaxy" film — the best-ever August launch of a sci-fi spectacle that wasn't about an established superhero or a big-budget disaster thriller.

Local-boy actor Anthony Ruivivar has filmed the first of an ongoing story arc that will keep him visible in his hometown during the fifth season of CBS' "Hawaii Five-0."

The classic Society of Seven, the ensemble co-founded and shepherded by Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum for decades, will reunite in yet another reincarnation ofold memories and new thrills in a two-show, one-night stand Oct. 25 at the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel.

Hawaii's Bruno Mars is the No. 2 touring attraction this summer, according to Pollstar, right behind Bruce Springsteen at No. 1 and ahead of Cher at No. 3.

Broadway ticket prices are soaring, so expect to pay plenty to catch the Tony Award winners and other hot attractions. Over seven days we saw 10 shows and adored nine of 'em.

Daniel Dae Kim, resuming work here this month on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0," has spent the summer filming Summit's "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," the first sequel to the "Divergent" film franchise.

Christopher K.T. Bright, grandson of director Ronald Bright and his wife, Mo, is an emerging filmmaker in the artistic ohana till now known primarily for stage, music and academic achievements.


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