Two prominent Hawaii entertainers — Cha Thompson and Loretta Ables Sayre — are in the midst of filming separate movies on two islands. Thompson is portraying a Hawaiian soothsayer in "Behind the Rainbow," a German movie directed by Judith Kennel being filmed on Maui.
Disclosure: I've been a collector of recorded music for more than 60 years. Imagine walls of shelves and boxes upon boxes on the floor containing vinyl 331⁄3 LPs, 45 rpm singles, cassettes, CDs and videos. To me, this was pure treasure; to my wife, junk that took up a whole bedroom and then some.
Kevin McCollum, formerly of Hawaii, is one of the producers of "Motown: The Musical," the current tunefest of hits and hitmakers from Motor City based on Berry Gordy's memoir.
"Here Lies Love," a new musical that deconstructs the life and times of shoe queen Imelda Marcos, is a kooky project opening Tuesday at the off-Broadway Public Theatre in New York's East Village.
Shari Lynn, the irrepressible singer, actress and teacher, is wearing a new hat these days. Lynn is making her directorial debut with "Beehive — the 60's Musical," opening 7 p.m. April 25 at the La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls "Gymatorium."
Cornell "Tuffy" Nicholas, who staged acrobatic Cirque-style shows at the old IMAX theater in Waikiki and at the Hyatt Regency on Maui, is launching a new show, "Aloha Live," Friday in Waikiki's newest theatrical space, The Deck Waikiki at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
These are anxious times for singer Duncan Kamakanaonakuahiwi Osorio, sweating it out as he awaits possible exposure on NBC's "The Voice," where he'll be using the name Duncan Kamakana. He auditioned. And he's still waiting, waiting, waiting for an on-camera op.
Amy Hanaiali‘i and Willie K are making merry music together, rekindling their recording partnership with a new album expected in the months ahead.
Frank De Lima, the Portuguese prince of comedy, brings his ethnic gags to Chinatown's Portuguese restaurant, Adega, at 8 p.m. Saturday. If you've yet to try the savory cuisine, now's a good time — and you get a side portion of laughs.
The "Lost" alumni are finding and forging their way to new TV pilots.