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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.

Dwayne Johnson, the actor-wrestler from Hawaii, is the cover boy on The Hollywood Reporter's June 27 edition in which the underrated A-lister discusses a couple of rounds of despair and depression en route to his current Hollywood popularity.

New Hope Oahu's "Les Miserables," the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg classic starring pastor Wayne Cordeiro as Jean Valjean, is a hot ticket — and pretty much a secret, unless you're a New Hope insider.

Ian Anthony Dale, who played Kono Kalakaua's boyfriend Adam Noshi muri in CBS' "Hawaii Five-0," trades sun-kissed Hawaii for the streets of San Francisco when Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue") launches a new summer drama, "Murder in the First," premiering on TNT Monday.

David Furumoto, an expert in kabuki, Noh drama and odori (dance), is visiting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he now is associate professor of theater and drama.

Scott Caan, the Golden Globe-nominated actor who plays Danno Williams on CBS'"Hawaii Five-0," is taking on a new role: fatherhood. Caan's girlfriend, Kacy Byxbee, is pregnant, according to Life & Style magazine.

While renowned voice coach Neva Rego is not yet out of the woods, she is out of intensive care at Straub Hospital and has been welcoming a parade of visitors since being hospitalized more than a month ago.


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