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Shari Lynn, a Hawaii School for Girls teacher and singer-actress, has plenty on her plate.

Ruthie Ann Miles, playing Lady Thiang in Lincoln Center's "The King & I," isn't the lone Hawaii nominee in the Tony Awards on June 7.

Alx Kawakami's first single, "Fireknife!," drops Tuesday, and it certainly sounds like a contender as a summer sizzler.

Voice coach Neva Rego, beloved by many local entertainers for her wisdom and teaching over the past 30 years, is making progress following a botched surgery that led to an eight-month hospital stay.

Filming is underway for a local Jim Nabors TV special that will air on KHNL and KGMB come September.

Theodore "Ted" Chapin, president and executive director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, which governs the performing rights for the classic R&H repertoire, considers our homegrown Loretta Ables Sayre (who earned a Tony nomination when she re-created the role for Lincoln Center Theatre's "South Pacific" hit from 2008 to 2010) as the show's defining portrayal of Bloody Mary.

"Uptown Funk!" — recorded by Mark Ronson and featuring Hawaii's Bruno Mars on lead vocals —is this year's undisputed chart champ. It's been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks since its Jan. 15 chart debut.

Singer Raiatea Helm will stage what looks to be the season's most luxurious Mother's Day brunch May 10 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Room.

Hawaii actress Janel Parrish ("Pretty Little Liars," "Dancing With the Stars") happily has gone to the dogs — with her adorable pooch pup Kleo.

Actor Jo Ramsey is on a roll, moving fromGary Cooper to the Lion King. Ramsey, of Laie, made his Honolulu theatrical debut in Kumu Kahua's recent "My Name is Gary Cooper," earning raves.


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