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And then there was one. When the Makaha Sons' Christmas show, "Makaha Kalikimaka," unfolds at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art, longtime group member Louis "Moon" Kauakahi will not be present. He "retired" during the summer.

‘De Lima's De Clips" — a DVD celebrating Frank De Lima's 40 years of comedy shows in Hawaii — boasts a cover image of a moon-faced De Lima eclipsing the sun.It's produced on a small budget but boasts a bounty of outrageous nuggets.

Nicole Scherzinger, the islander who's the ex-lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, will be the cat's meow in London this winter. Scherzinger takes on Grizabella, the tarnished Glamour Cat who delivers the show-stopping "Memory" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."

With Thanksgiving approaching, we posed a simple question to local notables: "What are you thankful for this year?" Responses were overwhelmingly personal yet pertinent, reflecting core values like family and health.

Three books out this month offer entertainment and enlightenment on different planes. They're suitable for Christmas gifts, too. … Jack Cione's "Repotting Can Be Such a Bitch" is a candid confessional from the entrepreneur most remembered for those naked waiter shows at the old Dunes club.

Hawaii's Bruno Mars is composing new songs and prepping to go into the studio to re­cord a follow-up to his "Unorthodox Jukebox" CD.

Lloyd Kawakami, who wears two distinct hats in the community, is a current cover boy on Japan Airlines' quarterly in-flight magazine, ‘Eheu. The honor comes when his family musical group, ManoaDNA (Lloyd is dad to Alx and NickKawakami), begins yet another tour of Japan this week.

Nathan Kurosawa, writer and director of the highly regarded 2003 film "The Ride," is preparing his next project, a graphic novel. So he said earlier this month while working as a flight attendant on my Hawaiian Airlines homebound flight from Tokyo's Haneda International Airport.

KoAloha Ukulele, one of the state's prolific producers of the four-string instrument, will be on the move — from Kalihi to Kakaako — as the company heads into its second decade of operations.

Keali‘i Reichel's new CD, "Kawaiokalena," which drops Oct. 21, is a winnah! Fans and hula pupils are going to quickly adopt the title song, "Kawaiokalena," since it's classic Reichel recalling the sweetness of his "Kawaipunahele" era.

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