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Thursday, February 26, 2015         

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Four Hawaii actors — plus one backstager with creative input — will be featured in the latest revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," which will begin preview performances March 3 en route to its April 16 premiere at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York.

Actress Janel Parrish was home recently toscout for a site and finalize details for her sister's beachfront wedding next February.

Jean-Pierre Poissonnet, who co-stars as a roller skater and featured singer in Alan Goldberg's "CabaRAE" extravaganza at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, tied the knot with Kimberley Gustavson on Jan. 12 in Las Vegas.

Sean Jones, the actor son of bassist Stephen Jones and wife Lee Ann, has earned his Actors Equity card by joining the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore.

Garett Taketa of Kaneohe is the latest Hawaii actor signed to an off-Broadway musical prepping for a July 3 opening.

Artist Margaret Keane, the ex-Honolulu resident whose troubled life with a manipulative husband who took credit for all of her jeepers-peepers big-eyed paintings, has a cameo appearance in "Big Eyes," the Tim Burton flick that explores the deception behind the eyeballs.

Bruno Mars, the superstar from Hono­lulu, purchased a $6.5 million home in the Fryman Canyon region of Studio City, Calif. He acquired the property prior to Christmas; the mansion is in a gated community and comes with a lot of extras, according to Variety.

Christmas arrived early for jazz crooner Jimmy Borges, who has started recording the first of a series of CDs with the Mountain Apple Co.

It's time to unveil the Waynies, the year's recap of highs and lows, winners and sinners, biggies and bummers. There's no peer balloting, no public voting. The choices are solely mine:

With Santa still struggling, To finish his omiyage list, To avoid last-minute juggling. His mission was challenging, Searching all over the aina. For items large and small, Some majah, some mynah.


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