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.
Cha Thompson and Ben Aipa, two Farrington High School grads, will be honored at Malama Palama, a Palama Settlement fundraiser Oct. 25 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Room. A 5:30 p.m. reception and a silent auction precede a 6:30 p.m. dinner.
John Rowles, the New Zealand-based singer who was a major Waikiki attraction in the 1970s, will make his first return appearance, headlining with the Elvis Presley TCB Band, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
"Honu by the Sea" is in London. Johnson Enos' environmental fantasy-musical is not enjoying a run in the West End, instead the show's musical score is being recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at the famed Abbey Road Studios.
La Pietra — Hawaii School for Girls will mark its 50th anniversary with a Sunset Jazz gala Sept. 14 on the Great Lawn on the slopes of Diamond Head. The campus' entertainment beacon, singer and teacher Shari Lynn has assembled some first-rate talent for an evening of song and supper on the historic site.
Actress Michelle Rodriguez, who had a bad-girl image off-screen while portraying Ana Lucia Cortez on ABC's filmed-in-Hawaii "Lost" series, is receiving beaucoup online and TV buzz because she's been dating actor Zac Efron.
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