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On the Scene: Catching up with Grammy Award-nominated Na Hoa

In February, Na Hoa was in Los Angeles for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Read More

On the Scene with 2-time Grammy Award-winner Kalani Pe‘a

Kalani Pe‘a, 35, won his second Grammy Award in February. Read More

On the Scene with Connie Han

Jazz musician Connie Han talks about breaking the rules while respecting tradition. Read More

On the Scene with MiMi

Born and raised in Makaha, 18-year-old island/pop recording artist MiMi grew up singing at home, but it wasn’t until she was 15 that she started thinking of it as a career. Read More

On the Scene with Angela Lee

Born in Vancouver, Canada, to parents active in martial arts, Angela Lee was already following in their footsteps when they brought the family to Hawaii several years later. Read More

On the Scene with Kevan Scott

Kevan Scott has contributed to Hawaii’s arts and entertainment scene as a journalist, a gofer for famed entertainment entrepreneur John F. Leonard, a radio show host and a niche-market concert promoter. Read More

On the Scene with Tom Holowach

After 18 years managing Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College and producing shows there, ­Tom Holowach, 68, is retiring effective Feb. 28. Read More

On the Scene with Matt Grim

The youthful-looking, 54-year-old entrepreneur currently lives in Singapore but passed through Honolulu earlier this month. Read More

On the Scene with Chev-Vaughn Lum

Chev-Vaughn Lum is making his debut as a leading man, starring as Princeton opposite Jody Bill as Kate Monster, in Manoa Valley Theatre’s production of “Avenue Q,” which runs through Feb. 10. Read More

On the Scene with Kurt Kaminaka

Kurt Kaminaka recently completed work on his first film, “Tales of the Circle Keys,” about a writer who becomes obsessed with a character he created while writing the screenplay for his first film. Read More

On the Scene with Cathy Tanaka

Comedienne Cathy Tanaka, 39, opened for Andy Bumatai’s 65th-birthday show at the Blue Note Hawaii last month. Read More

On the Scene with Friston Ho‘okano

Friston Ho‘okano got into theater on a dare, found that he enjoyed acting, and became a familiar face on the local stage. Read More

On the Scene with Norm Winter

Norm Winter was 15 and living in Los Angeles when he started buying and selling used records. It was the start of a career that has included retail record sales, wholesaling and broadcasting. Read More

On the Scene with Alan Wu

Alan Wu was 9 and spoke no English when his family came to Hawaii from Taiwan. He now co-owns Doctors of Waikiki, an urgent care facility in the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Read More

On the Scene with Mpho Moloi Ernst

Mpho Moloi Ernst, 24, was born after apartheid ended in 1994, but the legal system of strict racial segregation that divided South Africans by skin color is part of her heritage. Read More

On the Scene: Smokey Robinson

In the 58 years since William Robinson Jr., had his first hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart — a million-seller titled “Shop Around”— the man known to millions of fans around the world as “Smokey” has been one of most important figures in contemporary American music. Read More

On the Scene with Jonah Ray

The past year has been a big one for Jonah Ray, Kailua-born star of Joel Hodgson’s reboot of the cult TV series, “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Read More

On the Scene with Engelbert Humperdinck

The possibility that Hurricane Lane might devastate Honolulu didn’t keep Engelbert Humperdinck, 82, from appearing as promised for two shows at the Hawaii Theatre in August. Read More

On the Scene with Kapono Na‘ili‘ili

When Kapono Na‘ili‘ili is on stage with Moses Goods in Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s production of “Paniolo: Stories and Songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy,” he’s drawing on personal experience. Read More

On the Scene with Chloe Aquino

Chloe Aquino, 20, was born and raised in Kailua and is majoring in psychology at Argosy University while also working on her next CD single. She also recently donated her time as a model for a calendar sold to support breast-cancer awareness. Read More

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