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COURTESY SAMANTHA NEYLAND
On the Scene: Samantha Neyland

Samantha Neyland was born while her father was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. She’d lived in several states, and in Spain and Japan, by the time her dad was transferred to Hawaii. Read more

COURTESY DEAN TABA
On the Scene: Hawaii musician Dean Taba

Dean Taba was committed to the French horn until the McKinley High School music program started an after-school big band. The band couldn’t use a French horn but needed someone to play bass. Read more

COURTESY EDEN LEE MURRAY
                                Eden Lee Murray starred as Falstaff in the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival’s virtual production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
On the scene with Eden Lee Murray

Eden Lee Murray grew up in Kansas City, Mo., watching her mother perform with the Community Childrens Theatre. Murray was 4 when her mother asked her to pull the curtain open to start a performance. Read more

COURTESY CBS
                                Amy Hill
On the scene with Amy Hill of ‘Magnum P.I.’

Amy Hill was born in South Dakota, graduated from high school in Seattle, and established herself as a stage actor with the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco. Television audiences discovered her in 1994 when she played Grandma Kim in Margaret Cho’s landmark sitcom, “All-American Girl.” Hill has worked steadily in television and film ever since. Read more

COURTESY MAGNOLIA BASOC
                                Magnolia Basoc graduated from McKinley in May. She was awarded the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i Foundation’s 2019-2020 Scholarship two months later.
On the scene with Magnolia Basoc

Magnolia Basoc was 12, the youngest of three sisters, when her parents — Adelfa and Nicomedes Basoc — moved their family of five from Davao City in the southern Philippines to live in a single rented room in her uncle’s house in Honolulu. Read more

COURTESY KIMO KEAULANA
                                Frank E.K. Damas, Aletha “Puna” Goodwin Kaohi, Kimo Alama Keaulana and Mamo Wassman performed at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Church in October 2018.
On the scene with Kimo Keaulana

Kimo Alana Keaulana grew up in Honolulu speaking Hawaiian at a time when most Native Hawaiians outside Niihau only spoke English. Read more

COURTESY JOE MARQUEZ
                                Rolando Sanchez
On the Scene: Rolando Sanchez

Rolando Sanchez was a teenager when his grandmother completed the paperwork required to bring him and his family to join her in the United States. Read more

COURTESY PHOTO
                                Roy and Kathy Sakuma
On the Scene with Roy Sakuma

Roy Sakuma discovered his days as a Roosevelt High School student were over when the principal told him, “One of us has to go, and it’s not me.” Read more

COURTESY TERRI MADDEN
                                Terri Madden is back “onstage” today through June 28 portraying community service volunteer and women’s suffrage advocate Ethel Smith Baldwin (1879-1967) in Cemetery Pupu Theatre’s’ virtual production of “Woman’s Triumph: Celebrating 100 years of the 19th Amendment.”
On the Scene with Terri Madden

Although Terri Madden and her husband built successful full-time careers in real estate, she’s enjoyed a parallel career in theater as an actor, director, playwright and stagehand. Read more

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                Nito Larioza was the stunt coordinator and dance choreographer for “Breakarate” (2017), which premiered May 22 on Amazon Prime.
On the Scene with Nito Larioza

Nito Larioza was the stunt coordinator and dance choreographer for “Breakarate” (2017), which premiered May 22 on Amazon Prime. Read more

COURTESY KOA GALLERY A view of the installation “re-” (2020) of Koa Gallery at Kapiʻolani Community College by Eduardo “Eddie” Joaquin.
On the Scene with Eduardo Joaquin

Eduardo “Eddie” Joaquin’s model gallery is still currently on the floor in one of the rooms of the life-size gallery, which remains closed. Read more

COURTESY SHARVIS ORTEGA
                                Kapena De Lima reveals an entirely different side of his repertoire with his second solo album, “Island Beyond the Stars,” a collection of original songs written and sung in the style of the hapa haole music of the 1930s.
On the Scene with Hawaii musician Kapena De Lima

Kapena De Lima reveals an entirely different side of his repertoire with his second solo album, “Island Beyond the Stars,” a collection of original songs written and sung in the style of the hapa haole music of the 1930s. Read more

COURTESY KAINOA MEACHAM
                                Gail-Anne Paulo
On the Scene with Gail-Anne Paulo

Born and raised in Hawaii, the youngest child of pianist Rene Paulo and his wife, vocalist Akemi Paulo, Gail-Anne Paulo was 8 when she joined her older brothers and sisters on stage at her parents’ nightclub, Opus One. Read more


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