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COURTESY BAMBOO RIDGE
                                “Red Dirt” comes out Friday.
Scott Kikkawa’s second book, ‘Red Dirt,’ comes out Friday

Scott Kikkawa was born in Los Angeles, but his parents, who were originally from Hawaii, returned home before he was 2. After growing up in Hawaii Kai and graduating from Kaiser High School, Kikkawa went on to earn a degree in Islamic studies at New York University. Read more

COURTESY JAMIN WONG
                                “Back on the Porch” came out in in July.
Jamin Wong celebrates release of Ho‘aikane’s latest album

Jamin “Chief Ragga” Wong was 8 when his father, Jamieson “Wongie” Kauinohea Wong Sr., moved the family from Oahu to the Big Island. When his father started playing music with a Big Island group named Ho‘aikane in the late 80s, Jamin Wong tagged along and played a drum machine. Read more

COURTESY SRI MAIAVA
                                Kekoa Kekumano, 23, adds another entry to his acting resume today with the premiere of the HBO miniseries “The White Lotus.”
Kekoa Kekumano stars in HBO miniseries ‘The White Lotus’

When Kekoa Kekumano graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 2016, his acting career was already in progress. The previous year, he’d made his first appearence on the CBS reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” — as homeless juvenile criminal Nahele Huikala. Huikala became a recurring character and Kekumano appeared in 13 episodes of the show. Read more


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