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On the Scene With Robert Knight

Long before cellphone cameras, there was a time when rock concert photography was a demanding art form practiced only by a few pioneering professionals. One of those pioneers is Hawaii-born Robert Knight, who is commemorating his 50th anniversary in the business with an updated edition of his beautifully packaged retrospective “Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography.” Read More

On the Scene With Gerard Gonsalves

Gerard K. Gonsalves grew up in Honolulu listening to “Hawaiian music, Kalapana and C&K,” but when he discovered heavy-metal music after high school, he found his life’s calling. Read More

On the Scene With Julianne Chu

Julianne Chu was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 2018 in November; she had been a top-five runner-up four years in a row. Chu will represent Hawaii at the Miss USA pageant in Shreveport, La., next month; a win would make her the first Chinese-American to hold the title. Read More

On the Scene With Melanie Carrie

Melanie Camille Michiko Carrie’s father came to Hawaii from France, she graduated fromhigh school in Beijing and earned her college degree in Scotland. She speaks English, French, Spanish, “enough Mandarin to get around and some Swedish.” Read More

On the Scene With Barry Lancet

When Barry Lancet visited Japan more than 30 years ago, he expected to stay for a few years at most. He was there for more than 25. Read More

On the Scene with Eileen Tokita

She’s known as “the Egg Lady” for her skill at creating jeweled Faberge-style eggs, and for the classes where she shares her knowledge. Read More

On the Scene With Auli‘i Cravalho

“Moana” star Auli‘i Cravalho’s next project is “Rise,” a NBC drama about a high school theater program from the producers of “Friday Night Lights” and Broadway’s “Hamilton.” Read More

On the Scene with M. Jan Rumi

M. Jan Rumi is a management consultant by profession and the honorary consul of Morocco and Bangladesh. He began a one-year term as dean of the Consular Corps of Hawaii inFebruary. Read More

On the Scene with Derek Daniels

Two months after graduating from Castle High School in 1981, Derek Daniels was dancing in a Hawaiian show on Guam. It was the first stop in a career that has included stage, television and film work on the mainland, in Japan and Europe. Read More

On the Scene with Jack Doom

Jack Doom, 51, was born in Korea, while his father was stationed there, but grew up in Hawaii. He returned to Hawaii after attending college on the mainland, planning to “hang out for a couple of years,” but never left. Read More

On the Scene with Jose Dynamite

Jose Dynamite decided to come to Hawaii after hearing about the islands’ party reputation while a high schooler in St. Louis, Mo. By the time he graduated from Chaminade University, he’d decided to stay. Read More

On the Scene with Jeff Apaka

Jeff Apaka was 13 in 1960 when news came that his father, Waikiki superstar Alfred Apaka, had died of a heart attack. In the half-century since that life-altering event, Apaka has lived with the public expectations that often fall on the sons of exceptionally talented or successful men. Read More

On the Scene with Zoe Miner

Born and raised in San Francisco, and a young actor in Los Angeles since middle school, Zoe Miner, 18, decided to go to college in the East. Read More

On the Scene with Jami Zhong

Jami Wanying Zhong was 10 years old and didn’t speak English when she came to Hawaii from Zhongshan, Guangdong, China. At 21 she speaks English fluently and is Hawaii’s newly crowned 2018 Narcissus Queen. Read More

On the Scene with Jason Taglianetti

Hawaii-born Jason Taglianetti started “playing with sound” when he was 10. He made his first recordings — using cassette tapes and a boombox — when he was 12. He engineered his first show at Army Community Theatre in 1998 and moved to Manoa Valley Theatre a year later. Read More

On the Scene with Kamuela Kahoano

Kamuela Kahoano grew up in a musical family, the youngest son of entertainer/radio personality/game show co-host Kimo Kahoano. Read More

On the Scene with Rusty Komori

When Rusty Komori started playing tennis, it became his passion. He played on his high school team and at Creighton University. At 24, he became head tennis coach at Punahou School, where he coached the boys’ varsity team to 22 consecutive state championships. Read More

On the Scene with Howie Mandel

Toronto-born Howie Mandel was a successful carpet salesmen when someone dared him to try stand-up comedy. Mandel took the dare and found his calling. Read More

On the Scene with Sachi Braden

In September, Sachi Braden, 68, published her first book, “Being Japanese in America,” a bilingual “cross-cultural primer” on American society as seen by “a successful transplant.” Read More

On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz

Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

On the Scene with Murph Dailey

Elizabeth “Murph” Dailey and her husband, Fred Dailey, sold their construction business in California before moving to Hawaii in 1952, but they didn’t come here to retire. They went into the hotel business, and Fred helped found the Waikiki Polo Club. Read More

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