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Show Biz: Former UH athlete Tumua Tuinei shares comedy at Blue Note

Tumua Tuinei, former University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors player-turned-comedian, makes his Blue Note Hawaii debut Wednesday. He joins headliner Andy Bumatai’s Comic to Comic series. Read More

Show Biz: Despite recent spate of health concerns, show goes on for Honolulu entertainers

Call it March Madness with a show-biz spin. A number of entertainment figures have been experiencing everything from heart problems to infections, from shoulder pain to sinus issues. There have been emergency-room visits, hospital stays and physical therapy. Read More

Show Biz: From director to orchestra conductor, Kip Wilborn plays many roles

Kip Wilborn, the singer-­actor-director, is the interim theater director at Windward Community Theatre’s Paliku Theatre. He’s also conducting the orchestra for Manoa Valley Theatre’s island premiere of the Broadway musical, “Allegiance.” Read More

Show Biz: Columnist appeals to Hugh Jackman to make Honolulu stop on ‘Showman’ tour

Would you consider a Hawaii show (or two) in July? Like, squeeze in a busman’s holiday during this pause? Surely, it’s a costly enterprise; but your cast mates will appreciate the Hawaii break, too. Read More

Show Biz: Former Kahala Hilton employees stay connected with upcoming reunion

The Kahala Hilton may be gone, but its loyal former workers across all levels keep the hotel’s spirit and aloha alive. Read More

Show Biz: Jordan Segundo to perform ‘Showman’ tunes at circus

How’s this for a quick homecoming? Jordan Segundo will perform tunes from the score of the film “The Greatest Showman” at the Super American Circus, set for a run of six performances at ­Blaisdell Arena. Read More

Show Biz: Andy Bumatai launching comic series at Blue Note

Andy Bumatai will launch a “Comic to Comic” series when he returns to Blue Note ­Hawaii this Wednesday. He’ll chat with fellow comic Frank De Lima; it’s a new wrinkle in his continuing stand-up gig. Read More

Show Biz: Hawaii’s Ruthie Ann Miles to star in ‘Camelot’ production

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star as King Arthur and Hawaii’s Ruthie Ann Miles will be Nimue in “Camelot,” a one-night-only benefit at and for Lincoln Center Theater, at 6:30 p.m. March 4 in New York. Read More

Show Biz: Valentine’s Day cards feature 2 love songs by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars could be part of your Valentine’s Day cheer this year. Read More

Show Biz: Retirement is not final curtain call for longtime Paliku Theatre manager

As Tom Holowach, the face and force behind Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre since its inception, prepares to retire at the end of this month, he promises it won’t be his final curtain call. Read More

Show Biz: Punahou alum back in town for Blue Note gig and carnival

The Punahou School grad (class of 1976) timed his Waikiki debut to the school’s carnival this weekend, since alums aplenty are in town. Read More

Show Biz: Hilo-born actor takes lead in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

Marc delaCruz, a ­Hilo-born actor, takes the lead role of Alexander Hamilton for the first time tonight in the New York company of “Hamilton,” playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. He’s been understudying the character since December. Read More

Show Biz: Karen Keawehawai‘i returns to stage at Manoa Valley Theatre

Karen Keawehawai‘i performs at the Manoa Valley Theatre this week as part of a yearlong Studio Series on the theater’s dark nights. Read More

Show Biz: ‘Showman’ star Keala Settle joining live ‘Rent’ telecast

Keala Settle, the breakout star from “The Greatest Showman,” will be part of Fox’s live telecast of “Rent,” airing Jan. 27. Read More

Show Biz: ‘Waynie’ awards spotlight Hawaii entertainers

In the year’s last column, we annually bestow the “Waynie” awards to entertainers who earned significant acclaim in their craft. Read More

Show Biz: Christmas cheers for Hawaii entertainers, VIPs

Wayne Harada shares his annual Christmas wishes for local celebrities and other VIPs. Read More

Show Biz: Rising pain threshold gives Andy Bumatai less to gripe about

Andy Bumatai, Hawaii’s favorite stand-up comedian, turns 65 on Christmas Eve, but will celebrate a day earlier, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 23 at Blue Note Hawaii. The shows also marks his 40th anniversary in island show biz. Read More

Show Biz: Jake Shimabukuro, students mark 20-year collaboration

Jake Shimabukuro, Hawaii’s prevailing ukulele virtuoso, has been a force in a two-decade yuletide relationship with students at Maemae Elementary School. Read More

Show Biz: 3 theater veterans to star in MVT’s ‘Allegiance’

A trio of seasoned musical theater veterans have been cast to play leading roles in Manoa Valley Theatre’s island premiere of “Allegiance,” the inspiring show about the true-life experience of George Takei and the unlawful imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Read More

Show Biz: Tokyo visit yields to-do list of fun, tasty finds

Three things I liked best during a 10-day jaunt to Japan earlier this month. Read More

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