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Show Biz: Shari Lynn carries on jazz tradition at La Pietra

If you’re a jazz buff, the place to be on Sept. 8 is “Sunset Jazz: A Sentimental Journey,” which marks the 20th anniversary of the jazz fest held on the Great Lawn of La Pietra (aka the Hawaii School for Girls), in the shadow of Diamond Head in Waikiki. Read more

Show Biz: 2 young actresses to rotate in lead role of ‘Matilda’ musical

When “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” (based on his book) makes its Hawaii debut July 12 at Diamond Head Theatre, two cuties — both 10 years old — will alternate in the title role of Matilda Wormwood, a precocious 6-1/2-year-old with telekinetic skills, mean parents, a menacing headmistress at school and a challenging future. Read more

Show Biz: The best of Broadway

Broadway has been bustling with diversity en route to tonight’s Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall (7 p.m., CBS). Here are recapitulations of 10 shows I caught last month. Read more

Show Biz: Former islanders bring their aloha spirit to Broadway

The Hawaii spirit lives — onstage and offstage — in the Big Apple. During a recent nine-night stay I convened with former islanders over lunch and dinner, to catch up on each other’s lives. In-between the Broadway productions, of course. Read more

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