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Former McKinley High School, UH bandleader exuded positive energy

Former University of Hawaii music professor Richard S. Lum, 90, a distinguished educator and fabulous trumpet player, died Sept. 18. Read More

Melveen Leed to take lead at airline hostesses’ party

The Koa‘e Kea women — Hawaiian Airlines retired hostesses, stewardesses and flight attendants — have chosen Melveen Leed to take them soaring into the stratosphere at their 20th-anniversary dinner party Nov. 12 at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Garden Lanai room starting at 5 p.m. Read More

Onouye aids flood victims and finds generous teen

Carole Kai Onouye, an entertainer and super fundraiser for Hawaii charities through the Great Aloha Run, was among people who went to the Hale Umi apartment complex to help residents after the first-floor units were inundated by Tropical Storm Darby and the overflowing Kalihi Stream on July 31. Read More

Death of longtime friend stirs childhood memories

The death of former Honolulu resident Mark Auerbach, 83, brought back a flood of memories, mostly of when we lived on Piikoi Street in Makiki back in 1930s and early ’40s. Read More

Well-loved restaurateur retiring after 40-plus years

Celebrations have been taking place recently for two well-known Honolulu women, both of whom I have worked with for decades. Read More

Magazine shares tragedies of 2 women with Hawaii ties

Tragedies are responsible for two women with Hawaii backgrounds, Kimberly “KJ” Morris, 37, and Anna Akana, 26, beingfeatured in the June 27 issue of People magazine. Read More

Miss Hawaii USA’s response counters unseemly question

Count me among the many people who felt the question thrown at Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Hardin asking who she would vote for in this presidential election was totally out of line. Read More

Vocalist was a terrific friend as well as an A-list entertainer

Jimmy Borges, who died of cancer Monday, was one of my best friends and one of the nicest guys I ever met in show business. Read More

Honoring a hula luminary, touring Obama’s environs

Hula dancer Milton I, 83, was honored with an I Ola Mau Ka Hula award on May 18 at a Hula Grill Waikiki luncheon. Read More

Borges’ wife, daughter plan to attend Na Hoku Awards

Hello, everybody. It’s great to be back with Wood Craft in my favorite spot after a four-month break … Read More

Borges wears his UH honor with genuine Warriors pride

Singer Jimmy Borges was looking good and standing taller than any player on the court as he was named an honorary member of the University of Hawaii basketball team and given Warriors jersey No. 1 on Jan. 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read More

Friends of former anchor perform to aid cancer fight

Singer Jimmy Borges was not well enough to sing with the Count Basie Sextet at the Halekulani Tuesday night and some of Hawaii’s top entertainers and broadcasters performed at a fundraiser for retired KHON-TV anchor Kirk Matthews Sunday at HASR Bistro. Read More

Ailing Borges sounds ready in expressing a final aloha

Jimmy Borges’ liver cancer returned about a year ago and spread to his lungs. He said his cancer doctor told him late last month that patients with cancer similar to his are largely beyond treatment. Read More

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