Show and Tell Hawai'i

Regaling and remembering the new and old Marketplace

August 30th, 2016

  The newly opened and reimagined International Market Place, in the heart of Waikiki, surely will be equally ballyhooed and booed. It’s grand, it’s gorgeous, it’s about time. Yet its relevance and reception will be determined as folks discover what it offers in the weeks and months ahead. On the plus side, it boasts 75READ MORE


Brandy Lee has a past plus a bright presence

August 12th, 2016

                  ‘BOYLESQUE’ When: Final show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17) Where: Treetops Restaurant, in Manoa Valley. Admission: $48.50, for buffet and show Reservations: 988-6838 Brandy Lee, a legend in local burlesque, clearly is a museum piece, with roots at The Glades, the historic now-gone Hotel StreetREAD MORE


An Olympian effort to remember Ron Bright — and it's Gold standard

August 7th, 2016

The Bright brand is one singular sensation   — for one night only    “Brighter Still,” that musical tribute to the late educator-director Ron Bright, was a singular sensation last night (Aug. 6) at the Hawaii Theatre. With Olympian effort and astonishing polish — call it a Gold Medal triumph — a performing cast ofREAD MORE


Damien grad Batalon lands a leading role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

July 27th, 2016

    Jacob Batalon, appearing at Comic Con in San Diego recently. He’ll play Ned Leeds, Peter Parker’s best friend, in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” opening July 7, 2017. –  Photo courtesy Jacob Batalon For a dude who strummed ukulele in high school and who never acted locally, Jacob Batalon feels stunned and lucky to land a roleREAD MORE


'Kopy Katz 2' has a glamor cat, but requires some fixing

July 22nd, 2016

Derek Daniels glams it up as Prince Hanalei; Charles Degala is Alfred Apaka, Cathy Foy is Hilo Hattie         “Waikiki Kopy Katz,” relocated to Treetops Restaurant in Manoa Valley but returning in the future to the Hale Koa Hotel, adds new island legends to the roster in spacious venue accessible to Honolulu audiences. Alas,READ MORE


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