Show and Tell Hawai'i

'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


Frank DeLima does Pokémon like the Candy Man can...

July 18th, 2016

    Comedian Frank DeLima has hopped onto the Pokémon GO phenom, with a signature parody about the location-based reality mobile game developed by Niantic and creating a tsunami of followers/participants with iPhones and other devices roaming the highways and byways in search of those roving critters in actual places. To the tune of “TheREAD MORE


Broadway addendum: here are four more show reviews...

June 26th, 2016

What follows are mini-reviews of four other Broadway shows I saw earlier this month —an addendum to the full story appearing in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Today section on June 26. Reasons for closings vary; some shows are on limited run, particularly when “name” actors are in the cast; others shutter because of shrinking ticket salesREAD MORE


Shari Lynn at Medici: A genuine jewel of jazz

June 26th, 2016

    Shari Lynn, with bassist Jon Hawes, at her monthly gig at Medici’s at Manoa Market place; the view of the stage from the balcony.   Shari Lynn’s monthly stint at Medici’s at Manoa Marketplace — she’s normally warbling on the last Friday of each month, and I took in last night’s (June 24)READ MORE


Jimmy Borges services and a salute, slated over three days

June 7th, 2016

  Michelle Honda photo     Funeral services and a salute to the late jazz icon, Jimmy Borges, will be held over three days this weekend, according to his family. An invitation-only Mass, for family and close friends, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday (June 10) at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, at 800READ MORE


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