Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, November 10, 2001

Kincaid’s gives away
money to celebrate

Kincaid's, formerly Horatio's, is marking its 25th anniversary this month with favorite dishes over the years by chef Chris Connell and cash prizes. Lucky guests may find up to $250 in their menus. Others can win $250 by answering daily trivia questions posed by Justin Cruz on KQMQ 93.1. G.M. Michelle Glarner has the questions and answer sheets at the restaurant. Among the acts performing Thursday through Sunday will be the Makaha Sons next Saturday and Na Leo Pilimehana Nov. 24. On Nov. 25, A $2,500 cash prize will be awarded and Kapena performs ...

Rosemary Clooney sings

Rosemary Clooney appears with Matt Catingub's Big Kahuna & the Copa Cat Pack swing band and the Honolulu Pops Friday and next Saturday at the Concert Hall ... Cellist Gregory Dubay is featured in Honolulu Symphony concerts tomorrow and Tuesday at the Concert Hall. Works by Ibert and Saint-Saens will be performed ... Randy Smith sings the music of Sinatra tonight at Esprit. Debra Canada, Chris Washington and Joni Albao are in the show ... Big Aloha Friday Pau Hana show on tap Friday at the Moana Surfrider with Na Leo Pilimehana, Brother Noland, Teresa Bright and emcee Kimo Kahoano. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by KORL 95.5 FM ... Puamana is at the Halekulani's House Without a Key Friday and next Saturday and each Friday thereafter ...

In the late '60s, Dave Donnelly directed Joyce Maltby at the Oumansky Magic Ring Theater and with the Mallory Players. Now Joyce is turning the tables and directing Dave in the Hawaii Pacific University Theatre production of James Joyce's "The Dead," which opened last night at HPU ... Lea Woods Friedman, a 1993 Punahou grad and a Hawaii Opera Theatre alum, is home from New York to sing at tonight's Opera Ball at the Sheraton. ...

Birthday milestone

Don Ho made people happy when he came to my 70th birthday party Oct. 26 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel after the UH-Fresno State football game with news that the Warriors had won. He also sang "Tiny Bubbles" with Kimo Kahoano and guests joined in. Kimo's songs and hula, singer-guitarist Bobby Burke's vocals, Kanoe Cazimero's singing and hula, Mihana Souza's vocals, Moa Brumaghim's hula, Cathy Foy's singing and pianists Kit Samson and Martin Denny kept the top entertainment flowing for some 150 guests. Jimmy Borges got things rolling by singing "It had to Be You" but changed the title and lyrics to "It Had to Be Ben" for me. Gov. Ben Cayetano made my day by sending a proclamation declaring it was Ben Wood's Day. Star-Bulletin colleagues Mary Adamski and Helen Altonn played a role in the surprise. The proc was read by my old pal Frank "Steiny" Steinmiller. Jim Nabors and Carolyn Berry took it all in. I was happy Anne "Miss Hamburg" Simmons, who I met more than 40 years ago in Paris when I was a soldier, and Bob Baltis, one of my mentors at Stars and Stripes newspaper in Darmstadt, Germany, ages ago, came from California for the party...

Mariposa Manager Ipo Angeles was wearing leis this week as she had a birthday Wednesday ... Muse X Design's Lynda Caris shows her jewelry at a trunk show Wednesday and Thursday at Neiman's ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of
people, places and things every Saturday.
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