By Dave Donnelly

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Have you ever noticed
Joe Moore’s acting?

HAVE YOU ever noticed, as Channel 2 anchorman Joe Moore, loves to end his newscasts, that hardly a day goes by when one of the two anchors on the other stations say, "So-and-so has the night off." (I must be in the wrong business -- except for vacation time, I haven't taken a day off in eight and a half years.) Well, surprise --Moore, who loves to do his newscasts solo -- will have a co-anchor beginning next week. Well, not on the air, but in rehearsals for his original play, "Dirty Laundry." He picked a right fine one, too. She's Sherry Chock Wong, and if you have to sit next to someone nightly, it might as well be this attractive young woman. "Dirty Laundry," with Moore and Wong playing co-anchors at a fictitious TV station, will be performed April 18 to 20 only at the Hawaii Theatre. Manoa Valley Theatre is sponsoring the Hawaii Theatre showing ...

YOU'RE an a capella music fan, you say? Then be prepared for a series of top collegiate a capella music groups performing in the main lobby of the Sheraton Waikiki. The series kicks off with the Dartmouth Rockapellas March 15 to 24, followed by Counterpoint and the Jabberwocks. Then come the Yale Alley Cats in May and the Yale Wiffenpoofs in June -- they'll be in the Royal Hawaiian lower lobby ...

Wham, Bam, Spam

THERE'LL be another attempt to create a Wall of Spam next month in Restaurant Row and the Star-Bulletin is a strong backer. It's not just a silly game, trying to create a "Wall of Spam" cans just to break a record. But since Spam is at the top of the wish list at the Hawaii Foodbank, the Spam will be appreciated by many. Last year some 1,500 cans came in, falling short of the record, set in Austin, Minn., home of Hormel's Spam Museum. The drive will take place all day on April 19, so start stocking up on the stuff in preparation of the wall's creation ...

THEY'RE warming up for the Maui Film Festival at Wailea June 11 to 15 by showing some Oscar nominated films as "Talk to Her" from filmmaker Pedro Almodovar last night, and six-time Academy Award nominee Frida on March 12, starring best actress nominee Salma Hayak ... Now with the UH Med School, Donna Bebber and KITV's Keoki Kerr were celebrating Mardi Gras at Dixie Grill on Ward Avenue, but not to take in the Cajun rhythms and zydeco of J.P. Smoketrain and his band. They were stopping off en route to the Blaisdell Concert Hall to see "La Boheme." Bebber was formerly development director for Hawaii Opera Theater ...

Now see this

HONOLULU-based ophthalmologist Jorge G. Camara, M.D., has been selected by Maryknoll School to be its sixth annual Msgr. Charles Kekumano Award recipient. Camara is a pioneer in medicine, the world's first doctor to use a two-way closed circuit television to conduct an eye operation. He'll be honored April 13 a the Hilton Hawaiian Village, joining such previous recipients as Dr. Livingston M.F. Wong, James H. Gahler, Irmgard Farden Aluli, Cha & Jack Thompson and Nina Keali'iwahamana Rapozo. Call 952-7310 for tickets at $100 each ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
The Week That Was recalls items from Dave's 30 years of columns.

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