In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

UH students model
fashions in Seventeen

DID YOU see the fashion feature about the University of Hawaii at Manoa in this month's issue of Seventeen Magazine?

About 20 UH-Manoa students ultimately made it into "School Zone," which was shot here in January when photographer Squire Fox visited the campus and selected participants from nearly 400 hopefuls that attended an open casting call.

No last names were used in the piece, which might be a good thing for those who made fluffy comments like, "What I love about UH is the Aloha Spirit," and "I get around on my new blue moped and surf every day." And someone please get it into those mainlanders' heads -- we wear slippers here, not flip-flops ...

IT WAS strange enough walking through Ala Moana Shopping Center to attend a CD release party, but the bigger surprise for me was discovering DJ Kool E on the turntables at Armani Exchange Friday night.

"I actually enjoyed it," said the midday jock on 102.7 Da Bomb of his set in celebration of DJ Peter Rauhofer's new mix CD, "A|X Music Volume 3: Higher." He was joined on the mic that night by Sam the Man.

"I run a mobile, so I have to play a variety of music," Kool E said. "(But) I don't get to play (house) very often, so it was nice.

Spotted among the invited guests and random beautiful people shopping in the store: Hoku Ho and Angela Perez Baraquio Grey ...

SPEAKING OF the Baraquio sisters, have you had a chance to check out their new television show, "Living Local With the Baraquios?"

A new episode airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on OC-16, and repeats at various times every other day of the week except Fridays.

Four of the seven sisters -- Angela, Bernadette Baraquio Hamada, Rose Baraquio Harman and Tess Baraquio Leterc -- are involved in the half-hour program, which profiles some of the best restaurants, visitor attractions and local personalities Hawaii has to offer.

What sets "Living Local" apart from other local fare on the station has to be the natural interaction among the four between segments on the show. Watching Bernadette bust out a "what-EVER" comeback (complete with hand motion) to something another sister said was classic ...

TONIGHT MARKS the start of "Touch of Velvet" at the Velvet Lounge. Doors open at 10 p.m.

DJ Critical Mass will be spinning a mix of hip-hop, R&B and dancehall alongside DJs Sovergn T and Byron the Fur downstairs at the club, while DJs Haboh, Kause and 'NT'M'X play house music upstairs. Corona, Captain Morgan's and Bacardi are all on special for just $3 each tonight as well. Cover is five bucks for this one; call 528-4911 ...

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