Wood Craft

Ben Wood

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Charlie Delgado, 8, selected
as a cystic fibrosis hero

Carlos and Cindy Delgado's son, Charlie, 8, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis more than 2 years ago. "In an effort to acknowledge the great efforts to lead a normal life with the disease, we nominated Charlie as a Hero of Hope," Carlos said. "And to our surprise and pleasure, he won." Charlie was selected as the November "Hero of Hope Living With CF." Charlie is the youngest recipient of the award. Carlos is California Pizza Kitchen's operations director here and in Asia ...

Publicist Mona Wood is a happy camper. Bill Ireton, who heads Warner entertainment in Japan, has invited her to the Japan premiere of "Oceans 12" in Tokyo in January. Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon will be there. Ireton also invited her to this week's Tokyo premiere of "Polar Express" but she couldn't swing it. Paul Yonamine, son of Japan baseball great Wally Yonamine of Hawaii, is also an Ireton friend and is attending this weekend ...

Bacharach leads the Symphony Pops next weekend

Burt Bacharach conducts the Symphony Pops next Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., in a program of his hits at the Concert Hall. Burt is bringing three singers and five musicians with him. Symphony Assistant Conductor Joan Landry leads the orchestra in John Williams' music in the first half. Pops Conductor Matt Catingub is conducting the Pacific Symphony Pops in Orange County this weekend. On Dec. 18, he conducts the New Mexico Symphony in Albuquerque ... Former Miss Hawaii Del-Fin Poaha headlines a Hawaiian music singalong tomorrow, 1 p.m., at Ward Warehouse Stage. Native Books Na Mea Hawaii puts on the program ...

get over to Bishop Museum soon if you want to see the "Ho'oilina; Birthright" exhibit by Rocky Jensen and his children. The exhibition closes Nov. 28. It includes a dozen contemporary Hawaiian carvings by Jensen. Rocky's daughter, Natalie, showcases photographs depicting the story of Hawaiian women within their indigenous society. The exhibit also features pen and ink vignettes by Rocky's son, Frank. Rocky and Natalie will hold workshops the final week; call 848-4190 ...

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Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things every Wednesday and Saturday. E-mail him at bwood@starbulletin.com



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