On the Scene
BYU-Hawaii President Eric Shumway, left, joined Gladys Knight and her husband, William McDowell, for a brief press conference Friday on the Laie campus. Knight's concert Saturday kicked off a nine-day "Golden Jubilee Week" celebrating the founding of the university by David McKay in 1955. Jubilee events this week include a ball on Thursday and fireworks Saturday.
MISSING DAVES' WOMEN:
Dave Letarte, leader of Missing Dave, huddled with band members Erica Aloang, left, Noelle Poole and Josie Cristobal as they got ready to play a full set of original songs for "Thunder Thursday" at the Wave Waikiki. Poole is subbing for MD's original lead vocalist, Daena Dempsey.
MORE CRUD TO LOVE:
The Crud enhanced "Thunder Thursday" with a hard-rocking, high-volume set. The band -- Justin Vincler, left, Rob Peterson, M.W. Moore and Ben Henry -- has more power than ever since guitarist Moore has signed on.
A BIG THURSDAY FOR MVA:
MVA made an impressive debut at the Wave as the opening act on "Thunder Thursday." MVA is (clockwise from top) Jayson Simons, Rich Walker, Tony Blazejack, Andrew Grant and Jamm Aquino. MVA returns to the Wave Nov. 9.
'LIKE FAMILY' AT THE W:
Seats at the bar ensured prompt service for Rae Takahashi, left, Billy Bedilion and Evelyn Eisekloh Oct. 8 despite the wall-to-wall crowd for Komo Low's "Wonderlounge" party. Takahashi described the vibe as "like family. You get the service you deserve."
A PLACE TO TALK QUIETLY:
With a capacity crowd jamming in both rooms at the Diamond Head Grill on Oct. 8, "Wonderlounge" founder Komo Low, left, stepped into a stairwell for a conversation with promoters Mike Moravec, center, and Raph Dang.