Stefani wears island jewelry at AMA Awards, in new video
American Music Awards Best Female Pop singer winner Gwen Stefani
wore Hawaiian bracelets and jewelry from Philip Rickard
Honolulu in the AMA awards show Tuesday. Rickard manufactures products at his Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center location. Stefani is also wearing the Hawaiian bracelets and rings in her "Luxurious" music video ... The Halloween fund-raiser at Rumours put on by Punahou teen Meghan Akim
and some of her classmates raised $7,000 for the Life Foundation. Helping Meghan with the project, which drew some 350 students from various high schools, were Nikki Costales, Kristin Yamauchi, Zoe Morrison, Erika Ordonez, Krystina Andrews
and Jessica Wiggs
. The Life Foundation is Hawaii's oldest and largest AIDS-fighting organization ...
Artist Ramsay asked an Ala Moana Center shopper for directions to Reyn's, where artist Dietrich Varez was demonstrating his block print technique designs for Reyn's shirts. Ramsay said she and Big Islander Dietrich have been pen pals for decades but had never met face to face. That happened Saturday. On display at Reyn's is a nifty collection of surfboards, mostly from the 1960s. Photos of top surfers of that period add to the exhibit ... Wahine Billabong surfers Michele Ballard, Melanie Bartels and Sophia Milanavich cruised into Romano's Macaroni Grill Sunday ...
Botti blows his horn tonight with the Pops
Tonight is the last chance to catch jazz trumpet man Chris Botti
with the Honolulu Symphony Pops
, at 8 p.m. Keep in mind, ladies, he made People magazine's "Fifty Most Beautiful People" list earlier this year. Pops conductor Matt Catingub
arranged music for the George Clooney
film "Good Night and Good Luck," and those songs will be featured in the first half of the concert. Matt is the band leader in the Clooney film and also is heard on tenor sax ...
The World Art Bazaar opens at 10 a.m. today at the Academy Art Center at Linekona and runs through Dec. 11. Each summer, shop manager Kathee Hoover visits warehouses and international gift shows throughout the country searching for unusual gift items to stock the bazaar. Admission is free. Call the shop at 532-8703 for more details ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org