Beamer ohana has string of birthdays in December
I called Marmie Kaaihue's
cell phone Monday about transportation she was arranging for her cousin Sonny Beamer's
80th birthday party at Lanikuhonua Dec. 23. I was surprised when she answered and said she was in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget, celebrating the 77th birthday of Sonny's brother, Mahi Beamer
, the well-known singer-pianist. Taking part in the fun were Mahi's sister, Sunbeam Beamer
of Palm Springs, who turns 78 tomorrow; his cousin, "Uncle" Keola Beamer
; another cousin, Gay Beamer
; Naideen Nagle
and Lori Ah Sam
and Laverne Carrell
, and Nalani Kele
and her husband, Jesse Jones
. Mahi and Sunbeam were in Nalani's Vegas show years ago. Marmie said the next stop for some of them would be Palm Springs for Sunbeam's party. Then it's back home for Sonny's soiree. And there is more, Miki Beamer
, Sonny's wife, marked her 75th Monday ...
Charlie "Giddyup" Beeck Jr., president of Tropical Roofing and Raingutters, knows plenty about roofs and raingutters and he also knows how to throw a swell dinner party. He took over Duc's Bistro last Saturday night and tossed his annual dinner bash for associates and suppliers. The jazzy duo of pianist Stewart Cunningham and bassist Jon Wolf had toes tapping and Charlie's jokes had guests laughing ...
Hey guys, Harry Winston is opening Dec. 19 at Ala Moana Center, just in time to pick up a sparkling diamond or two for your lady ... For those who love swinging jazz, Diana Krall's Christmas album will hit the spot. The singer-pianist, backed by a big orchestra, makes the Christmas season very merry ...
Ruth Lin heads Chinese Women's Club
The Chinese Women's Club of Honolulu is installing incoming President Ruth Lin
today at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel's Monarch Room. Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon
will swear in Ruth. Kimo Kahoano
is emcee. Cathy Foy-Mahi
, Randy Hongo
and the Shooting Stars,
under the direction of John Rampage
, will entertain ... Ledward Kaapana
, 2006 Grammy Award nominee, will give a mini-concert on guitar and uke at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ukulele House on the third level of Ala Moana Center ...
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 email@example.com