On the Scene
THE MAKAHA SONS' 'BIG 3-O':
Myrna Young joined Jerome Koko, left, Louis "Moon" Kauakahi and Kauakahi's grandson, Gillen Kauakahi, in celebrating the Makaha Sons' 30th anniversary Wednesday with an intimate dinner at Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab. Koko and Kauakahi founded the Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau with Skippy Kamakawiwo'ole , Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Sam Gray in 1976. Gray left in 1977, and there had been several other changes in the lineup by the time Skippy died Oct. 1, 1982. (The group dropped "of Ni'ihau" after Israel left in 1993.) The Sons present their fourth annual "Take a Walk in the Country" concert June 17 in the Blaisdell Arena.
SWEET 'NIGHT MUSIC':
Laurence Paxton had nothing but praise for Katie Beth Hicks, his student and co-star, at the opening-night party for "A Little Night Music" Wednesday at Manoa Valley Theatre. Paxton stars as Swedish attorney Fredrik Egerman in MVT's revival of the cynical and darkly funny musical. Hicks, one of Paxton's voice students, plays Egerman's teenage wife.
A MUSICAL MARRIAGE:
Scott Moura, left, congratulated his wife, Zenia, and Brett Yoshikami on the standing ovation they received from the opening-night crowd at MVT. While Zenia plays a conniving Swedish countess in "Night Music," Scott is in rehearsals for Hawaii Opera Theatre's upcoming production of "Tosca."
LET'S MAKE A TRAIN!:
"Night Music" cast members Ahnya Chang and Douglas S. Scheer, far right, celebrated with Vincent Green, second from left, "Night Music" director John Rampage and Richard Aadland.
NEXT STOP, OZ:
Stephen Little, left, watched as Craddock Morton, director of the National Museum of Australia, addressed guests at a party Tuesday at the home of Australian Consul General John Quinn. Morton came to Hawaii to see the fabulous "Life in the Pacific of the 1700s" exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. The show will travel to his museum after it closes here.