In The Mix
G-Spot makes global scene
GENERALLY speaking, most internationally-known disc jockeys come to Hawaii to impress the locals and enjoy a working vacation.
For DJ G-Spot, it's the opposite. The Honolulu-based waxmaster has left on a two-week tour of the United States, Europe and the Bahamas.
"My life is really getting out of control -- in a good way," he said last week. "This is the most I've done internationally in one month."
After a performance in London tomorrow, G-Spot will travel with the Honolulu Streetwear Company to Ireland this weekend. Then it's off to Las Vegas, the World Music Conference in Miami and a gig in Nassau. He's even got plans to visit Japan and Brazil -- twice -- before the end of the year.
"For me, I'm so busy that I can't get excited, because I have so much to do," he said. "Does that make sense?" ...
MORE THAN two months of planning and hard work by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii and Sisters Offering Support was in jeopardy last week, thanks to some mainland party pooper.
"Dancing in Paradise," which will take place Saturday* in Waikiki, was originally billed as a Second-Chance Prom. But Wayne Coy Productions called just a few days beforehand, accusing the groups of copyright infringement and offering to license the name for $500.
"We checked ... for patents to make sure he was legit and, yes, his patent on the name was approved ... the same day he called us," said SOS Executive Director Lorraine Faithful. "He also didn't seem to care at all that two nonprofit agencies raising funds to prevent child abuse were putting on this event."
Luckily, all that was needed was a change in name. The show will go on as planned, hosted by Gina Mangieri and Justin Cruz with a performance by Yvonne Elliman ...
CONGRATS TO Hannah Thomas, who was crowned Miss Hawaii USA Teen on Sunday. She also took home awards for best swimsuit and most photogenic. Runners-up included Rancee Wilson, Raquel Guss, Lindsey Nakashima and Amanda McCown. The Miss Hawaii USA pageant, which normally takes place on the same night, is now planned for either November or December ... Forget about Talib Kweli coming to town. The rapper has once again canceled a scheduled appearance at Pipeline Cafe ... Tomorrow marks five years since our rebirth at Restaurant Row. Mahalo to everyone who supports us in keeping Honolulu a two-newspaper town ...
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
» Dancing in Paradise, formerly called the Second-Chance Prom, will be held Saturday. Yesterday's "In the Mix" column on Page D5 gave the wrong date.
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