Kaleikini plays nose flute, sings at Newton's Vegas show
was in Las Vegas last weekend to emcee a UH Alumni dinner at which Jean Ariyoshi
was the guest of honor. Later, Danny went to see his friend Wayne Newton
at the Flamingo Hilton and was called on stage. Wayne said a longtime entertainer from Hawaii is in the audience and someone yelled, "Don Ho
?" And Wayne said "No, the Ambassador of Aloha Danny Kaleikini." Danny sang, played the nose flute and received a standing ovation. Danny and many of his former Kahala Hilton performers will do a show Friday at the Hawaii Theatre ...
Congratulations to Wendy Nagaishi, who has been promoted to guest services manager of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Wendy is the wife of restaurateur David Nagaishi, operations manager for the Shorebird and Ocean House in the Reef Hotel ... Chai's put out a nice spread at the recent Hawaii Opera Theatre reception at Tiffany Waikiki. Owner Chai Chaowasaree was right there making sure all went well with the food and service ...
There aren't many attorneys around who are professional singers but Michel's has one. Lane McKay sings, backed by the view restaurant's guitarist Jeff Peterson, every other Saturday. Lane, of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, is on a trip and will sing again April 8. Erika Kauffman sings at Michel's with Jeff on Thursdays ...
Things will be jazzy at Halekulani next Saturday
The SWEET sounds of jazz will be blowing in the Halekulani's rarefied air next Saturday night when those cats in the Hawaii International Jazz Festival Springtime are turned loose. Abe Weinstein
is presenting singer Ginai
and the All Star Band
, which includes Gabe Baltazar
and David Choy
on saxes, DeShannon Higa
on trumpet, pianist Rich Crandall
, bassist John Kolivas
, guitarist Robert Shinoda
, drummer Adam Baron
and Abe Lagrimas Jr
. on ukulele. Pianist-composer Shelly Berg
, the USC Jazz Orchestra director, is also on the bill. This bunch is good, believe me. A jazz clinic will be held during the day and the concert will start at 8 p.m. ... Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani's announcement that world class restaurateur Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa
will open Nobu Waikiki in the Waikiki Parc Hotel, the Halekulani Resort's sister hotel, is a major coup ...
, 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