In The Mix
Funny Felipe releases DVD
ANOTHER comedian with local ties has put out a DVD, and will celebrate its release tonight with a performance at Chaminade University.
Shawn Felipe will be joined by Jose Dynamite and Champ Kaneshiro for the "Smell My Finger" DVD release show. While he was born in California and currently resides there, he spent his early years growing up here in Honolulu.
In case you're not familiar with his style of comedy, the DVD's title alludes to a certain smell Felipe associates with his Thai upbringing. Trust me, it's much funnier to hear him describe it.
The show starts at 8 p.m. at Chaminade's Student Center, and the best part about it is that admission is absolutely free. Check out www.shawnfelipe.com for more on this funny guy ...
THE CREW at Prototype have come up with another interesting event tomorrow.
"Wallman Projects" will bring artists Aaron "Angry Woebot" Martin, Shaun Castro, Peekaboo Monster, Mean, Newkon and others together to produce their own versions of a Wallman, a customized paper toy originally created by Shin Tanaka. More than 50 people have been invited to participate in the competition, which will provide entrants with a blank sheet of 8.5-by-11-inch paper to showcase their Wallman renditions. Tanaka has also designed a limited-edition T-shirt to commemorate the event.
The fun starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the store's Pearlridge Uptown location. And while you're there, pick up the new Lightsleepers T-shirt that just came out ...
ALOHA OE to Kanoe Cazimero, who bids farewell to the Kahala Veranda tonight. New management at the resort means changes to the weekly entertainment.
Betty Loo Taylor, who had played with Cazimero on Thursdays, will continue for one more week before switching to a solo gig on Mondays and Tuesdays in September. Loretta Ables will then take over on Thursdays and Saturdays, with Sydette playing on Fridays.
"That's the way of the world," said Cazimero via e-mail. "Stay tuned, because once on, you can't keep a light from shining or a bird from singing!" ...
AND FINALLY, after more than four years in this space, "In the Mix" is making moves.
The Star-Bulletin introduces its new HILife section next week, and this column will anchor an innovative pull-out section featuring comprehensive night-life and movie listings and dining recommendations.
As always, I'll do my best to bring you the latest news from Clubland before anyone else, as well as interesting stories about the movers and shakers behind the scenes. My Tuesday column will continue to appear on the Entertainment page.
I'm excited about the changes we have in store. I hope you are, too ...