Shimabukuro receives honor at Okinawan State House
was named the 160th Okinawa-Uchina ambassador at the Okinawan State House Sept. 4. The Uchinanchus are Okinawa's native people. "I always feel like I'm coming home when I visit Okinawa," the ukulele master said. "I am honored to be an ambassador and hope to spread the Okinawan culture all over the world through music." Jake releases his new CD, "Gently Weeps," on Tuesday. He will be in concert at Hawaii Convention Center Sept. 30 ... Kanoe Cazimero's
gracious hula ladies of Na Wahine Hula Launaoluolu
took her to dinner at 12th Avenue Grill for her birthday Sept. 5. The women Kanoe instructs are Linda Wong, Amy Hinono, Davyanna Leong, Didi Chang, Jo Ann Choi Pottberg
and "Teddie" Ching
. "All are business women in their own right and I have known them for almost all my adult life," Kanoe said ...
TICKETS ARE sold out for Anna Penhallow Bishop Sloggett's 100th birthday party Sunday at Gaylord's at Kilohana, Kauai. Anna is a former Kauai elementary schoolteacher and the party -- tickets went for $50 each -- will benefit the Anna Sloggett Scholarship Fund for future elementary schoolteachers. People who wish to donate to the fund should Call Shirley Tani at Kauai Community College, (808) 245-8377 ...
Iolani Sportswear presents stars and fashions
SINGER Anita Hall, Manoa DNA
and Halau O Na Pua Kukui
will perform and Kimo Kahoano
will emcee at Iolani Sportswear's Fusic show Sunday at 2 p.m. on Ala Moana Center's stage. Iolani's men's and women's fashions will be displayed. Iolani CEO Lloyd Kawakami
heads DNA, which includes his sons Nick
. Mom Carla Kawakami
is program director ... Chef Russell Siu
celebrates the 10th anniversary of his Kakaako Kitchen next Wednesday ...
BOB KRAUSS, who died Sunday at 82, had an amazing 55-year career with the rival daily. He wrote columns about people from all walks of life. He even wrote one about me and the weird experiences I had as owner of the cushion rental concessions at Honolulu Stadium and Civic Auditorium in the early 1950s when I was a UH student. It was a good story, even if I do say so myself. Bob will be missed ...
, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org