Bus boy surprises Nick’s boss with his musical talent
Nick's Fishmarket owner Ben Dowling
was a bit surprised when one of his newer bus boys asked him if he could take off from work for four days. He was even more surprised when Garrett Probst
told him that he wanted to go to L.A. for the Grammys because he was on the album nominated for the Hawaiian music award. Ben, of course, let Garrett go to the ceremony and later was happy to learn that his employee was on the album that won -- "Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" ...
'Tis the season for fundraisers: Bishop Museum is holding its Picture Gallery and Art Restoration Fund benefit at Morton's steak house Monday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $175 ticket includes a dinner buffet, wine and mortinis. A silent auction is part of the evening. Call 848-4157 to get in on this event, chaired by Watters Martin ... Laker alert: Tickets will be sold at the door today for the Gourmet Affair, a fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, pairing chef Sam Choy with L.A. Lakers' chef Jeffrey Mora at Kapiolani Community College, 6 p.m. Basketballs and shoes signed by Kobe Bryant and other Lakers, a warm-up suit autographed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and two VIP tickets to a Lakers' game complete with airfare and accommodations will be up for bid. Tickets are $200; Call 521-8811, ext. 221 ...
Get ready for Manhattan at La Pietra's Hoopla gala next Saturday at the Kahala as the theme is New York! New York! The $200 ticket event raises funds for the girls school's financial aid fund. Besides food and drink, there will be live and silent auctions. Call 922-2744 for tickets ...
Bulletin's Coleman wins Hawaii Music Award
Congratulations to my Star-Bulletin colleague Mark Coleman
, a composer-singer-musician whose CD, "Tunes With Love," won first place in the rock category of Johnny Kai's
Hawaii Music Awards. The awards show will be March 23 at the Hilton. Mark has been with the Bulletin 18 years and has been performing for about 15 years. Despite his award-winning CD, Mark will still keep his day job ...
I will be on vacation next week celebrating my 40th anniversary with the Star-Bulletin, my bread and butter. The next Wood Craft will appear March 14 ...
, 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