Symphony Pops' Beatles tribute earns a 'standing O'
A PACKED CONCERT HALL crowd gave the Symphony Pops
a much-deserved standing ovation for its "Tribute to the Beatles"
concert Saturday. The musicians and singers were dressed in colorful '60s clothing. Featured vocalists Anita Hall
and Zanuck Lindsey
turned it on, taking several solos, and were supported by backup vocalists Albert Maligmat
and Norma Jean "N.J." Chang
. Anita's "Can't Buy Me Love" had the joint rockin'. Zanuck's tender treatment of "Yesterday" was a polished gem. Conductor Matt Catingub's
"When I'm Sixty-Four" was another vocal treat. There were many more. This is the 40th anniversary of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" platter and every song on the album was performed. Steve Jones
(wearing an appropriate period headband) on bass guitar, drummer Sonny Froman
and guitarist Bryan Kessler
were added to the band for this one. Kessler also sang. The finale was a knockout "Hey Jude," with all the singers getting a solo shot. It was a great show ...
ONWARD: Cindy Morales, Dixie Grill Ward G.M., said the eatery is offering a 20 percent discount May 14 to 20 to military members, retirees and reservists, plus firefighters, police officers and sheriffs. That's nice ...
BROWNINGS LAND AT GILES' WINE EVENT AT NEIMAN
AND TAMMY Browning
were at Kent Giles'
wine tasting at Neiman's Thursday and high-flying John said he has had the same zero-gravity floating weightless experience that astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
experienced last week. John, a Browning Arms heir, said his family is in their new Portlock home. Tammy remains active in representing the Lia Sophia jewelry line. Kent, Punahou '63, poured a smooth pinot noir from Domaine Coteau in Oregon at the free tasting, set up by Neiman's Cynthia Fenner
. Besides Kent's wife Barbara
, among others enjoying the wine were Pineapple Room bartendress Cat Whitman
, who will soon move to the mainland, and two of Kent's Punahou pals, Steve
and Jackie Scott
. Kent was a swimming and water polo ace in high school and college. Despite growing up in the era of intense rivalry between Punahou and Roosevelt, he gave an aging Roosevelt graduate and Star-Bulletin columnist generous pours of his fine grape ...
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