Midler takes Dion's place at Caesars Colosseum
Radford grad Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, answering the lingering question of who would be chosen to step in at the 4,100-seat Colosseum.
Dion's "A New Day" has grossed more than $500 million since it began in March 2003, producers said.
Midler said the venue was intimidating but exciting.
"I'm looking forward to it, but also I'm terrified because it's huge," she said.
Midler said she agreed to a two-year contract to work 100 shows a year, beginning Feb. 20.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today. They cost from $95 to $250 and can be ordered through Ticketmaster or by calling (877) 7BETTEM.
'Lion King' sales top $1.65 million
The first weekend of ticket sales for Honolulu performances of "The Lion King" totaled $1.65 million, more than 19,000 tickets. Sales began Saturday for the 51-show, six-week run at Blaisdell Concert Hall. The Ticketmaster Web site indicates that opening weekend is sold out, as well as shows on Sept. 21 and 22. Tickets are $30 to $85, available at the Blaisdell box office, Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com
. Call (877) 750-4400.
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Petites at Macy's
Macy's Ala Moana will host an afternoon of fashion, spring trends and refreshments during a Petite Fashion Show at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Petites Department, Level 3.
Featured designers will include JNY Collection, Style & Co., Style & Co. Sport, Eileen Fisher, Calvin Klein, Charter Club, Lauren, Jones Signature, Alfani, Nine West and Anne Klein, with styles to fit every wardrobe need.
The event is free, and those who make a petite purchase of $100 or more will receive a $10 Macy's card and a gift bag filled with designer goodies. A suggested donation of $10 will benefit the American Heart Association.
Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, call 945-6427.
A successful business a needs a plan. For a successful look, an individual needs an Image Action Plan. Personal stylist and makeup artist Kim Kubo will lead a workshop called "Creating Your Image Action Plan," offering tips on building a core wardrobe, choosing the right hairstyle and creating a 10-minute makeup routine using 10 products or less.
The workshop, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Suite A, is produced by Envision Event Planning & Management in partnership with the Hawaii Women's Business Center. It promises to be entertaining while also tackling the serious issue of how appearance affects women's professional and personal lives.
The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Two can attend for $30 with advance payment. Reserve a place by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting envisioneventplanning.com.
Other events planned are:
"Learn to Sell on eBay": 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 18 or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19
"Treasure Mapping Your Way to Success": 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 31.
FDJ French Dressing, a Montreal-based women's clothing company, has developed a foolproof way to help women find their proper fit. Through May 13, specialty retailers carrying the brand will become denim-fit experts, holding "What's Your Fit?" clinics in their stores to unlock the mysteries of finding that perfect-fitting jean for any shape and size.
On Oahu, Dukes Clothing, at 723 California Ave. in Wahiawa, has been selected to help women in this quest.
Customers can also enter to win a pair of FDJ jeans as well as the opportunity to win a four-night trip for two to Canada and a $500 wardrobe makeover from FDJ. Contest rules will be available at the store.
French Dressing addresses several size variations through tummy slimming and butt-lifting construction, combined with coordinated tops and jackets to achieve a well-proportioned look with a minimum of fuss. For more information, visit www.fdj.ca.
Free photos online
This month, the Curél brand is teaming with online photo site Winkflash.com to give moms the gift of free photos from their loved ones.
Consumers are invited to visit www.curel.com/winkflash through May 31. The first 10,000 consumers to log in will receive 50 free photo prints for Mother's Day as well as samples of Curél Skincare formulas to ensure Mom's skin looks and feels its best for every click of the camera. The first 100 people to enter for the free prints will also receive a signed photograph of actress Holly Robinson Peete ("21 Jump Street") and her mom.
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Meeting covers museum topics
This year's theme for the Hawaii Museums Association's annual conference, set for May 24 and 25, is "Transforming Our Institutions: Challenging Histories & Engaging Communities."
The conference will be held at 550 S. King St. and include presentations, panel and roundtable discussions and more. Registration fees range from $45 to $175.
Post-conference workshops will be conducted at Bishop Museum on May 26 and cover topics such as budgeting for nonprofits and working with issues pertaining to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Visit www.hawaiimuseums.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Cleanup comes to Hawaii Kai
Dispose of bulky items at the second annual Hui Nalu Canoe Club Clean-Up Project from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (an item in Monday's newspaper listed an incorrect date).
The following recyclable products will be accepted: scrap metal, auto parts, metal appliances, lawn mowers, pipes, beams, newspaper, cardboard, beverage containers, green waste, car batteries, reusable household items, clothing, cellular phones, printer cartridges.
One computer or a load of old passenger tires can be dropped off per car.
Bring items to the Hui Nalu Canoe Club Halau at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai.
For curbside pickup, call Lyla Berg at 586-6510 or Rene Mansho at 306-1876. No curbside pickup for computers.