Gen. Weyand had major role in making Hale Koa possible
Sen. Dan Inouye
is holding a Hale Koa reception this evening for invited guests to honor retired Gen. Fred Weyand,
the former Army chief of staff, to acknowledge his key role in the establishment of the hotel. First Hawaiian Bank President and CEO Donald G. Horner
organized the event. Military brass will be well-represented, including Hawaii-born Gen. Eric Shinseki,
another former Army chief of staff, who is flying in from Washington ...
Actress Chandra Wilson is holding a mug featuring a turtle made by Waialua's Lee Ceramics, in a national TV commercial for Folgers coffee. Chandra's decision to pick up the mug was a stroke of luck for Jeff and Carol Lee, the brother-sister team that runs Lee Ceramics. The actress was offered a tray of mugs and thought they were too plain. Instead she chose one that belonged to the owner of the house being used for the shoot. The homeowner bought the mug while here on vacation. There's another connection between Chandra and the Lees. The actress was in "Philadelphia," produced by the UH Academy for Creative Media founder Chris Lee, Jeff and Carol's brother ...
If you're a jazz fan, be sure to catch "Jimmy Borges: After Dark" tomorrow night at 7:30 on PBS Hawaii KHET. Singer Jimmy Borges has musicians Matt Catingub, Gabe Baltazar, Betty Loo Taylor, Noel Okimoto and Steve Jones and vocalist Pauline Wilson performing with him ... UH quarterback Colt Brennan is featured in the Aug. 27 Sports Illustrated ...
Eddie Kamae to receive national award
will receive the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Washington on Sept. 20, the highest honor the government presents to folk artists. Award officials asked Eddie to bring his vocal-instrumental group, the Sons of Hawaii,
to perform with him. Mike Kaawa, Ocean Kaowili, Paul Kim
and Analu Aina
will make the trip ... Princess Nanasi Pauu Tukuaho
of Tonga and her entourage visited Bishop Museum Monday to view cultural collections. The museum's Maile Drake
, who is Tongan, and other staff members greeted her with leis. The children of charter school Halau Lokahi performed ...
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