Opera Ball at the Sheraton earns a bravo for excellence
The Opera BalL, always one of the town's top events, lived up to expectations Saturday night at the Sheraton Waikiki ballroom. Besides the singing of national opera performer George Dyer
and local singer Kristin Stone
, who held her own with Dyer, there were costumed sword fighters going at it on stage and between dining tables, and Ballet Hawaii dancers taking part. The program was directed by Karen Tiller. Anita Hall
, with her deep, sexy voice, sang with Nueva Vida
for dancers. Jimmy
and Vicki Borges
celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary the same night. Jimmy knocked out a couple of hot numbers with Anita. The ballroom decor and tall floral table displays were spectacular. The food, especially the steak, was excellent. Bravo Hawaii Opera Theatre! ...
Koa'e Kea, Hawaiian Airlines hostesses of 1943-53 who flew in DC-3 aircraft, are holding their annual party Saturday at the Halekulani Hotel ... Handicapped visitors to Bishop Museum will have easy access to the upper floors in both the Polynesian and Hawaii halls thanks to the new Atrium Lobby that has an elevator ... The museum's Amy Greenwell Ethnobotonical Garden on the Big Island has been named one of 10 best island gardens in the world by Islands magazine this month ...
Murphy's turns 20, to show UH game on street
Murphy's marks its 20th year Friday with a tailgate party on Merchant Street starting at 6 p.m. A giant screen will be set up on the street and the UH-Nevada football game will be shown. Don Murphy
says there will be plenty of seats set up outside. The game also will be shown inside the eatery ... Honolulu-born Jacqueline Schmidt
has been chosen to participate in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts fellowship program. Jacqueline has spent the past 10 years in South Bend, Ind. She earned degrees in music, piano performance and literature at Notre Dame and works at the De Bartolo Performing Arts Center there ... Former international president of the Newspaper Guild, Chuck Dale
, 78, died Oct. 23 at his home in Bentwood, Calif. Dale led the Hawaii Newspaper Guild in its six-week strike in 1963 against the Star-Bulletin and Advertiser. It is believed to be the first walkout in Hawaii with white collar workers on the picket line ...
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