Soria’s ‘Territorial Airways’ show nears 30th anniversary
Harry B. Soria Jr.,
billed as "The Albino Blahlah," has taken his "Territorial Airways" radio show a long way. He marks his 30th year of broadcasting music of Hawaii on the program next year. The show features a music personality on Fridays at noon and a rebroadcast on Sundays at 5 p.m. on AM940. It is carried online at www.hawaiian105.com and www.am940hawaii.com in CD-quality sound, starting whenever anyone clicks to start it on their computer speakers. Boyce Rodrigues
is featured on tomorrow's show. Boyce inherited his talent from his mom, Vicki Ii Rodrigues
. He and sisters Nina Kealiiwahamana, Lani Custino
and Lahela Rodrigues
and their mom were regulars in the cast of the "Hawaii Calls" radio show ...
Melveen Leed starts a Sunday Sunset gig with her keyboard and guests Feb. 10 at the Elks Club, 5 to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, pianist Betty Loo Taylor now joins Melveen and bassist Steve Jones at her regular Chai's jazzy gig, 7 to 9 p.m. Betty Loo replaces Tennyson Stevens ... Randy Schoch, who got his start in the restaurant biz here and who has the Ruth's Chris and Romano's Macaroni Grill franchises here, opened Ling & Louie's in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week. Kaimi Valdez gave the Hawaiian blessing. Leis were flown in from Flowers by Junior, Lou and T for the opening. Randy plans more Ling & Louie's eateries, specializing in Pan-Asian food ...
Nordstrom gala tickets nearly sold out
Nordstrom is gearing up for the opening gala for its big store at Ala Moana. People have been talking about this one for some time and tickets, priced at $150, are nearly sold out. The company is off to a good start in making friends here, donating all proceeds from the opening party to Bishop Museum, Hawaii Theatre Centre and HUGS, an organization that supports families with seriously ill kids. Nordstrom must be spending a bundle on the gala because the $150 is the fair market value of each ticket, so no portion is tax deductible. No doubt the ladies and gents will be fashionably decked out for the event as an elegant evening is promised with cocktails, heavy pupu, desserts, live music and shopping. As of yesterday morning there were a small number of tickets remaining; call 723-1879 ...
, 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