On The Scene
"SHADOWLANDS" TOUCHES THE HEART:
Director Melinda Maltby Alvarado, second from left, celebrated with cast members Hannah Schauer Galli, Jimmy Davis, front, Sam Polson and Jim K. Aina at the opening-night reception for the Actors Group production of "Shadowlands" on Friday at Yellow Brick Studio. No familiarity with the works of C.S. Lewis is required to be deeply touched by Aina's performance as the famed English author and Christian philosopher, and he has a convincing co-star in Galli, who plays the American divorcee Lewis met and married in his 50s. Polson and Davis stand out in major supporting roles. "Shadowlands" runs through May 11. Call 722-6941.
FRIENDS ARE BETTER THAN DIAMONDS:
Chilean Consul Gladys Vernoy and her husband, Dr. Terry Vernoy, celebrated her birthday Wednesday with a champagne luncheon for 61 on the Hau Terrace at the Halekulani. Vernoy said that she had told her husband that celebrating with her friends meant more to her than getting "another diamond."
COSTA CONCERT A GREAT SHOW:
Matt Costa, left, was in top form last Tuesday at an invitation-only concert at the Road Runner Music Hall. Costa introduced new songs and entertained the crowd with short stories, performed one song a cappella and featured his current single, "Mr. Pitiful." He also autographed posters for his fans. Maleko of Star 101.9, center, and Chuck Cotton, senior VP/general manager of Clear Channel Hawaii, greeted Costa after the show.
HAWAIIAN AIR CELEBRATES PHILIPPINE STYLE:
John Valentine, left, and Rocky Brown represented Hawaii's Filipino entertainers, and Charles Degala was the emcee, when Hawaiian Airlines celebrated the introduction of its nonstop service to the Philippines with a "Mabuhay Manila!" lawn party Thursday at the Hawaii State Art Museum. Brown and Degala wore traditional Philippine formal wear; singer/guitarist Valentine opted for contemporary attire.
"FORGETTING" IS UNFORGETTABLE:
Lloyd Kandell caught a preview showing of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" with his wife, Sherri Kandell, left, and Rebecca Davis Thursday at Dole Cannery, and found it "hilarious from the get-go. The male nudity upfront kind of shocked the Hawaii crowd, but (the story) sustained the humor and the interest all the way through. It was fun to see all the local people and local places. ... I enjoyed the whole thing."
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Chuck Cotton of Clear Channel Hawaii and Maleko of Star 101.9 radio were originally misidentified in this story. Cotton is on the left, with Maleko in the center.