Tia Carrere will perform with Daniel Ho at the Sacred Hearts gala.
Tia Carrere will boost Sacred Hearts benefit
NATIONAL STARDOM hasn't gone to actress-singer Tia Carrere's
head and made her forget her old school. Tia is a 1984 Sacred Hearts graduate and she and Daniel Ho
will entertain at the academy's annual scholarship gala Oct. 10 at the Hilton's Coral Ballroom. Neva Rego
and Edna Hussey
are co-chairing the event. Outstanding graduates Ruth Chong Silberstein
, Sheila Gomes
and Keriann Kozuki Osada
will be honored. Silberstein, class of 1960, is principal of Palolo Elementary. Gomes, class of '69, is a senior veep and manager of the Transaction Processing and Services Center at Bank of Hawaii. Osada, class of '89, is the fourth of five Kozuki sisters to graduate from Sacred Hearts. She is in the family's Vim & Vigor business and is the founder of "Building Blocks for Tots," a TV show about parenting strategies. The gala has raised over $1 million for Sacred Hearts scholarships in the past 12 years. Cost for the event is $125. For more info and tickets call Andrea Hamilton
at 734-5058 ext. 229 ...
Alan Wong's Pineapple Room in Macy's is marking its ninth anniversary today with menu specials for lunch and dinner ... Former islander Zyron "Z" Schoniwitz, now G.M. of Morton's Steak House in Singapore, sends word that that he is a repeat winner of Morton's G.M. of the Year award. The award was presented at a Morton's conference in San Francisco recently. David Martin won the regional director of operations award for the third consecutive year. David is a former G.M. of Morton's here ... Escada is donating 10 percent of sales made during a Sept. 10 reception in its newly renovated boutique to the Contemporary Museum ...
The Hawaii Arts Alliance will honor Edith and Keiji Kawakami at its Celebrate the Arts benefit concert Oct. 4 at the Hawaii Theatre. The Iolani Sportswear founders and arts supporters will receive the Alfred Preis Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The Kawakamis' son, Lloyd and his sons, Nick and Alex, make up Manoa DNA. They will perform at the event. So will Dennis Kamakahi and his son, David, uke talent Neal Chin, and the one-and-only Eddie Kamae. Arts Excellence Schools singled out for cash awards are Jarrett, Kawananakoa and Washington Middle Schools on Oahu; Innovations Public Charter School, Hawaii Prep and Parker on the Big Island; and Kalama Intermediate and Seabury on Maui. Call the Alliance at 533-2787 for more information and tickets ...
The Opera Ball is Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Waikiki, not Nov. 15 as listed in Wednesday's item about the Candes Gentry and Milan Drager engagement party and wedding. Candes said their engagement party will be held at La Pietra on Nov. 8 and some guests will be heading for the black-tie Opera Ball after that party. The wedding will be Nov. 15 on Lanai ...
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