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Buffett performs Thursday at Beachcomber


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POSTED: Saturday, February 21, 2009

Five Hundred lucky folks have been invited to a private Jimmy Buffett concert and party Thursday to officially open Jimmy's new spot in the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel. It was Don Ho's showroom and is now called Jimmy Buffett's at the Beachcomber ... PBS' “;Na Mele: Traditions in Hawaiian Song”; will be on location at the Halekulani's House Without a Key Monday at 7:30 p.m. on KHET. This is the first time the production has been filmed outside the studio and in high definition. The Pa'ahana Trio and hula dancers Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua-Richards will perform. Beverly Noa, who danced at the hotel in Ed Kenney's shows in the late 1970s and early '80s, will share her Halekulani stories ... Mountain Apple Co. sends word that Brother Noland's “;Coconut Girl”; will be featured in a look at the Best Comedy Films of 2008 during the broadcast of the Academy Awards show tomorrow on KITV, starting at 6 p.m. with the red-carpet arrivals. The song was featured in Sony Pictures' “;Pineapple Express”; ...

Masae “;Beatrice”; Akinaka celebrates a century of living when she marks her 100th birthday next Saturday. Anyone who knows the matriarch of the Akinaka family is invited to a 12:30 p.m. barbecue at the Akinakas' Olu Street home, the family's residence for the past 100 years ... Meagan Corlin, who won America's National Teenager Scholarship Organization's inaugural National Miss title last July in Nashville, Tenn., will spend four days at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands at the end of this month. She will emcee the first Miss Virgin Islands ANTSO Scholarship Pageant and serve as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club St. Thomas Renovation Service Project. Meagan works with Dolphin Quest at the Kahala Hotel and Resort ...

RUNNING ON: Lyle Nelson, 84, is happy to report that he and Bryan Harry, both 1950 Michigan U. grads, took part in the Great Aloha Run, with Bryan placing second and Lyle third in the 80-to-99 age division. Lyle was first in his age division last year. Lyle is an author and a retired Star-Bulletin reporter who still has a fantastic memory. He once interviewed Bryan, who was head of the National Park Service in Hawaii ... Ed Robles and Pablo Buckingham should have been listed with D.K. Kodama and Daniel Dae Kim in Wednesday's Wood Craft as co-owners of the Counter hamburger emporium at Kahala Mall ... For clarification, in my column on cartoonist Corky Trinidad last Saturday, I wrote Frank “;Steiny”; Steinmiller commissioned Corky to make CDs of “;Martini Music”; with a cartoon on the cover of the disc container. Actually, Corky came up with the idea and made one copy as a gift to “;Steiny,”; who Corky called his “;golf guru.”; Steiny compensated him to make additional copies give to friends ...