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By Dave Donnelly

Friday, July 7, 2000


WHAT with Papa John's Pizza on Kapahulu Ave. and Mama's Korean Kitchen three doors away, you might have figured there'd soon be a new kid on the block. No, it's not Bambini -- that stays in Ward Mug shotWarehouse. The new kid on this block is Kazu Mitake, who's just moved his Tokkuri Tei Sushi Restaurant from Sheridan Street to the space between the Mamas and the Papas. The only things Kazu had to leave behind were the hundreds of autographs written on the wall by famous guests at his previous location ... If you thought you'd seen the last of "Fantasy Island" with Malcolm McDowell, think again. Beginning next Tuesday, the filmed-in-Hawaii series will be appearing in prime time on the Sci Fi cable channel along with two other canceled shows ...

WITH Pat Morita cast as her father and Elissa Dulce as her mom, Stacy Kamano is set to return to "Baywatch Hawaii" filming and also promote her new poster, "Jewel of the Isle," in which she's dressed in nothing but a diamond thong. Stacy has been in New York making appearances on behalf of Oil of Olay, and was to have been on the NBC "Today" show, but got bumped. Bummer, she thought, until she learned that she was bumped for President Bill Clinton ...

It's Nile or Never

THERE are only three more weeks to see "Mystery of the Nile" at the Academy of Arts. After July 30 it's ancient history. For those who missed the colorful, costume-bedecked grand opening of the Egyptian display, the Academy is sponsoring a "Farewell to Pharaohs" on July 20, designed especially for young professionals who like to mix and mingle amid antiquities. Costumes are encouraged. Paul Brown Salon is doing Egyptian-style makeovers, there are complimentary pupu with a no-host cash bar (Old Overholt?) and admission to the show with audio tour, all for $10 ...

Hooray, Honolulu: At the release party for the new CD by Honolulu, pre-show entertainment was provided by Ben Vegas and Blaise Sison, who's leaving Ben for Las Vegas. Ben introduced himself as Glenn Medeiros, and then revealed he'd wanted to be a member of Honolulu but couldn't because he wasn't Filipino ... Newly wed and newly pregnant Lehua Kalima of Na Leo Pilimehana brought the preview audience to a hush when she sang "Flying with Angels." ... Honolulu's Jeannette Trevias and husband Tony brought up their 16-year-old son, Timmy, and his performance had people asking, "Where was he when they were 'Making the Band.' " ...

Brother-Sister Act

AT the Manoa Innovation Center Wednesday, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom represented the state's music industry by thanking all involved in making House Bill 2901 law. Among other things, it will provide musicians with state tax exemptions on record sales. Many legislators were in attendance, and Gov. Ben Cayetano was on hand lending his support for the bill and professing that Amy is his favorite female vocalist. Not forgetting wife, Vicky, are we governor? ... Meanwhile, Amy's brother, Eric Gilliom, is helping emcee, entertain and do prize giveaways at the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course's benefit for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Maui tomorrow. Eric's name was also drawn to be eligible to win a Maui Lani residential lot in a hole-in-one contest, so he's been practicing his swing ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
His columns run Monday through Friday.

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