Star-Bulletin Features

Friday, November 16, 2001


Stuffs featured item
Eden's Crush performs Sunday at the World Cafe.
Clockwise from top are Ivette, Rosanna, Maile,
Ana Maria and Nicole.

Bit of Eden at World’s

Eden's Crush, the pop quintet spawned from the TV show "Popstars," and featuring two "local girls," are performing at 7 p.m. Sunday at World Cafe. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 at World Cafe and all Ticket Plus outlets. All ages are welcome.

The group, featuring Nicole Scherzinger and Maile Misajon, two women with local ties, plus Ana Maria Lombo, Ivette Sosa and Rosanna Tavarez, scored hits with the singles "Get Over Yourself" and "Love This Way."

Scherzinger, 22, hails from Honolulu, but has called Louisville, Kentucky, home since her family moved there. She learned the hula from her mother, a professional dancer.

Misajon is of Filipino, Hawaiian and Irish descent. Her father began singing when he was 11; her mother was immersed in Hawaiian culture and learned to hula dance at age 3.

For more information call 593-8333, or World Cafe at 599-4450.

Shakin' frenzy with the Sexareenos

You love that raw, garage rock 'n' roll sound from the early '60s, don't cha? Well, you'll get your fill of it, and then some, when Les Sexareenos arrive at Pink Cadillac, 478 Ena Road for shows from 7 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, with an additional 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. show tomorrow. The late show is for 18 and older, the two early shows all-ages.

The Montreal, Canada, quartet (whose latest CD on the independent label-with-attitude, Sympathy for the Record Industry, "14 Frenzied Shakers," is a lo-fi wonder) will regale us with the maddening sound of pure garage punk and real deal rock 'n' roll with no pogoing or moshing necessary.

But if you know how to frug, watusi, shimmy n' shake, Les Sexareenos' party-time music is perfect. Bassist Colonel Lingus, drummer Bridge Mixture, guitarist Choyce and "Work With Me" Annie on the beloved Farfisa keyboard will play such should-be hits as "We Gonna Ball," "My Baby Keeps Me Up All Night" and "Do the Rat Dog," maybe slipping in some covers from New Orleans legend Huey "Piano" Smith ("Don't You Know Yokomo") and Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs ("Ring Dang Doo").

Local bands, as yet to be announced, will open the shows.

Admission is $6 for the early shows, and $5 for the late show. For more information, go online at

‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘South Pacific’ on Waikiki Beach

"Sunset on the Beach" returns to Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki tomorrow and Sunday. Bring a lawn chair or mats to sit on the beach, listen to local music, watch a movie and picnic with friends and family.

The event begins at 4 p.m. both days with an FM 100-sponsored concert featuring local groups. The films will start at 6 p.m. "Jurassic Park" will screen Saturday, and the 1958 classic, "South Pacific," will be shown Sunday.

Movies selected for the series have scenes filmed in Hawaii, are about Hawaii or are four-star experiences.

Last weekend, Waikiki's old-timers showed up to talk story and reminisce about the beach's uncluttered past. Recent events have made it possible to enjoy the beach again in relative seclusion.

At any rate, the ambience, music and movies are free. And in case you don't have time to prepare a picnic meal, there will be food booths where food can be purchased. Manning the booths will be Dixie Grill, Seafood Village, Naimwa-ya, Skyline Cafe, Paniolo Cafe and Pizza Hut.

Park at the Honolulu Zoo or Waikiki Shell.

On the first day of Macy's

Macy's will host the official opening of its department and specialty stores statewide next Friday with a sunrise ceremony, entertainment, in-store events and promotions.

A grand-opening ceremony will be held 6:30 a.m. at Macy's Ala Moana's mall level entrance, with a keiki hula performance by Halau Hula Olana; remarks by Jeremiah J. Sullivan, chairman and CEO, Macy's West; unveiling of the new Macy's sign; a Hawaiian blessing by Kahu Curtis Kekuna; and untying of the maile lei.

A Hawaiian blessing will also take place 6:45 a.m. at Macy's stores at Kahala Mall, Pearlridge, Downtown, Kailua, Windward Mall, Makalapua Center (Kailua-Kona), Prince Kuhio Plaza (Hilo), Kaahumanu Center (Maui) and Kukui Grove (Kauai), followed by the store openings at 7 a.m. The Waikiki store blessing will take place at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. opening.

To commemorate the event, specially designed Macy's slippers will be given to customers with a minimum $25 purchase while supplies last. The rubber slippers will imprint the Macy's name in the sand.

Customers who make a minimum $35 purchase will also be able to purchase Macy's Curious George plush toy for $16.95, with $5 from the sale of the plush toy going to the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.

Here are events taking place at the Ala Moana store Nov. 23:

>> 5 to 10 a.m.: Live radio remote by KSSK's Larry Price and Michael W. Perry in the Pineapple Room, third floor.

>> 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Cosmetic makeovers, fragrance events, samples, gifts with purchase. Cosmetics, second floor.

>> Noon: Appearance by Carissa Moore, the 9-year-old Hawaii surfer featured in the November issue of Surfing Girl. She will appear until 1 p.m., courtesy of Roxy Teenie Wahine. Stop by the Children's Department, first floor, to receive a complimentary poster while supplies last.

>> Noon to 3 p.m.: Informal modeling on the third floor, while DJ KT mixes music in the Juniors Department, second floor.

>> Noon to 3 p.m.: Keiki can have their picture taken with Curious George. $4 per photo. Children's Department.

Call 945-5894.

Get some shopping done at arboretum's plant sale

Lyon Arboretum's annual Holiday Plant and Craft Sale is tomorrow and will feature dried wreaths, jams and jellies, and a wide variety of plants. Fresh herb wreaths can be ordered for delivery in December.

A free shuttle service to the arboretum will pick up shoppers along Manoa Road near Manoa School, at Poelua and Nipo streets.

Authors Leslie Ann Hayashi and Kathleen Wong Bishop will be on hand to sign their books, "Fables from the Garden" and "Fables from the Sea."

The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, call 988-0472 .

Deck the halls in light

So, you think you've got holiday spirit? Start decorating. Reader's Digest is scouring the nation for the brightest, craziest, most extravagant displays of holiday home decorating luminescence. Think you have enough extension chords to compete, and will Hawaiian Electric have enough juice to go around?

Photos will be accepted at from Dec. 5 through Jan. 1. The best will be posted on the site Jan. 8 to 21, allowing readers to vote for their favorites. The houses with the most votes win:

>> First place: A $500 shopping spree at

>> First to third runners-up: A $100 gift certificate to

Winners will be announced Jan. 22.

Art sale at La Pietra

New oil paintings by Hiroshi Tagami and Michael Powell, wood-turned bowls by Scott Sullivan, glass art and gift items by Babs Miyano-Young, and ceramics by Lois Miyano Tselentis will be featured at the Tagami and Powell Fine Art Gallery's Art Exhibit and Sale taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at La Pietra -- Hawaii School for Girls, 2933 Poni Moi Rd.

Admission is free. For more information, call 924-7515.

Tango in paradise

The Honolulu Club presents Tango Argentino Workshops with Buenos Aires instructor Graciela Gonzalez accompanied by Guillermo Valente and Luisa Zini.

Gonzalez is known as one of the most traditional tangueros in Buenos Aires for her skill in integrating new ideas to the traditional elegant salon tango.

A women's workshop will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, a men's workshop runs from 4 to 6 p.m., and all will meet up for a dance encounter from 6 to 8 p.m. at Buenos Aires Tango Night and Performance from 8 to 11 p.m.

On Sunday there will be a milonga (dance party) from 2 to 4 p.m., instruction in "Tango Vals" from 4 to 6 p.m., and "Milonga Traspies" instruction from 6 to 8 p.m.

The cost is $100 for an all-class pass, which includes the party, or $25 per class and $15 for the party. Call George Garcia at 721-2123 to sign up.

Let it snow, let it snow

Tickets for "Slava's Snowshow," the wintery production that wowed local audiences last year, are now on sale.

Tickets are $40 and $55 at the Hawaii Theatre box office for the production that takes place at the theater at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 through 29, with the exception of Christmas Day, and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 26, 29 and 30.

All opening night tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting the Hawaii Foodbank. There are also discounts for students, military with valid I.D., and seniors age 62 and older. Groups of 10 or more can get a discount by calling 732-7733.

Call 528-0506 or 526-4400.

Nutcracker tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2001 production of Ballet Hawaii's "Nutcracker" go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Blaisdell Box Office and TicketPlus.

Performances will take place 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Featured will be principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, including Ashley Tuttle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Ethan Stiefel, star of "Center Stage," as her Cavalier Prince.

The dancers will be accompanied by the music of the Honolulu Symphony.

Tickets are $35 to $55. Call 526-4400.


Reviews fair

I must respond to last week's letters (Weekend, 11/9) excoriating Burl Burlingame's reviews of "To End All Wars" and the new Bishop Museum at Kalia.

Regarding the film review, Burlingame goes to great lengths to say the story is interesting but the film does not do a good job telling it. He does NOT "ridicule" the lead character's spiritual journey, instead saying that this "journey is staged neither convincingly or (sic) dramatically well," and he further speculates that perhaps a person's relationship with God can never be properly expressed on film. That's the essence of the review.

Contrary to what the State Film Commissioner seems to believe, a movie filmed mostly on Kauai using hundreds of Hawaii cast and crew, helps to grow the important film industry and has a potentially uplifting message is not, ipso facto, entitled to a favorable review. It still has to deliver the goods, and it's the job of a film reviewer to say if it has or not.

Adrian Kamali'i's letter in response to Burlingame's review of the Bishop "mini-museum" attacks the reviewer in many ways, but it's unclear what he's attacking him for. What's wrong with having culture served up in an hour or less? I've loved exploring the Bishop Museum since I was a child, but an hour at the Kalia Museum sounds great, too.

Burlingame points out that the artifacts on display should be placed in a cultural context and not simply viewed as art, and that for this purpose a picture is worth a thousand words. Is Kamali'i saying the shark's tooth sword was not used as a weapon, as Burlingame implies? If so, he should say so; if not, what's the problem? Is he saying there was no carnage and warfare in the history of Hawaiian culture? If so, he is wrong.

Beverly Johnsen

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