On the Scene

By John Berger

'SOUL FOOD 2 GO': Guitarist Zanuck Lindsey's soul program has made the Diamond Head Grill a weeknight best bet for fans of mellow but unpredictable music. Lindsey welcomes a new guest each Wednesday and Thursday from around 9 p.m. They can be vocalists or musicians, and can represent any genre from Hawaiian to pop to jazz. Tennyson Stephens, left, sat in last week. Justin guests tonight and tomorrow.

AT KA HIMENI ANA: Bill Kaiwa and Genoa Keawe talked at the Ka Himeni Ana Hawaiian Song Contest at the Hawaii Theatre on Saturday. "Uncle Keola" Beamer was witty as always as emcee. His cousin, Mahiai, opened the event with an organ recital followed by a chant.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDMA: The Ortiz ohana celebrated the 88th birthday of family matriarch Estelita Ortiz (second row, third from left) at the home of her daughter, Veronica Buck, on Sunday. The only member of the immediate family unable to attend the surprise party was grandson Ari Green, whose career commitments kept him doing film industry stuff in LA.

John Berger has covered the local
entertainment scene since 1972.

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