Dano shows: Many people attended "The Bob Hope Memorial Tribute" show at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters in Los Angeles yesterday. Among those there was Dano (James MacArthur) of "Hawaii Five-O." MacArthur holds a photo from the late 1940s, of himself as a child with his mother, actress Helen Hayes, and Bob Hope.


Fund-raiser benefits mothers and babies

The Pegge Hopper Gallery downtown will hold a fund-raiser for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, "Afternoon of Art," 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Ave.

The current work of more than 40 of Hawaii's best-known artists will be for sale.

Participating artists include Hopper herself, plus Esther Shimazu, Yida Wang, Roy Venters, Russell Lowrey, Fabienne Blanc, Dorothy Faison, Alan Leitner, George Woollard and others.

Proceeds will go to the 17-year-old nonprofit organization's programs, dedicated to improving the health of pregnant women and their infants and families through education, advocacy and coordination of community services.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies produces the "Healthy and Hapai" pregnancy calendar, as well as "Healthy and Hapai Day" for pregnant women in Hawaii in September.

"Afternoon of Art" will include catering by Indigo restaurant and a selection of wines and other beverages. Tickets are $40 per person or $65 for a couple. Call 951-5805.

1-woman show to mark Liliuokulani's birthday

Tuesday marks the 165th anniversary of the birth of Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. In celebration, Nalani Olds will bring her acclaimed one-woman show, "He Po'ai Aloha: The Queen's Story Retold in Song," to the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Olds will reflect on Liliuokalani's music and perform selections from the "Queen's Songbook."

She will offer annotation to many of the songs, sharing the historical background of Hawaiian society and the evolution of music in Hawaii after the arrival of missionaries and other cultural and ethnic groups.

Olds will also speak on the publication of the songbook and how the various musicians who contributed arrangements were told to take the queen's compositions and "dream on them" to create the arrangements so familiar to us today.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Both are free. Call 532-8700.


Deborah Lippmann sings "Amazing Grace" at the conclusion of her manicure class at Neiman Marcus.

Eyes on the hands

Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann returns to Neiman Marcus to launch her new fall colors and products this weekend while teaching complimentary home manicure classes.

Classes will take place 10:30 a.m. and 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 948-7332.

Among the new products to be featured will be "Sarah Smile," a sexy, sheer pink nail lacquer created in collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker, of "Sex and the City."

The collection consists of more than 40 shades, nail treatments and tools. All of the nail colors contain vitamin B to strengthen nails. The lacquer remover contains aloe and lavender essential oil and features a twist lock pump activator for convenient, no-spill, on-the-go usage for the 24/7 life.

Lippman's celebrity clientele includes supermodel Giselle Bundchen, Cher, Martha Stewart and Britney Spears. Lippman has created nail looks for Versace and Calvin Klein, and her work has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Vanity Fair.

The Hella Hobo handbag from Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. collection runs about $72 at LeSportsac at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.

Stefani turns designer

It used to be enough that singers wanted to be actors and actors wanted to be singers. These days, the stars also want to add "designer" to their resumes.

On the heels of J. Lo, Gwen Stefani has debuted her L.A.M.B. collection of handbags, travel bags and accessories created in collaboration with LeSportsac. The limited-edition collection combines LeSportsac's signature rip-stop nylon and grosgrain logo tape with leather trims, guitar-strap webbing, antiqued metal hardware and colorful lining material.

Products will be printed in a gothic Old English font with a combination of Stefani's favorite words: love, angel, music and baby.

The lead singer for No Doubt was named to Vogue's 2002 Best Dressed list, but long before the fashion world took notice, her creative style marked her as a pop-music icon.

The collection is available at LeSportsac in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and DFS Hawaii. Her clothing line is slated to debut this spring.

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