In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

Locals spotted
in ‘Complex’

SOME LOCAL residents might be getting a little jaded, but I still get a kick every time I see one of our own getting recognized on a national level.

One of the magazines I get at home is Complex, a bimonthly mix of hip-hop fashion and culture founded by Marc Ecko.

After flipping through the June-July issue's stories on Kanye West, the Beastie Boys and Talib Kweli while sitting on the couch last weekend, I turned my attention to buyer's-guide half of the magazine.

There, among the photos of cover girl Leeann Tweeden and a feature on classic cocktails and the classic sunglasses that go with them, was Hawaii's own Todd Shimabuku! The co-owner of In4mation is on Page 59 of the buyer's guide, sharing his love for collectible kicks.

Keep reading, and you'll also spot a photo spread by Robert Maxwell featuring North Shore surfers Jay Adams, Jon Jon Florence, Ilan De Souza Freitas and Ruben Tejada ...

NIGHT NOTES: Know how you can tell summer break is in full swing? When there's a line to get in at Magoo's! The bar was bumping on Thursday, with a queue of almost two dozen people waiting to get in the back entrance ... Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists board of directors member and local radio advertising exec Alan Yamamoto got a little flustered on Friday as Mitchell Medelin seemed to be taking his time driving to a meeting they had with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts' Mary Lou Foley. Turns out it was all a ruse -- Foley, joined by 93.1 KQMQ's Shawn Ho, Justin Cruz and Lacey Matsuda; members of Hoku Award-winning group Maunalua; former 99.5 The Breeze jocks Ola Souza and Kimo Villarimo; Ho'okena's Manu Boyd; and the legendary Jay Larrin held a surprise 50th-birthday party for Yamamoto at the Outrigger Waikiki ...

MORE NOTES: Nope, Henry Kapono and Cecilio Rodrigues weren't sequestered away in their dressing rooms during the opening acts of Friday night's concert at Kapono's. Both were seen hanging with friends near the bar at Gordon Biersch. Rodrigues' answer when asked if they would be making it back to headline their own DVD release party? No worries, still get plenty time ... Did you know former KHNL reporter Danielle De Longe is back in town? Actually, she's been here since January -- I spotted her at the Hard Rock Cafe on Friday night, and she's actively pursuing a few job leads here after working for NBC News in California. Hopefully, she'll land a new broadcasting gig soon ... And congrats to local model Sondra Barker, whom I met Saturday at "Skyline." Turns out she was shuttling back and forth that night between the Hanohano Room and Reign Nightclub, where she walked off with first place in this month's "Paul Mitchell Signature Salon Model Search" before heading back to party like a rock star in Waikiki ...

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