Michelle Ramos Hawaii Diary

Michelle Ramos

Stay tuned in the
search for North Shore’s
missing ‘Idol’

Several columns ago I wrote that Justin Guarini was making a guest appearance in the new TV series "North Shore." That brought a flood of e-mails from fans of the original "American Idol" finalist, asking me to find out which episode he was going to appear in. After making a couple of calls, I was told Justin would appear in the show's first episode last Monday and passed this information along to his fans. This information was then disseminated via chatrooms and Web sites. Unfortunately, after tuning into the show's debut episode, I noticed there was no sign of Justin and, as expected, when I got to work the next morning, I received several e-mails from his disappointed fans, asking what happened. I could only get noncommittal word that Justin's footage is being saved for a future episode. It isn't known which episode, as of yesterday, but I was told that I would get a call when the powers that be decide the fate of that footage. I hope I get the call before the episode airs but in case I don't, it would be safest to keep watching through the program's opening credits at least, when they list the episode's guest stars. That's one way to boost ratings. Sorry. ...

Looking for laughs? Bo Irvine is bringing comedy back to Waikiki. Sharkey's Comedy Club's grand opening will take place at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the All Star Hawaii Restaurant & Bar, next to Niketown. Shows will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, with additional shows at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is a $12 cover and two-drink minimum with a full dinner and pupu menu available. Free validated parking is available. Tomorrow's show will be emceed by Mr. Milton Banana with Bo opening and Anthony Griffith headlining. For information, call 531-HAHA (4242). ...

For those who missed Manoa Valley Theatre's production of "HONK!," a musical about Hans Christian Anderson's ugly duckling tale, members of the Honolulu Boy Choir and Hawaii Education of the ARTS will be performing "HONK! Junior" at 1:30 and 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. At the 6 p.m. show Friday, the audience will be treated to a the choir's performance of songs and dances from its Memorial Day weekend tour of Washington, D.C. The drama directors for the musical are Dana Ledoux and John Paul Tai; music director is Pamela L. DeBoard; and the choreographer is Megan DeBoard. For information, call 741-ARTS. ... Speaking about the Honolulu Boy Choir, auditions will take place Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church for boys 7 through 12 who have a desire to perform and who have great facial expressions. No music experience is necessary, only the ability to match pitch. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 596-SING (7464). ...

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