In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Johnson lands
cover shot
on magazine

Sporting his trademark T-shirt and boardshorts ensemble, local boy Jack Johnson graces the cover of Outside Magazine this month as part of the publication's "Coolest Jobs Issue."

Toting his trusty guitar and flashing a big grin, the singer is captured walking on the beach and among a group of monkeypod trees. The accompanying story serves as a primer for those unfamiliar with his skyrocketing success.

As always, Johnson comes across as being incredibly humble. And as crazy as it sounds, he actually wouldn't mind being a little less popular.

"It's not like I want to give it all up and disappear," he said. "But I don't want to be at the same level I'm at now -- I miss the surf trips to Australia and Indonesia too much." ...

I'VE ALWAYS been a fan of filmmaker Brent Owens. If you don't recognize the name, maybe you'll recognize his work.

Ever seen the documentaries "Hookers at the Point," "Pimps Up, Ho's Down" or "Atlantic City Hookers?" After working as a cab driver in New York City during college, Owens went on to direct and produce a half-dozen successful films for HBO. And now he's come to Hawaii.

"Downtown Girls: The Hookers of Honolulu" premiered last weekend on the cable network, profiling four street-walkers who share a unique characteristic -- they're all men who dress up as women.

Sure, the subject matter is controversial, but Owens does a fantastic job of getting into the minds of the people he profiles. Don't have HBO? You can check out "Downtown Girls" on HBO-On-Demand during a free preview that runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 7 ...

LOOKING FOR something to do this week that's a little different from the norm? Check out Indigo tomorrow for two special performances by magician Nemo Souxa.

In order to get footage for an upcoming television special, Souxa will host shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each will last about 30 minutes and will include lots of audience participation.

If Souxa seems familiar, it's because he's been performing in the islands for more than a decade. He used to host a program called "Nemo Souxa's Islands," and has performed alongside Frank DeLima and Glenn Medeiros at numerous venues in Waikiki ...

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