MORE TIME FOR THE LOCAL KIDS!:
Cast members Tani Lynn Fujimoto, left, Blade Rogers and BK Cannon were the guests of honor for the preview screening of "Flight 29 Down" Saturday in Waikiki. An enthusiastic crowd saw the first two episodes in the new made-in-Hawaii television show about what happens when 10 teenagers and a wise-guy pilot survive a plane crash in the South Pacific. Judged by the action in the first two episodes, "Flight 29 Down" looks like wholesome G-rated entertainment for 'tweenagers, but the three local actors are clearly being relegated to tertiary status. They get about as much camera time as Zulu did in "Hawaii Five-0."
Gordon Biersch was rocking last Friday as the cast and crew of "The Adventures of Gary & Harry: A Tale of Two Turtles" partied till midnight after the show opened at the Hawaii Theatre. Kala'i Stern, front, and Sam Pablo, right, star in the roles of Harry Hawksbill and Gary Green Sea. Dion Donahue plays Raul the Red Flame Scallop. Roslyn Catracchia, seated, wrote the music for the new Lisa Matsumoto musical. Natalie McKinney is the stage manager. "Gary & Harry" closes this weekend with shows tomorrow and Sunday.
PROUD TO BE A SHRIMP:
Cast member Neil Furukawa, seated, wore a "Shrimps Gone Wild" T-shirt to the "Gary & Harry" party because he plays a shrimp in the new Lisa Matsumoto musical. Dwayne Fujitani, left, and Daryl Bonilla play sharks.
Bruce Spencer of Maunalua, left, talked with Del Beazley and Sean Na'auao Sunday during the CD release party for Na'auao's new Hawaiian album, "Ka 'Eha Ke Aloha," at Gordon Biersch. Maunalua opened the party with a beautiful set. Beazley joined Jerry Santos, Derek Tolentino and Hoku Zuttermeiter as the second great group on the bill.
THE STATUTE HAS RUN:
David Sanborn, center, talked backstage with Byron Dureg and Karen Murai after his concert Sunday in the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Sanborn got a chuckle from the crowd when he introduced a song written for a woman who later left him by saying, "The statute of limitations for bitterness has run out."
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