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Old Friends // Billy V
When William Van Osdol was in sixth grade, he began listening to radio personalities like Kamasami Kong, Ron Jacobs and Danielle Tucker. It was then...

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Old Friends // Ginai
About three years ago, Ginai recorded a song she wrote called Endless Christmas. Thinking it would make a great title for an album, she produced...

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Old Friends // Aileen Deese
Elmo, Barney, Pikachu, Minions, a Snow Queen and princesses — these are only a few on a long list of costumed characters set to make...

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Old Friends // Tom Moffatt
Much like the countless stars he has brought to Hawaii’s stages throughout the years, there’s just something about Tom Moffatt that captures an audience. It’s...

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Old Friends // Emme Tomimbang
Last May, veteran broadcast journalist Emme Tomimbang shared with MidWeek readers that it was her Rottweiler Rufus (pictured) who ultimately saved her life when she...

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Old Friends // Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie K
Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie K are just as charismatic and friendly in person as they appear to be on stage. Fans who have followed the...

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Old Friends // Darryl Vincent
Eleven years ago, Darryl Vincent began his career with U.S. VETS. He had been working as a clinical supervisor with Institute for Human Services. But...

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Old Friends // Patricia Tam
When Patricia Tam was named general manager of Halekulani Corporation’s Waikiki Parc Hotel in 1987, she was the first woman in the state to hold...

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Old Friends // Perry & Price
In KSSK’s Iwilei studio, Larry Price sits in front of a computer talking to Michael W. Perry via Skype. Perry is on vacation in California,...

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Old Friends // Egan Inoue
Before Egan Inoue won two racquetball World Championships, he almost quit. For a year, Inoue traveled throughout the United States, competing in matches and losing...

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Old Friends // Patrick Okubo
When Patrick Okubo appeared on MidWeek‘s May 2, 2012, cover, he had just received his master sommelier certificate. At the time, he was one of...

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Old Friends // Josh Feldman
Guests recently gathered at a private residence in Nuuanu to honor actress Mariska Hargitay during a “resort chic” picnic dinner celebrating Joyful Heart Foundation’s 10th...

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Old Friends // Cheesa Laureta
With a father who played music and performed in talent shows in his spare time, you could say that Cheesa Laureta’s talent as a singer...

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Old Friends // Evan Leong
Two things are certain about Evan Leong: He likes business and he likes to give back. After he and wife Kari quickly achieved success with...

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Old Friends // Marlene Sai
For 54 years, Marlene Sai has dazzled audiences locally and abroad. Since graduating high school and being discovered by legendary entertainer Don Ho, Sai has...

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Old Friends // Jay Hartwell
Even after spending 10 months in Vietnam, Jay Hartwell can speak barely a word of the country’s language. But the one thing he can say...

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Old Friends // Kristian Lei
Since age 19, Kristian Lei’s powerhouse vocals have dazzled audiences. Her first gig as lead character Kim in Cameron Mackintosh Productions’ Miss Saigon in Germany...

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Old Friends // Janel Parrish
If you haven’t yet seen Janel Parrish on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, you never would guess she’s currently on the ballot to win the...

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Old Friends // Bitsy Kelley
Bitsy Kelley’s earliest memories are of time spent learning the ins and outs of her family’s business, Outrigger Enterprises Group. When she was old enough,...

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Old Friends // Blake M. Nuibe
Imagine a group of boys ages 7 to 12 standing perfectly still on stage for about 45 minutes. As quixotic as it may seem, this...


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