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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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Old Friends // Charles L. Goodwin
Seven years ago, Honolulu FBI special agent in charge Charles L. Goodwin was forced into retirement — a mandatory requirement for agents at age 57....

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Old Friends // Richard Burns
Gone are the libraries of the past — where technology was not much more than a fanciful concept of the future seen only in the...

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Old Friends // Dita Holifield
Dita Holifield’s electrifying country crooning has captivated local audiences for years, both on stage and over radio airwaves. Currently director of sales for all of...

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Old Friends // Nolan “Alika” Kaahanui
As a senior at Aiea High School, Nolan “Alika” Kaahanui was lost. Dabbling in substance abuse and far from receiving his high school diploma, he...

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Old Friends // Natalie Ai Kamauu
Natalie Ai Kamauu’s personality is as charming as her music, which has entranced and entertained fans with each new venture. Last year, she released Eia...

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Old Friends // Lee Donohue
For most people, retirement means shedding a busy schedule to make way for free time to spend recreationally. But 10 years after retiring as Honolulu...

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Old Friends // Ignace “Iggy” Jang
Ignace “Iggy” Jang’s musical career began at an age when most can only dream of what to become when they grow up. Inspired by recordings...

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Old Friends // Lama Karma Rinchen
The scene at Kagyu Thegchen Ling in Nuuanu is serene. Outside, the wind gently rustles branches in large trees that surround the Tibetan Buddhist meditation...


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