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Old Friends // Owen Ho
For most, the Christmas spirit starts to take shape following Thanksgiving, but for Owen Ho, designer of the Honolulu City Lights Christmas display, his innovated...

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Old Friends // Masaharu Morimoto
Japanese Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, maybe unknowingly, helped pave the way for the American development of our own Iron Chef competitions, as well as the...

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Old Friends // Linda Jameson
Can you believe it has been more than 12 years since Linda Jameson kept Hawaii residents and visitors informed on their daily and nightly news...

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Old Friends // Taimane Gardner
Thawing out from a recent concert in Anchorage, Alaska, electrifying ukulele artist Taimane Gardner might be a bit more blessed to call Hawaii home now...

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Old Friends // Jim Bickerton
As a trial lawyer with more than 30 years experience, Jim Bickerton has represented several high-profile clients, including former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi, New Yorker...

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Old Friends // Go Jimmy Go
  Way back in the 1990s, when Go Jimmy Go was merely a collective group of rambunctious musicians finding their groove and vibe together, they...

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Old Friends // Jake Shimabukuro
  Life for Jake Shimabukuro keeps strumming along, and it all sounds pretty sweet. The iconic ukulele master has just released his ninth solo CD,...

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Old Friends // Makia Malo & Pamela Young
As people and societies, we humans have the capabilities to be kind, compassionate and understanding on a daily basis. Yet we also have the ability...

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Old Friends // Michael Paulo
This week Michael Paulo is traveling to perform in the world’s largest jazz festival, and it isn’t in New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans...

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Old Friends // Kanoa Leahey
Referencing his grandfather’s archived tapes, high school student Kanoa Leahey worked to find his broadcasting voice, and in the process found a passion he continually...

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Old Friends // Rolando Sanchez
The flair, exhilaration and pace of Latin music most likely would not exist in Hawaii if not for the path that Rolando Sanchez has taken...

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Old Friends // Mike Malone
No one should ever doubt Mike Malone’s grit, talent or toughness as an MMA fighter. Malone is a fighter who, in 2007, had the courage...

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Old Friends // Alan Wong
It is very possible that we would not be tasting the very best from chef Alan Wong (pictured below with Roy Yamaguchi) today had he...

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Old Friends // Gabe Baltazar
Jazz music is not constrained, it is not caged. There is no ceiling to a music style that embodies creative freedom for both the player...

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Old Friends // Kristin ‘K.C.’ Carlberg
It’s all right to be a little selfish when fitness and exercise become a priority in your life. Personal trainer and founder of TRY Fitness,...

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Old Friends // Jonathan Hee
Few baseball players are born for the major or minor leagues. Most, like Jonathan Hee who make it to the professional level endure hardships, continually...

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Old Friends // Chuck Furuya
Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya – featured on MidWeek‘s cover Nov. 24, 1993 – speaks with a slightly different tone about the (at times) swanky stereotyped...

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Old Friends // Jack Aaron
Even if you aren’t the type to get starstruck, it can be a pretty cool experience to meet a celebrity you admire. Since 1971, Jack...

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Old Friends // Ron Jacobs
He has been called outlandish, eccentric and most definitely outrageous. He speaks with ferocity about topics from technology to politics. Never short on words, Ron...

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Old Friends // Jan Brenner
Veteran Island songstress and entertainer Jan Brenner has been organizing and hosting themed parties and activities for more then 20 years. During the time of...


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