Old Friends


Billy V

When William Van Osdol was in sixth grade, he began listening to radio personalities like Kamasami Kong, Ron Jacobs and..


About three years ago, Ginai recorded a song she wrote called Endless Christmas. Thinking it would make a great title..

Aileen Deese

Elmo, Barney, Pikachu, Minions, a Snow Queen and princesses — these are only a few on a long list of..

Tom Moffatt

Much like the countless stars he has brought to Hawaii’s stages throughout the years, there’s just something about Tom Moffatt..

Emme Tomimbang

Last May, veteran broadcast journalist Emme Tomimbang shared with MidWeek readers that it was her Rottweiler Rufus (pictured) who ultimately..

Darryl Vincent

Eleven years ago, Darryl Vincent began his career with U.S. VETS. He had been working as a clinical supervisor with..

Patricia Tam

When Patricia Tam was named general manager of Halekulani Corporation’s Waikiki Parc Hotel in 1987, she was the first woman..

Perry & Price

In KSSK’s Iwilei studio, Larry Price sits in front of a computer talking to Michael W. Perry via Skype. Perry..

Egan Inoue

Before Egan Inoue won two racquetball World Championships, he almost quit. For a year, Inoue traveled throughout the United States,..

Patrick Okubo

When Patrick Okubo appeared on MidWeek‘s May 2, 2012, cover, he had just received his master sommelier certificate. At the..

Josh Feldman

Guests recently gathered at a private residence in Nuuanu to honor actress Mariska Hargitay during a “resort chic” picnic dinner..

Cheesa Laureta

With a father who played music and performed in talent shows in his spare time, you could say that Cheesa..

Evan Leong

Two things are certain about Evan Leong: He likes business and he likes to give back. After he and wife..

Marlene Sai

For 54 years, Marlene Sai has dazzled audiences locally and abroad. Since graduating high school and being discovered by legendary..

Jay Hartwell

Even after spending 10 months in Vietnam, Jay Hartwell can speak barely a word of the country’s language. But the..

Kristian Lei

Since age 19, Kristian Lei’s powerhouse vocals have dazzled audiences. Her first gig as lead character Kim in Cameron Mackintosh..

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..

Bitsy Kelley

Bitsy Kelley’s earliest memories are of time spent learning the ins and outs of her family’s business, Outrigger Enterprises Group...

Blake M. Nuibe

Imagine a group of boys ages 7 to 12 standing perfectly still on stage for about 45 minutes. As quixotic..