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Central Oahu Waha Nui

Talented brothers Ron Artis II, 28, and Thunderstorm Artis, 18, perform at 7:30 p.m. May 23 in an “unplanned” debut concert at HPR’s Atherton Studio (955-8821). Unplanned, Ron explains, means “I want everyone to be able to not only experience the music, but to feel the performers. And what we feel from the audience will also be what they hear.” The men grew up in the well-known North Shore Ron Artis Family Band, and are two of 11 children of the late muralist and musician … Sister Cecile Therese Burton, who once taught at St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Parish in Mililani, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of taking her vows as a nun from her home at Maryknoll Sisters Center in New York … The steel guitar now has an honored place at Polynesian Cultural Center in the form of a statue of Laie’s Joseph Kekuku (1874-1932), who invented the Hawaiian steel guitar. The sculpture was created by former BYU-Hawaii student Leroy Transfelt, a Maori from New Zealand … Phi Kappa Phi national academic honor society recently initiated two BYU-Hawaii students, Hang Ngo and Oi Tung Helen Cheng … Seattle Pacific University’s winter quarter dean’s list recognized Mililani’s Lauren Marie Buenaventura and Haleiwa’s Shea Valerie Yester … Mililani’s David Bates has graduated from Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. … Sensei Billy Binz recently opened a Waialua dojo of International Karate Federation, meeting at Waialua Elementary Monday and Wednesday nights and teaching all ages (780-5457) … Want to lead the North Shore Chamber of Commerce? It’s looking for a new executive director (pahinuik001@hawaii.rr.com)