Waha Nui – 3/26/14

Two area women, Hoku award-winning singer Mailani Ma kainai of Kahaluu and kumu hula and 1971 Miss Aloha Hula Kau’i Dalire of Kaneohe are collaborating again, and everyone benefits. As partners in the entertainment company Ha Enterprises, they’ve organized a free concert (with food and crafts) to benefit Iolani Palace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 on the palace grounds (haenterprises.net). They also produced the independent film The Light in the Lady’s Eyes about Kau’i’s mother, Aloha Dalire, and the journey with her daughters to the pinnacle of hula success together. Kau’i now leads and teaches her own halau weekly at KEY Project. Mailani’s latest album, Manawa, includes songs written by Kau’i as well …


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Amy Blagriff

Kaneohe’s Amy Blagriff, who already is executive vice president of AIA Honolulu, has received one of the highest honors a non-architect can get from the national American Institute of Architects: honorary membership. It’s based on Amy’s “exemplary accomplishments” of local and national significance … Manager Mark Scrufari says Coconut Grove Music should open in early April at 167 Hamakua Drive, above Hawaiian Water Sports – getting a little closer to an actual grove of coconuts after a huge instrument sale March 8 at its old digs by Hungry Ear …

24-VII Danceforce alumna Camren Bicondova has landed the part of young Catwoman in the Fox TV series Gotham (a prequel to Batman) … Kaneohe’s Teri Lynn Sato has joined the Kapolei office of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, bringing 30 years experience in the title and escrow industry. Kapolei shouldn’t be too much of a commute for Teri Lynn. She’s already traveled to about 43 states … Quick! Mokapu Elementary needs kitchen timers. To offer help, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621 … Featured artist at Hawaii Quilt Guild’s show March 28-April 6 at Honolulu Museum of Art School is Kaneohe quilter Margaret Teruya (254-2460)