Waha Nui – 9/10/14

Fox TV’s new pre-Batman series Gotham premieres this month, and Camren Bicondova, a product of Marcelo Pacleb‘s Kaneohe 24-VII Danceforce studio, will play Selina Kyle, an orphan and cat burglar — and pre-Catwoman … Looking for more local super-heroes to save the day? (We need plenty!) Kailua artist Christopher Caravalho has the answer in his Aumakua-Guardians of Hawaii comic book. Check out the fun and bold colors at facebook.com/aumakuaguardians … Retired WCC art prof Snowden Hodges and nephew Addison are part of a new exhibit at Mezzanine Gallery of Honolulu Museum of Art School. “All in the Family” runs through Oct. 3, and the reception is 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 17 (532-8700) …


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Robin Kobayashi

Keeping to the family theme, Wendy Matsuzaki is now permanent principal at King Intermediate, replacing Sheena Alaiasa, who is now permanent principal at Castle High. Wendy has taught or administered at nine Windward schools, sort of like her mother Naomi, who’s currently doing award-winning work at Kahaluu Elementary … Speaking of King, Susan Thain reports a great discovery made while visiting King Intermediate: The office is hung with some amazing artwork by the students. “I was really impressed; it’s outstanding!” she says. Come view the poster-size drawings of bugs and bug parts, just like Bishop Museum’s current show … Hairspray music made it to Windward Mall Aug. 30, courtesy of Clarke Bright and his Royal Hawaiian Band. Paliku’s fall musical cast also took a break from rehearsals to have an ice cream sundae party in honor of director Ron Bright‘s 81st birthday. The show opens Sept. 19 (235-7310) …

Kumu Alan Akaka will take his Ke Kula Mele students to Pearlridge Center Saturday for Keiki Ho’olaule’a festivities. They’ll sing at 1:15 p.m. (375-9379) … Kailua’s Robin Kobayashi was promoted to associate general counsel at Hawaiian Airlines, where she’ll continue to handle labor and employment matters. She spent four years with the National Labor Relations Board in D.C. … University of San Diego cum laude grads: Waimanalo’s Anela Akona (marine science) and Kailua’s Matthew Suiter (engineering) & & & cchang@midweek.com