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Entries from February 22nd, 2007

Aloha, Mary Kaye

February 22nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Hawaii and Las Vegas have always had a special bond, a link unexpectedly illustrated by Mary Kaye. Born Mary Ka‘aihue in Detroit, and raised in St. Louis, Mary soon had a hand in shaping the very character of Vegas. Known to some as the “First Lady of Rock and Roll,” she was an accomplished guitarist […]

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Connect Hawaii Launches

February 16th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Over a year in the making, Connect Hawaii launched today, with an aim to offer “Honolulu’s premier social and business networking for professionals.” The brainchild of Minoo Elison — event planner, power networker and one-time Republican candidate for the state House — Connect Hawaii is the reincarnation of Dinner Girls and Boys Hawaii, a “dinner club for […]

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Apple Store Kahala Opens Saturday

February 6th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Apple Inc. will open its second Hawaii retail store on Saturday. The Apple Store Kahala will offer 5,000 square feet of gleaming, geeky goodness at Kahala Mall (about 25 percent bigger than its counterpart at Ala Moana). The Grand Opening celebration includes a week of free presentations, demonstrations and workshops, a drawing to win a […]

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Bears Bring Local Boy to the Superbowl

February 3rd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

When the country comes together to watch the Chicago Bears take on the Indanapolis Colts in Miami for the 41st Superbowl, people in Hawaii have a local boy to root for: Olin Kreutz. Kreutz, 29, is a center for the Chicago Bears — one of the team’s two most senior members, in fact. He was born […]

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Hawaii Fights Hard for Screen Time

February 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Despite leaving paradise for New York City, Mynette Loui is still keeping an eye on the Hawaii film industry at the Hawaii Film Blog (which is now a labor of love, no longer affiliated with the Hawaii Film Office). Today Mynette points out an article on Forbes.com about Hawaii’s aggressive pursuit of film and television […]

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