Blonde Highlights

Rick Hamada
By Roz Makaula
Friday - June 02, 2006

MORE THAN 100 classic cars made their way to the Aloha Show and Shine last weekend for display at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. Event organizer Jeff Bareng got together with members of the West Side Cruisers Car Club to make it happen. KCCN FM 100’s midday jock, Shannon Scott, played host at the event that attracted droves of folks throughout the afternoon. Scott’s own white ‘53 Chevy found a parking stall among the other beauties ... Speaking of “beauties,” there are many to be seen and heard in La Cage aux Folles at Diamond Head Theatre. Folks familiar with the Broadway musical and the movie The Birdcage will truly appreciate director John Rampage‘s local stage production. For one, there is not a bad seat in the house.

From beginning to end, you’ll enjoy a 20/20 view of the entire performance (even if you’re like me and require assistance - I didn’t have to wear my extra eyes in the cozy venue) with all the glitz and glam that you’d expect from this comedy extravaganza. Clear Channel Hawaii’s James Avis enjoyed the show with family and friends. Afterward I had a chance to chat with cast member Chad Kanui Lovell, who talked candidly about working with such a great cast and crew and the importance of having Tylenol around to help with aching muscles - all that dancing and acrobatic moves has to be hard on the body! ... And someone who seems to know what it’s like to work hard is none other than actor, singer, producer Nick Cannon. The host and executive producer of MTV’s Wild ‘n Out stopped by the studio of Power 104. 3 to talk story with afternoon drive jock K.C. Cannon. He’s in the islands to perform at the 50th State Fair as part of a tour to promote his latest album, Stages ... Taking the stage at Kaimuki Middle School for a fundraising event for Team Hawaii Basketball were Mailani Makainai of Keahiwai and Brother Noland.

Makainai set the mood for the evening that attracted a crowd of about 100 supporters. After singing the doxology, Makainai continued to entertain the audience with her fresh, you-could-listen-to-her-all-night-long sound of good Hawaiian, local music. Brother Noland took the stage being his usual dynamic self. Among those spotted in the crowd, former Hawaii Pacific University athletic director and head basketball coach Tony Sellitto and KFVE-TV sports color commentator Chris McLachlin ... Spotted on another side of town was actor Tommy Chong. The Marijuana-Logues star met up with promoter Greg Azus over the weekend. The two sat for dinner at Roy’s in Hawaii Kai to discuss another island visit in August. The master puffer will be promoting his new book, I Chong.

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