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June 16, 2010 Share | | podcast Podcast | | Hawaiian Airlines Discount

Shane Kawamura has to stay ripped as a Dragon Warrior in ‘Tournament of Kings’

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas ... The Player’s Edge!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ... Tournament of Kings is celebrating its 20th year of timeless family entertainment. It’s a big Vegas production in a 900-seat theater in the round with 38 horses and 44 actors, one of whom is a Saint Louis grad. Shane Kawamura plays one of the five Dragon Warriors (bad guys) in the show. He says, “We must keep a figure that suits our role at all times. The diets are hard, but it helps motivate me to keep going and opens doors to many other gigs.” You also can check him out in the new Ving Rhames movie Submission and at TJ Lavin’s new gentleman’s club called Discreet.

MICHAEL CHOW spent his 33rd birthday at the tables of the World Series of Poker. He beat a field of 818 in the $1,500 Omaha high-low split event 4 to win $237,463 (that’s a sweet birthday present). Only the second Hawaii player to win a WSOP bracelet, he says, “I have been working hard trying to make a living for the past four or five years. I made a final table at the WSOP before, and I won a Bellagio event. So I have had cashes here and there. But to win a gold bracelet, that’s everything to me.”


ACTOR, COMEDIAN and celebrity poker enthusiast Brad Garrett is opening his own comedy club. Raymond’s older bro is set to take over the Tropicana’s Comedy Stop Club beginning June 28.

Poker Pens: for the gambler who has everything

WHAT DO YOU get a guy who has everything? That’s a popular question around this time of the year (Dad’s day) and Kailua resident “Ace” can definitely deliver you from this dilemma. He says, “I’m an avid poker player who has been starving for quality poker-related items to quench my passion for the game. That’s when I came up with the idea to create something poker/cards-related, which a poker enthusiast could use every day to remind them of their monster pots, sick laydowns and incredible bluffs.” Check out his unique handcrafted, quality gifts perfect for any card or video poker player at

THE 37TH ANNUAL Daytime Emmy Awards happens June 27 at the Las Vegas Hilton. The CBS tele-cast will feature an all-star homage to Dick Clark with Cher, Simon Cowell, Barry Manilow, Marie Osmond, Garth Brooks, Jay Leno and more. To buy tickets to see your favorite soap and game-show stars, call 818-260-0041 (ext 7290).

THE BOXING WRITERS Association has named Manny Pacquiao “Fighter of the Year” ...

FARRINGTON HIGH School Class of 1963 is celebrating its 65th birthday “Jammin’ in Vegas.” Get in on the fun. Call Mary at 988-7524 ...

TRIPLE D’s in Vegas last week: The temps broke three digits, registering over 100 degrees ... Yeah, but it’s a dry heat.

Manny Pacquiao has been named ‘Fighter of the Year’

BOYZ II MEN heats up the desert July 10 and 11 at The Orleans Showroom. The group includes three of the quartet’s original members: Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.

JUST IMAGINE, A Musical Tribute to John Lennon, opens June 30 at Planet Hollywood.


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