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Carol Chang
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December 22, 2010 - MidWeek The Islander
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Kelly Chang

A familiar face to Windward music fans, Clarke Bright will soon take up the baton of Royal Hawaiian Band director. The mayor nominated him this month, and he should win easy City Council approval. One of the talented sons of Ron Bright, Clarke has directed bands from Waimanalo to New Hope to Castle High to Paliku Theatre. He’s been a percussionist in the 111th Army National Guard Band, as well as Kamehameha Schools (current) ...

Psychology professor and Castle grad Kelly Chang (whom I know well) discovered that she is listed as a reference in a scholarly article on positive psychology in Wikipedia “and I didn’t even put it there!” she says. Her dean and colleagues in George Fox University’s psych department examined and analyzed the footnote carefully and diagnosed it as “uber-cool”

Meanwhile, Kelly’s brother Kevin Chang and sister Erin Wells (Elina) will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tyrone Wells concert, set for 8 p.m. at The Venue on Bethel Street (521-9699) ... Acclaimed criminal defense attorney Todd Eddins of Kailua has joined the Galiher

DeRobertis Ono firm and will focus on personal injury litigation ... If you enjoyed the breakdancers and gymnasts along the Kaneohe parade route, it was “The Waldos Plus One”: Chris, Evan Cheng, Brandt Pabillano and Justin Suzuki, all in support of Castle Project Grad 2011 ...

Todd Eddins

Retired Sgt. Maj. and Medal of Honor winner Allan J. Kellogg was at the Kaneohe Klipper Memorial Ceremony Dec. 7 on base. Now an Aikahi resident, he spent three decades in the Corps, and in 1970 saved his comrades from a grenade that fell in his lap in Vietnam. He’s still counseling veterans ...

Speaking of which, crowds were at a celebration of life Sunday for colorful muralist, musician and veteran Ron Artis, 61, who in recent years made Haleiwa his home (and his newest canvas) with wife Victoria and their 11 keiki. For a look at his life, including his Windward period, go to http://www.ronartis.com. He died Dec. 8 of an apparent heart attack ...

Oahu Arts Center’s exhibit at Pauahi Tower Gallery is open until Jan. 8 and has 30 artists, including Kailuans Martine Aceves-Foster, Sharon Baker, David Friedman, Frank Oliva, Gregory Thomas and Corinne Gallardo


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