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Honolulu: Opera Hotbed

Wednesday - January 25, 2012
By Rasa Fournier

International stars will again grace the Hawaii Opera Theatre stage this season, but more local singers are taking on larger roles, including (from left) Leon Williams, Kristin Stone, Blythe, Quinn and Debbie Kelsey, and Buz Tennent. And in major news, this is the last ‘opera season’ as HOT goes year-round

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A Most Auspicious Year

Wednesday - January 18, 2012
By Susan Kang Sunderland

The Year of the Dragon coincides with the centennial of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the reign of the just-crowned Narcissus Court: (from left) third princess Julianne Cheng, fourth princess Cherie Ching, chamber president John Hui, queen Tiffany Au, first princess Amanda Wong and second princess Stephanie Wang

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Hawaii’s Best and Brightest

Wednesday - January 11, 2012
By Chad Pata

A high school quiz show premiering this week on KFVE focuses on academic matters, and those who’ve been at tapings say they’re very impressed with the kids’ smarts. Sample question: Who was America’s first vice president and second president?

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Nursing Capital of The Pacific

Wednesday - January 04, 2012
By Susan Kang Sunderland

A cutting edge, $8 million teaching facility that opens in Webster Hall this week provides UH nursing students with robotic patients that simulate medical procedure, from childbirth to emergency surgery, redefining world-class and making Manoa the Nursing Capital of The Pacific

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Making Wishes Come True

Wednesday - December 28, 2011
By Christina OConnor

Siana Austin Hunt, new director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, says a study shows that severely ill kids whose wishes are granted by the agency show improvements in happiness and optimism, and in their health. And it’s good for their families too. With her are former wishees (clockwise from top left) Quinn, Alexandra, Reece and Xander

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A Very Five-O Christmas

Wednesday - December 21, 2011
By Yu Shing Ting

(from left) Kala Alexander, Teilor Grubbs and Dennis Chun will be home for the holidays - because they’re among the Hawaii residents who have scored recurring roles on Hawaii Five-0. To fill these stockings at The Modern Honolulu, Santa will have to find them by their Five-0 names

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Ideas and Inspiration

Wednesday - December 14, 2011
By Susan Kang Sunderland

A family store that started on Maui and grew into Ben Franklin Crafts and Ace Hardware celebrates its 60th anniversary. (from left) Paul Mizoguchi, Jay Jacinth on ladder, Kami Murashige, Kelly Ann Nakamoto, Lynn Ushijima, Lu Gabriel and Karen Ontai on ladder

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They Went For Broke

Wednesday - December 07, 2011
By Steve Murray

Former members of the historic 442nd, 100th and MIS just received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., recognizing their heroism and sacrifice in World War II. From left: Charles Ijima, Kenneth Higa, Mitsuo Hamasu, Glenn Masunaga, James Oura, Herbert Yanamura, Tadashi Fukumoto and Robert Arakaki

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The Gift of Food

Wednesday - November 30, 2011
By Susan Sunderland

Hunger is a growing problem in Honolulu, so stores that normally compete are cooperating in Check-Out Hunger. You can help feed a child, senior or family through the Hawaii Foodbank by purchasing one of these coupons at check-out counters of Safeway, Times and Don Quijote stores

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You Gotta Have Rhythm

Wednesday - November 23, 2011
By Rasa Fournier

Musical icon John Koko passed out on stage and might have died but for fast-acting fans who knew CPR. He and the doctor who brought him back, Joana Magno, and the one who cares for him Kevin Kwaku, want more folks to learn the life-saving skill

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