Billy V: Star Wars Director announced, IZ Honored, Pro Bowl Events

Billy V: Star Wars Director Announced, IZ Honored, Pro Bowl Events

(Hawaii News Now) - Hollywood is all abuzz over reports that J. J. Abrams will direct the next episode of Star Wars.  Several trade papers say the producer, who breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise for Paramount in 2009, will direct the Star Wars film "Episode VII."  Fans are waiting for Disney and Lucasfilms to release an official statement on the rumored deal.

I think most of us wish we could sing like Bruddah Iz - and he could also play a mean ukulele.  The Martin Guitar C ompany has come up with an ukulele honoring Israel Kamakawiwoole who passed away at age 38 back in 1997.  The custom tenor ukulele is in the style Martin made in the 1940s and fifties.. Israel had one just like it.  each one has been individually signed by Iz's wife, Marlene.

Coming up tonight:  The official public events of the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl begin with Eat The Street Pro Bowl Style; Lunch Wagons featuring the NFL Cities at 555 South Street in Kakaʻako with the NFL flair of entertainment, cheerleaders giveaways and much more.

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