Picture from last nights Reyn Spooner/Make-a-Wish Foundation fundraiser at Mariposa at Neiman Marcus; Barry Flanagan and Kapono Na'ili'ili from Hapa, Guy and Tracy from Poi Planet, Jon Yamasato and Herb Ohta Jr. and Hawaii filmmaker producer/director Keo Woolford.
Speaking of Hapa, they are back home after wrapping up a 2 week East Coast/West Coast tour by having a sell out show at Waimea's Kahilu theatre; they had a huge group on stage in Los Angeles that included members of Academy of Hawaiian Arts under Kumu Hula Mark Keali'i Hoomalu.
Word is that they are headed into the studios for the next three months and should be have a brand new release out in February 2016. Kapono Na'ili'ili says "Expect a really big, well produced album with some surprises."
You might get a taste of some of the new sound when you see HAPA tonight or next weekend at HASR BISTRO in Downtown; call for dinner reservations or contact HonoluluBoxOffice.com
The Force was very strong for a Star Wars fan battling terminal cancer - J.J. Abrams and Disney set him up with a private screening of 'The Force Awakens' after a viral campaign to make it happen. 32-year-old Daniel Fleetwood got his final wish when studio execs showed up at his Texas home Wednesday and let him see an unedited version. Doctors told him he won't make it to Christmas, when the movie premieres. Daniel's wife says he loved the movie; JJ Abrams put in a phone call to Daniel before they rolled the movie.
If you're heading to the theaters this weekend; here are a couple new movies to look out for. The new James Bond movie, Spectre, is getting most of the attention. Daniel Craig is back as 007. A cryptic message from James Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. The film is rated PG-13.
For you Charlie Brown fans out there ... "the Peanuts Movie" comes out today. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang make their big-screen debut -- in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. The Peanuts Movie is rated G.
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