Entertainment: Don Robbs, Chewbacca Mom, Pomaika'i Lyman, Raiatea Helm & Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Entertainment: Don Robbs, Chewbacca Mom, Pomaika'i Lyman, Raiatea Helm & Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 40 years is a long time to do anything; Don Robbs has been calling UH baseball games for the last four decades.  After more than two thousand games behind the mic, Robbs will call his final three for the Bows this weekend before calling it a career.  For me personally:  Don Robbs is right up there with Tom Moffatt and Ron Jacobs; he is also one of the KPOI "Poi-Boys".  
A lot of attention has been on the radio aspects, but he was also on television for a bunch of years.  Had his OWN television show that he hosted and produced.  While he is leaving the mic, he's not leaving baseball; Don LOVES to travel with friends;
They will travel to Japan together and spend about a month criss crossing Japan drinking beverages and taking in game after game of Japan Professsional Baseball.  They have a great time.  
Don Robbs has also been a mentor for me at UH Athletics and we've shared the mic at many UH events.
Robbs final game is Sunday, a 1:05 first pitch at the Les against Arizona...

No one has had a crazier week than Candace Payne. Nobody. And the great thing:  the insanity continues for her!
After her video went viral; everyone wanted to talk to her.  Chewbacca Mom has appeared on The Late Show.  She cracked up with James Corden and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.  Mark Zuckerberg invited Payne to visit Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  She wound up at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to chat on the official Star Wars YouTube page's The Star Wars Show.  Payne talked about her week, her experience touring Lucasfilm and how she got into Star Wars in the first place — her husband. 
Until she met him she'd never watched a Star Wars film.

We want to wish Pomaikai Lyman a Happy birthday.  Pomaikai re-shared this video from December of last year performing with Raiatea Helm and Halehaku Seabury-Akaka.  It was an impromptu lunchtime get-together that turned in to a lunchtime jam session.  She's going to tell us about her new C-D.

Just a reminder:  The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards are this Saturday night at the Hawaii Convention Center.  The per-broadcast show will be streamed on K5TheHomeTeam.com starting at 5:30pm for the very first time ever.  The televised portion of the awards will begin at 7:00pm; it will be broadcast on K5 Television.  It will also be streamed on K5TheHomeTeam.com; good luck to all the final ballot nominees.

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