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Willie K discloses lung cancer diagnosis

Maui Tribe Productions announced today that long-time entertainer Willie K has been diagnosed with limited stage small cell carcinoma localized to his upper right lung. The 57 – year old musician was diagnosed early this year, and has begun the first of four rounds of chemotherapy, which will continue for[…]

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Islands’ stars shone brightly in 2016

By Wayne Harada, Special to the Honolulu Star Advertiser It’s time for the 2016 Waynie Awards, this column’s annual retrospective of the past year: >> Entertainer of the Year: A posthumous nod to Jimmy Borges, the jazz giant who died May 30 at age 80. He lived his last year[…]

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On the Scene with Marco Olivari

By John Berger for the Honolulu Star Advertiser At the time he was general manager of the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, Marco Olivari was honeymooning in Waikiki when he learned the company would be opening a club in Honolulu. Soon afterward he was named G.M. of[…]

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When Davell met Willie: A collaborative home run

By Wayne Harada for the Honolulu Star Advertiser.   When New Orleans and New York favorite Davell Crawford teamed up with Hawaii native Willie K Monday night (Sept. 12) at the Blue Note Hawaii club, expectation and uncertainty were common denominators. Crawford and Willie were willing participants in a theoretical[…]

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