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Co-hosts Lanai Tabura & Brook Lee interview Hawaii celebrities, artists, community leaders, and more on this fun, a new weekly program dedicated to anything and everything unique to life in Hawaii. “I’m so excited to team up with Lanai and talk-story with the many colorful personalities that makeRead more

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James Roache - Local Entertainer from "Da Braddahs"

Nov 22 • 53:15

“Da Braddahs” local comedy is a celebration and culmination of our proud island culture. How? “Jus’ buckaloose!” Da Braddahs is Tony Silva & James Roache, an ‘ohana-favorite household name. With 24 years as local entertainers, they continue to bring our island community and ‘ohana together for a grand variety of events- baby luau, birthdays, graduations, corporate events, ...

Tony Silva - Local Entertainer from "Da Braddahs"

Nov 16 • 47:40

“Da Braddahs” local comedy is a celebration and culmination of our proud island culture. How? “Jus’ buckaloose!” Da Braddahs is Tony Silva & James Roache, an ‘ohana-favorite household name. With 24 years as local entertainers, they continue to bring our island community and ‘ohana together for a grand variety of events- baby luau, birthdays, graduations, corporate events, ...

Kayla Blake - Actor from Acclaimed TV Shows "Sports Night" and "House of Cards"

Nov 8 • 40:43

Kayla Blake was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Los Angeles to work professionally as a dancer (Fame tv series, Disneyland, music videos). While working on Fame, she fell in love with acting and started classes immediately. Sure enough, she made the right decision and acting has been her passion ever since.  ...

Paul Ogata - Comedian from "The Late Late Show"

Nov 1 • 44:36

Paul Ogata’s show is an edgy, often-improvised, always-hilarious, mad romp through the corners of his mind. His quick, animated delivery of clever material led him to victory in the prestigious 32nd Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition.  Paul’s one-hour special, “A Collection Of My Favorite Lies,” debuted in 2021 on Amazon Prime. Paul also had one of the o...

Kelly Boy DeLima - Founder & Leader of Hawaiian Music Group, Kapena

Oct 25 • 41:15

Kelly Boy DeLima is the founder and leader of the group, Kapena. His musical journey began in 1984 when he competed with his two Tongan brothers in Brown Bags to Stardom. His niche of being that “haole boy who could sing Hawaiian music” gained the group a lot of attention and within a few years, Kapena became one of the hottest bands in the islands. Kelly Boy has toured al...

Dustin Nguyen - Actor from Hit TV Show '21 Jump Street'

Oct 18 • 37:00

Dustin Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American actor, director, writer, and martial artist. He is best known for his roles as Harry Truman Loki on the hit TV show, “21 Jump Street,” and Johnny Loh on “VIP.” He moved with his family from Vietnam to California where he pursued acting from a young age and went on to establish himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere Asian-American acto...

Yasmeen Sulieman - Broadway Actress and Singer

Oct 11 • 43:11

Broadway: Beautiful. National Tour: Little Shop of Horrors.  Off-Broadway: Junie B. Jones. Lincoln Center: The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regional: The Tale of Despereaux. TV: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hi-5 (TLC). Yasmeen is a singer/songwriter who has written and performed overseas, with releases on MCA, Defected, Nervous Records, Urbana, and Strictly Rhythm.  Yasmeen will be playin...

Ronny Chieng - Starring in new Disney Series 'Doogie Kealoha, M.D.'

Oct 4 • 42:35

Ronny Chieng is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and raised in both Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.   ...

Michael Sun Lee - Actor from Netflix Series 'Fuller House

Sep 27 • 38:48

Born and Raised in Hawaii, Michael Sun Lee is an Actor and Voice Over Artist who started acting and performing in Musical Theater at KCC, UH, and Kumu Kahua Theater, he is currently splitting his Summertime between Los Angeles and Oahu. ...

Shen Brown - Musician from Renowned Jawaiian Group 'Def Tech'

Sep 20 • 40:05

Shenan “Shen” Brown, a musician who grew up on Oahu and now lives in Japan, believes in the spirit of aloha. As one half of the renowned Jawaiian group Def Tech along with Yuki “Micro” Nishimiya, he’s gone on to drop eight albums full of positive reggae-influenced island vibes and sell five million copies. In December 2015, Shen decided to launch a movement to proactively ...

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