Miguel Cadoy III, prolific actor in the community, has taken a leave of absence from his role as an Academy Director at Farrington High School, to set sail as a mainstage performer in Disney Cruise Line’s new Disney Treasure ship.

His skills as a versatile performing artist and musician should be a plus, when he takes on roles and produces shows at sea for audiences on a Disney cruise.

Miguel Cadoy III

Cadoy, who has been appearing in a variety of roles in community theater productions, has been instrumental in establishing a theater arts program at Farrington, inspiring many non-actors to take a chance in participating in a variety of shows, from “Grease” to “Pippin,” in his role as a Farrington educator. His versatility landed him a role in Johnston Entertainment’s “Honu by the Sea,” a youth-oriented musical with an environmental message….

Names ‘n’ places

Devon Nekoba

Devon Nekoba, another visible talent on island stages, has exited his morning drive job at 947 KUMU, neglecting to reveal his next destination. On his Facebook page, Nekoba said, “Gonna take some time to breathe and reflect” …

Paul Yokota,  president of Zippy’s restaurants, is stepping down and will be succeeded by Jay Kaneshiro, new COO…

Daughter Becky Maltby has revealed, via Facebook, that her mom, Joyce Maltby, the veteran theater director, is hospitalized, without revealing the health issue. Friends and fans should send prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery…

Book ‘em, poet Fran

Frances Kakugawa, former Honolulan and now a Sacramento resident, earned three awards at the Northern California Publishers/Authors 30th annual event. She’s a veteran poet and author and an advocate in supporting seniors and Alzheimer’s patients to write poetry as part of a journey to wellness.

Frances Kakugawa

Her “Wordsworth, the Haiku Teacher” won two gold awards, for Best Children’s/ Young Adult, and Cover/ Interior Design categories, and a silver award for her memoir, “Can I Have Your Pearl Bracelet.”

She read her poetry for 15 minutes, and Kurtis Ming, CBS 13 air personality, emailed Kakugawa following the program, expressing his delight in her poems.

“Received a lot of attention and felt badly to get the most awards,” said Kakugawa.  

“Not bad for an old lady,” she said of his comment.

And looks like Kakugawa will have a White Christmas. No, not snow, but her hair finally is all white, so no more salon or coloring at home. Besides, she wears white with dignity…

And that’s Show Biz. …


  1. Awww… here I am
    with your Show Biz stars and I can’t even sing. Thank you, Wayne, for recognizing my work.

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