A celebration for life will be held for the late Al Harrington from 10 a.m. March 25 at the Church of the Latter Day Saints, at 1560 S. Beretania St.

He died of a stroke last Sept. 21 at the age of 85. An American Samoan, he was best known as an entertainer, starring in his own Polynesian revue back in the day, and also co-starred on the original CBS-TV series, “Hawaii Five-0,” alongside Jack Lord.

His appearance as Ben Kokua on “Five-0” made him a household name. In the “FIVE-0” reboot starring Alex O’Loughlin, Harrington had a different recurring role as Mamo Kahike.

Al Harrington

But as the Polynesian Man, Harrington won fame as a Waikiki celebrity in a show that featured his vocal and storytelling talents. Earlier in his show biz life, he also was a Samoan fire knife dancer.

His last TV appearance as was an elderly uncle, a recurring role,on the Disney+  sitcom, “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.,” last year.

Rosa Harrington, his widow, has shared the details of the remembrance event to honor and bid aloha to the former actor, educator, football star, coach, businessman, husband, father, and grandfather.

The agenda:

  • Family gathering and visitation, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Due to pandemic protocols that limit attendance at a funeral , the event is not open to the public. …

The forecast is Rain

Crossing Rain, the six-member singing-dancing boy band from Hawaii, will give a concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 Blaisdell Concert Hall, a prelude to an upcoming tour.

The lads, inspired by the legendary K-pop band from Korea, BTS, will feature tunes from their first album.

Crossing Rain will concertize Feb. 26 at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Members include Wyatt “Monarch” Kaneshiro, Asher Morgado, Jorden Kealoha-Yamanaka, Shotaro Takasaka, Evan “Haru” Doria and Devin Teruya, who were assembled by agents eager to put an island spin to the K-pop phenom. The troupers range in age from 12 to 21.

The event is themed “Nice to Meet You,” alluding to the group’s introductory concert. And the band also has adopted a short-hand name tapping two alphabets,  XR, meant to reflect Crossing Rain. …

Tickets are $55 to $85, available at:

And that’s Show Biz. …


  1. Wayne,

    Mahalo for the info for Al Harrington’s celebration of life. Sure will miss him. Aloha Dolores Treffeisen

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