Some things never change: The Obamas have been spending holiday time in Hawaii, a tradition that dates back to the time when Barack Obama was POTUS and Michelle Obama was FLOTUS. He was spotted golfing at the Mid-Pacific Golf Course earlier this week.

Not sure if the Obama daughters are here, too.  It’s likely that more sightings might be forthcoming regarding the president’s dining and snacking visits in our midst. …

Michelle and Barack Obama: Hawaiian holiday.

Mele rescheduled

“Aloha Mele,” which was earlier scheduled but abruptly cancelled last year at the Hawaii Theatre, is back on the radar again. A pair of Hawaiian music shows, which were part of a planned centennial event for the downtown venue last year, will now be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7.

The lineups have changed, from the previous plans, with this slate scheduled:

  • Friday: Ei Nei, Liko Sanders, Mark Yamanaka, Kamakakehau Fernandez,  Tau Dance, Mailani Makainai, Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka.
  • Saturday: Pomaika’I, Kawika Kahiapo, Kainani Kahaunael Kehaulani Enos, Bobby Moderow Jr.

A few Hawaii acts have expressed disappointment with the Hawaii Theatre’s lack of support of local performers, favoring promotion of Mainland shows instead. Thus, this two-night event – while boasting island entertainment — appears to lack marquee Hawaiian performers.

General admission tickets are  $50; masks are suggested.  Reservations: (808) 528-0506…

Keiki workshops scheduled

Mary Gutzi

Mary Gutzi, veteran Broadway trouper, will stage a workshop for children destined for roles in stage, film and television from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Manoa Marketplace.

The workshop is open to youths 7 to 14, who must be able to read scripts. Gutzi will provide tips and secrets on how to audition for prospective projects.

For reservation  details, call Nancy Bernal at (808) 947-5736 or email nancybernal@aol.com. Cost is $50 and payment is required to secure a slot.

The workshop site is next to the post office behind Safeway. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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