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Posted on: Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Show Biz
Makaha Sons performances halt for John Koko's surgery

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

PERSONALITY PARADE: John Koko of the Makaha Sons will undergo surgery at Kaiser Hospital tomorrow to replace an aortic valve. This means that the group, which includes colleagues Louis "Moon" Kauakahi and brother Jerome Koko, won’t be performing for the next few weeks ...

Two Hawaii contestants on "Your Big Break" have made it to the semifinals. Watch for Tino Ibach (he goes by Isaac on the show), doing Stevie Wonder’s "I Just Called to Say I Love You," at 11 p.m. Sunday on KGMB, and look for Garry Moore, impersonating Little Richard on "Good Golly, Miss Molly," on Feb. 18 ...

SIGHT ’EMS: Spotted at Chef Mavro over the weekend — Football Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his wife, who enjoyed talking with chef/owner George Mavrothalassitis since she owns a shop selling antiques from Provence, and, in another corner, actor Richard Chamberlain ...

Jeff Enos was 27 on Friday, Scott Enos was 24, so parents Rick and Nancy Enos brought them to Hawaii — a busman’s holiday, since both lads are involved with dad’s Compadres Bar & Grill. Among the birthday celebrations: dinner at Sansei Sushi and Seafood, birthday cake and Irish coffee at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, where Compadres opened its new taqueira ...

We were in Waimea for a day last weekend and ran into Charlie Goodness (now a food and beverage director at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel) and Dee Dickson (ex-bed and breakfast operator) at Cook’s Discoveries ...

At the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event, sponsored by the Vets America Corps Hawaii, Na Leo had the crowd toe-tapping with its a cappella Andrews Sisters tribute, capped by "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Also hot: Miss Hawaii Billie Takaki, who sang a Patsy Cline tune, and Willie Hill, whose bluesy "Homeless Me" also had ’em applauding ...

Fans weren’t dreaming when Dream did the national anthem at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa during the NFL Pro Bowl Battle of the Gridiron last Thursday. Of course, the group also sang its signature "He Loves U Not" hit ...

And Amy Hanaialii wowed ’em at the Pro Bowl event ...

SHORTS OF SORTS: Kit Samson, the keyboarder at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Mahina Lounge, is pleased with the reception to his CD "Somewhere in Time." One of his fans read a review, bought a copy, then snapped up 20 more the next night. Every performer should have a booster like that ...

Don’t forget: Michael W. Perry and Larry Price are being honored as 2000 Sales Person(s) of the Year in a luncheon at noontime tomorrow at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Call 537-1158 for reservations ...

Veteran Maui chef Alex Stanislaw of the Plantation House Restaurant at Kapalua is one of that rare breed of chef — calm, cool and collected, virtually unflappable. That is, until he and restaurant managing partner Chris Kaiwi confirmed that Rhone Valley winemaker (and a superstar of the grape) Michael Chapoutier would do his first-ever in Hawaii winemaker’s dinner at their eatery. "I’m very nervous, but it’s that great kind of positive nervousness," says Stanislaw, whose earthy Mediterranean-style food is the perfect match for Chapoutier’s wines. The event is set for Feb. 15; (808) 669-6299 for reservations ...

And that’s Show Biz ...

Wayne Harada writes Show Biz every Wednesday and Friday.

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