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Posted on: Wednesday, February 14, 2001

Show Biz
Medeiros keeps music going after 'Baywatch'

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

BOY WATCH: Glenn Medeiros, who was music coordinator for "Baywatch Hawaii," has returned to teaching voice, now that the series is pau. Also, without the production, he’s also returned to the Waikiki nightlife, performing a few nights a week at Harry’s Bar of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki and Tuesday nights at Chai’s Island Bistro at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Medeiros and wife Tammy held a first-birthday party for son Chord on Sunday. Chord’s godfather, Frank DeLima, did a comic turn for the assembled guests at the Mililani Mauka recreation center, and godmother Frannie Kirk also was on hand. Daddy led a crowd sing-along of "Happy Birthday," a nice touch. And mommy, hapai with a girl — expected May 5 — said she will be named Lyric ...

WHEE, THE PEOPLE: Did you catch the first segment of "Wheel of Fortune" in Hawaii? At the conclusion of the segment, host Pat Sajak said he would be returning to the Islands in September, to co-star with Army buddy Joe Moore (the KHON Fox 2 anchor) in a production of Neil Simon’s "The Odd Couple" ...

Magician David Copperfield is visiting and was to check out Don Ho’s show at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel last night. He’s been doing some taping here for an upcoming CBS-TV special ...

Dennis and Lei Alexio (he’s the kickboxer) took in the Island music the other night at Don Ho’s Island Grill ...

And over at Brew Moon at Ward Centre, that was Rob Schneider of "Saturday Night Live" checking out the Dark Side of the Moon alternative rock ...

Jason Momoa of "Baywatch" makes an appearance from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Generations for Juniors department of the Ala Moana Liberty House. It’s part of an Island Seasons Celebrate Spring promotion ...

Tiny Tadani’s Sansei Ultimate Karaoke Contest starts up again tonight at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar at Restaurant Row. Judges in the first round will be members of Hawaiian Time — Kamanu Romero, Mahina Romero and Kekai Romero. Other qualifying rounds will be held the next two Wednesdays, with the finals set for March 7. Amateurs can sign up between 10 and 11 p.m. on contest nights, with the competition running from 11 p.m. to midnight. The grand champ wins a three-night Las Vegas trek, with accommodations at the California Hotel, courtesy Vacations Hawaii ...

Added to the Krush-Honolulu Valentine’s Day event, from 5:30 p.m. today at the Sheraton Waikiki Esprit nightclub: singer Dennis James Lee and dancer Allyn Scott. He just issued a new CD, "Smile," and she’s on the cover ...

RANDOM NOTES: When Steve Young, American Federation of Musicians president, visited Honolulu recently, he took a shine to the Studio 6 operations of the Musicians Union here. You know, the jazz sessions frequently featuring Rich Crandall. Consequently, the San Francisco chapter of AFM is launching a similar endeavor, modeled after Studio 6. Could also sprout in Seattle, as jazz disc jockey Jim Wilke has been spreading the good word on his "Jazz After Hours" show ...

Takes one to host one: Don Ho was the 1999 Sales Person of the Year, for the Sales & Marketing Executives, so it was not surprising that he invited the 2000 honorees, Michael W. Perry and Larry Price (morning duo at KSSK), to lunch at his Don Ho’s Island Grill at Aloha Tower Marketplace to get material, first hand, for his introduction of the twosome at last Thursday’s lunch event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom ...

And that’s Show Biz ...

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