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The Shipman mansion, in the hands of a family descendant and with its doors open to paying guests, has been renovated over the past several years. The estate is in Hilo on the Big Island.

Hugh Clark • The Honolulu Advertiser

Tube Notes

Reviving Hilo's Shipman castle
Hilo's Shipman estate, doubling as a bed and breakfast, is reshaping itself in the elegance of its past. The windows that ring the famed mansion are indicative of a bit of historic novelty as well as a wee touch of ornery tax deception.

'Kilohi' show is a look at hula's deities
This weekend's "Kilohi: Na Akua Wahine," a two-night performance at the Hawai'i Theatre, as an event to educate the hula-loving public a bit and to generate both revenue and a centerpiece production for the summer conference.

Today in
Sir Elton returns
Elton John is back, this time with his band, for performances tonight and Saturday at Blaisdell Arena. Here's a bandbox full of such tidbits as his birth name, love life and aliases he uses while traveling.

Shop owner offers classes in clothing choice
Anita Lois Slayter is offering free classes in "camouflage chic" at her Aiea fashion store to share what she's learned with women who need a little help to see themselves objectively.
Stage Review
Manoa Valley Theatre presents period piece

The first play of 2001 is a wonderful ensemble success for Manoa Valley Theatre. Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" delights audiences with old-fashioned, parlor comedy charm, while exploring deeper character insights.
'The Lot' is set in old-time Hollywood
The average TV series is haunted by the most average of ghosts: humdrum characters, stories and even dialogue that cycle through show after show. "The Lot," on the other hand, is infused with far livelier spirits.
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Don Ho heads benefit; 'Comedy Shack' is back
"I'll Remember You" is the theme of the Arthritis Foundation's annual fund-raiser, from 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at Don Ho's Island Grill at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Don Ho, honorary chairman, will appear.

• Island Sounds
Reviews of CDs by Samson, Kallen, Ke 'Ope Ono
Keyboarder Kit Samson shines with old and new standards; pianist Timothy Kallen shows a cozy, smoky jazz persona; sextet Ke 'Ope Ono shows promise in debut CD.

Listen to an audio clip of Kit Samson's "Theme from House of Caradus" from the album Somewhere in Time. Available as an mp3 or RealAudio file.

Listen to an audio clip of Ke 'Ope Ono's "Lunchwagon Man" from the album Lunchwagon Man. Available as an mp3 or RealAudio file.

Listen to an audio clip of Timothy Kallen's sample CD Hand Made Piano. Available as an mp3 or RealAudio file.

Joan Namkoong
• Market Basket
Local papayas a good source of vitamins

Hawaii-grown papayas are available all year, a rich source of vitamins A and C and one of the sweetest fruits around.
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