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Fans from the vinyl era roared at Elton John’s decision to perform all of side one of the “Yellow Brick Road” album last night at Blaisdell Center.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Music Review
Solid backup lifts Elton John to heights of classic strength
While many found Elton John's solo set last year lackluster, at the Blaisdell Arena last night you could truly say "The Bitch Is Back," even if Elton didn't play the song.
Sir Elton returns

Book Review
Wildlife scientist chronicles Northwest Hawaiian Islands

"Isles of Refuge," by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientist Mark J. Rauzon, tells the story of the most isolated fleet of islands in the world, 2,500 miles from the U.S. Mainland and 3,800 miles from Asia.

Tube Notes

Book Review
Looking at Asian Americans
Helen Zia's meaty, well-researched "Asian American Dreams" devotes most of its focus not to future goals and dreams of Asian Americans, but to their smashed and altered dreams of the past.
Prospects strong for 'Pearl Harbor' premiere in Honolulu
All systems are go for a "Pearl Harbor" world premiere in Honolulu on May 21, said Thomas Smyth, administrator of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
Shakespeare players revolt in play
In Naomi Claire Wallace's play, "Madman William," Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear meet in a 20th century London pub and discuss their resentment at having to die in every performance.
ABC extends 'The Practice' through 2004
"The Practice," which has soared in the ratings over the past few months, will stay on the air through at least spring 2004 in a deal announced by ABC executives yesterday.
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
Kapena mixes past and future
Kapena's first CD of 2001 is a 10-tune sampler that reflects the group's reign as one of the best contemporary Hawaiian music groups in the Islands.

Audio sample of "Ta'u Koula" by Kapena in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

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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