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The sulu masi, or shorter skirt, is layered over the masi kesa. For special occasions, chiefs wear masi armbands like Damuni’s. The length of the band denotes the position of the chief. White cowry shells are also symbols of royalty.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Island Style
Down the aisle, Fijian style

At the Hawai'i Bridal Expo Fashion Show on Friday, traditional Western and Island style bridal models will be joined by a model in wedding attire seldom seen in Hawai'i: the Fijian masi ceremonial dress.
Fashion Calendar

Stage Review
'Pidg Latin' plot puts pidgin into a college Latin class

Eh, brah, just because you speak da kine pidgin, dat no mean you stupid. That's the premise of "Pidg Latin," an original comedy by Islander Yokanaan Kearns.

Planning your weekend? Check out TGIF online for movie showtimes and reviews and weekend happenings.

Tube Notes

Jade Stice is featured in 'Chess' musical

Jade Stice, a Castle High School alumna and a veteran of Broadway's "Miss Saigon," will portray Florence in Diamond Head Theatre's Hawai'i premiere of "Chess," the Tim Rice-ABBA musical playing Feb. 16 through March 4.
Actress Vicki Lewis enjoys her role as TV sister
Vicki Lewis, starring in the NBC sitcom "Three Sisters," knows a thing or two about sisters. She has a real-life, younger sister of her own.
Inventor tries to quell wild speculation over 'It'
"It" — the unknown invention that's the subject of a proposed book from Harvard Business School Press in 2002 — has spurred wild speculation, from the Net to national talk shows, in recent days.
CNN cancels newsmagazine, may cut Internet staffing
CNN has canceled "NewsStand," the newsmagazine that former CNN chief Rick Kaplan hoped would become a bedrock of the network's prime-time lineup.
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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