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Singer Fiji, center, listens to recorded music with Baywatch staffers Tony Hugar, left, and Glenn Medeiros at Hugar's sound studio. Medeiros is the music supervisor of the TV show, which is now recording the music for its soundtrack instead of licensing it.

Deborah Booker • The Honolulu Advertiser

Island musicians play a part in Baywatch Hawai'i
The "Baywatch Hawai'i" soundtrack has become another conduit for television money to reach Island residents, and in return, for Island music to reach an international television audience.

Cooking up a cookbook
A number of Isle chefs have produced cookbooks in the past 10 years, since the birth of the regional cuisine movement here, and this month, the "Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook" has been released by Ten Speed Press.
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What a wonderful world for 'Rainbow'
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's medley of "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" continues to be a pot of gold for the late singer's estate.
He pounds out his love for Hawai'i
Solomon Apio of 'Ewa Beach demonstrates traditional stone carving every Sunday at Native Books & Beautiful Things at Ward Warehouse. He can also be seen making hook necklaces and oiling his hand-carved wood calabashes.
Juilliard String Quartet performs tomorrow at UH-Manoa
Ronald Copes, a violinist with the Juilliard String Quartet, says interest in chamber music is relatively high now, but that chamber groups must attract younger audiences if they're to survive.
Director chosen for state arts foundation
David C. Farmer, an attorney with a rich theatrical background, has been named executive director of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Five movies split the field at SAG award nominations
Five movies each grabbed three nominations yesterday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, leaving this year's wide-open movie awards season as cloudy as ever.
Around Town
Late-night stagings at Kennedy Theatre; HOT to open
Two plays have been confirmed to complete the Late Nights at Kennedy Theatre slate this year. ... Hawai'i Opera Theatre's 2001 season kicks off Friday with "The Tales of Hoffmann" at Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Table manners: Setting it right, eating it right
There was a time at the turn-of-the-century in America when, desperate to set themselves apart from the masses, the newly wealthy invented table manners and tableware so intricate it was almost impossible to get through a meal.
Market Basket
Singapore food company starts with hot sauce
Siew Juhadi, a native of Singapore who loves to cook and share her food with others, has started a small food manufacturing company, Singapore Delights, and her first product is a flavorful chili sauce.
Foodland starts online shopping
Foodland Super Market Ltd. is launching its "Foodland To Go" service today, the state's first online shopping service by a grocery retailer. Consumers can shop for groceries online and arrange to pick them up later.
The Vegetarian
Szechuan Tempeh goes vegetarian
In Szechuan-style "Hacked" Tempeh, a vegetarian version of a traditional dish, the soy-based ingredient tempeh replaces the usual chicken.
Fresh or frozen lobster works for pie
For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen lobster meat to bake under the mashed potato crusty top. It's a warming treat, literally — and figuratively, with its built-in reminder of the beach.
Wayne Harada
• Show Biz
Former Castle actor in Disney's 'Aida' tour
Alex Selma, former Castle Performing Arts Center singer-actor who currently resides in New York, has been cast in the touring ensemble of Disney's "Aida." ... Hoku Ho is joining dad Don Ho in selected shows at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel.

• Island Sounds
Brother Noland returns to his roots
Brother Noland returns to his Hawaiian roots with a relaxing, reflective collection of Island favorites. ... A new collaboration gives Damon a Fiji-style R&B and reggae makeover.

Audio sample of "Keawaiki" by Brother Noland. in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.
Audio sample of "On The Island" by Damon in mp3 or RealAudio format. RealAudio requires a plug-in.

Joan Namkoong
• Quick Bites
Bigger brewpub in Kona
The Brewpub Oasis, part of the Kona Brewing Co. facility in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island, has just expanded to provide more seating. Kona Brewing Co. hopes to play host to small concerts and private functions.
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