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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2001

The Left Lane
'Pearl Harbor' notes

"Entertainment Tonight" is here in force, with Bob Goen and Jann Carl covering the premiere tonight of "Pearl Harbor" and will air two segments on the subject, one tonight, with a Ben Affleck interview and other tidbits from the weekend's press junket, and one tomorrow night on the premiere itself. "ET" airs at 6:30 p.m. weekdays on KHNL.

If all this talk of "Pearl Harbor" has you wanting to know more, check out a free brochure available at local libraries. It offers a brief history of events leading up to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and lists nearly 50 books on the subject — from history to fiction, with a brief explanatory paragraph on each — plus a half-dozen movies and documentaries, as well as a guide to pertinent Web sites.

And speaking of Web sites, check out the official "Pearl Harbor" site.

— Advertiser staff

Island grinds

TV's Food Network is making the rounds of the Islands this week, shooting segments for its "The Best Of" half-hour newsmagazine, plus a pair of later hour-long "Best Of" specials.

The crew, with host Jill Cordes, is visiting Moloka'i Ranch Lodge and Kaupoa Beach Village on Moloka'i; the Lodge at Ko'ele and Manele Bay Hotel on Lana'i; and Four Seasons Wailea, the Old Lahaina Lu'au and Hali'imaile General Store on Maui.

Wot? Not goin' L & L?

— Advertiser staff

Keeping the Kanekos

Four of those Jun Kaneko ceramic sculptures ("dangos") that sprouted in and around the Academy of Arts in honor of the opening of the new Luce Pavilion Complex are becoming part of the permanent display, thanks to donations from benefactors who liked the look of the charming, pear-shaped works.

The four are lined up on the way to the new complex and they looked so right and natural there that Academy supporters concluded the works just had to have a home there.

Dango is a Chinese term for dumplings. Kaneko is a Mainland artist originally from Japan, and a well-known ceramicist (a review of Kaneko's show, "Tropical Energy," will appear on Sunday's art page).

— Advertiser staff

King Kamehameha

Kamehameha Garment Co., the first ready-to-wear garment company in the Islands and the oldest continuously operating maker of aloha shirts, has been named the "Best Tropical Sportshirt" manufacturer by Forbes magazine in its Summer 2001 issue.

The company, named for King Kamehameha I, has been in business since 1936, and shares Forbes' "50 of America's Best" designation with such notable firms as Tiffany & Co. and Steinway & Sons. Today, original Kamehameha "silkies" — fine vintage shirts — are collectible and can bring hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.

— Advertiser staff