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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Newsman tries new role in 'Unlikely Lawman'

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Columnist

Joe Moore

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Keali'i Reichel

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Jay Larrin

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Evangeline Lilly

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GOIN' WESTERN: Joe Moore will don his actor's hat when he tops the cast of his two-act western, "Unlikely Lawman." Manoa Valley Theatre will produce it, June 8 to 17 at Mamiya Theatre on the grounds of Saint Louis School. "Lawman" is Moore's adaptation of a Robert Broomall book, "The Lawman." Bill Ogilvie will direct. The KHON-2 news anchor will portray Clay Chandler, a Civil War Confederate veteran who confronts his tragic past when he becomes a marshal. Katie Doyle will be Julie, a weathered prostitute, and Keith Griffin will be a cowboy named Zeke, who plays the harmonica.

The show needs 16 other men and two more women; auditions are set for 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the KHON conference room, 88 Pi'ikoi St. Auditioners may peruse scripts at Manoa Valley Theatre during weekday business hours. Those trying out should park at Ala Moana Center, 'ewa end, and proceed to the TV studio door near to the Hawa'iki Tower parking garage. ...

ITEMIZATIONS: In the first week of the effort with Borders Books & Music to raise money for the Red Cross, Keali'i Reichel's "Kawaipunahele" CD has become the No. 1 Hawaiian music release again. It ranked No. 7 on the World Catalog chart. ...

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Two old Jay Larrin albums "Jay Larrin" and "Mountain Love Songs" are destined for CD release. Ditto his collaboration with Jerry Santos, "Don't Let the Song Go Out of Your Life." You can't imagine how often folks ask and yearn for these Prism reissues. So when is a new album due, Jay? ...

Duane "Dog" Chapman and wife-to-be Beth Smith have been prompted to move by their growing fame from A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter" series. Their Kahala home doesn't have a security gate, so the couple will be moving to new, more secure digs this month. Oglers still can catch a glimpse of Chapman and Smith when the couple's at work at the Da Kine Bail Bonds office (on Queen Emma Street). By the way, Smith ran in the Race Against Violence 5K Run last Sunday. ...

Jack Cione is just back from a lengthy trip, visiting New York twice, and taking a Carnival cruise to Jamaica, Venezuela, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, among other stops. He saw 10 shows on Broadway, including "The Odd Couple," "Spamalot," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Chicago." He even bought an accordion in New York. "I used to play one before and want to take lessons now," he said. With all that time on a ship, he also wrote material for his next "Mardi Gras Follies" and for a scaled-down version he'll stage in August at the Arcadia, where he and wife Maydelle live. ...

TROPICAL TOPICS: Charlie and Kate of "Lost" that's Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly, an off-camera couple dined at Baci Bistro in Kailua a few nights back. Posed for pictures, too.

Doug Baker, a singer-composer who wrote "Mr. 'Ukulele" for Eddie Kamae in the 1970s, will record 13 of his songs a Baker's Hawaiian Dozen at Pierre Grill's studio. Baker, who has chalked up beaucoup miles in the friendly skies via the cockpits of several airlines and NASA, used to pen an Island song every time he visited. He was one of the few pilots allowed to carry a guitar in the cockpit. ...

The KoAloha 'Ukulele clan, the Okamis (dad Alvin, mom Patricia, and sons Alan and Paul) are in their 11th year of producing popular instruments and continue to make an international impact, with sales through America, Europe and Japan. The family was stoked when they recently made the cover of NAMM's Playback magazine. ...

Bruce Shimabukuro, an 'ukulele player like his brother Jake, will perform with his BS Band to launch their "Incognito" CD from 7 to 9 tonight at the Sheraton Waikiki's Esprit Lounge. Na Kama plays at 7 p.m, Jake at 7:20 p.m. and Bruce at 7:50 p.m. ...

And that's Show Biz. ...

Show Biz is published Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reach Wayne Harada at 525-8067, wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com or fax 525-8055.