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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 14, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
It's their own kind of music

Advertiser Staff

Hooray! No covers of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl!" Love the song. Hate hearing mediocre covers of it every time I walk into a lounge with an Island contemporary band. Paula Fuga and The Girlas just do their own music. Mellow, personal and relatable singer-songwriter gems that subtly lull you into listening closely. In other words: No one's background music. Catch both playing the intimate confines of thirtyninehotel at 9 tonight. $5 gets you in. You'll leave happy.

Derek Paiva



SEND IN THE MARINES



STORMTROOPERS TAKE CITY HALL

The force will be with you at City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, as members of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers (a "Star Wars" costuming club) collect new and unused toys in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program while wearing full regalia. Attending the Honolulu City Lights display? Bring toys for the drive. A collection box will be open for donations, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Tuesday. More information: 523-4674, www.honolulu.gov/moca.

Wayne Harada



FINAL WORD

"Not at all. ... I can make a bowl of cereal. To me, if you mix Grape-Nuts and Cookie Crisp, it's amazing what happens in your mouth."

Sarah Silverman | the comedian, when asked if she can cook, in New York magazine