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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, July 20, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
It helps if you love dogs

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Becky Maltby, Tom Holowach, Euphrosyne Rushforth, Derek Calibre in "Sylvia."

Mike Mazzola

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Is every page of your copy of "Marley & Me" dog-eared? Still cry at the end of "Old Yeller?" Talk to your dog?

Man's best friend talks back and then some in A.R. Gurney's comedy "Sylvia," the season opener of The Actors' Group. The story? Manhattan financier Greg stumbles into a love affair when his wife takes on a new career. The punch line? The other woman's a dog, baby!

At 7:30 tonight through Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Runs until Aug. 13 at the Yellow Brick Studio, 625 Keawe St. 550-8457, www.taghawaii.org.

Derek Paiva



FASHIONABLE T-SHIRTS SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES

To shout their eco-concern, Joan Maloney of San Diego and daughter Hollis launched +E (Positive Energy) Awareness Apparel. The organic cotton Ts and baby onesies bear a word in front and a cause in back. For example: feed ... world hunger, hot ... global warming, wet ... safe water supply.

Ten percent of profits go to hunger, child health and environmental causes. Prices: $24-$33. www.shoppositiveenergy.com, (800) 557-9401.

Paula Rath



FINAL WORD

"A skunk and a cow ... not too flattering, huh? Either I stink or I weigh a couple of tons."

WANDA SYKES | The comedian on her recent voice roles in "Over the Hedge" and "Barnyard," in Entertainment Weekly


Correction: Tom Holowach's name was misspelled in a previous version of this story.