ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Isle musicians in concerts
Take time out from cooking, shopping, wrapping and cleaning to enjoy holiday music from Hawai'i's talented. "Under A Christmas Moon" features Jake Shimabukuro in concert, with Noel Okimoto, Dean Taba and The Ukulele Essence Band, 6:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Honolulu Design Center, $35; 737-9431, www.jakeshimabukuro.com. "A Cazimero Christmas" includes The Brothers Cazimero, Leina'ala Kalama Heine, Halau Na Kamalei and The Royal Dance Company, 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawai'i Theatre, $30-$75; 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.
SHORTS WITH TROPICAL STYLING
Just in time for that difficult giftee of the male gender: the latest line from Hawaiian Boxer Shorts. John James, founder of SolidSurfHawaii and creator of Hawaiian Boxer Shorts, just unveiled four new prints: Plumeria Explosion, Heavenly Hibiscus, Hawaiian Retro and Surfin' Diamond Head.
The 100-percent cotton shorts with snap fly are designed and manufactured in Honolulu. They sell for $11.49 (adults) and $9.49 (keiki) online at www.hawaiianboxershorts.com, or in stores such as Island Keepsakes on Nu'uanu Avenue in Chinatown and Hawaiian Arts in Downtown Hilo.
— Paula Rath
"I wasn't comfortable with what I was doing. I was really questioning my life. ... I had been in this label machine, had this thing around me, for almost 20 years. ... I really felt like I had finished a cycle. I just went and disappeared, got people out of my face."
Lenny Kravitz | in Billboard, on reconsidering his music career while spending four months on a farm in Brazil. His new CD, "It Is Time for a Love Revolution," is due out Feb. 5.
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