The Pulse Top 5: Too Short, Mike Epps, more

Jan. 31, 2014 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

--Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: 2014 PRO BOWL: 1. The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl brought some of professional football’s best players and their fans to Honolulu last week for a variety of events leading up to Sunday’s all-star game. See photos from the annual Pro Bowl block party in Waikiki at honolulupulse.com/probowlbp; visit honolulupulse.com/probowltailgate for scenes from Aloha Stadium and Richardson Field on game day.

--James Garrett, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by James Garrett, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: TOO SHORT AT THE REPUBLIK: 2. Bay Area hip-hop legend Too Short returned to Hawaii for a Pro Bowl weekend headline performance at The Crown Bar & Nightclub on Jan. 24. See the complete Pulse photo gallery at honolulupulse.com/tooshort.

--Brian Tseng, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Brian Tseng, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: MIKE EPPS AT HAWAII THEATRE: 3. Mike Epps entertained an enthusiastic crowd for more than 90 minutes at Hawaii Theatre on Saturday. For more pictures from the show, go to honolulupulse.com/mikeepps; see honolulupulse.com/eppsreview for a review of Epps’ performance.

--James Garrett, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by James Garrett, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: ‘BOW TIES & BLING’ AT M NIGHTCLUB: 4. James Chan, second from left, Ryan Kalei Tsuji, right, and the Rizen Foundation hosted “Bow Ties & Bling” at M Nightclub on Saturday. The second annual event was a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii in addition to celebrating Chan and Tsuji’s birthdays; a celebrity fashion show featuring Cut Collective also took place. Go to honolulupulse.com/btbling14 for more photos.

--Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

(Star-Advertiser photo by Jamm Aquino)

GRIND TIME: WILD FOR WHISKEY: 5. As whiskey grows in popularity around the United States, fans of the brown drink are always looking for the next unique bottle offering. Earlier this month, a small group of Hawaii bar owners and retailers got together to sample bottles of bourbon they picked while in Kentucky last year to take part in Knob Creek Distillery’s private barrel selection program. Visit honolulupulse.com/kcsb to read more.

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