The Pulse Top 5: Eli-Mac, Bow Ties and Bling
BY JASON GENEGABUS / email@example.com
PICS: ELI-MAC EP RELEASE AT THE REPUBLIK
1. Eli-Mac, also known as “American Idol” finalist Camile Velasco, celebrated the release of the new EP “Dub Stop” with a concert at The Republik on Jan. 23. She was joined on stage by Japan’s Likkle Mai and Tenelle. See more photos at http://honolulupulse.com/elimacreleaseparty.
PICS: 2015 POLYNESIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
2. The 2015 class of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame — Jesse Sapolu (pictured at left with former NFL player Maa Tanuvasa), Luther Elliss, Ray Schoenke, Russ Francis, the late Mosi Tatupu and Mark Tuinei — was enshrined during ceremonies at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Saturday. 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota of Saint Louis High School and the University of Oregon was honored as Polynesian Football Player of the Year. For more from the event, visit http://honolulupulse.com/polyfbhof2015.
PICS: MAKANA CD RELEASE PARTY
3. Makana celebrated his 25th anniversary as a slack-key guitarist with a new album and a release party on Sunday at HiFi Hawaii, 1170 Nuuanu Ave. See the complete Pulse gallery at http://honolulupulse.com/makanarelease.
PICS: BOW TIES AND BLING AT M NIGHTCLUB
4. Rizen Hawaii hosted the third annual Bow Ties and Bling at M Nightclub on Saturday. Along with celebrating the birthdays of James Chan and Ryan Kalei Tsuji (pictured second from left), the event also served as a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. For more pictures, go to http://honolulupulse.com/bowtiesbling2015.
PICS: DUKE’S WAIKIKI 22ND ANNIVERSARY
5. Duke’s Waikiki celebrated 22 years in business at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach with a party Jan. 23 that featured live entertainment by Maunalua. See http://honolulupulse.com/dukes22nd for more from the party.
Photo credits: 1 and 3. Joah Buley, Special to the Star-Advertiser; 2. James Garrett, Special to the Star-Advertiser; 4 and 5. Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser