Queen for a day

Hui o Laka, the nonprofit that runs Koke‘e Natural History Museum, announced that Sharalyn Kahealani Bucasas will portray Queen Emma at the 30th annual Emalani Festival Kauai, Eo e Emalani i Alakai, on Oct. 13 on the lush expanse of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e State Park.

Woo Jin learns the real truth; So Eun finds out about Soo Ho

The “finger heart” is often used by South Korean celebrities but now even mainstream public and politicians also use the finger gesture as a sign of love. By crossing your thumb over the index finger, you create what looks like a heart. It’s one of those trends that really caught on in South Korea.

Arnold Meister directs ‘The Cemetery Club’

Jennifer Cullen was all set to head to Montana for vacation when “The Cemetery Club” called out to her. Vacation canceled. Instead, Cullen stayed on Kauai to play the role of Lucille in this Women In Theatre production directed by Arnold Meister. “It’s about life,” Cullen said. “It’s about sweet life.”

Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces production of ‘Newsies’

The Hawaii Children’s Theatre announces the production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, “Newsies” features the Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Sister Act”) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (“Kinky Boots”).

‘Imagine Greatness’ is Waimea Homecoming theme

Brandie Amaya Aguinaldo reigned over the Waimea High School homecoming festivities last Friday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football game between Kauai High School and the Menehune at Hanapepe Stadium.

South Side Open Mic night

Kalaheo resident Mike Vallee is a longtime musician and he’s ready to see more live music on Kauai.

Tae Il loses consciousness; Seo Hee finds something

South Korean President Moon Jae In visited North Korean for the Inter Korea Summit this past Tuesday to Thursday. As part of the 52-member delegation from South Korea, K-pop idols Ailee and Zico went to Pyongyang to perform for the North Korean audience.

Flood benefit concerts this weekend

Omao resident Kathleen Dahill has been writing songs since her early teens, and this weekend music lovers will have the opportunity to hear some of her music at flood-relief concerts.