Thursday’s news: Tweetup with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa; James MacArthur’s memorial in Honolulu

Cary meets and greets his fans

Last night at the Venue in downtown Honolulu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (@CHTagawa) connected with his ever growing fan base here in Hawaii and on twitter at his first tweetup.  The event was organized by Kelly Mitchell (@hawaiirealty), Lisa Mullineaux (@kailualisa), and Tammi Hitchcock (@tweetpea).

He was gracious, making sure to talk to everyone in the room.   There was a lot of buzz about his upcoming projects, as everyone wanted to know what he was up to next.  I got a chance to sit down and talk to him one on one after the bartender’s final call…more on this huge interview this weekend!

Check out more photos at Nonstop Honolulu!

Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa, Hiro Noshimuri, hawaii five-0

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and fans, Photo: Ricky Li

Memorial service for James MacArthur

The third and final memorial service for late Hawaii Five-0 actor James MacArthur will take place at the Hawaii Theater.

From the Hawaii Theater webpage:

James G. MacArthur, international film and television star, will be honored with a Celebration of Life at the historic Hawaii Theatre on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Admission donations are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that people make tax-deductible donations to the Hawaii Theatre in MacArthur’s name to further the Theatre’s mission.

MacArthur’s widow, H.B. MacArthur, will be attending the event with other family members and friends.

This is the last of three planned memorials for MacArthur; one was in his hometown Nyack, New York; one was in Palm Desert where he lived with his wife, H.B.; and the final one is in his beloved Hawaii.

The event will be hosted by Jimmy Borges, friend and colleague, and will feature speakers close to MacArthur including “Hawaii Five-O” colleague Al Harrington; longtime friend, Philip Altfeld; and friend, colleague, and Broadway actress, Caroline Lagerfelt. The event will also feature Hawaiian entertainment by H lau Ka No’eau; requested vocal selections from Jimmy Borges with Dan Del Negro, Maila Gibson with Ben Vegas, Broadway actress Mary Gutzi, and Jordan Segundo; as well as a video montage done by his son, Charlie MacArthur.

With a career that spanned over fifty years on radio, stage, movies and television, James MacArthur is best known for both his early work as a Disney star in movie classics such as “Kidnapped” and “Swiss Family Robinson,” and his starring role as Danny “Danno” Williams in the popular original television series of “Hawaii Five-O.” The catchphrase “Book ’em Danno” has become part of pop history. It was during his “Five-O” years that he met his wife, H.B. (Dunst) MacArthur at the Waialae Country Club where she was the golf pro.

MacArthur has been a supporter of the Hawaii Theatre since 2003. He was the celebrity spokesperson for the Hawaii Theatre’s Seat Campaign which allows donors to attach inscribed plaques on seats throughout the Theatre for donations of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 (depending on the seat location). MacArthur has a seat in the middle of the center orchestra of the Theatre which will be draped with maile for the event. MacArthur had also performed onstage at the Hawaii Theatre in Joe Moore’s 2003 production of “Dirty Laundry.”

Event information is available from the Hawaii Theatre box office located Downtown at 1130 Bethel Street (between Hotel and Pauahi Streets) during regular box office hours; Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Donations can be made by cash, imprinted check, or by credit cards in person or over the phone. The donations are fully tax-deductible and you will receive a memento ticket that will act as your donation receipt. Charge donations by phone during regular box office hours by calling (808) 528-0506. Major US credit cards and JCB cards accepted.

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