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JULY 29, 2003



             AIG Hawaii Insurance Company sponsors the City’s Sunset on the Beach this weekend, Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki.

             “AIG Hawaii is delighted to be a part of such a wonderful community event,” said Robin Campaniano, president and chief executive officer.  “No where but at Sunset on the Beach can visitors and locals enjoy great food, live entertainment and a blockbuster movie all on the same night – and all from the comfort of their beach chairs.” 

              Mayor Jeremy Harris acknowledged the support and generosity of AIG Hawaii.  “We join loyal Sunset fans in appreciation of AIG Hawaii Insurance Company and its president and CEO, Robin Campaniano, for its stewardship and corporate sponsorship,” said Mayor Harris.   “AIG’s generosity will facilitate the enjoyment of Sunset on the Beach this weekend for tens of thousands of residents and visitors.”

             The fun begins at 4 p.m. when food booths open.  Restaurants participating this weekend include Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog & Shave Ice, Leo’s Greek Taverna, Oliveneo’s, Krunchies, Compadres Bar & Grill, Time 2 Grind, Bale French Sandwich & Restaurant, Popcorn Express and Mr. Pizza. 

              Live entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m.  On Saturday, Oldies 107.9 presents Hulili from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.  Five by 5 and Simplisity follows at 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.  On Sunday, Oldies 107.9 returns with Moonglow, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; Hot Rain, from 5:30 to 6:15, followed by new singing sensation, Stacie, at 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

             Blockbuster movies follow at 7:30 p.m. on the City’s giant 30-foot screen.  Saturday, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson star in an outrageous East-meets-West action comedy, “Shanghai Knights,” that’s sure to entertain the entire family.  On Sunday, Keanu Reeves stars as a unsuspecting computer whiz who falls victim to a futuristic artificial intelligence plot in “The Matrix.” 

             Thirty-two crafters from the Hawaii Handcrafters and Artists Alliance offering unique Made in Hawaii products complete the city’s event.  Booths open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day and continue to operate through Monday. 

             Due to the popularity of Sunset on the Beach, the Waikiki Improvement Association has negotiated special parking rates at various hotels for people to attend these weekend events.  “Holoholo Parking” offers special rates at any location displaying a “P” logo with a floral lei around the letter.  Rates are $1 per hour with a five-hour maximum at the following hotels:  Ohana Reef Towers, Ohana Maile Sky Court, Ohana Waikiki Village, Ohana East, King Kalakaua Plaza, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio.   Other specials offered include a $3 all-day charge on Saturdays and $1 all day on Sunday at the Waikiki Trade Center parking garage.

             In addition to AIG Insurance Hawaii, Sunset on the Beach is co-sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Waikiki Improvement Association, the City and County of Honolulu, KHNL Hawaii News 8, KFVE and Oldies 107.9.    For more information, contact Waikiki Improvement Association at 923-1094 or 523-CITY.







Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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