Music is His Next Stage

Gregg K. Kakesako
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

Evan Nagao held his first yo-yo at the age of 1, started throwing it at 2 and parlayed his hobby into a world championship title last year. Now the 23-year-old yonsei is moving in a new direction: making music.

The Hawai‘i Kai resident was 5 years old when he displayed his skills on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He did six tricks with one of the 12 yo-yos he brought to the NBC studio in a black bag. His bag of tricks also included jokes, like, “Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the shell station.”

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