JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM SAMPLING GOOD WINE
Winemaker Fred Scherrer, left, and master sommelier Michael Jordan were the guests of honor at a wine tasting hosted by Chuck Furuya, third from left, June 23 in the private dining room of Hiroshi's Eurasian Tapas. Wine aficionado John Michael White was one of the connoisseurs who sampled two "handcrafted' wines from Scherrer's family vineyard and two from Jordan's new label, Word. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "BLACK BOX 2" AT UH
Elisa Diehl, left, compared impressions with Chris McGahan and his wife, Lindsay McGahan, after the preview performance of the second annual "Black Box Black Blocks" program June 23 at the UH-Manoa Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. Chris appeared as an actor in one of the strongest new plays. All three participated as directors of various pieces.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM A NEW M-DNA CD IS OUT
Manoa DNA -- Nick, left, Alex and "Dad" (Lloyd) -- co-hosted a "pre-release" party for their third CD, "Evolution," June 24 at the Pakele Lounge. The CD was officially released on Tuesday. If you can't find it in local record stores, go to www.manoadna.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "LATITUDE" OPENS
Hawaii artist Allyn Bromley, center, was joined by her daughters, Lauran Bromley, left, and Bryann Bromley Nuzzo, at the preview reception for "Finding Latitude: The Work of Allyn Bromley," last Friday at the Contemporary Museum. The exhibition contains 50 pieces that represent four decades of artistic evolution and imagination. It continues through Aug. 29. For more info go to www.tcmhi.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "BOYS" A HIT!
Pat Sajak, left, and Joe Moore were still in costume as they prepared to meet VIP ticket holders backstage after the opening night performance of "The Boys in Autumn" June 24 at the Hawaii Theatre. Moore gave a career-best performance as Huck Finn, and Sajak had perfect comic timing as Tom Sawyer.