JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM SOS CHECKS OUT "LV" 1. Society of Seven members Hoku Low, third from left, and Wayne Wakai, fifth from left, were in the house Tuesday when the Society of Seven-LV opened a new show at the Outrigger Waikiki. The "latest version" consists of a five-man SOS group that includes Mike De Guzman, left, Freddie von Paraz, Jan Luna and Jonathan Kaina, plus keyboardist Jeannette Travias and two guest entertainers.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "OCEANS" MAKES 2 2. Russell Tanouye, left, congratulated Oceans 808 general manager Mike Griffith at the club's second anniversary party Tuesday. Some said the club wouldn't last when it opened on the site of the original Ocean Club in 2008. Griffith and his partners proved them wrong.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM HCCA HONORS LUM 3. Dr. Carl Lum, second from left, was the guest of honor at the Hawaii Chinese Civic Association Mandarin Ball on Nov. 6 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Lum received the 2010 HCCA Mandarin Award for his work with the Aloha Medical Mission in Hawaii, Asia and Africa. Lum and his wife, Lily, left, talked with HCCA President Rena Young Ochse and Linda and Wesley Fong, before the start of the formal program.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM CURB OPENS STUDIO 4. Mike Curb, second from left, was joined by Jim Ed Norman, left, Mike Rota and Ramsey Pederson at the private pre-opening ceremony for the Mike Curb MELE Studios on Nov. 5 at Honolulu Community College. Norman and Pederson helped get the MELE program started; the Mike Curb Family Foundation funded the final phase of the project. For more on MELE, visit www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/mele.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM REHAB THROUGH ART 5. Rehab Hospital of the Pacific Foundation President Ko Miyataki, left, welcomed Dale Ruff and E. Lynne Madden to "Art from the Heart," an art exhibit and fundraiser, Nov. 3 at the Nuuanu facility. The hospital's therapeutic arts program utilizes art as a physical rehabilitation activity.