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    1. "HEART HEALERS" HOST BALL Divorce lawyers Greg Frey, second from left, and Brad Coates were the jovial hosts of Coates & Frey's 12th Annual "Heal the Hearts" Valentine Day's Ball, a party for friends, colleagues and clients past and present, Feb. 11 at Oceans 808 in Restaurant Row. Jenn Tokuda, left, Alexis Domingo and Iyori Kashiwada joined Frey and Coates in greeting the guests.
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    5. MAKANA ROCKS MORIMOTO The open-air tent was filled to capacity when Makana, center, played a late-evening one-nighter Feb. 10 at Morimoto Waikiki. High-impact percussionist Gerardo Velez, left, provided the rhythmic foundation for an eclectic set of Hawaiian, rock and world music. Audra Johnson, second from left, Angelyn Jesena and Jamie Offenbach talked with Velez and Makana during intermission.
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    3. ROA OPENS NEW NIGHTCLUB Honolulu nightclub veteran Jed Roa, second from left, celebrated the start of his new venture, Showbox Honolulu (formerly Coyote Nights), with a pre-opening party Feb. 12 in Kapalama. Nim Johnson, left, joined Roa in welcoming Echo Gu and Paul "Colonel" Klink to Showbox.
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    4. KIDS MEET QUEEN AT PALIKU Siblings Leihala and Kaimana Dutertre met "RumplestiItskin" cast member Jocelyn Ishihara (Queen) after the opening performance Feb. 12 at Paliku Theatre. The colorful child-friendly revision of the classic fairy tale closes today with a final performance at 2 p.m. Call 235-7310.
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    2. A VALENTINE'S DIAMOND A 13.36-carat, emerald-cut diamond valued at $2 million was the center of attention when James Schaefer, managing director of Harry Winston Hawaii, right, hosted a wall-to-wall "Pre-Valentine's Day Cocktail Party" Feb. 11 at Harry Winston Ala Moana. Party guest John Geppert, vice president of Tiffany's Hawaii, and jewelry specialist Kayo Miyasaki admired the ring as it was modeled briefly by Schaefer's wife, Winnie. For more on the ring, see Nadine Kam's Fashion Tribe blog.
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