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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "HAPPY 48th, TAU!" | 1. Peter-Rockford Tau Espiritu, second from left, celebrated his 48th birthday Monday evening with a Hawaiian party hosted by Princess Regina Kawananakoa at her East Honolulu residence. Djuan Rivers, left, vice president of Aulani Resort, Jon Straub and Watters O. Martin Jr. were among the well-wishers who enjoyed a cosmopolitan buffet dinner, a concert by Jay Larrin and an impromptu program of Hawaiian music and hula. The entertainment included Espiritu and several party guests dancing hula while the duo Kupaoa sang "Laimana."
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM A PIMPBOT PREVIEW | 4. Pimpbot members Tom Coleman, left, Christian Ramos, Rylan Yee and Nic Ramos surveyed the action at the group's "Press Tweetup & Listening Party" Tuesday evening at the Laughtrack Theatre Company showroom on Bethel Street. Guests previewed cuts from the next Pimpbot CD and watched a music video, "Meet You at the Bar," that will be released after the CD comes out. Because this was a Pimpbot party, no water was served.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM FVP ENCORES AT IGE'S | 5. Phillipp Espaniola, left, and Jendale Kahuanui partied with Freddy Von Paraz, aka FVP, after his FVP & Friends Hana Hou Show June 19 at Ige's Restaurant. A minireunion set by two members of Brotherhood, a local vocal group of the '90s, capped the show.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM INTRODUCING TENNESSEE HONEY | 3. "Honey Bees" Salina Storozuk, left, and Tiare Thomas assisted Young's Market Co. President George Szigeti in hosting the Hawaii launch party for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Liqueur Tuesday evening at the Waikiki Trade Center. Photo flip books of individual party guests clowning with the "Bees" -- produced and assembled on the spot -- were the hot souvenir of the event.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "BALANCE" OPENS AT TAG | 2. Cast member Danielle Zalopany had a big smile for artistic director Brad Powell at the post-show reception for The Actors Group production of "A Delicate Balance," June 24 at Dole Cannery Square. Zalopany gives a convincing portrayal of a mentally unstable woman but says being deep in character for two hours at a time is physically and mentally demanding.