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CELEBRATING HAWAIIAN STEEL 1. Bobby Ingano, second from left, was one of the four Hawaiian steel guitar masters who performed at the Second Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival July 3 at Waikiki Beach Walk on Lewers Street. Ingano was second in the program and played his favorite Rickenbacker "frying pan" lap steel guitar while Kaipo Ah Sing, left, Derrick Mau and Gary Aiko provided instrumental and vocal support.
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"TONY N' TINA" OPENS AT MVT 4. Dusty Behner (Tina Vitale Nunzio) celebrated with cast member Garrett Hols (Michael Just), left, and ace hair and makeup designer Greg Howell at the opening-night reception for "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" June 30 at Manoa Valley Theatre. Behner has one of the lead roles in this interactive comedy: She plays the hard-drinking bride. The show is Hols' first at MVT; he plays the bride's emotionally conflicted ex-boyfriend.
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5. Polly Miao (Madeline Monroe), third from left, was still wearing most of her stage makeup when she came out to party with Jarod Kamamo Bailon (Dominic), left, Samantha Stoltzfus (Donna) and Todd Aquino-Michaels (Tony Nunzio Jr.). Miao has worked behind the scenes at MVT for several years as a director's assistant and gives a convincing performance playing an aggressive strip club dancer who comes to the wedding with the groom's father.
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DJ RAYNE'S DAY OF "INFAMY" 3. DJ Rayne celebrated his birthday and the official reopening of Soho Mixed Media Bar with the release of "Atomic Infamy," his second deejay mix CD, July 1 at the downtown nightclub. He was still supervising the last-minute renovations before sundown, but to see what happened after the party got started, go to www.honolulupulse.com and search "Soho."
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2. Nancy Daniels, public relations director of Outrigger Enterprises Group, talked with festival emcees state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, left, Harry B. Soria Jr. and steel guitarist Alan Akaka, founder of the event. The decision to start the festival at 5 p.m. instead of noon like last year made things much more comfortable for the audience. The Outrigger provided loaner beach mats on the honor system for music fans who wanted to sit up close on the grass.