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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM HAWAII HEART SOCIETY LAUNCH PARTY | 1. Cathy Lee, center, provided the location for the Hawaii Heart Society Launch Party July 21: her showroom, Cathy's Marketplace, in Moiliili. Pam Campbell, left, Heart Ball 2012 Chairwomen Michele Saito and Connie Lau, and Lori Suan joined Lee in co-hosting the event. The Hawaii Heart Society is helping raise funds for the American Heart Association's ongoing campaign to reduce deaths from heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM APAKA OPENS AT THE HHV | 5. Jeff Aholo Apaka, left, received a white shell lei from Waianuhea Ah Quin during the first set of his Sunday afternoon showcase gig July 24 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Apaka's father, Hawaiian music icon Alfred Apaka, headlined at the hotel in the '50s when it was Kaiser's Hawaiian Village.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM "HAPPY 114th BIRTHDAY, AMELIA!" | 4. Pacific Aviation Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, left, Nancy Hedlund and Matson Navigation Co. executive Vic Angoco were co-hosts of a party commemorating the 114th birth anniversary of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart July 24 at the Pacific Aviation Museum. The party also marked the opening of the museum's "Amelia Earhart in Hawaii" photo exhibit.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM NILVA HELPS OUT | 3. Cast member Gerry Altwies (Pirithous/Jailer) gave audience member Nilva Panimdim a hug after the opening-night performance of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's production of "Two Noble Kinsmen" July 22 at the ARTS at Marks Garage. Several cast members quit during rehearsals, and so the show is playing with such a small troupe of committed actors that Panimdim and two other people were pulled out of the audience to play small character roles in Act 2.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM HJQ CD CONCERT AT GORDON BIERSCH | 2. The Honolulu Jazz Quartet -- Tim Tsukiyama, left, John Kolivas, Dan Del Negro and von Baron -- celebrated the group's 10th anniversary and the release of its third CD, "Remembrance/Live at the Triple Door," with an early evening jazz concert July 20 at Gordon Biersch. Tsukiyama had a copy of the new CD in hand when the quartet took a break backstage.