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    PAULO HOSTS A PARTY
    1. Saxophonist and concert promoter Michael Paulo, center, welcomed the performers appearing in his Second Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival with a private reception Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Paulo’s sister, Kathy Paulo-Hirai, his father, famed pianist Rene Paulo Sr., fourth from left, and several other members of the Paulo ohana provided music for the evening. Celebrity guests Jeffrey Osborne, in blue, and “Little Albert” Maligmat enjoyed the hospitality. ??

  • REMEMBERING THE FLYING TIGERS
    5. Catherine Stevens, third from left, was guest of honor at the opening of the “American Volunteer Group/The Flying Tigers” exhibit Oct. 27 at the Pacific Aviation Museum. The exhibit honors the American fighter pilots who were recruited to fly for the Republic of China before the United States officially entered World War II. It is dedicated to Stevens’ husband, the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, who flew transports in the China-Burma-India theater later in the war. Museum exec Stanley Baratta, family friend Julie Kitka and museum Executive Director Ken DeHoff talked with Stevens before the program started.

  • “LITTLE SHOP” OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT MVT/strong>
    4. Choreographer Katherine L. Jones, left, celebrated with Pedro Armando Haro (Seymour), director Scott Rogers and Leiney Rigg (Audrey) at the opening night party for Manoa Valley Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” Oct. 27 at the theater in Manoa. The show is Haro’s second go-round as Seymour, and he lives up to expectations; Rigg’s rendition of “Somewhere That’s Green” is one of the dramatic highlights.
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    PAULO HOSTS A PARTY
    2. Pianist David Benoit, second from left, another of the festival headliners, caught up on events in Honolulu with Yasmin Dar, left, Crystal Pancipanci, Jordan Segundo and Gail Paulo.
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    A BIG NIGHT FOR KAINALU
    3. Mono-monickered recording artist Kainalu, left, talked backstage with his opening act, guitarist Yoza, and his producer, Kapena De Lima, between sets at the CD party for his self-titled debut album Oct. 30 at Gordon Biersch. De Lima was one of several local recording industry celebrities who stopped by to show their support.

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