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"KAMA'AINA CHRISTMAS" AT ACADEMY | 1. Sporadic rain didn't spoil the evening for Ed Keough, left, Leilani Keough, Gigi Ko, Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu and Sharlyn Masini as they enjoyed "Kama'aina Christmas," an annual black-tie Christmas party, Dec. 10 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Tseu hosted a "Distinguished Benefactor" table hidden in a secluded gallery, and the place cards for his guests were personalized as souvenirs -- the underside of each card had a photo of the guest at another event Tseu had hosted.
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"SAPPHIRE SPEAKEASY" AT ADDICTION | 5. Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, second from left, was the guest of honor and celebrity bartender at "Sapphire Speakeasy," a private party celebrating Bombay Sapphire distilled London dry gin, Monday at Modern Honolulu. Young's Market Co. exec Chad Stephens, left, represented Bombay Sapphire; Matt Dendik (director of nightlife) and hotel manager V Calamur represented the hotel.
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NEW LEGENDS MEET OLD AT "LEGENDS" | 4. "Legends in Concert Waikiki" cast members Johnny Fortuno (Elvis), left, Grahame Patrick (Elvis) and Mitch Adams (Elton John), fourth from left, came out in costume to meet the audience after Sunday's show at the Royal Hawaiian Theater. Among those waiting for them were veteran Hawaii-resident "tribute artists" Tommy D, center, and Garry Moore. Tommy D is retired, but Moore portrays Little Richard in showrooms nationwide.
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CELEBRATING "A CAZIMERO CHRISTMAS" | 3. Roland Cazimero, left, Jimmy Borges and Robert Cazimero took a short break backstage before going out to meet the audience after the opening-night performance of "A Cazimero Christmas" Dec. 9 at the Hawaii Theatre. Cazimero Christmas shows have been best bets in seasonal entertainment for several decades and this one lived up to expectations. Borges joined the duo for three showcase numbers and got a warm response from the audience when he said that 2011 "has been a interesting year (for me) ... and for Roland, too." (Borges had cancer surgery in July, Roland knee-replacement surgery in August).
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2. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, left, talked with "Hawaii Five-0" star Daniel Dae Kim and Mia Kim during the cocktail hour.