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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM THEATER LOVER AADLAND HONORED AT MVT | 1. Richard Aadland, center, philanthropist and supporter of theater in Hawaii, was "king for a day" on May 13 when he celebrated his 80th birthday and more than 25 years as an actor and theater "dresser" in Hawaii with a standing-room-only party at Manoa Valley Theatre. Unlike many birthday events and testimonial events, the party was not a fundraiser or charity benefit -- admission was free to his many friends and colleagues. Don Pomes, right, was the leading planner and organizer of the birthday party/variety show. Hawaii stage performer Alaura Ward, home from college for the summer, congratulated "King Richard" on his latest career milestone after the final number.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM MAKAINAI CELEBRATES CD RELEASE | 4. Kaui Dalire, left, and Mailani Makainai came out during intermission to greet the crowd at "Manawa Kupono," a concert celebrating the release of Makainai's third solo album, "Manawa," and showcasing the Dalire 'Ohana -- Dalire, her sisters, mother, niece and son -- May 12 at Paliku Theatre. Makainai shared the stories behind the songs on the new album. Teresa Bright, Manu Boyd and Jerry Santos performed as special guests.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM PHOTO GAME ENHANCES BORGES FESTIVITIES | 3. Jimmy Borges got some love from Shari Lynn before he received the Hawaii Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters' Roselani Medallion May 13 during the organization's 2013 Roselani Dinner at the Pacific Club. Each dinner setting bore a sheet of cardstock showing four photos of Borges at different points in his career and the question, "What year was it?" There were different combinations of photos from one dinner setting to the next, and the challenge of dating the photos was a great icebreaker.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM CORLEONE BIDS CORVELLI 'ALOHA' FOR NOW | 2. Hawaii author Douglas Corleone signed a copy of his latest Kevin Corvelli novel, "Last Lawyer Standing," May 19 at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Corleone's third novel about the hard-drinking Honolulu defense attorney will be the last one for a while. He'll introduce a new bigger-than-life action hero, former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, when his next novel, an international thriller titled "Good As Gone," hits stores in August.