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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 2 YACHT FEATS HONORED AT INFORMAL ESTATE PARTY | 1. Two nautical accomplishments were commemorated with an informal but excellent party July 21 where Quentin Kawananakoa, left, Capt. Giovanni Soldini and filmmaker Sebastian Siegel celebrated with Prince Vittorio Alliata di Montereale at the Alliata estate in Central Honolulu. Soldini, captain of the Division 1 racing yacht Maserati, represented Italy in the 2013 Transpac yacht race and had crossed the finish line barely 24 hours earlier. Siegel had completed shooting footage for the trailer of the 2013 EuroCinema Hawai'i film festival aboard Kawananakoa's sailing yacht, Nepenthe, a few hours before the party started.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM MUSIC AND MENU CELEBRATE LONGHI'S BIRTHDAY, FOUNDER | 5. Restaurateur and rock musician Charlie Longhi, center, celebrated the 10th anniversary of Longhi's Ala Moana and paid tribute to his father, the late Bob Longhi, on July 26 with a commemorative anniversary menu and late-night music by his band, the Funk-A-Holics, at the restaurant. Longhi joined, from left, Michael Hopkins, Christa Wittmier, Elvis Kimura and Russell Shimooka at a prime table when the band took a break shortly before midnight.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 3. Party guests Marisa Gey, second from left, and EuroCinema Vice President Elizabeth Kawananakoa, fourth from left, enjoyed the evening with party hostess Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, center, and her daughters, Allia, left, and Mirtilla.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM BOUTROS DEBUTS NEW CD WITH ATHERTON CONCERT | 4. Jimmy Borges, second from left, congratulated jazz singer Sacha Boutros and her musicians -- John Kolivas (bass), left, Tommy James (piano) and Darryl Pellegrini (drums), right -- after Boutros' CD release party concert July 26 at Hawaii Public Radio. Borges tactfully declined Boutros' midshow request that he sing -- "It's your night," he said politely -- but was persuaded to join her for a "hana hou" rendition of "Just in Time" afterward.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 2. Filmmaker Yana Alliata di Montereale, left, director/producer of the 2013 EuroCinema Hawai'i trailer, talked with camera operator Shan Liljestrand and actor Gabrielle Tuite. Tuite is featured in the trailer that will premiere at the film festival in October.