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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM MORRISON HEADLINES EQUALITY GALA: “Glee” star Matthew Morrison shared some aloha with Trisha Nakamura, left, and Lena Fernandes at “Equality Gala 2013,” a fundraiser for the Equality Hawaii Foundation Sept. 21 at Aloha Tower. Read an interview with Morrison and find more photos at www.honolulupulse.com.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ‘BRITNEY’ DEBUTS IN WAIKIKI: Katie Murdock (Britney Spears), second from left, celebrated with Legends in Concert Chief Operating Officer Brian Brigner, center, and fellow cast members Johnny Fortuno (Elvis), left, Kimberly Goltry (Madonna) and Corey Melton (Michael Jackson) after her opening-night performance Sept. 24 at Legends in Concert Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Center. Murdock is the first tribute artist to portray Spears in the show.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM FONG HONORED BY SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL: Retired Judge Arthur S.K. Fong (Class of ’42), left, was congratulated by his son, Honolulu attorney Peter C.K. Fong, after his induction into Saint Louis School’s Gallery of Distinguished Achievers Sept. 19 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Fong told the crowd that Saint Louis gave him “not only my education and the tools that I needed but also the discipline that I was lacking when I entered the school.”
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM “LES MIZ” OPENS IN KANEOHE: Theater Manager Tom Holowach, left, was in 19th-century attire as he talked to Gov. Neil Abercrombie after “Les Miserables” opened Sept. 20 at Paliku Theatre. Abercrombie credited longtime friend Charles Toguchi with persuading him to see Holowach’s staging of “Les Miz” after they had seen a lavish production of the same show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in August.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM POLSON REMEMBERED AT TAG: Earll Kingston, left, was the emcee, and Eric Nemoto, president of The Actors’ Group, one of the speakers at the celebration of life for Sam Polson Sept. 22 at the TAG Theatre in Iwilei. Polson, seen in the portrait in character as Elwood P. Dowd from “Harvey,” starred in all three of TAG’s productions of the show, and played Gen. Lee opposite Kingston as Gen. Grant in another TAG play, “We Meet At Appomattox.”