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    ‘STARS’ HONORED BY PACIFIC BUSINESS CENTER? ? 2013 Stars of Oceania honorees Beadie Kanahele Dawson, standing left, and Takiora Ingram, standing right, talked with Phil Arnone, left, Cha Thompson and Jack Tihati Thompson at the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center’s 2013 Stars of Oceania awards dinner Dec. 3 at the Hale Koa Hotel. Takiora and the Thompsons participated in the impromptu ceremonial dancing that was part of the awards program.
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    ‘MAU DYNASTY’ CONTINUES AT ACUW 5. Victor Lim congratulated the “Mau Dynasty” — Dorothy Chun Mau and her daughters, Blossom M.L. Mau and Beverly K.S. Mau — before he presided over the installation of Blossom Mau as president of the Associated Chinese University Women on Dec. 7 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Beverly is Blossom’s predecessor as ACUW president. The “Mau Dynasty” began with Dorothy’s term as president in 2009.
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    ‘ELF’ OPENS AT DHT Greg Zane, center, director and choreographer of Diamond Head Theatre’s production of “Elf,” caught up with DHT board member Dr. John Magauran and Sheraton Waikiki cocktail server Zeny Austria at the opening-night reception Dec. 6 outside the theater. Zane’s dramatic choreography of the major musical numbers add pizazz to this colorful feel-good holiday musical. The rest of the show’s run is sold out.
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    MAILANI CELEBRATES AT THE MOANA Kumu hula Kaui Dalire, left, and Michael Tam, president and CEO of Martin &?MacArthur, were co-hosts as Mailani Makainai celebrated the release of her new Christmas album, “My Island Christmas,” with a sunset party Dec. 2 at the Moana Surfrider. Dalire added the beauty of hula to the final set.
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    ‘TEXAS LIBERATION’ HITS THE CROSSROADS Willis David Hoover, left, shared some aloha with friend and fellow musician Kinky Friedman during intermission at Friedman’s “Texas Liberation Tour” show Dec. 5 at the Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. Hoover, a former newspaperman, opened for Friedman, who told jokes, played some of his favorite songs, read a story from his book, “Heroes of a Texas Childhood,” and explained why legalizing marijuana would be good for Texas. He closed with his anti-racism song, “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.”

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