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    KIM TAYLOR REECE THROWS A PARTY
    1. Celebrity art photographer Kim Taylor Reece celebrated 35 years of capturing the beauty of hula kahiko in black-and-white photos by throwing an anniversary party for several hundred friends March 23 at Gordon Biersch. Guests enjoyed three hours of musical entertainment and a lavish backstage buffet. Reece was joined by his wife and business partner, Kanoe Reece, left, and 2014 Miss East O‘ahu’s Outstanding Teen Tarah Driver in welcoming guests to the party.
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    KIM TAYLOR REECE THROWS A PARTY
    5. Former KITV newscaster Jill Kuramoto shared some aloha with Kelly “Kelly Boy” De Lima, left, founder and leader of Kapena, and his son, Kapena De Lima, as they were arriving to play the final slot in the show. The group — Kelly Boy playing ukulele, Kapena playing electronic percussion, and Kapena’s sisters, Kalena Ku De Lima (keyboards) and Lilo De Lima (bass) — got the crowd up and dancing with a tight 20-minute set of Jawaiian oldies, pop, Latin music and audience improv. Kelly Boy called on Mento Mele to come to the stage and “dance Samoan style,” had Rolando Sanchez join him in singing “Oye Como Va,” and then persuaded party host Reece to lead a conga line of dancers through the club while the band played “Reggae Train.” For more party photos see www.honolulupulse.com.
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    KIM TAYLOR REECE THROWS A PARTY
    3. Multitalented showroom entertainer, recording artist and radio personality Kimo Kahoano came to the party with Leilani Kupahu-Marino after they’d had a full day of golf. Party emcee “Mento Mele” Apana told the crowd that Kahoano had been her “mentor and inspiration” for years.
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    KIM TAYLOR REECE THROWS A PARTY
    4. Dancer-models Nicole Faria, left, and Alana Seno worked with Reece on his 2002 coffee table art book “Hula I Ka La” (“Hula in the Sun”). Photos of both are in the book. Seno is also on the cover.
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    KIM TAYLOR REECE THROWS A PARTY
    2. Veteran musician/record producer “Dr. Trey” Terada, left, relaxed backstage with Johnny Helm and Hoku Award-winning producer Shawn Pimental. Terada and Helm performed as a duo early in the show and then stayed to enjoy the party. Pimental shared the stage with Lehua Kalima later in the evening.

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