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    SUTTON PLAYS 2-NIGHTER AT LEWERS
    1. Steve Jones, second from left, took a solo April 19 while sitting in with jazz singer Tierney Sutton during the fi- nal show of her Hawaii Pops two-nighter at the Halekulani. Sutton worked most of the set with bassist Kevin Axt, left, and guitarist Serge Mer- laud as her accompanyists but gave the late-night audi- ence something special when she invited Jones and Hawaii Pops artistic director Matt Catingub to join them. It isn't often that Honolulu sees an artist working with two bass players. Axt and Jones play- ing together made an excel- lent performance especially memorable.
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    FOOD, SOJU MAKE IT A KOREAN EVENING
    5. Ryozo Ariyoshi, left, surprised Korean Consul General Walter K. Paik with a boxed copy of "5,000 Years of Korean Art," a coffee-table book documenting the evolution of Ko- rean art, during an informal dinner April 17 at Seoul Jung Restaurant. There was no particular reason for the gather- ing other than enjoying traditional Korean cuisine and soju (Korea's best-known alcoholic beverage), but that was rea- son enough.
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    MOOK CELEBRATES CD RELEASE
    4. Miss Aloha Hula contestant Asia Leolani Ha'aheo'oluaipo Maka'awa'awa gave the audience a preview of her Merrie Monarch Festival performance while Kamana'o provided accompaniment with percussion and chant.
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    MOOK CELEBRATES CD RELEASE
    3. Keli Mahealani Viernes, left, shared a front-row table with multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Kaeo Costa. Costa was one of the guest musicians on Mook's album. Viernes, a 2012 Ka Himeni 'Ana winner as a member of the group Kuini, is working on a solo project.
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    MOOK CELEBRATES CD RELEASE
    2. Shawn Pimental, left, and KaumakaDiva Kanaka- 'ole provided the dinner music and kumu hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o was the emcee as kumu hula Kunewa Mook celebrated the release of his debut CD, "'Oia ka Manawa," with a fundraiser hoike (show) for Hula Halau 'o Kamuela on April 20 at the Pacific Beach Hotel. It was almost cer- tainly the only time Pimental and Kanaka'ole will play as "dinner music" and a rare opportunity to enjoy them in such an intimate setting. Mook sang six songs from the CD later in the evening and called Kamana'o out of the audience to join the women of the halau's Na Makuahine group in dancing "Kimo Henderson Hula."

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