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  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    EYE-POPPING FUN AT MARKS GARAGE
    “Neon Dreams” cast members Lolli Anomaly, left, La Femme Rikita, Mistress Illumination, Lola Love and Darla DuBuoir came out in costume to meet the audience April 26 after the third show in a sold-out four-night run at The ARTS at Marks Garage. The show combined old-style burlesque house humor with contemporary attitudes, eye-catching dancing and “black light” lighting. Rikita was the host of playwright Love’s excursion through the “ABCs of sex.” Anomaly and DuBuoir had prominent roles as her assistants.
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    MOMS,?DAUGHTERS BECOME FASHION STARS
    Priory student Leighan Funakoshi, left, relaxed afterward with Wendy Kim, Marni Murdock, Tracie Nakamura and Patti Oishi — four of the “Priory Moms” who organized the event. Funakoshi led the blessing that was part of the formal program and created one of the “wow” moments in the fashion show when she modeled her prom gown.
  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    MOMS,?DAUGHTERS BECOME FASHION STARS
    Mother-and-daughter models Kelly Sheather, left, and Jade Sheather talked with emcees Sue Ann Wargo and Ka‘ipo Bailey-Walsh at the St. Andrew’s Priory Mother-Daughter Fashion Show and Tea on April 26 at Queen Emma Summer Palace. Mothers and daughters enjoyed a complete afternoon tea catered by Tea at 1024 and a fashion show featuring priory students, their mothers and staff. Kelly Sheather displayed the pizazz of a professional model every time she strode down the catwalk.
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    RENEWED TIES HIGHLIGHT FILM SHOWCASE
    Dr. Joseph W.C. Young, attending the reception with his daughter, Haven Rafto, left, and wife, Barbara Young, encountered film fans Jennifer Tran and Audrey Riding. Tran’s yellow cheongsam is a family heirloom passed down through several generations.
  • JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM
    RENEWED TIES HIGHLIGHT FILM SHOWCASE
    Ren Zhonglun, president of the Shanghai Film Group, left, Hawaii International Film Festival director emeritus Chuck Boller, Chinese government official Xu Lin and HIFF executive director Robert Lambeth had a few minutes away from the crowd at the opening-night reception for the Shanghai Film Showcase in Hono­lulu on April 25 at Ward Stadium 16. The four-day event opened with a signing ceremony renewing the ties between the Shanghai Film Group and HIFF.

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