On the Scene
A GREAT NIGHT OF JAZZ:
Servco Pacific Executive VP Curt Lee, left, Honolulu Symphony Pops Conductor Matt Catingub, Symphony Board Chair Judy Perry, Nelly Munoz and Chris Botti talked Friday at a private reception before Botti's concert with the symphony in the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Catingub opened the show with a great set of tunes from his new album, the soundtrack of George Clooney's controversial film, "Good Night, and Good Luck." Headliner Botti's smooth 65-minute set included exquisite arrangements of "When I Fall in Love" and "A Thousand Kisses Deep," and a show-stopping duet with his pianist on "My Funny Valentine." Botti and Catingub came out to sign autographs after the show.
A NEW PRINT:
Big Island artist Dietrich Varez, right, left his secluded studio to demonstrate linoleum block printing Nov. 19 at Reyn's Ala Moana. Varez's block prints were used as the art work for Reyn's limited-edition "Hawaiian Christmas 2005" aloha shirt. Reyn's President Tim McCullough, left, .joined Varez in modeling the new design during the demonstration.
ACE VISITS "HEAVEN":
Events promoters Ian Fernandez, left, and Ed "Sick Dog" Eaton, second from left, welcomed Ace and his friend, Gerry Brown, to "Heaven," a new Wednesday-night party at Zanzabar. The crowd started dancing after Fernandez and Eaton persuaded the resident DJ to play current club music instead of oldies.
NOT FOR CHILDREN:
Chester Amodo and Jhoren Cruz enjoyed a preview screening of "The Ice Harvest" Tuesday at Dole Cannery. Amodo gave the violent dark comedy 3 1/2 stars but said he wouldn't recommend it for children because of "the cussing," violence and nudity.
HAPPY 6TH, DAVE!:
Fans got copies of Missing Dave's new DVD,"6th Anniversary Special," when the group played Nov. 19 at the Wave Waikiki. MD's leader, "Zombie Dave" Letarte, left, clowned on stage with founding members Erica Aloang, second from left, Keith Monzen, Josie Cristobal and Daena Dempsey after a great set.