On the Scene
Famed singing instructor Neva Rego, front with leis, was serenaded by a group of her celebrity students Tuesday after she was honored by the Hawaii House of Representatives "for her exemplary dedication to teaching, and for sharing her gift of song with so many others, both here in the state of Hawaii and abroad." Gov. Linda Lingle sat with Rego on the House floor while the proclamation was read. Danny Couch, left, Sonya Mendez, Marlene Sai, Jimmy Borges, Carole Kai, Shari Lynn and Anita Hall watched the proceedings from the gallery and were then directed outside and downstairs to a place they could greet Rego after she left the chamber.
Aaron Sala performed songs from his debut album, "Ka 'Upu Aloha," during an intimate CD release party Tuesday at the home of Kamehameha Schools Headmaster and President Michael Chun. (The album's title can be translated as "Alone With My Thoughts.")
Aaron Sala, second from left, celebrated with Mahi Beamer, left, Joe Recca and kumu hula/vocalist Snowbird Bento at his CD release party. Recca presided with great style as emcee; Bento sang with Sala on some songs and danced to others. An all-star group of musicians gave Sala excellent support through the informal concert.
Anna Fishburn, left, talked with cast members Peter Ruocco, center front, and Susan Park, right front, at the opening night party for "Betrayal" at the Yellow Brick Theatre on Wednesday. Director Liz Kane and producer David Schaeffer also enjoyed the party.
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Miss Hawaii USA Radasha Ho'ohuli, third from left, was cheered on by Takeo, Leilani Keough and her mother, Hoku Ho'ohuli, at a final fundraising party last Monday at Rumours. Ho'ohuli left Thursday for Baltimore, where she'll compete in the Miss USA Pageant April 21.