On the Scene
SISTA SHERRY MEETS "THE SISTERS":
Sista Sherry of Krater 96, left, was the celebrity emcee as Ashley Park, second from left, and her sisters, Michelle and Jein, co-hosted the grand opening of LUXi at Ala Moana Shopping Center with a party and fashion show May 12. The event was a benefit for the Hawaii affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Jein Park said the store's name represents its lines of sporty upscale fashions.
DANNY STOPS BY:
Danny Couch, right, stopped by Don Ho's to congratulate Rizzen at the CD release party for his debut album, "Rizzen 4 Life," May 12. Couch sings Hawaiian and mainstream pop music, and Rizzen specializes in original spiritual reggae, but there was definitely a meeting of the minds as they talked about music backstage before Rizzen went out to perform as the headliner of the party.
A MAGIC MOMENT AT THE MARRIOT:
Hawaiian music fans got an unexpected treat when Emma Veary, left, visited Genoa Keawe at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort May 4. Keawe sang "My Hawaiian Souvenirs" for Veary, and Veary reciprocated with a beautiful rendition of "The Kamehameha Waltz."
IMPROV AT THE ELEPHANT:
Jose Dynomite, right, tested a punch line while Gene DeFrancis, left, Adriene Flower and Jordan "The Friendly Samoan" Savusa responded during a public rehearsal by the Talking Nuts comedy group at the rRed Elephant coffee house May 9. The Nuts welcome audience input Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. Catch 'em while they're still working for free.
IT'S GOOD TO BE SADD:
Michael Matar, left, Alana Fickles, Javina Ellis, and his brother, Christopher Matar, hosted an alcohol-free "SADD" Party at the Kahala Hotel and Resort April 30. The acronym originally meant "Students Against Drunk Driving" but was changed to "Students Against Destructive Decisions" because driving drunk is only one of the many bad decisions people can make.