On The Scene
CERBAE COMES TO WARD WAREHOUSE: Tautua Howell-Reed, fourth from left, was the host of the party at the grand opening of his store-within-a-store Saturday in the Mamo Boutique at Ward Warehouse. Howell-Reed is featuring the new Cerbae line of urban couture for men in his newly constructed separate store within his grandmother Mamo Howell's well-known street-level boutique. He thanked his crew -- Kara Fine, left, Manoa Latu, Dustin Umeda, art director Abraham Taylor, Kellen Kawasaki, Vice President of Communications Paula Latu and Mike Padua -- for getting the shop ready to open in time for the party.
LAU CELEBRATES A BIG "TWO-ONE": Concert photographer Tina Lau celebrated her birthday and also "21 years clean and sober" backstage at the My Chemical Romance concert Friday in Blaisdell Arena. Lau said that being hired by the original 98 Rock "inspired me" to get straight. Chris Conley of Saves the Day, MCR's opening act, congratulated Lau on her milestone and did not ask how old she was when 98 Rock hired her.
"ROCK HARD" RATES HIGH: Haden Rayler, left, Larz Stewart and Matt Spencer enjoyed a preview screening of "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," a musical comedy/ parody starring John C. Reilly, last Thursday at Ward 16 Theatres. Spencer "had a lot of good laughs, especially the Beatles part," and Steward said that "there were some awkward moments that made me laugh." Rayler described it as "awkward but hilarious."
THOMPSON PLAYS THE CUPOLA: Afatia Thompson, second from left, was joined by his father, Jack "Tihati" Thompson, left; cousin Nalani Parker; mother, Cha Thompson; Matt Catingub; and Jimmy Borges as he celebrated the release of his second solo album, "Seasons of Love," with a late-evening party Sunday at the Honolulu Design Center. Catingub showed unsuspected talent when he did a spot-on impression of Thompson singing "Silent Night."
Jason Miller of 808shows.com, left, talked backstage with Paul Perri and Brian Hasal after the MCR concert. Hasal, stage manager of Disney's "The Lion King" touring show, took a day off without pay and drove 100 miles to see MCR when "Lion King" was in Cincinnati only to find out when he reached Columbus, Ohio, that the band had canceled its show. Hasal met Perri when he was helping with "Lion King" here, and Perri made him a member of the MCR concert sound crew so he could finally see them in concert.