On the Scene

By John Berger

THE SPIRIT OF HAWAII: Kimo Kahoano, left, serenaded "Spirit of the Dance" stars Joseph Miller and Alison Brown with an original song during the cast party at Ruth's Chris Steak House that followed Tuesday's opening-night performance at the Hawaii Theatre. Kahoano also greeted cast members Liz Schmidt and Aimee O'Donald with a Hawaiian welcome chant.

PERFECT ALBUM, PERFECT PARTY: Kainani Kahaunaele played several songs at the VIP reception for her CD "Na'u 'Oe" at John Dominis on Wednesday. Byron Yasui, right, sat in on bass. Jay Larrin, Billy V, Davey D, Mike Kelly, Gaylord Holomalia, Alan Yamamoto, Chris Leonard, Leah and Mark Bernstein, Harry B. Soria Jr. and Jim Linkner were among the A-listers in attendance.

NO WONDER HE'S SMILING: Scott Moura shared a smile with the cast of "Seduction" -- Katie Doyle, left, Zania Zambrano, Julie Capili and Naomi Mal -- at the ARTS at Marks Garage on Friday. The show is a gem from start to finish, and musical director John Bryan adds some memorable arrangements. As for Moura, the seductive Zambrano is his girlfriend, so no wonder ...

John Berger has covered the local
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