On the Scene

John Berger

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!: It took 25 years, but meeting Yvonne Elliman was worth the wait for Garry Moore. Elliman autographed the vintage album that Moore has kept all these years at the "Dance Fever" concert at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel Saturday. Elliman headlined the show. Steffanie Borges, Tom Moffatt, Lana Rapoza and the Strong Arm Athletics crew enjoyed the party.

CHRIS CHILLS: Ska icon Chris Murray, left, and Rick Smoot enjoyed the music as Go Jimmy Go played to a packed house after Murray's performance at Anna Bannana's Saturday. Murray is taking ska in fresh directions with his acoustic "one man ska band" approach. His recent album, "Raw," is an eye-opener.

A ENCHANTING EVENING: Maestro Samuel Wong helped translate as Tang Jun Qiao brought the beauty of the dizi (Chinese bamboo flute) to the Honolulu Symphony's"East/West Synthesis" concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Friday. Tang's exquisite playing and mesmerizing stage presence gave her three selections an enchanting beauty. The fourth was a perfect encore.

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John Berger has covered the local
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