On the Scene

John Berger

A PERFECT NIGHT FOR "PARROT HEADS": Jimmy Buffett, third from left, celebrated backstage with Tom Moffatt, left, Martin Denny and Christina Denny, Martin's daughter, after Buffet's sold-out concert at the Waikiki Shell on Wednesday. Buffett gave his loyal fans ("Parrot Heads") a perfect two-hour-plus concert that included having Martin Denny join him on "Quiet Village."

CONGRATULATIONS, GINNY!: Simon Rusconi, left, Jim Nabors and Jimmy Borges joined Ginny Tiu on her piano bench as she celebrated her 10th anniversary at the Sheraton Moana-Surfrider on Friday. Tiu opened her second set by dedicating "The Impossible Dream" to her absent ailing father, and brought Borges up to join her for a beautiful rendition of "Embraceable You."

HAPPY YAKUDOSHI, "DUCK BOY!": Justin Yoshino, third from left, was guest of honor at a combination yakudoshi and "duck roast" emceed by Kimo Kahoano at 3660 On the Rise on Friday. Paula Ota, left, Jon Sugai and Amy Jeuck were among the well-wishers. One of Yoshino's gifts was a "duckie" lei from someone who knew that a few of his close friends call him "Duck Boy."

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