Harry B. Soria, Jr., while shooting stills of the taping of the "Emme's Island Moments 2008 TV Special" pointed his Sony camera at the video monitor as the TV camera pointed at him. The courtyard of Honolulu City Hall, "Honolulu Hale", is in the background. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Raiatea Helm sings her latest release, "My Island", on the set of the Emme's Island Moments 2008 Christmas Special. Emme Tomimbang is the popular host of the long running Hawaii TV series, "Emme's Island Moments". The taping was done on a closed set at "Honolulu Hale", utilizing the City & County's nostalgic Christmas decorations in the courtyard of City Hall. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Harry B. Soria, Jr. warms up the crowd at Waikiki Beach prior to the musical program on Saturday evening, November 15, 2008. The musical entertainment lineup is on the screen above Harry B. - "Na Palapalai", "Na Leo", and "Ho'okena". The concert was presented at the conclusion of the annual International Hula Conference held in Waikiki.
Legendary hula teacher Kent Ghirard with two of his original "Hula Nani" girls (front row). Welcoming Kent to the Hapa Haole Film Festival on Sunday, October 12, 2008, are Kanoe Miller, Harry B. Soria, Jr., and Vicky Holt Takamine (back row). The very young 90-year old Kent Ghirard is credited with bringing synchronization to his hula line in both dress and movements in 1947, both of which have since become entrenched in the hula performed each year at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival. Many of today's kumu hula are unaware of the contributions made so many decades ago by Kent Ghirard.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. lingers behind the ceremonial desk of the Governor of the State of Hawaii, the honorable Linda Lingle. This desk is where most news conferences are held on the 5th floor of the State Capitol Building in downtown Honolulu.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. lingers at the Territory of Hawaii desk exhibit in the historic Ali'i I'olani building, early home of Hawaii's Supreme Court. Harry B. enjoyed showing a group of young students how to use the rotary dial telephone. Most of teens had never seen or touched one.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. & Palani Vaughan catch up on old times following the 2008 Induction Ceremonies of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, at Kamehameha Schools on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Harry B. Soria, Jr. emceed the historic event.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. is welcomed to "Hale Pelekikena", the President's Home, at Kamehameha Schools. The Chuns graciously hosted a luncheon at their home prior to the 2008 induction ceremonies held at the Kamehameha Schools auditorium on Sunday, September 21, 2008.
On the evening of Wednesday, September 17th, 2008, Harry B. Soria, Jr. found himself in Dallas, Texas for Sony meeting. Harry B.'s desire for a "Texas-sized prime ribeye steak" was satisfied at the Silver Fox steakhouse in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Steve Chi)
One of the cute keiki hula lines that performed at the 6th Annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival at Kapi'olani Park Bandstand on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Harry B. Soria, Jr. emceed the festival. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Halau 'Olapakuikala'i 'o Hokuaulani, under the direction of their kumu hula, Hokaulani Nihipali, prepared to perform at the 6th annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival prelims at the Kapi'olani Park Bandstand on Saturday, September 13, 2008. Harry B. Soria, Jr. emceed the HHHF. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Chino Montero, formerly of the group, "Palolo", and now guitarist for Amy Hanaiali'i, performed on the Hawaiian Airlines stage at the 62nd Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho'olaulea on Friday evening, September 12, 2008. Harry B. Soria, Jr. emceed the stage, and shot this photo of Chino in the middle of a song. Chino strummed a chord on his guitar, posed with the shakka sign, and then resumed the song, without missing a beat. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Mike Kelly hang out at the 2008 Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau on Saturday, August 23, 2008. This year's luau was held on the green behind the Waikiki Shell. Mike Kelly is the Vice President of Cox Radio Hawaii and has guided Hawaiian 105 KINE to its dominant position in the Hawaii market. (Photo: H. Soria)
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Roy Cordeiro discuss upcoming Hawaiian entertainment events during the Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau on Saturday, August 23, 2008. Roy handles marketing for several of the Outrigger Hotels properties and has a deep committment to traditional Hawaiian music.
Harry B, Soria, Jr. hangs out with the keiki of Halau Hula Olana just prior to taking the stage at the Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau on Saturday, August 23, 2008. The keiki performed with Howard & Olana Ai. Also featured were Natalie Ai Kama'u and husband Iolani. (Photo: H. Soria)