Hoku Zuttermeister and Ioane Burns hang out with Harry B. Soria, Jr. at the Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau on Saturday, April 23, 2008. The luau was held on the Greens behind the Waikiki Shell. After the attendees had their fill of ono Hawaiian luau food, the entertainment shifted to the main Waikiki Shell stage for the C & K Back In The Day 35th Anniversary Concert.
C & K @ the WAIKIKI SHELL - SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008. Harry B. Soria, Jr. hangs out backstage at the Waikiki Shell with Cecilio & Kapono moments before they took the stage for "C&K's 35th Anniversary Concert - Back In The Day". The sold-out concert also featured Willie K., Summer, and Kalapana. Numerous local comedians and radio personalities also made appearances. (Back in the day, Kapono (Henry Kapono Ka'aihue) and Harry B. were in high school and college bands playing on the same bills in Honolulu.
Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva now shares the floor with her 2nd daughter, Kapalai'ula De Silva during the Na Palapalai set at the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival fundraiser for Halau Mohala Ilima. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Daughter Kahikina dances with mother/kumu hula Mapuana de Silva at Halau Mohala Ilima's annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival fundraiser. Headliners "Na Palapalai" consistently brought all of the hula dancers to their feet to dance with their tempting Hawaiian music. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Kuana Torres, Kehau Tamure, and Keao Costa hit a note for the ages in the highest possible Hawaiian falsetto vocal harmony on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Eastside Grill in Mo'il'ili. Halau Mohala Ilima held their annual Wai O Aniani fundraiser in preparation for their 31st annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival appearance. (Photo: Harry B. Soria)
The legendary lineup of judges for the 2008 King Kamehameha Hula Festival, held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena on Saturday, June 21, 2008. (L to R) Na'auao Pane'e, Naomi Losch, Mae Klein, Leilani Alama, Edith McKinzie, Joan Lindsey, & Leiana Woodside. (Photo: Harry B. Soria, Jr.)
Ukulele stylist extraordinaire Kehau Tamure of the falsetto group, "Na Palapalai", congratulates Harry B. Soria, Jr. for winning the Hoku Award for "Anthology of the Year" at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Kawika Trask talk story at the 2008 Hoku Awards at the Hawaii Convention Center. Kawika was the creative musical force behind the "Na Mele Treasures" music series that Harry B. Soria, Jr. hosted on Hawaii Public Television PBS.
Mihana Souza and Harry B. Soria, Jr. catch up on old times at the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on the evening of June 17, 2008. Mihana is a daughter of the late Irmgard Farden Aluli. Mihana and Harry B. have been pals since their high school days on O'ahu.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. joins Led Ka'apana at the 2008 Hoku Awards held at the Hawaii Convention Center on June 17, 2008. Led is wearing his slogan on his hat: "Jus' Press"!
Peter Moon's son, Peter Moon, Jr. at his first Hoku Awards on June 17, 2008, with Cyril Pahinui and Harry B. Soria, Jr. Peter has begun playing his father's ukulele, and the high school student is taking to it like a fish to water.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. congratulates Nina Keali'iwahamana after she won the prestigious "Moe Keale - Live With Aloha" Award. Nina's life has personified one who has lived with Aloha, and she is truly a gift to Hawaiian music fans everywhere.
Ernie Cruz, Sr. & Harry B. Soria, Jr. join 2 members of Olomana: Gerald K. Santos & Wally Suenaga. Olomana received a lifetime achievement award at the June 17, 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards show, held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Waikiki.
At the 2008 Hoku Awards evening, Marlene Sai (center) is surrounded by (left to right): daughter Cassy, pal Charlian Wright, Harry B. Soria, Jr., daughter Mahela, and pal Wayne Chang.
The June 17, 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards began with 2 veterans nominated in the same category -- Liner Notes of the Year. Robert eventually won the Hoku for Liners, but Harry B. would later win the Hoku for Anthology of the Year ("Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln - Hawaii's Falsetto Poet"). Here Harry B. & Bobby U. celebrate their gifts from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.