Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Nick Kawakami of Manoa DNA, one of Hawaii's young contemporary bands, hang out at the outdoor stage # 7 during the Waikiki Ho'olaulea on Friday, September 21, 2007. (Photo: Peter Agustin)
At the Hawaiian Airlines/Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort stage of the 2007 Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho'olaulea, emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr., hangs out backstage with Mike Kelly, head of Cox Radio Hawaii. Kimo Alama Keaulana & Lei Hulu, Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu, Holunape, and Kaukahi performed on Stage # on Friday, September 21, 2007. (Photo: Peter Agustin)
The 1st Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Fest was held on Sunday, September 9th, at the Shorebird Restaurant in the Outrigger Reef Hotel in Waikiki. Left to right are: Kimo Kahoano, emcee, with steel guitarists Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardinha, Casey Olsen, and Alan Akaka. Also pictured are Hiram Olsen on guitar and Gary Aiko on bass, with Harry B. Soria, Jr. enjoying the festivities.
The preliminary judging of the 5th Annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival was held at the Kapiolani Bandstand on Saturday, September 8th, 2007. Pictured left to right are: judge Malia Nobriga, judge Momi Kamahele, and judge Vicky Holt Takamine. Harry B. Soria, Jr. (top) emceed the competition. Vicky is the founder of the Pa'i Foundation which produces the event each year.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. greets the members of "Na Palapalai" backstage at the conclusion of their 'hanahou' number at the Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau on 8-25-07. From left to right: Keao Costa, Harry B., Kehau Tamure, and Kuana Torres. "Na Palapalai" is the premiere Hawaiian falsetto group in Hawaii today. Harry B. had the honor of introducing his pals as they headlined the luau entertainment.
Cox Radio Hawaii chief Mike Kelly and Hawaiian 105 KINE FM and AM940 Hawaii personality Harry B. Soria, Jr. welcome Honolulu's Prosecuting Attorney, Peter Carlisle, to the 2007 Great Hawaiian 105 KINE Luau.
Management, sales, admin, and on-air personalities all gather for a group picture at the Great Hawaiian KINE Luau. The 2007 event was held at the historic Waikiki Aquarium. (Photo: H. Soria)
Harry B. Soria Jr., who served as emcee for the evening, goes over the program with stage manager Daniel Sakimura before the "Lei Of Stars" show. (Photo by: Yu Shing Ting)
Leina'ala Kalama Heine, Harry B. Soria, Jr., Emma Veary, and her daughter Robin, in the green room during the "Lei Of Stars" concert at the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu on July 19, 2007. Robin was about to hula during her mother's set, while Ala was about to get dressed for her hula with the Brothers Cazimero during their upcoming set. Harry B. emceed the "Lei Of Stars" show. [Harry B.'s crown flower lei made by Gail Harimoto]
Harry B. & "Bozo" Cazimero backstage at the Hawaii Theatre during the "Lei of Stars" concert on 7/19/2007. The Brothers Cazimero were part of the 2006 inductees to the hall who graced the stage during the evening's performance. [Harry B.'s crown flower lei made by Gail Harimoto]
Part of the cast of the "Lei Of Stars" concert backstage at the Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu on July 19, 2007, just before showtime. Harry B. Soria, Jr., Nina Keali'iwahaman, Roland Cazimero, Emma Veary, & Robert Cazimero. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame presented the event to a appreciative crowd. [Harry B.'s crown flower lei made by Gail Harimoto]
Emma Veary and Harry B. Soria, Jr. relax backstage prior to the "Lei of Stars" concert on July 19, 2007. The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame featured its 2006 inductees into the Hall Fame: Emma Veary, Nina Keali'iwahamana, Mahi Beamer, & the Brothers Cazimero. Harry B. hosted the evening. [Harry B.'s crown flower lei made by Gail Harimoto]
Artist Fay Stanford, whose husband, filmmaker Ron Stanford, created the Territorial Airwaves video in our Territorial TV section, captured the moment with her own medium. The original is available at her website: www.faystanford.com/shipsartist
PBS Hawaii VP of Development, Becky Dunning and co-host, Harry B. Soria, Jr. invite viewers to call in their pledges at the 1st Na Mele Treasures telecast in March of 2006. Harry B. was also able to interview the performers gathered around Robert Cazimero's piano that evening: Nina Kealiiwahamana, Iwalani Kahalewai, Emma Veary, and Bill Kaiwa. The studio band led by Kawika Trask featured Keao Costa and Alden Levi. The memorable gathering of Hawaiian music legends has since been rebroadcast several times on PBS Hawaii.
Pekelo Cosma and Harry B. Soria, Jr. at the 30th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, held on June 20, 2007, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Pekelo won the Hoku Award for 'Hawaiian Album of the Year'. [Harry B.'s crown flower lei made by Gail Harimoto] (Photo: Milton Lau)