The Great Hawaiian Folk Life Festival will celebrate nearly 2,000 years of Hawaiian culture, 200 years of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, 35 years of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs O'ahu Council's "Ho ike ike", and the 136th Birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole. The festival runs 2 days at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Harry B. Soria, Jr. will emcee the entertainment stage on Sunday, 3/25/07, featuring Ho'okena, Maunalua, Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Ledward Ka'apana, Dennis Kamakahi, Mike Ka'awa, Tony Conjugacion, and much more, including 10 hula halau.
Venue : Kapiolani Park Bandstand, Waikiki, O'ahu, Hawaii
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel presents...A Salute To The Stars - 2007
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel presents...A Salute to the Stars" on Thursday evening, February 1, 2007, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Harry B. Soria, Jr. will emcee the celebration in the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Waikiki, and will be joined by the Kahalepuna Trio and Kuhai Keiki Halau Kahlepuna Pa Olapa Kahiko. We will be observing the 80th anniversary of the Pink Lady of the Pacific. Her grand opening gala event was held on February 1, 1927. We will also mark the 125th anniversary of Matson Navigation, whose former subsidiary, Matson Hotels, built the Royal in 1927.
Venue : Monarch Room, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki, O'ahu, Hawaii
Na Mele Treasures II - 2006
Hawaiian Airlines proudly presents "Na Mele: Treasures II" a PBS Hawaii KHET Television Special, on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. This collection of treasures includes Marlene Sai, Boyce Rodrigues, & Aunty May Kamai. Kealoha Kalama, Florence Koanui, & Mapuana Yasue will dance hula. Robert Cazimero guides the lounge atmosphere from his piano, Kawika Trask leads the backup musicians of Alden Levi & Ke'ao Costa, & Harry B. Soria, Jr. hosts. (Both Na Mele Treasures I & II are available on DVD from PBS Hawaii.)
Venue : PBS Hawaii KHET Television