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May_Day_Hawaii_2010_where_to_goSaturday is May 1—around the world, recognized as May Day, but here in Hawaii also affectionately celebrated as Lei Day.

It’s a day ripe with celebrations of Hawaiian culture. You’ll find a few more music and hula shows on May Day than other days, popular with both residents and visitors. You’ll find office workers heading to work sporting aloha wear and often wearing fresh, fragrant and colorful flower lei. Some Hawaii schools even host May Day celebrations for keiki (children), complete with the selection of a royal court and talent shows.

The origins of Hawaii’s celebration of May Day as Lei Day go all the way back to 1927, when Honolulu Star-Bulletin writer Don Blanding advocated the creation of a holiday honoring lei making and the custom of wearing lei. Blanding’s co-worker, columnist Grace Tower Warren, suggested May 1st May Day celebrations as ideal for the holiday, crafting what would become the day’s much-used tagline “May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii.”

Lei Day—or May Day, for that matter—never became an official state holiday. But since the first city Lei Day celebrations were held on May 1, 1928, the custom of wearing aloha wear and lei on the first of May has spread statewide. These days, cultural demonstrations, royal court processions, made in Hawaii craft sales and hula and music shows are all an essential and expected part of May Day in Hawaii.

The largest of the state’s celebrations is Honolulu’s official city May Day festivities at Waikiki’s Kapiolani Park Bandstand, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

If you go, don’t forget to bring your camera. You’ll want it fully charged and ready for the investiture of the 2010 Lei Queen and her court at 10:15 a.m., and to snap photos of some of the finest and most unique examples of lei making you’re likely to see, at the annual May Day Lei Contest, open to the public from 12:30 p.m.

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Hawaiian lei and craft exhibitions, demonstrations and vendors will be open on the bandstand grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring keiki along to learn Hawaiian songs, hula, lei making, lauhala weaving and to hear stories at Tutu’s Hale (grandmother’s house) from 1 to 5 p.m. Grab some lunch from a selection of food booths, and hang out near the bandstand through the afternoon for live Hawaii music and hula halau (hula troupe) performances from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For a complete schedule of city May Day events at Kapiolani Park, map directions and other info, click here.

For more May Day events throughout Hawaii, click forward to next page.

 

Food_Network_Dinner_Impossible_Lost_Hawaii_episodeFeeding 90 members of the cast and crew of Lost on a North Shore Oahu beach will be Chef Robert Irvine’s next Hawaii-based challenge for his popular Food Network series Dinner: Impossible. The episode premieres May 19.

If you’re a devotee of the brawny English celebrity chef’s show, you know its modus operandi. Offered no knowledge of a mission beforehand, Irvine is tasked "Mission: Impossible-style" with planning, procuring ingredients, whipping up and serving a full multicourse menu for an event in a matter of hours.

In Dinner: Impossible’s “Robert’s Lost Mission” episode, Irvine is dropped off on the ABC mystery-adventure series’ deserted Papailoa Beach set with scant cooking equipment and some ingredients left for him on the beach. Food Network is, so far, staying mum about the ingredients. But judging by the photo below of Irvine with Lost cast member Nestor Carbonell, the chef's at least got a table stocked with fresh pork, chicken, shrimp, a variety of fish, pineapple, corn, sweet potato, banana and ... uh, are those sugar packets in the bamboo steamer? That largish roll of ti leaves likely means lau lau will on the menu.

With assistance from Jon Matsubara, executive chef of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Waikiki beachfront Azure Restaurant, and a handful of Lost cast members (like Jorge Garcia, pictured above) dropping by with important mission information, Irvine was set loose on his task. After one very important stop at an Ace Hardware store in nearby Haleiwa town for cooking supplies, chaos and creation in Irvine's makeshift beachside kitchen ensued.

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Truth be told, we're a bit surprised that Food Network waited until Lost’s final season to cook up what seems like a match-made-in-epicurean-heaven scenario for Dinner: Impossible—stranded chef cooks for cast and crew of series about stranded strangers on an island. Plus, Irvine is no stranger to Hawaii challenges.

In a 2008 Dinner: Impossible episode titled “Late for the Luau,” Irvine was tasked with creating a full beachside luau for more than 150 Big Island residents and visitors in just eight hours. He finished, of course—that time, with some lau lau- and lomi salmon-making guidance from Hawaii chef Sam Choy and by putting his ample guns to good use prepping a pig for an imu.

Having sampled Matsubara's inventive skills in the kitchen a few times at Azure, we know Irvine will be in very talented, very capable hands here.

We'll definitely be watching.

Here’s the premiere week episode schedule for Dinner: Impossible “Robert’s Lost Mission”:

• May 19, 10 p.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time), 7 p.m., 10 p.m. (Hawaii time)

• May 20, 1 a.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time)

• May 22, 4 p.m. (Eastern time, Pacific time), 1 p.m. (Hawaii time)

Photos: Food Network
 

Hawaii_Food_and_wine_paradise_Oahu_Ko_OlineIt’s three days of indulgence. 

If you love food, wine and Hawaii, you’ll want to know about Hawaii Food & Wine Paradise, a three-day O‘ahu festival for those who appreciate great food and wine, or, in the words of its organizer, D. Keola Lloyd, “anyone who passionately pursues the finest of life’s pleasures.”

The event, held at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki and West Oahu’s Ko Olina Resort, features 16 of Hawaii’s top chefs and winemakers from eight Napa wineries, like Jarvis, Rombauer and Silver Oak. Not to mention spirits producers like Pau Maui Vodka and craft beer brewer Hawai‘i Nui. 

Hawaii_Food_and_wine_paradise_Oahu_Ko_OlineThis year’s theme: "Back to the Future," as noted chefs including Russell Siu (3660 On the Rise), Ed Kenney (Town), Rodney Uyehara (Beachhouse at the Moana) reinterpret classic dishes with contemporary techniques and ingredients.

There are four events:

• May 27, 6 p.m.: "E Komo Mai at the Beachhouse," an exclusive preview party at the Westin Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, limited to 100 guests.

• May 28, 6 p.m.: "Paradise Food & Wine Classic,"
a gala dinner, also at the Westin Moana Surfrider, including a fashion show by Hawaii designer Anne Namba, limited to 250 guests.

• May 29, noon: "Pairings in Paradise," a four-course food and wine pairing luncheon at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club at Ko Olina Resort, limited to 75 guests.

• May 29, 6 p.m.: "Paradise Beachside Barbeque," a down home Island-style barbecue under the stars at Paradise Cove at Ko Olina Resort, including a fashion show featuring two of Hawai’i’s rising fashion stars, Louisa Ngum of Honey Girl and Ida Teiti of Tiare Teiti Designs. Limited to 400 guests.

Hawaii_Food_and_wine_paradise_Oahu_Ko_OlineAll events will also include entertainment.

Prices range from $100 for Paradise Beachside Barbeque to $250 for the Paradise Food & Wine Classic. Some of the proceeds benefit Hawaii schools and charities. You can find full event and ticket information here

HAWAII Magazine readers take note: If you can make it, say hello. I'll be the master of ceremonies for the four-day event, pitting my food and wine pairing skills against the chefs in the "Pairings in Paradise" luncheon.

Photos: Hawaii Food & Wine Paradise
  
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The HAWAII Magazine Guide to Visiting Kailua, Oahu



HAWAII Magazine's May/June 2010 cover feature takes you to Oahu’s relaxed beach town of Kailua, which boasts two of the best beaches not simply in Hawaii, but in the world. 

Kailua Beach Park is a 2 1/2 mile white sand crescent, with restrooms, picnic tables, a concession stand and lifeguards. Next door, Lanikai Beach has fewer amenities—only street parking and access between house lots—but for many, it’s the most beautiful beach they’ve ever seen, with the Mokulua Islands just offshore.

Check out our feature Relaxed and Beachy – Kailua, Oahu in the new issue of HAWAII Magazine, in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide now. When you're done, you'll also want to see more photos from our sunrise-to-sunset visit to Kailua right here on HawaiiMagazine.com.

For now, however, we provide you with guide for your next visit to one of Hawaii's great small towns: HAWAII Magazine's Guide To Visiting Kailua, Oahu:

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How to get to Kailua


By car: It’s about a half hour drive to Kailua from Waikiki. Along the way, you’ll pass (and perhaps want to stop at) the Queen Emma Summer Palace and the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, which affords a sweeping view of Kailua and the Windward side of Oahu.

By bus: There’s regular city bus service from Honolulu to Kailua and back. From Waikiki, you’ll have to transfer either downtown or at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Leave about an hour for the trip. For directions and bus schedules, click here.

By hotel pickup: Many of the activities centers in Kailua also offer hotel pickup in Waikiki as part of their ocean recreation packages. Check with one of the ocean recreation specialists below.


Kailua ocean adventures

One look at protected Kailua Bay and you may wish to get out on the water. The beaches are a favorite recreation area for good reason.

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A number of Kailua companies offer tours and rentals to help you get out in the water from Kailua or Lanikai Beaches. If you wish, you can kayak out to the offshore Mokulua Islands, with or without a guide.

Twogood Kayaks & Canoes
345 Hahani Street, (808) 262-5656
Offers kayak and snorkeling tours; kayak, snorkel equipement and boogie board rentals

Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks
130 Kailua Road, (808) 262-2555
Offers kayak tours and rentals; windsurfing, snorkeling, surfboard, stand-up paddleboard and boogie board rentals and instruction, also bike rentals.

Hawaiian Water Sports
354 Hahani Street, (808) 262-5483
Offers kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, stand-up paddleboard, bodyboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling lessons, tours and rentals.

 

Waikiki_Spam_Jam_2010Hawaii’s love for Spam is legend.

We love it in Spam musubi. We have it for breakfast, like most folks would bacon and eggs. Top Hawaii chefs love experimenting with it. You’ll find at least a half dozen varieties of it on our supermarket shelves. Spam is even on the menu at every Hawaii McDonald’s restaurant.

Our collective love for the pink canned meat from Hormel Foods is so large, in fact, that it is celebrated annually with a huge Waikiki block-party in its honor. And if you’re on Oahu this weekend and love Spam, you’re in luck.

Waikiki_Spam_Jam_2010The 8th annual Waikiki Spam Jam street festival kicks off this Saturday, April 24. How big is it? More than 20,000 Hawaii visitors and residents attend Spam Jam each year—a number that grows annually. The event is so big that it actually shuts down a good portion of Waikiki’s main drag, Kalakaua Avenue.

The block-party celebration—which runs from 4 to 10 p.m.—encompasses two stages of live Hawaiian music, a variety of Hawaiian craft booths and, of course, merchandise booths selling Spam-themed items such as the Spam T-shirts and slippers. People even dress up in life-size Spam can costumes!

A dozen Oahu restaurants will be there, as well, angling to show off the culinary possibilities of Spam beyond the popular musubi version we all know. Those eateries include:
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• Atlantis Seafood & Steak
• Cheeseburger Beachwalk
• Okonomiyaki Chibo
• Coconut Willy’s
• Doraku Sushi
• Duke’s Canoe Club/Hula Grill Waikiki
• Gordon Biersch
• Jimmy Buffet’s at the Beachcomber
• Rumfire
• Seafood Village
• The Shack Waikiki
• Tropical Iceland

Spam Jam will feature two stages of free Hawaiian music and entertainment. Here’s the schedule:

Outrigger Waikiki Hotel Stage
(Located in the front of the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel)
4:30 p.m.  Halau Ka Hale I O Kahala (hula performances)
5:30 p.m.  Cyril Pahinui
6:30 p.m.  Polynesian Performance from Germaine’s Luau
7:30 p.m.  Weldon Kekauoha
8:45 p.m.  Maunalua

First Hawaiian Bank Stage
(Located in the front of C BLDG of Royal Hawaiian Center)
4:15 p.m.   Hana Hou, the Air Force Band of the Pacific—Hawaii
5:30 p.m.  Emke
6:45 p.m.  Elephant
8 p.m.        Separate Ways

Waikiki_Spam_Jam_2010The best part of all of this love for canned meat? Admission to Spam Jam is free.

Not a Spam fan? The fest is also your chance to give some of the stuff away—of course, for a good cause. Volunteers will be on hand to collect cans of Spam for the Hawaii Food Bank.

Planning to drive to Spam Jam? Click here for parking information.

For more information and Spam recipes, visit www.spamjamhawaii.com.

Photos: Waikiki Spam Jam

 
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Hawaii_romantic_dinner_LanaiIt was as if someone had taken a living room out of a stylish Hawaii home and placed it on the edge of Hulopoe Beach just for us.

Those were my wife’s words, as we settled for dinner in the Ocean Hale at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay recently.

Our eyes darted about the cozy, open-air cabana, perched on a secluded cliff on the resort’s oceanfront lawn overlooking the tranquil waters of Hulopoe Bay. The parquet-floored space was elegantly appointed with a teak couch and table set, a couple of lamps and a well-placed collection of seashells, starfish, driftwood and votives. Hushed nahenahe (sweet, gentle) Hawaiian music from a portable Bose music dock played nice with the sound of gentle surf below. It was sunset.

Hawaii_romantic_dinner_LanaiSave for our private server for the evening, my wife and I would be completely alone for the next three hours ... no loud patrons at a neighboring table, no screaming children, no clatter from an open kitchen.

“This is a dinner that boys looking for the perfect place to pop the question should know about,” said my wife, later in the evening. “Wanna ask me again?”

It wasn’t a bad idea.

The Four Seasons Resort Lanai’s Ocean Hale can be booked for a private dinner party of up to eight. But frankly, I can’t imagine an evening of food, drink and conversation at the hale being as tailor made for a small group as it is for a romantic dinner for two. This is a dinner that pretty much epitomizes romance, on a lovely, but little-visited island that is one of the world's most romantic getaways.

Hawaii_romantic_dinner_LanaiWe’d dispatched with our dinner selections earlier that afternoon from the comfort of our garden-view room at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai Lodge at Koele, about 30 minutes upslope from Manele in the mist of the island’s cool central highlands. The Ocean Hale dinner offers five courses—including a chef-selected artisanal cheese course. Guests pre-select an item each from a menu of appetizers, small dishes, entrees and desserts. The only decision you need to make once you're seated? Whether to gaze longingly at the stunning view of Hulopoe or your dining partner.

Upon our arrival at Manele, we were met by the resort’s assistant manager who draped us with orchid lei and escorted us to the Ocean Hale, tucked away on a private spot on the seaside Plumeria Lawn. A path of torches had been set up to light our way to the hale (Hawaiian for "house") and our private server, Jojo Baltero, waiting with a smile and two flutes of champagne.

A table for two had been set with fine linen, china, silverware, a bowl of orchid blossoms floating in water, seashells and votives. A soundtrack of Raiatea Helm, Jack Johnson and slack key guitar floated on the salt-kissed tradewinds. Corner lamps cast a soft glow on the hale’s interiors. The teak couch—and its quartet of plush throw pillows—looked particularly inviting as darkness fell.

 

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Got an amazing photo you took on your last Hawaii vacation? And we mean, truly amazing.

It could win you another trip to the Islands in our 12th annual HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest!  The contest is open to entries now through Aug. 6, 2010.

As always, we’re looking for the best photos from our HAWAII Magazine reader ohana, shot in the most beautiful collection of islands in the world. (That would be Hawaii, by the way.)

You can send us photos of anything Hawaii: our beaches, valleys, people, animal life, sunrises, sunsets, happenings, surf, buildings, waterfalls, etc. It’s really up to you. All we ask is that the photo (or photos) must have been taken in Hawaii.

free_Hawaii_vacation_best_photo_contestWe’re giving away nine prizes this year—one grand prize, four first-place prizes and four second-place prizes—all of ‘em pretty sweet, if we’re allowed to brag a bit.

Our 2010 photo contest’s grand prize is airfare for two to the island of Kauai from the winner’s nearest Hawaiian Airlines gateway city, plus a six-night stay at the Outrigger Kiahuna Planatation in Poipu. The grand prize winner will also get a $250-value assortment of 100 percent Kona coffee from Hula Daddy—sponsor of our HawaiiMagazine.com Reader Photo of the Week contest.

First place winners will receive $100 cash and gift baskets from Hawaii’s Gift Baskets and Hawaiian Body Products.

Second place winners receive $75 cash, a $75 gift certificate from The Cookie Corner, a macadamia cooking oil sampler from Oils of Aloha and a honey gift set from Big Island Bees.

You may enter your photos in four categories: Oahu, Maui, Kauai or Big Island. Of course, photos need to have been shot on the island corresponding to the category being entered.

You may enter up to eight photos, but no more than two per category. Photos entered into HawaiiMagazine.com’s Reader Photo of the Week may also be resubmitted for the annual contest, but must follow all official mailing directions and contest rules.

Click here for 2010 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest details, complete rules and a downloadable official entry form.

Make sure to send your photo or photos to us, postmarked no later than Aug. 7, 2010.


free_Hawaii_vacation_best_photo_contestWinner photos will be published in the January/February 2011 issue of HAWAII Magazine. Winners and finalist photos will be published on HawaiiMagazine.com.

Need some visual inspiration before entering? Be sure to check out photo galleries of our 2009 and 2008 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists by clicking the links below!

• 2008 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists

• 2009 HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest winners and finalists

Good luck! We can’t wait to see your photos!

A big mahalo to all of our 12th annual HAWAII Magazine Photo Contest sponsors! Please click on their links above to find out more about them.

Photos from 2009 contest: grand prize winner by Rudy Calpo (top), first place winner, Maui category, by James Gaulke (middle), second place winner, Oahu category, by Rudy Calpo (bottom)
 

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In the May/June 2010 issue of HAWAII Magazine, we take you with us on a visit to the beaches,  offshore islands, cultural sites, scenery and overall outdoor nirvana of the Windward Oahu town of Kailua.

Recently, editor John Heckathorn and photographer David Croxford ducked away from the rest of us at HAWAII Magazine’s downtown Honolulu offices to spend a couple of days on the other side of Oahu's Koolau Mountains. Take the Pali Highway from downtown through green and lush Nuuanu Valley and the twin Pali Tunnels that cut through the Koolau and you’ll find many a city dweller’s nearby escape from the urbanity of Honolulu—relaxed and beachy Kailua town.

Writes Heckathorn, one of those city dwellers:

Kailua is a genuine small town, friendly, relaxed and beachy. It may also be one of the most beautiful towns in Hawaii. On one side, it’s sheltered by the dramatic green cliffs of the Koolau Mountains. On the other, islands dot the clean, clear offshore waters.

There is nothing better than walking on Kailua Beach in the morning, the sky lighting up the “Mokes,” the twin Mokulua Islands dotting the bay. Kailua Beach stretches for 2.5 miles, a bright, white coral sand crescent that reaches from near the tip of Kailua Bay (where President Barack Obama spends his Christmas vacations) to Lanikai, where movie stars’ homes now line the beach.


You can read the rest of Heckathorn’s musings on Kailua in his HAWAII Magazine cover feature Relaxed and Beachy – Kailua, Oahu. You’ll find the May/June 2010 issue in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide now, or in your mailbox if you’re a subscriber.

Not a HAWAII Magazine subscriber yet? Click here for a low annual subscription rate on our print edition, or click here to subscribe to our digital edition.

For now, check out our slideshow tour below, featuring even more of David Croxford’s Kailua photos, which we couldn’t fit into the magazine. (David always takes too many photos, wherever he goes. We NEVER discourage him.)

(Click on slideshow frame to enlarge photos.)
 

 

best_of_Hawaii_magazine_poll_we_want_your_votesWhat's your favorite inexpensive restaurant on Kauai? The best hiking trail on Maui? Your favorite beach for swimming on the Big Island? What’s the best place on Oahu to take a photo? And on a very serious note: What’s your favorite shave ice flavor?

You’ll find the questions above—and many more—on our brand new ballot for HAWAII Magazine’s 2010 Best of Hawaii poll. We leave all of the answers up to you, and only you.

We know from the impressively erudite answers submitted for our regular Facebook fan page polls that our readers know Hawaii and, especially, what they love most about Hawaii. Share a bit more of that info with us and other HAWAII Magazine readers for our Best of Hawaii poll and you could win a very cool prize.

Three lucky readers who fill out a Best of Hawaii ballot will be selected at random to win a framed photo of their choice from the Hawaiian “Elements” series by fine art photographer Peter Lik (a $240 value).

There are two ways to enter our Best of Hawaii poll: You can fill out a ballot online here.

best_of_Hawaii_magazine_poll_we_want_your_votesOr you can mail in a ballot. You’ll find one on page 60 of the May/June 2010 issue of HAWAII Magazine, in bookstores and on newsstands nationwide right now. Or you can download and print a Best of Hawaii ballot here, and mail it in.

Whichever means you choose to get it to us, ballots must be mailed or submitted by June 11, 2010.  You can enter by mail or on the Web, but please—not both.

Best of Hawaii poll results will be featured in the September/October 2010 issue of HAWAII Magazine.

Check out the questions and vote now! We’re anxious to see your picks, and share them.

Photos: David Croxford (top), Dawn Sakamoto (bottom)
 

na_hoku_hanohano_nominees_2010_music_awardsRecordings by Maui kumu hula/musician/vocalist Uluwehi Guerrero and Grammy-nominated traditional Hawaiian music group Hookena share the lead for most nominations for the 33rd annual Na Hoku Hanohano music awards. Guerrero and Hookena have seven nominations each on the 2010 Na Hoku ballot, released today.

Guerrero’s Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha album received Na Hoku Hanohano nominations for album of the year, male vocalist of the year, Hawaiian album of the year, Hawaiian language performance, liner notes and song of the year for “Nani Kamakura.” Guerrero (pictured, right) also scored a nod for favorite entertainer of the year.

Three of Hookena’s seven nominations for its album Nani Mau Loa-Everlasting Beauty were in the Hoku Awards' haku mele category, a composer’s award honoring the best new song or chant primarily in the Hawaiian language. Hookena’s nods in the category were for “Hanohano Helumoa” (composed by Manu Boyd), “Ka Nio O Maleka Ailana” (composed by Boyd and Horace Dudoit III) and “Nani Mau Loa” (composed by Dudoit, Boyd and Puakea Nogelmeier). Hookena’s three other nominations for the album were for Hawaiian language performance, group of the year and song of the year for “Ka Nio O Maleka Ailana.” Hookena (pictured, below) also received a nomination for favorite entertainer of the year.

na_hoku_hanohano_nominees_2010_music_awardsFive nominations each went to Amy Hanaialii for her Friends and Family of Hawaii album, Lorna Lim for her Polinahe album and Na Palapalai for its Nanea album. Mailani, Brother Noland, Eddie Kamae and the Sons of Hawaii, Jeff Peterson and the multi-artist compilation Ike O Na Kumu Hula (Insights of Hula Sources) received four Na Hoku Hanohano nominations each.

Na Hoku Hanohano's 2010 Lifetime Achievement honorees include vocalist/ musician Ida Kelii Chun, the Makaha Sons of Niihau, Hawaii Calls entertainer Boyce Rodrigues and, posthumously, falsetto icon George Kainapau and members of the Isaacs music family, including composer/band leader Alvin Kaleolani Isaacs Sr., steel guitarist Alvin Kalanikau "Barney" Isaacs, and slack key masters Leland "Atta" Isaacs and Norman Isaacs.

The bulk of Na Hoku Hanohano’s 22 awards categories are voted on by members of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, an organization of recording industry professionals, journalists and others with interest in Hawaiian music. This year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards ceremony will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu on May 30, capping off four days of music-related events scheduled for the first annual Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival.

Hawaii TV station KGMB will broadcast the awards ceremony live in high definition at 7:30 p.m., May 30. The broadcast will also be streamed live on the web—likely on KGMB's web site, www.hawaiinewsnow.com.

Click here for a complete list of this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano music award nominees.

Congratulations to everyone nominated!

Photos: Uluwehi Guerrero (top), Hookena (bottom)
 
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