Pictures From Tonights KWXX Ho’olaule’a

I’ll be updating this post throughout the night as Darrin “DC” Carlson tweets on the left column.

The Pictures are mostly from Darrin, but others are being submitted on Twitter as well:

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Sudden Rush joins the big finale courtesy of @dcb97

Sudden Rush joins the big finale courtesy of @dcb97

The crowd from the Haili Stage courtesy @dcb97

The crowd from the Haili Stage courtesy @dcb97

"Rebel Souljahz at a knee high angle" courtesy of @dcb97

"Rebel Souljahz at a knee high angle" courtesy of @dcb97

Rebel Souljahz waiting to go on courtesy of @dcb97

Rebel Souljahz waiting to go on courtesy of @dcb97

Looks like the rain is starting to come in.  "Sound crew covering up speakers" Courtesy of @dcb97

Looks like the rain is starting to come in. "Sound crew covering up speakers" Courtesy of @dcb97

Gavin Todd and "DC"

Gavin Todd and "DC"

@Ben_Geezie our calm stage manager courtesy of @dcb97

@Ben_Geezie our calm stage manager courtesy of @dcb97

"DC" sneaking up on stage again

"DC" sneaking up on stage again

The stage schedule... Mixjah on now courtesy of @dcb97

The stage schedule(s)... Mixjah on now courtesy of @dcb97

Still to Come

Still to Come

John Cruz just getting off stage courtesy of @islandtrust

John Cruz just getting off stage courtesy of @islandtrust

Crowd Rocking at the Kalakaua Stage

Crowd Rocking at the Kalakaua Stage

"DC" Sneaking backstage

"DC" Sneaking backstage

John Cruz and Co. Ripping it on Stage Courtesy of @islandtrust

John Cruz on the Big Screen courtesy of @hilomikey

John Cruz on the Big Screen courtesy of @hilomikey

"DC" with Brian Padilla & Moon Brown backstge

"DC" with Brian Padilla & Moon Brown backstge

Stage Shot Courtesy of @dandouglass808

Stage Shot Courtesy of @dandouglass808

Darren "DC" Carlson AKA "humuhumunukunukuapuaa" photo courtesy of @islandtrust

Darrin "DC" Carlson AKA "humuhumunukunukuapuaa" photo courtesy of @islandtrust

"DC" on Stage Emceeing Courtesy of @islandtrust

"DC" on Stage Emceeing Courtesy of @islandtrust

Stage Shot courtesy of @islandtrust

Stage Shot courtesy of @islandtrust

"DC" with @MerleCloe and husband John

"DC" with @MerleCloe and husband John

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"DC" and @HiloMikey

"DC" and @HiloMikey

Kat and Ke'ala

Kat and Ke'ala

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Kat and Keala welcome the early crowd.

Keala, Kat and Chris

Keala, Kat and Chris

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Awarded to Hawaii County

Certificate of Achievement
From the Mayors Office:

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County of Hawaii for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The award is given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to county Controller Kay Oshiro, who was primarily responsible for the report. Oshiro was named controller in January 2009 after serving as an accountant for the Hawaii County Police Department. She was previously a budget specialist for the County of Maui, assistant controller at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

“Kay did a wonderful job of preparing the CAFR in her first months as Controller,” said County Director of Finance Nancy Crawford. “It is a great honor for the County and for her to receive the Certificate of Achievement.”

The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.

TOMORROW: Live Internet Broadcast from Gabby Pahinui’s House

Media Release:

Live Internet Broadcast Featuring:

Cyril Pahinui and Don Kaulia
Live From Gabby Pahinui’s House in Waimanalo

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Livehawaiianmusic.com is excited to be bringing you a live broadcast from the legendary Pahinui Waimanalo Homestead on September 27th, 2009 at 1pm featuring Cyril Pahinui and Don Kaulia. This Kanikapila and Workshop is put on monthly by Cyril Pahinui, son of Hawaiian Music legend Gabby Pahinui.

During the 80’s the Waimanalo Homestead became legendary for the Kanikapila Jam Sessions that took place there. Now Cyril continues the tradition, by putting on these monthly workshop and jam sessions. Started in August 2008, these gatherings were reestablished to perpetuate and preserve the uniqueness of Hawaii’s music.

The Pahinui’s Waimanalo home attracted legendary musicians including slack key masters Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, and Ray Kane, along with David “Feet” Rogers, Joe Marshall and ukulele virtuoso Eddie Kamae. Weekend’s at the Pahinui home were a continuous jam session as the Pahinui’s hosted dozens of musicians both young and old who came by to jam with “the Master.”

With the welcoming pot of beef stew and rice always on the stove, the Waimanaolo home became the perfect setting for the revitalization of Hawai‘i’s musical traditions. As Gabby and the home grew in fame, attendance in the weekend jam sessions mushroomed, sometimes-hosting a hundred or more musicians and fans.

The jam sessions would begin early on Friday mornings and continue until straight through to Monday mornings. It was especially inspiring for the young, aspiring players, many of whom went on to become today’s leading Hawaiian musicians and slack key masters.

Workshops are held once monthly usually on the third or fourth Sunday of each month at the Waimanalo Homestead.

There is a fee of $40 per session. Sessions begin at 1:00 and go to 3-4:00. Instruction at the series is provided by Cyril Pahinui. Serious students under the age of 25 may attend at no charge. Additional Information Call 808-722-8575 go to Cyril Pahinui’s website or email him at: cyril@cyrilpahinui.com

2009 Workshop and Kanikapila Schedule

  • Sept 27
  • Oct 25
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 20

livehawaiianmusic.com is a Big Island based company, and is dedicated to bringing the exciting and powerful music of Hawai’i, live, to the world.

State of the State… The Car

state car

Today: 16th Annual KWXX Ho’olaule’a

16th Annual KWXX Ho'olaulea