The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (“HARA”) invites the public to vote for this year’s “Favorite Entertainer of the Year” at http://www.hara-vote.com/, from among ten extremely talented finalists, as follows, in alphabetical order.
- ROBERT CAZIMERO for “Hula”
- RAIATEA HELM for “Sea of Love”
- HIIKUA for “Aia I Hiilalo”
- WILLIE K for “Warehouse Blues”
- KUANA TORRES KAHELE for “Kaunaloa”
- LEHUA KALIMA for “Rising in Love”
- NATALIE AI KAMAUU for “A”
- MAILANI MAKAINAI for “Aina”
- JAKE SHIMABUKURO for “Peace, Love, Ukulele”
- WAIPUNA for “E Hoi Mai”
HOW TO VOTE FOR “FAVORITE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”
Go to http://www.hara-vote.com/ and Learn about each of the finalists. Make your selection by clicking “Vote” in your favorite artist’s box. You may only vote once.
All votes are final. Deadline to vote is May 15, 2012.
The winner of “Favorite Entertainer of the Year,” by public vote, will be announced at the 35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 27, 2012, 5-10 p.m., Hawaii Convention Center. The main program, including the announcement of this award, will be telecast live from 7-10 p.m. locally on KFVE, and via live streaming at www.k5thehometeam.com.
All artists who released a CD in 2011 were eligible for the preliminary ballot. The top ten, as voted by HARA members, advanced to the final ballot. (Artists in Compilation and Anthology categories are not eligible, and non-resident artists in the Hawaiian, Island Music, Slack Key, and International categories are also ineligible.)
Past winners of this prestigious award have included Napua Makua (2011), Jake Shimabukuro (2010), and Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa for Force of Nature (2009).
ABOUT NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Part of the month-long Mele Mei 2012, and sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Kintetsu, Ala Moana Hotel, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Alaska Airlines, Star-Advertiser & MidWeek, KZOO Radio, Hawaii.com, and other partners, this music festival offers the public a unique chance to experience a rich cultural interchange, making the connections between music, our culture, and the spirit of aloha, through interesting and unique workshops, demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, as follows:
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Friday, April 27 Public Opening Event & Media Day The Willows
Saturday, May 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards Ala Moana Hotel
Friday, May 25 Workshops, Day 1 Hawaii Convention Center
Saturday, May 26 Workshops, Day 2 Hawaii Convention Center
Sunday, May 27 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Hawaii Convention Center
For Na Hoku Hanohano event and ticket information, please:
• Go to http://www.nahokumusicfestival.com
• Call HARA at (808) 593-9424
• E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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