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Free Kalani Peʻa Show in Kailua Village

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Kalani Peʻa will perform a free show as part of the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The show will be across from the Huliheʻe Palace from 5 to 6 p.m.

Peʻa’s first CD came out on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, which hit No. 1 on iTunes on the World Music Charts and No. 11 on the Billboard Music World Charts. Most recently, Peʻa released Kanakaloka a new Christmas single that’s available on digital media platforms.

Peʻa’s debut album, E Walea, just received a coveted and honorable Grammy Award in the “Best Regional Roots Music Album Category” during the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Pe‘a composed and co-composed seven haku mele (Hawaiian music compositions) and performed five of his favorite covers on the award-winning debut album.

Peʻa is the first Native Hawaiian singer/songwriter to win a Grammy in the “Best Regional Roots Music Album Category” since the “Best Hawaiian Music Album Category” dissolved in 2011.

Learn more about Kalani Peʻa online or by email at kalanipeamusic@gmail.com.

Tickets on Sale for Hawaii Island United Way’s 2017 Evening in Paradise, Evening with Kalani Pe‘a

Tickets are now on sale for two events during Hawai‘i Island United Way’s biggest weekend of fundraising for the year. Proceeds from these events support 48 human service programs delivered by Hawai‘i Island United Way’s 38 partner agencies islandwide. These services touch three quarters of our island’s residents.

On Friday, July 7, join Hawai‘i Island United Way for an evening with Hawai‘i Island’s Grammy award winner Kalani Pe‘a. Kalani’s debut album “E Walea” quickly topped the charts on iTunes, and was recognized with the Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album and the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Contemporary Album of the Year. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and cocktails at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel while Kalani serenades the crowd with his contemporary Hawaiian soul stylings. Tickets are $175.

On Saturday, July 8, join our island’s finest chefs at Evening In Paradise at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel’s Hale Hoaaloha Pavilion, a gourmet grazing evening with ‘ono food, live entertainment by Vaughn Valentino, and a silent auction with donations from an array of local businesses. Restaurants and purveyors which have confirmed participation include Big Island Abalone, Huggo’s On The Rocks, Lava Lava Beach Club, Mai Grille, Mehana Brewing, Paradise Beverages, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Roy’s Waikoloa, Seaside, Southern Wine & Spirits, The Fish Hopper, The Noodle Club, Tommy Bahama, Two Ladies Kitchen, Volcano Winery, and more. Tickets for Evening In Paradise are $100, or $50 for keiki 5-11.


Registrations are also still being accepted for the Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament on July 7 and 8. For more information or to buy tickets, call Hawai‘i Island United Way at 935-6393 or visit HIUW.org/EIP for Evening In Paradise and HIUW.org/Kalani for Kalani Pe‘a.

Hawaiian Idol VI WINNER’S ANNOUNCED

Here are the winners of Hawaiian Idol VI:

Kalona Klopfestein – Winner
Kalani Pe’a – 2nd Place
Jene’ Green – 3rd Place
David Yagong – 4th Place
Koa Akau – 5th Place

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Hawaiian Idol VI: Preview of 2009 Qualifiers

If you haven’t noticed, the Hawaiian Idol VI competition is in full swing going on over at the Kona Bowl. I’ve put a tab up on the top of the page so that you can follow the competition as they get uploaded to youtube.

The 2009 Qualifiers were recently announced:

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In order of appearance on above clip:
Kalona Klopfenstein, Jessica Lopez, Miguel Meza, Leilani Balanay, Jene Green, Shayna Baptiste, Kalani Pe’a, Koa Akau, Joyce Lapenia, Kimberly Hawks, Arnold Del Los Reyes, Nicole Loa, and Matthew Hanato.

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