Uncle Ledward Kaapana – Live at the LEAD and on the Net

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The grand master of slack key, Big Island born Ledward Kaapana, will perform at the Lead Center on July 2nd 2010, 7:00 to 9:00PM. Kaapana captivates his audiences with his distinct baritone and leo ki‘eki‘e (falsetto) voices and has won the Favorite Entertainer Award at the 2009 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. He has also earned numerous Grammy Award nominations.

Doors open at 6:00PM.  Tickets are available Kona Brothers Coffee, Da Poke Shack, Waimea Music Exchange, on line at www.livehawaiianlegends.com or at the LEAD Center. Keiki under 16 years of age  are $15 door; all others $20 presale/$25 door.

This all age event marks the launch of a new website, www.livehawaiianlegends.com, where the concert will be broadcast live worldwide  and recorded in high quality sound for CD’s and DVD’s sold on the website.

There will also be a Ledward Kaapana Workshop the morning of July 2nd, 2010, with a free keiki class if registered by July 1st, for more info go to the website.

Science of Undersea Volcanoes at MATE Center’s 2010 International ROV Competition Next Week at UH Hilo


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An underwater robot carefully navigates the precarious terrain of Lo’ihi, an active undersea volcano located off the coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Its operators maneuver the vehicle into a small opening in the wall of a crater, hoping to collect samples of a species potentially new to science. Will they succeed before an earthquake or eruption forces them to abort the mission?

Students participating in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s ROV competition will find out when they face similar challenges this summer. To be held June 24-26 on the Big Island of Hawai’i, the theme of MATE’s competition is undersea volcanoes and the role that underwater robots, known as remotely operated vehicles ( ROVs ), play in their science and exploration.
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