George Kainapau, singer from Hilo, 1944.

Arrived Here in Hilo

Last week, a youth from the Kanilehua rains arrived, that being George Kainapau to Hilo nei, to spend some days here in the land of his birth, and in the afternoon of the following Monday he left for Honolulu.

This was not a child coming home to visit his parents living there, for they passed away many years ago, and their children are who remain.

When we saw that youth, we recalled our first choir leader, Harry Naope, because this youth, George Kainapau was one of the members of the Haili choir in 1927.

He is a youngster with a very good voice for singing. His voice is like the voice of a woman singing. Continue reading

Ray Kinney and group from the Lexington Hotel performing in his hometown, Hilo, 1940.

ON THE STAGE

Coming To The

MAMO

THEATRE

FEB 21 – 22 – 23

In Person

Ray

KINNEY

LEXINGTON HOTEL

HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA

DIRECT FROM NEW YORK

WITH

MEYMO [Ululani] HOLT

George Kainapau

TOMMY CASTRO

[Lillian] LEIMOMI WOODD

LEILANI IAEA

[illegible group of names]

Direct From Honolulu

[It seems the Senate Honored the entertainers and workers of the Lexington Hotel’s Hawaiian Room on its 75th anniversary just the other month!

There is also going to be a presentation related to this at the Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program on Saturday, September 15, 2012)

Unfortunately, the available digital image is as seen below, the actual  newspaper image should probably be much more clear and legible.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 4)

ON THE STAGE

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Page 4. Pepeluali 21, 1940.