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

Annabelle Koomeauluokalani Todd to wed Everette Wayne Evans, 1941.

TO BE MARRIED: Miss Annabelle Todd, the daughter of Mrs. Eliza Todd and Albert Walter Todd who passed earlier, of Hilo; it was just announced that she was engaged to Everette Wayne Evans of Honolulu. Continue reading

Naniloa Hotel in Hilo opens, 1940.

Naniloa Hotel

In the evening of this past Saturday, the New Hotel of Hilo nei, the “Naniloa Hotel” [Hokele Naniloa] opened officially. During that time, the musical group of Ray Kinney performed the music for the opening. Something great in that performance of music to dedicate and entertain, was the singing of the mele that was composed for the hotel. Mrs. Eliza K. Osorio was the one who performed the song with her singers. Continue reading

Ray Kinney Band, 1940.

The picture above is of Ray Kinney, and he will be seen with his three friends, who are the band that plays at the Hotel Lexington [in New York], and some Hawaiian Girls; they are here to perform for three days at the Mamo Theater [Halekeaka Mamo], beginning on this day, February 21. With Kinney (on the far right), are Keoki Kainapau, Tommy Castro, Sammy Makea and Nick Paul.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 3)

O ke kii e kau ae la maluna...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Aoao 3. Feberuari 21, 1940.

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.