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