Kaleikini tribute scheduled March 31 at Hawaii Theatre
MANY of Hawaii's veteran entertainers will take part in "An Evening of Aloha: A Tribute to Danny Kaleikini
" March 31 at the Hawaii Theatre. They include Jimmy Borges, Kit Samson, Nalani Olds, Cathy Foy, Kimo Kahoano, Rene Paulo, Bill Kaiwa, Kanoe Cazimero, Leimomi Maldonado, Jonie Albao, Iva Kinimaka
and Nephi Hannemann
. More are expected. Danny and hula dancers from his Kahala Hilton days will be a highlight. Danny recalls shining shoes in front of the Hawaii Theatre when he was a kid living in Papakolea. He gained fame at the Kahala. He has also performed in Las Vegas and Japan and is known as Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha. Today his focus is on the Ke Akua Wedding Chapel at Kahaluu. Tickets are $25 to $75. The show is presented by St. Francis Healthcare Foundation and Hawaiian 105 KINE Radio. Funds raised will help build a hospice in East Honolulu. Past "Evening of Aloha" honorees are legends Genoa Keawe
and Don Ho
. Danny joins exclusive company ...
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Duke Kahanamoku's perfect for Hawaii quarter
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