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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Dancers representing five decades of Miss Aloha Hula winners performed in Hilo Wednesday night during the Hoike exhibition, the traditional celebration held on the eve of the Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition. In this 50th year of the festival, Hoike performances held special historic meaning, with many past winners taking the stage at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Tennis Stadium.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Miss Aloha Hula winners danced together with the first winner, Aloha Dalire, center.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Na Kamalei, under the direction of Robert Cazimero, performed to cheers during Wednesday night’s Hoike exhibition at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.