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Melveen Leed pays tribute to her mother

  • PHOTOS COURTESY OF MELVEEN LEED

    Singer Melveen Leed visited her mother Didi Kaakimaka every day and sang for her. Kaakimaka suffered from Alzheimers and, even in the last stages of the disease, would sometimes remember lyrics to old songs.

Melveen Leed has sung for millions of people — at the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall and, for many years, in showrooms in Waikiki. Over the last year, every day and sometimes twice, she sang for her mother. Read more

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