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Hula signals ‘awakening’

  • TIM WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    The women of Halau Kawaili‘ula practiced early Wednesday at Hilo’s Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium.

  • TIM WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Maile Garrett from Halau Kawaili‘ula rehearsed her hula kahiko routine in preparation for the Miss Aloha Hula competition tonight.

  • TIM WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

    Despite the damage done on the Big Island after Kilauea Volcano’s eruption wreaked havoc, the Merrie Monarch Festival moves forward, now in its 56th year. Moanikeala Silva, front, practiced Wednesday with Halau Kawaili‘ula.

The town of Hilo has come alive as the 56th Merrie Monarch Festival gets underway, nearly a year after the start of Kilauea Volcano’s historic eruption in lower Puna. Read more

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