Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts honorees look back at lives of achievement
By John Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 24, 2019
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PHOTOS BY CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
From left, Momi Bee Kahawaiola‘a, Brother Noland, Jon Osorio and Kawaikapuaokalani Hewett will be honored for their lifetime achievements.
GEORGE F. LEE / 2007
Momi Kahawaiola‘a, seated right, performed with her aunt Genoa Keawe for years. Performing with them at far right is pedal steel guitar player Alan Akaka.
COURTESY CHARLES OKAMURA / 1974
Jon Osorio, right, performed with Randy Borden as Jon & Randy.
COURTESY BROTHER NOLAND
Brother Noland in 1992.
COURTESY KAWAIKAPUAOKALANI HEWETT
Kawaikapuaokalani Hewett shown dancing hula in the 1970s.
Michael Cord came to Hawaii in 1968 and made a name for himself as the bass player in two rock bands, the Sun & the Moon and Golden Throat.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1974
‘Iolani Luahine began learning traditional Hawaiian chanting and hula at the age 4. In the decades that followed she became revered for her mesmerizing presence and spellbinding artistry as a dancer and chanter.