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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

House honors Merrie Monarch Festival’s 50th anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE The state House has honored the Merrie Monarch on the historic occasion of its 50th anniversary. In the early 1960s the late Helene Hale, along with George Naope and Gene Wilhelm created the Merrie Monarch Festival as a way to attract tourists after a devastating tidal wave and resulting economic downturn. In 1968, […]

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'Hula is Hawaii' honors George Naope (Oct. 24)

‘Hula is Hawaii’ honors George Naope (Oct. 24)

A benefit celebration for the late George Naope is scheduled Oct. 24 at Jacaranda Inn in Waimea. The celebration supports Halau Hula is Hawaii Trust and features tons of entertainment, lunch and three hours of open mike. Donations will be accepted at the door, although entrance is free. * Note: The announcement of the trust […]

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Big Island kumu hula will be remembered for his role in creating Merrie Monarch Festival and his deep love of Hawaii's performing arts

Uncle George Naope dies at age 81

Big Island kumu hula will be remembered for his role in creating Merrie Monarch Festival and his deep love of Hawaii’s performing arts

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Uncle George to be honored by Freemasons

Uncle George to be honored by Freemasons

Photo by Rick Ogata Big Island kumu hula legend Uncle George Naope will be honored later his month for his efforts to perpetuate the Hawaiian art. A co-founder and one of the first judges at the Merrie Monarch Festival, Naope will be inducted into the Lodge Le Progres, the oldest Freemason lodge in Hawaii. The […]

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