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One-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street due to Merrie Monarch Festival

In conjunction with the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect 24-hours […]

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Kalanikoa Street in Hilo fronting Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Temporary one-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street due to Merrie Monarch Festival March 30-April 3

In conjunction with the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect […]

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One-way traffic on Kalanikoa Street during Merrie Monarch Festival

In conjunction with the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a temporary one-way traffic pattern will be in effect on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the makai, or northerly direction on Kalanikoa Street between Piʻilani Street and Kuawa Street during the festival. The one-way traffic pattern will remain in effect […]

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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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Kilauea Ave. work under way in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE A $1.5 million road resurfacing of Kilauea Avenue from Ponahawai to Pauahi Street with drainage improvements at Kukuau and Kīlauea began Jan. 2. The county anticipates completion prior to the start of the Merrie Monarch Festival, the world’s largest hula festival, at the end of March. Two lanes of traffic one lane in […]

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Miss Aloha Hula 2012: Rebecca Sterling

Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling, of Halau Mohala Ilima, was crowned Miss Aloha Hula at the Merrie Monarch festival on Thursday night.

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Merrie Monarch 2011 results

Merrie Monarch 2011 results

Complete results from the 48th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival 2011 Hula Competition April 28-30, Hilo Miss Aloha Hula 1. 1,071 points – Tori Hulali Canha Halau Kealaokamaile Kumu Hula Kealii Reichel Wailuku, Maui 2. 1,068 – Manalani Mili Hokoana English Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka Na Kumu Hula Napua Greig Makua & Kahulu Maluo-Huber […]

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Kumu O'Brian Eselu wins Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy for second straight year; says he'll be back next year

Merrie Monarch 2010: Halau Ke Kai O Kahiki & Halau Kealaokamaile

Kumu O’Brian Eselu wins Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy for second straight year; says he’ll be back next year

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47th Merrie Monarch: Miss Aloha Hula Mahealani Hirao-Solem

47th Merrie Monarch: Miss Aloha Hula Mahealani Hirao-Solem

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem was crowned Miss Aloha Hula 2010 on Thursday at the Merrie Monarch Festival. With 1,082 points, she was recognized for her confidence and comfortable manner on stage. Hirao-Solem, 24, of Oahu’s Hula Halau O Kamuela, also was praised for her immaculate costumes and bright smile. […]

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Hawaiian, Merrie Monarch Festival showcase hula on Web site

Hawaiian, Merrie Monarch Festival showcase hula on Web site

MEDIA RELEASE The world’s premier festival celebrating hula – the Merrie Monarch Festival – now has a world-class Web site showcasing its culture, people and artistry for fans of hula worldwide. The Merrie Monarch Festival begins this week with the legendary, sold-out hula competition taking place April 8-10 at Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium in Hilo. […]

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Less than 24 hours after the death of Dottie Thompson, the Big Island lost yet another hula standout in kumu hula Rae Kahiki Fonseca, aka Ray Fonseca. He was 56.

Kumu hula Rae Fonseca dies at 56 on Oahu

Less than 24 hours after the death of Dottie Thompson, the Big Island lost yet another hula standout in kumu hula Rae Kahiki Fonseca, aka Ray Fonseca. He was 56.

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Hilo treasure dedicated her life to perpetuating Hawaii culture through hula and her beloved Merrie Monarch festival

Dottie Thompson, Merrie Monarch matriarch, dies at 88

Hilo treasure dedicated her life to perpetuating Hawaii culture through hula and her beloved Merrie Monarch festival

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Merrie Monarch 2009 results

Merrie Monarch 2009 results

46th annual Merrie Monarch  April 16-18, Edith Kanakaole Stadium, Hilo OVERALL HALAU WINNERS 1. Ke Kai O Kahiki, kumu hula O’Brian Eselu 2. Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu, kumu hula Sonny Ching OVERALL (WAHINE)  1. Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu, kumu hula Sonny Ching – 1,142 pts 2. Halau O Kamuela, kumu hula Kauionalani Kamanao […]

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The annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hoolaulea treated the public to music and hula at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium Sunday

Hoolaulea kicks-off Merrie Monarch Festival week

The annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hoolaulea treated the public to music and hula at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium Sunday

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