Outstanding groups & individuals honored for efforts in Hawaiian entertainment industry

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A special ceremony Saturday honored outstanding groups and individuals that have made an impact on Hawaii's entertainment industry.

The Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists held its lifetime achievement awards at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Awards were given out to a number of local musicians and celebrities including the Royal Hawaiian Band, Moe Keale, and Frank DeLima.

"I'm happy if I brought laughter to many, many, many people here in Hawaii and even abroad. That was what I was hoping to do and I think I've accomplished quite a bit", said Frank DeLima.

"It's all about the people who made me who helped me. People before us, media people, hula people, everybody in your life who steered you in the right direction and gave you a pat on the back", said Kimo Kahoano.

May, of course, is a special month for local musicians.

The academy will be hosting the Na Hoku Hanohano awards on the 27th.