The Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts' (HARA) prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards Show (LAA) will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel located in Honolulu. The annual event honors those who have made a major contribution to the musical landscape of Hawai`i.
As well, the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club, in their 61st year and under the direction of Aaron Mahi, will be the recipient of the Krash Kealoha Industry Award. The Krash Kealoha Industry Award, formerly known as the Industry Award, was first presented in 1982. It was later renamed in honor of the Academy's founding president, the late Victor Opiopio, aka "Krash Kealoha," a popular KCCN deejay. The award recognizes an organization that has contributed greatly to the promotion of Hawaiian music education or to the recording arts industry in Hawai'i. Unlike the Lifetime Achievement Awards, this award is not given each year. Past recipients include The Bishop Museum, Hawaii Calls, and The Royal Hawaiian Band.
The 2015 LAA honorees will feature famed falsetto luminaries Richard and Solomon “Sol” Ho'opi'i, veteran radioman Ron "Whodaguy" Jacobs, the ladies of Puamana, Maui steel guitar master Henry Kaleialoha Allen, award-winning composer-producer Kenneth Makuakane, child singing sensation turned hit maker, Jimmy Mo`ikeha and Tradewinds Records' arranger, musician and singer, Harold Hakuole.
Tickets for the LAA include entertainment, food and beverage. For reservations please call the Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts at 808.593.9424 or contact LAA co-chair, Cindy Lance, at 808.291.1625.
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