HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Hawaii Recording Artist Cyril Pahinui remains hospitalized this morning at Queen's Medical Center. Cyril's right lung has collapsed and the lining filled with fluids due to conditions connected to serving in the military during the Vietnam war, according to family members. Cyril was admitted to the hospital and after what his Facebook page calls "pretty aggressive medical proceducres to hopefully resolve the condition; after consultation with his doctors he will undergo lung surgery today; a very risky procedure.
Lots have been asking if they can come by and bring lei and flowers but they can't have it in ICU and the pollen will not be good for Cyril at this time;
SO...in classic Cyril fashion he's asking everyone to head over to gabbypahinui.com and purchase a Gabby Pahinui kanikapila t-shirt; it's his goal to 1) to be at the annual event that he has put on for his Dad Gabby for years and 2) Since hospital food is...healthy; the event has all of Cyril's favorite foods. Both are goals for him to work towards.
The Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila is April 23, 2016; that will also be Cyril and Gabby's Birthday celebration as well. Find out the full details on Cyril's condition on his Facebook page.
The priceless feathered cloak and helmet of Chief Kalani-o-pu'u are now at the Bishop Museum. The royal artifacts arrived in Hawaii this past Saturday after a long journey from New Zealand. The high chief Kalani-o-pu'u gave these items to Captain James Cook -- 237 years ago -- before their relationship soured, and Cook was killed. The Bishop Museum plans to put the pieces on display this Saturday.
Hawaii's unique history and culture can now be accessed in libraries -- around the world. The non-profit -- "A-wai-a-ulu Hawaiian Literature project" started the initiative to share the early Hawaiian text -- last year. Volunteers have been spending countless hours to get the project up and running. So far the group has distributed about 200 sets of "The Epic Tale of Hi-iaka--ika--poli-o-Pele" -- in both English and Olelo. It's a story about a love triangle between Pele, her sister, and a man named Lohi-au. The story is also depicted on the Merrie Monarch stage -- each year.
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is coming to Honolulu for one show only. The funny man will be performing on Saturday, April 30th at the Blaisdell Arena for his "What Now? Tour." Hart has starred in many comedies on TV and the big screen. He's best known for his appearances in "Ride Along," with Ice Cube, "The Wedding Ringer" and "Get Hard," with Will Ferrell. His comedy act will address everything from parenting, relationships and politics. If you want to see Kevin Hart -- Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 in the morning at the Blaisdell box office, Walmart stores and ticketmaster.
The cast of the hit broadway musical "Hamilton" paid a visit to the White House and the president helped the show's creator pull off a little freestyle rap. Lin-Manuel Miranda had no idea which word President Obama would reveal next as he pulled off this flawless rap in the Rose Garden. Miranda's show, "Hamilton", tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton...and the music is all Hip-Hop.