Friday, April 27, 2007

Don Ho Memorial Service May 5 in Waikiki

On Saturday, May 5 there will be a public memorial service for Hawaii entertainer Don Ho who died on April 14, 2007. At 4:30 p.m. outrigger canoes will launch from the beach in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to scatter his ashes in the ocean. From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a musical tribute and a celebration of Don Ho's life at Queen's Surf Beach across the street from the Honolulu Zoo. A video of the scattering of Don Ho's ashes will be shown on a a large outdoor screen and performers will include Nina Kealiiwahamana, Melveen Leed, Willie K, the Brothers Cazimero, Society of Seven Las Vegas, Marlene Sai, Iva Kinimaka, Jimmy Borges and Matt Catingub. Up to 25,000 people are expected to attend.

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