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Hula for the ages

The 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival’s group hula kahiko (ancient hula) competition featured 29 performances — wahine and kane — Friday night at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

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Miss Aloha Hula 2017 is hula sister of last year’s winner

Moments after her hula sister, Kayli Ka‘iulani Carr of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua performed her final dance as Miss Aloha Hula 2016, Kelina Kiyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge of the same Kalihi Kai, Oahu, halau was announced the 2017 winner of hula’s most