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Hilo halau poised to continue ascent

Seven years after the death of beloved kumu hula Rae Fonseca, Halau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani continues to perpetuate his legacy on hula’s most prestigious stage.

Traffic-flow change for Merrie Monarch Festival

In conjunction with the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo around Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium.

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Merrie Monarch prompts traffic changes

In conjunction with the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo around Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: 2017 Merrie Monarch merchandise now on sale

Jo Loa and Lori Veincent model this year’s official Merrie Monarch Festival T-shirt and tote bag designs Wednesday outside the Merrie Monarch office in Hilo. Adult and youth T-shirts, long- sleeve T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, crested sweatshirts and tote bags

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SPIRITED COMPETITION

The 53rd 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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Merrie Monarch parade returns Saturday

Plenty of the longtime participants in the annual Merrie Monarch Festival Parade are set to return this year, and there are a few additions and changes to keep things interesting.