Honoka'a People's Theater
Dr. Tawn Keeney, a lifelong plantation physician in Honokaa town, bought and restored the theater in the late 1980s. His oldest daughter, Phaethon now manages the island's largest theater.
The Theatre has a long history of hosting community events, including practices of Auntie Aloha's keiki hula halau three times a week. Dancer Ānuenue Pupuhi waits for her cue to enter stage.
Honoka'a People's Theatre
The theatre recently opened a cafe serving hungry locals and visitors on their way to Waipio Valley. Tayler Pe'a, 8, left, and Kaivren Credo, 9, right, wait for their order.
Cemetery Waimea, Big Island.
Waimea Cherry Festival
Lion dancers perfrom in front of the 60-year-old cherry trees at Church Row Park in Waimea on the Big Island during the 20th Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.
From Auntie Elizabeth Portraits