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Specializing in the12-string guitar, "The Hawaiian Boy" Mike Kaawa has been a much-in-demand musician, singer and composer for four decades. Like all four legends, Mike started performing at a young age. After a brief flirtation with rock and roll he committed himself to Hawaiian music, but has always described his style as Hawaiian with attitude. He has shared his robust playing and singing with a host of greats, such as Gabby Pahinui, Moe Keale, Keli`i Taua, Chucky Boy Chock, Roland Cazimero, Na `Oiwi (with Dennis), The Native Hawaiian Band (with Led), The Sons of Hawaii and his own groups.

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Hailed as one of the finest composers Hawaii has ever produced, a three-time Grammy Winner and a five-time Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) recipient, Dennis Kamakahi has crafted 700 songs, including many standards in both Hawaiian and English. In addition to his songwriting, Dennis is a slack key guitar master, a warm, evocative singer and an accomplished storyteller with special interest in the monarchy era, na paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys), and Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest. In 2009, Dennis was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.

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Widely considered one of the finest musicians Hawai`i has ever produced, Ledward Kaapana is equally accomplished on slack key guitar and 'ukulele as well as a powerful singer in both falsetto and baritone. From a famous musical family on the Big Island of Hawaii he proudly shares the traditions of Kalapana village with audiences around the world. He has received numerous awards, including the NEA Heritage Fellowship, America's highest recognition for a traditional artist.

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Thirteen-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, considered the world’s leading dobro player, will perform for the first time in Hawai‘i. The dobro is a resonator guitar that is heard primarily in bluegrass music today but is derived from the Hawaiian lap steel guitar of the 1920s, so it is extremely fitting to have it come home for this incredible event.

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Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, and Mike Kaawa will offer solo, duo, and trio performances as The Hawaiian Legends. The Legends garnered the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Music Video/DVD of the Year. The three stars are well-known for performing island music at its very best, as individual artists and together as a group.

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Ever used awapuhi ginger #shampoo? #Video ...get it straight from the plant (forget the bottle!). #McBryde #Garden
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Ever used awapuhi ginger #shampoo? #Video ...get it straight from the plant (forget the bottle!). #McBryde #Garden

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Great staff ...passionate about their work. From #Kauai sites-HQ, McBryde Garden, Allerton Garden, Limahuli Garden

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Interactive annual report #Garden's website: http://ntbg.org/about/annual_report.php. Thanks for support!

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Panorama pic -"Most breathtaking entrance to a in the entire world" http://tours.ntbg.org

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#Graduation day 's 2012 #Horticultural #Interns last Thurs. Great group learned, worked hard! Warm #aloha!

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They're lining up at the #Arbor Day #Kauai #plant giveaway. #Aloha to all who #plant #native.

Happy #Halloween. A young #butterfly was all smiles at 's Haunted #Garden & Monster Shindig, #Kauai last year

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Someone in #Jurassic Park #movie said "#dinosaurs & #people don't mix" Not true during dino & a movie night!

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Video glimpse into mesmerizing #Mermaid #Room #Allerton #Garden #lawai #poipu #koloa #hawaii http://tours.ntbg.org
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Video glimpse into mesmerizing #Mermaid #Room #Allerton #Garden #lawai #poipu #koloa #hawaii http://tours.ntbg.org

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One of beautiful #plants in Cutting #Garden in 's #Allerton #Garden, #Poipu, #Kauai, #Hawaii http://tours.ntbg.org

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10/26 "Dino & a Movie" family fun NTBG's Southshore Visitors Center. http://ntbg.org/sharing/news.php?id=1023

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Free event: Learn how to make haku lei on #Kauai Sun, Oct 21 (10a-2p) http://ntbg.org/sharing/news.php?id=1020

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Never too young to take pics with a cell phone! Local pre-schoolers in #McBryde #Garden

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