Eddie Kamae Honored as a Master Artist in Nation’s Capital
September 26, 2007
Hawaiian musician, composer and filmmaker Eddie Kamae (wearing lei) was among 12 recipients recently of the 2007 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts, which includes a $20,000 award. Pictured with Kamae are (from left) National Endowment for the Arts chairman Dana Gioia and U.S. Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono
Stephanie Yoshida, a Notre Dame senior majoring in political science who is also the assistant concert master for the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra, recently rubbed elbows with U.S. Sen. and presidential hopeful Barack Obama (right) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, both of Illinois.Yoshida, a former first violinist in the Honolulu Youth Symphony, has interned with the office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and worked in the English Parliament while studying in London
As part of its Hearts for the Homeless campaign, University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union members and staff donated “two trucks and a vanload” of clothing, shoes, canned goods, hygienic items, infant formula, diapers, backpacks and a total of $250 to the Institute for Human Services. Pictured (from left) are Aaron Obayashi, Brad Uyehara,Ariel Chun, Connie Mitchell,Paula Matsushima and Drake Tanabe
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