Leilani Wolfgramm

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Leilani Wolfgramm is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with Tongan roots from Orlando, Florida. Three years ago she started playing along side her brothers, Zech and Nasur in their reggae band, Hor!zen. After a year she set out on a solo career releasing an EP entitled, “I Burn.” Leilani has toured with Fortunate Youth and the Supervillians and has shared the stage with acts such as Ballyhoo, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds, Sublime ft. Rome, New Kingston and The Movement.

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Venue: The Republik
Support:
Doors: 6pm Safehouse 21+ | 7pm Concert Hall
Show Time: 8pm
Age Restriction: All Ages Accompanied by an Adult (18+) 

Ticket Prices: $20 GA | $5 increase day of show.

 

2nd Annual Free The Plant

EVENT: 2nd Annual Free The Plant Fest

LOCATION: 3280 Round Top Drive

DATE: Saturday May 21, 2016 12N-7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30 at the Door

Smokey’s Pipe and Coffee presents The 2nd Annual Free The Plant Fest ~ Hawaii’s Premier 4-20 Lifestyle Event featuring live entertainment, vendor booths, information on medical Cannabis in Hawaii and theHawaii Medical Cannabis Challenge awards.

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries set to open in Hawaii later this year and the Free The Plantorganizers are excited to engage the public to support Hawaii’s growing medical cannabis movement. Free The Plant will have 329 card-friendly businesses and organizations in attendance providing education, apparel, products, hand on demonstrations and more. It will be a great opportunity for 329 card holders and those interested in medical Cannabis to come together and network in a safe and conducive environment.

There is still a long road ahead in changing Hawaii’s laws and overcoming the stereotype of Cannabis abuse in Hawaii. You can help the local Cannabis movement by doing your part in talking with your respective legislators and testifying on bills that affect you. Change is the result of educated decision making.

 

 

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Yancey Mederios : A True Fighting Hawaiian

This past weekend (May 14, 2016) was UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. This fight card featured Waianae native Yancey Mederios who fought against Brazils own Francisco Trinaldo.

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Trinaldo and Medeiros went to war, back and forth for 15 minutes on the preliminary card. Though the fights resulted in a unanimous decision in Trinaldo’s favor, there is no denying the warrior spirit that Yancey embodies. Yancey’s relentless spirit kept him going throughout each round regardless of what Trinaldo threw. The epic brawl between the Hawaiian & Brazilian landed them the “Fight of the Night” title & a $50K bonus!

Congratulations to Trinaldo on the W, but this victory goes to both fighters. Showcasing their hard work and love for the sport which landed them the “Fight of the Night”. That’s something no judge decision can take away from these fighters. Yancey, we are proud of you and the way you fought. You showed determination and no signs of giving up, that is the true spirit of a fighting Hawaiian. We win some, we lose some but you live to fight another day. We are stoked to see what is next in line for your legacy, Yancey. Continue to strive for greatness and continue to Defend Hawai’i.

 

 

 

 

Fight Night 90 : Russell Doane

July’s UFC Fight Night 90 event has a new bantamweight matchup.

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Russell Doane (14-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Pedro Munhoz (11-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) were recently added to the fight card.

UFC Fight Night 90 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Doane, who won a number of regional titles earlier in his career, signed with the UFC for a 2014 debut and picked up a “Submission of the Night” win over Leandro Issa and a split-decision victory over Marcus Brimage in his first two appearances. However, the 28-year-old Hawaiian has since suffered back-to-back decision losses to Iuri Alcantara and Jerrod Sanders.

He now meets Munhoz, a former RFA champion who suffered a decision defeat to standout Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut before rebounding with a TKO victory over Matt Hobar. Since then, though, the 29-year-old Brazilian has seen mixed results with a no-contest against Sanders (due to Munhoz’s failed drug test) and a split-decision defeat to Jimmie Rivera.

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Rest In Paradise : Albert “Rabbit” Kekai

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Local surfing legend Albert “Rabbit” Kekai, one of the pioneers of modern surfing, died at Leahi Hospital on Friday, family members said.

He was 95.

Kekai is best known as one of the first Waikiki beachboys, and was the last surviving of the group.

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In 1991, Kekai was inducted into the International Surfing Hall of Fame.

Kekai was born in Waikiki, and began surfing at just 5 years old. He later honed his famed surf and canoe skills from none other than Duke Kahanamoku, and then shared that knowledge with countless people over the years.

He’s often been called among the best high-performance surfers of the 1930s and 40s, and won the Makaha International in 1955.

Kekai earned the nickname “Rabbit” for his running, not his surfing, though. He was one of Oahu’s fastest runners in high school, according to the Encyclopedia of Surfing.

At a large birthday bash five years ago, Kekai said the secret to his long life was a clean, healthy lifestyle and lots of laughs.

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“Ninety years of troubles, good will to everybody — mostly troubles, that’s why they call me ‘kolohe’ in Hawaiian,” Kekai quipped, at the time.

Memorial plans are pending.

Watch the footage below & witness a legend doing what he loves.

Support Hawai’i Lifeguards

 

The committee voted Wednesday to pass the resolution to fund the pay raises. The action sends the matter on to the full council for its consideration.

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After the committee’s unanimous vote Wednesday in favor of funding the award, Puu said he felt the council members were swayed by the lifeguards from Maui and Oahu who testified.

He said a date hasn’t been set yet for the full council to take up the matter, but it could be as soon as May 20. In the meantime, he said he was pleased to have cleared “a pretty big hurdle” at the committee level.

 

Defend Hawai’i Summer 2016

Defend Hawai’i Summer 2016 is now available in all DH retailers worldwide & online @ shop.defendhawaii.comwild tank red 2

Featuring classic designs such as our “DMAFW” script slogan & the “Percenter”

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We’ve got new designs such as “The Great One” available in multiple color-ways with the hat to match.

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Up next, is the brand new “I’iwi Defender” design.
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We also have brand new outerwear such as the “Percenter” coaches jacket featured below. Plus we’ve got all new “WildStyle” Snapbacks.IMG_4334

This summer we even got brand new boardshorts. The 4 way stretch “Spear Flag” boardshorts are available from sizes 28-42 online and in select stores.
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