Legendary Hawaiian Musician and Entertainer Don Ho gets new statue

 
In celebration of the first anniversary of International Market Place, the center will host a special dedication ceremony and the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind Don Ho statue on his date of birth, Sunday, Aug. 13. The bronze sculpture, created by Honolulu artist Kim Duffett, commemorates Ho’s tremendous contributions to Hawaiian music and history.
Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.
 
Don Ho and Elvis Presley. Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.
Don Ho and Duke Kahanamoku, August 1967. Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.
Ho launched his career when he was invited to perform at Duke Kahanamoku’s, a popular nightclub at International Market Place in the 1960’s. Ho became one of Waikiki’s most recognizable icons with globally recognized songs, “Tiny Bubbles” and “I’ll Remember You.”
Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.
 
Open to the public, the statue unveiling and dedication ceremony will be held in the Banyan Court on Level 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Ho family, Duffett, and members of Hawaii’s music industry will be in attendance. Following the statue unveiling, special performances by Ho’s family and friends will take place in Queen’s Court beginning at 4 p.m. This event will join month long festivities celebrating International Market Place’s one year anniversary. 
Don Ho and wife Haumea. Don Ho Trust has approved these images for use by Taubman Corporation for the Don Ho statue unveiling for public relations and publicity purposes. Photo credit: Don Ho Trust.
Photos credited to International Market Place.
 
Ceremony Schedule:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.      Don Ho Statue Unveiling 
                                    Banyan Court, Level 1
 
4 – 8 p.m.                 Don Ho Kanikapila and Tribute Show
                                   Queen’s Court, Level 1
 
4-6 p.m.
Kanikapila (jam session) honoring Don Ho featuring fellow Don Ho entertainers and friends: Melveen Leed, Marlene Sai, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Kimo Kahoano, Karen Keawehawaii and more
 
7-8 p.m.
Don Ho Tribute Show featuring Henry Kapono and Friends
 
8:15 – 8:45 p.m.    “O Na Lani Sunset Stories” Storytelling and Hula Show
                                   Queen’s Court, Level 1
 
WHERE:   International Market Place
                  2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
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