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By Scott Crawford, Hana, Maui


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Hawaiian music legend Palani Vaughan dies at 72

Friday, December 9th 2016, 12:51 pm HST

By HNN Staff

By Ben Gutierrez, Reporter / Weather Anchor

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)

Palani Vaughan, a Hawaiian music legend and authority on King Kalakaua, has died. He was 72.

The cause of death was not immediately known. Vaughan was discovered unresponsive inside a sauna at the Honolulu Club […]

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Ho’oulu Lahui “to cause to grow; to be possessed by infinite excellence” We are honored to gather with Pono Shim, Ramsay Taum, Uncle Bruce Keaulani, Kehaulani Lum, Thao Le, Manu Meyer, Moon Kauakahi, and others who will share their mana`o in talk story format, to stir within you the meaning of aloha, which will […]

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