Hilo’s Mark Yamanaka wins third Hoku Album of the Year

  • Hilo's Mark Yamanaka, who won five Na Hoku Hanohano awards Saturday, bringing his career Hoku count to 14, poses with one of the coveted statuettes from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. (Courtesy photo)

HILO — When Mark Yamanaka’s name was called multiple times at the 42nd Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Saturday night in Honolulu, his collaborators, Kellen and Lihau Paik — collectively known as Kupaoa — collected the coveted statuettes from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.