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

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.

Tunnel’s death inspires music video

KAILUA-KONA — Kailua-Kona writer and musician Dennis Lee Foster has released a new song and music video titled “She Wanted It To Be Different” inspired by the heroin overdose death of a homeless woman in the drainage tunnels below Queen Kaahumanu Highway.