The Kona Times

blog showing the changes that are taking place in Kona, Hawai'i, with photographs and commentary by artist / photographer Randy Magnus.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ironman Underpants Run 2014


This year the Ironman Underpants Run started and ended behind
King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, and with more people
participating in an attempt to break the Guinness record for
the most people in their underpants in one time at one place.
It made the event less of a hippie gathering and
more of a rock concert atmosphere.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Magic Sands Beach

Magic Sands Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii a little before sunset.

(photo by Randy Magnus)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Leon Russell at the Sheraton Kona Resort 2014

At 72 years old, wearing one of his trademark hats and an Aloha shirt,
 Leon Russell was finishing up a solo set on piano singing "This Song For You," 
as his band walks up, and they go right into "Jumping Jack Flash." 
 A magical moment for us Leon Russell fans.

The Aloha Shirt that Leon Russell wore last night
 in Kona, Hawaii concert, along with his hat.
(photos by Randy Magnus)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kupuna Hula Festival 2014

Na Kupuna O Kona Ali'i added a little Irish to the event.

Kane (men) also performed.

The Dela Cruz Brothers from Oahu were in the house.

Keala Ching had members of his halau dancing in the isles.

The Dela Cruz halau on stage.

The kumu from the different dance groups all did a hula together.

Aunty Bernie with Kumu Lani Lee and Kumu Emiko Nakano.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race 2014

The Koa wood canoes were present at this year's Queen Liliuokalani
Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Race from Kailua Pier to Place of Refuge
on the Island of Hawaii, as well as the fiberglass ones and the new
carbon fiber ones.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Queen Liliuokalani Torch Parade 2014

Papa Jose put on the annual Queen Liliuokalani Torch Parade
as hundreds of torches were carried through Kailua Village.
At the Kailua Pier the dance troupe Polynesian Paradise performed.

(photo by Randy Magnus)

(video by Randy Magnus for Art TV Hawai'i)