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Aloha Festivals spread the spirit across the isles

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

The era of Hawaii's monarchy is revisited during the event, which spans six islands and about six weeks. Among highlights: the opening ceremony Sept. 14, 2007 on the grounds of Iolani Palace in Honolulu, with hula and singing and other traditional entertainment; a re-creation of a royal inauguration on the Big Island, performed in Hawaiian at the edge of a volcano crater; an attempt to break the record for the longest hula line, Sept. 22, 2007 along the beach in Waikiki; falsetto-singing contests on each island that culminate in finals on Oahu.

When, where: Events this month to October at various locations throughout the Hawaiian islands.

Admission: Free to nearly all events.

Info: (808) 589-1771, www.alohafestivals.com.

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