* Congratulations to Mark Yamanaka on the release of his latest CD, Lei Pua Kenikeni!

* The Foundation is looking to expand in 2011 and will be launching a 'Pakele Live! Storytellers series' in 2011 and will be working to take Pakele Live! on the road. Stay tuned!

* The `Ukulele Foundation will be doing a special Feb. 11th Pakele Live! show as we'll be featuring a number of `ukulele performers from Japan as part of the `Ukulele Picnic Weekend.

* Hawai`i will celebrate a month of music in May 2011. "Mele Mei" will celebrate Hawaiian and Hawai`i's music all month long-and will be capped off with the 2nd Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Music Festival:
May 26, 2011 - Opening Day Media / Key Note Event
May 27, 2011 - Day 1 Workshops
May 28, 2011 - Day 2 Workshops & Lifetime Achievement Awards
May 29, 2011 - 34th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards Show

The Pakele Foundation wishes the Happiest Holidays and All the best to you and your `ohana. Here's to a wonderful 2011!