KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Singer, actress, and champion of kupuna causes Marlene Sai shared her graceful gift of song Thursday at ‘Ilima at Leihano senior living community in Kapolei. Kupuna residents of ‘Ilima and members of the public attended the free event, and "talk story" with Sai, who shared moments and memories from her incredible career, including an anecdote about meeting Don Ho for the first time at Honey’s before he became world famous.

Marlene performed “Waikiki” and other beloved songs, accompanied by musician and long-time collaborator Kenneth Makuakane and Makuakane’s young son.