Long Story Short – Emma Veary – Hawaii’s Elegant Musical Treasure – Part One

Emma Veary, a beautiful singer with a beautiful voice, was a class act in town back in the ‘70s, headlining shows at the Halekulani and Royal Hawaiian Hotels.  She socialized with Hollywood celebrities and was married for a time to Aku, the highest-paid disc jockey in the country.

Long Story Short - Emma Veary

Today, the elegant Emma Veary is a respected Hawaiian musical treasure whose signature tunes include Kamehameha Waltz and E Maliu Mai.  The 78-year-old great-grandmother now lives a quiet life with family members on Maui. Emma Veary sits down with Leslie Wilcox to share stories that begin with young Emma singing professionally at the age of 5.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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