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Top: L-R Devin Asiasi (TE), Marlon Tuipolotu (DL), Boss Tagaloa (OL), Atonio Mafi (DL),Toa Lobendahn (Center), Tyler Manoa (DL), Solomon Tuiliaupupu (LB),  Bottom: L-R Palaie Gaoteote IV (LB), Vavae Malepeai (Running Back),  Lokeni Toailoa (LB), Talanoa Hufanga (Safety)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Kelley has been watching the UCLA-USC rivalry since he was 8 years old. On Saturday, he cemented his legacy in the Crosstown Showdown's history. The junior running back rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bruins to a 34-27 victory...
 (L-R) Louisa Kuea, PPTC’s owner and CEO, Ella Gurr;  VP SJAF, Ali’itama Sotoa; SJAF consultant, Peta Siulepa; and SJAF Board member Vaitoa Hans Langkilde.
The 2Samoas 5th Annual Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival- American Samoa received a tremendous lift this year with the Platinum Sponsorship by the Pago Pago Trading Company — distributors of Coors Light ,Pepsi, Heineken, Diageo. Seen here during the presentation of the check are (L-R) Louisa Kuea,...
Apia, SAMOA — Award winning musician and son of the late jazz legend, Mavis Chloe Rivers was welcomed in an Ava Ceremony shortly after he arrived in Samoa this week. La’auli Matt Catingub is seen here accepting his Ava during a welcome ceremony.  La’auli Matt Catingub and the Mavis Rivers Tribute...
Christopher Adolfo Krieg smiles for the Samoa News Camera while tattooing a tourist
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christopher Adolfo Krieg — Eris Tattoo and Barber Shop (Apia, Samoa) smiles for the Samoa News Camera while tattooing a tourist from the biggest cruise ship to dock here this year in American Samoa — the Emerald Princess. Tourists were able to enjoy something not too...
A young boy joins in singing praises to God at the Pacific Northwest Samoan Camp Meeting held at Sunset Lake Camp. Youth and adults alike participated in a training session on blending faith and culture
Wilkeson, WASHINGTON — It’s praise singing time at the Pacific Northwest Samoan Camp Meeting. Adults, teenagers and children alike joined in enthusiastically singing and adding hand motions to the lyrics. It was a special bonding moment the first weekend of September as a multigenerational program...
A group of youngsters who gathered at the fale Samoa in front of CBT this past Saturday to help promote the Amerika Samoa Tatau Festival
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ten Polynesian artists will be tattooing LIVE at the Lee Auditorium in Utulei during the Amerika Samoa Tatau Festival, set for Nov. 2, 3, and 5. All but one of the artists is of Samoan ancestry. It is a spin-off of the Northwest Tatau Festival, held in Washington State...
Tatau Off the Grid, was the theme, of the 14th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Festival in Alega Bay, this past weekend, Friday Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The first tattoo of the day this past Friday was this young one, who got a perfect Samoan tatau, in magic marker.  Just right to start with....
Senior Airman Darias Faaita preparing to present an American Flag to its recipient.
Senior Airman Darias Faaita stationed at Malstrom Air Force Base, Montana was recently (10/24/2018) selected as the Honor Guardsman of the Quarter. Only select individuals are able to compete for this award and are eligible for the Honor Guardsmen of the Year award. Pictured is Faaita going about...
Leah McKenzie, of Long Beach standing before the mural.
Long Beach, CALIFORNIA — In a vacant fenced-in North Long Beach dirt lot just a few doors down from where Leah McKenzie grew up, a mural depicting the 21-year-old now emblazons a bordering wall once used by neighborhood kids to play handball. The mural, part of an effort to beautify blighted areas...
(left) Mavis Chloe Rivers (right) and her son, Grammy award winner La’auli Matt Catingub
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In just a few weeks, on November 9, 10 & 11 - the Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival — American Samoa will pay tribute to Samoan international jazz singer Mavis Chloe Rivers (1929–1992). Jazz legend Frank Sinatra referred to Mavis Rivers as the “purest jazz voice he...

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