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Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour 2009 May 29, 30, 31

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NAPILI, MAUI – Grammy Award winners George Kahumoku, Jr., Dennis Kamakahi, and Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i will present their Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour 2009 for three special concerts on the Big Island in Hilo (May 29, Palace Theatre), Kainaliu (May 30, Aloha Theatre), and Waimea/Kamuela (May 31, Hawaii Preparatory Academy Gates Performing Arts Center).

This marks the finale of their nationwide tour that included Kauai, Oahu, and 17 mainland venues in March and early April this year. As a special addition, Dennis’s son, David Kamakahi, will be performing with Dennis and introducing songs from his newly released CD, Shine. www.kahumoku.com.

Legendary Hawaiian Songwriter and Master Slack Key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi, and Falsetto legend Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i are featured on two of the Grammy winning compilation CDs: Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Live from Maui and Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and were again featured on the newest compilation CD: The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, with Dennis as co-producer.

Three-time Grammy Award winner and Master Slack Key Guitarist, George Kahumoku Jr., is the musical host of the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series that features different guest artists each week. The concerts take place every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort on the island of Maui. More information for the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series can be found online at www.slackkey.com.

The concert series has been honored with three consecutive Grammy Awards for their compilation CDs at the 48th, 49th and 50th Grammy ceremonies: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 1; Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Live from Maui and Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Plus, their most recent CD, The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar was nominated in this year’s 51st Grammy Awards, for Best Hawaiian Music Album. More information for the Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series can be found online at www.slackkey.com.

SHOW TIMES: 2009 Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour Finale
George Kahumoku, Dennis & David Kamakahi, Richard Ho’opi
’i

Date/Time: Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Hilo Palace Theatre
Address: 38 Haili Street, Hilo
Tickets: Tickets $20/advance & $25/door. Call (808) 934-7010 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri
www.hilopalace.com

Date/Time: Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m.
Venue: Aloha Theatre
Address: 9-7384 Mamalahoa Highway, Kainaliu
Tickets: apachawaii.org/events

Date/Time: Sunday, May 31, 2-4 p.m.
Venue: Hawaii Preparatory Academy Gates Performing Arts Center (Upper
Campus)
Address: 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea/Kamuela
Admission: By calabash donation at the door. Proceeds to benefit the HPA
Scholarship Fund.
Information: (808) 881-4099

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