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Hoku award winner Mark Yamanaka in concert for UH-Hilo baseball benefit


Na Hoku Hanohano Awards recording artist Mark Yamanaka will be performing in a benefit for the University of Hawaii at Hilo baseball program on Sunday, October 30 in the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort’s Crown Room.

Yamanaka’s debut album “Lei Pua Kenikeni” won Album of the Year at the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. He also won as Male Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising Artist, and his “Kaleoonalani” won him the composer’s award, Song of the Year.

“We are honored that Mark will be performing for us,” said UHH Head Coach Joey Estrella. “The evening is extremely important to Vulcan Baseball not only from the standpoint of introducing our team but from the point of raising critical dollars to augment our operating budget.”

A silent auction and no-host cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner to follow.

Tickets are $75. Reservations for individuals or corporate tables of six or eight may be made by contacting Estrella at 974-7700 or

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