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AUNTY GENOA KEAWE TO PERFORM IN ALOHA SERIES
WHITTIER, CA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2006) – Legendary singer and musician Aunty Genoa Keawe will perform two shows Saturday, October 28, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. $10. $5, students and seniors. (562) 907-4203 or www.shannoncenter.org.
Aunty Genoa Keawe began her professional career in 1939 as a singer after calling in to a radio show on a dare. She was invited back to sing and soon became a regular on various radio and television shows on the islands. Keawe performed on television with her group Lucky Luck at Club Polynesia and Ala Moana Americana Hotel and other concert venues. Keawe has also been performing weekly at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort (formerly the Hawaiian Regent Hotel) for more than 10 years.
Keawe has recorded more than 20 albums. Keawe also founded her own record label, Genoa Keawe Records in 1969. She has been the recipient of numerous honors including a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2000. She was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and received an honorary degree from the University of Hawaii in 2005 for her contribution to Hawaiian music and culture.
Whittier College is one of the only venues on the mainland that consistently hosts the top names in Hawaiian music. In the coming months, the series will feature Hapa, The Makaha Sons, Ledward Ka’Apana and The Brothers Cazimero.
Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year
college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both
professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on
diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission
is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for
global leadership and service.
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