Nani Lim Yap and Friends headline 9th Annual Girls’ Day Diva Festival March 3

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Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the 9th Annual Girls’ Day Diva Festival on Sunday, March 3 beginning at 3 p.m. on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring Nani Lim Yap and Friends at 5 p.m.

“Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with food samplings generously donated by local restaurants Abundant Life Natural Foods, AJ & Sons Catering, Big Island Delights, Crivello's Place, Ken's House of Pancakes, Kozmic Cones, Kuhio Grille, Liko Lehua Cafe, Millie's Deli & Snack Shop, Pineapples, Ponds Hilo & Sodexo,” said Jan Higashi, event chair. “People will also enjoy a silent auction and door prizes, with items donated by women owned/operated businesses.

“Everyone will then go to the Performing Arts Center where Nani Lim Yap and Friends will perform beginning at 5 p.m.”

Lim Yap is a gifted singer, hula dancer, ukulele player and the Kumu Hula of the award-winning Hula Hālau Nā Lei O Kaholokū. She hails from Hawaiʻi Island and is one of the “sweet angelic voices” of the popular musical Lim Family of Kohala. Along with her parents, brother and sister, their traditional Hawaiian music has spanned two decades. Aside from traditional Hawaiian singing, she is expanding her repertoire of jazz and contemporary songs and is currently planning a solo CD recording of her favorites.

The Girls’ Day Diva Festival is supported by sponsorship from local businesses. This year’s “Super Stars” include Business Services Hawaii, GW Construction, Hawaii Forklift Service, Inc., Hirayama Brothers Electric, and Ken’s House of Pancakes, and “Twinkling Star” Creative Arts Hawaiʻi. The proceeds of the event benefit the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Scholarship Fund and the Performing Arts Center’s programs.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $40. Box Office hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 974-7310 or order online at:

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