UH Hilo Performing Arts Center announces its 2014-15 season

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Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center kicks-off its 2014-15 season with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and GRAMMY® Limetime Achievement Award winner Mavis Staples on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

“Staples has been the solid rock of American music for over six decades, seamlessly crossing genres from the delta-inflected gospel sound of the 1950s to pop radio in the 1970s and back again to her gospel roots today,” noted PAC Manager Lee Dombroski.

Audiences will have a varied and diverse season of performances for 2014-15. Emel Mathlouthi and her band perform on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 pm, bringing a new sound to Tunisian music. On Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m, Jacob Rajan takes the stage in Indian Ink Theatre Company’s dramatic storytelling production of The Guru of Chai. The fall season concludes with Conquering the Sun, the amalgamation of several Hawaiian myths created by Jackie Pualani Johnson and the CU Colorado Caravan, and directed by Kimo Apaka. Performances are Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15 at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m.

The spring season opens with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem featuring vintage American music on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., GRAMMY® Award-nominee Eric Bibb takes the stage with his finger picking technique and blend of folk-blues. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion dance company presents Pavement on Tuesday, February 24 at7:30 p.m. “Abraham’s work is provocative, sensual and socially relevant with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual,” Dombroski said.

Massive Company performs The Brave, a work that interweaves the stories of eight diverse Aukland-based men who share their most sincere ponderings on what it takes to be a brave man in the world today, on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The season wraps up with The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presenting it gets better on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. “This performance is the culmination of a week-long residency in which the It Gets Better company works closely with our community in a series of workshops, rehearsals and community dialogue to create a performance intended to energize a local awareness of bullying and examine the broader issues of tolerance and diversity,” Dombroski said.

This season the annual Girls’ Day Diva Festival will feature a slightly different format and is titled Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1. The fesrival is scheduled for early March 2015.

Season subscription packages, ranging in price from $74.40 to $157.60, will be available beginning September 2 by calling the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/. Single tickets for all events will be available beginning September 9.

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