AADAP invites you to join us for an exclusive event on October 7th, 2017, at the Aratani Theatre for a benefit concert featuring KALAPANA!
Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. Tracks like “Naturally,” “Nightbird,” “The Hurt,” “You Make It Hard,” and “When the Morning Comes” became household tunes and still enjoy frequent play on contemporary Hawaiian radio.
Musical trends have come and gone, but Kalapana’s many hits have remained Island classics. Kalapana still stands as a symbol of inspiration for contemporary Hawaiian music today.
Performing as Kalapana – Malani Bilyeu (vocals, guitar), DJ Pratt (lead guitar, vocals), Gaylord Holomalia (keyboards, vocals), Kenji Sano (bass, vocals); accompanied by Garin Poliahu (drums) and John Valentine (vocals, guitar).
Michael Paulo will also be performing with Kalapana as a special guest on the saxophone. One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more.
Purchase tickets online or call the theatre box office at 213-680-3700.
WHAT IS SHOWTIME?
Showtime is an annual event that seeks to raise funds for program services as well as to recognize key contributors to AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program) in the field of prevention and treatment. It’s also a time for supporters to gather with Board and Staff to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and see the real-life impact that their contributions are having on clients and program participants.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Showtime 2017 Community Leadership Awardee
This year, the Community Leadership Award will be presented to LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. A distinguished leader who has risen to be a champion of the people, we will be recognizing his 25+ career in public office, as well as his long-term support of AADAP.
Showtime 2017- AADAP’s 24th Annual Benefit Concert
Celebrating 45 years of “Changing Lives and Saving Families”
Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:00pm- Silent Auction Preview/ VIP Reception
7:00pm- Concert Program
9:00pm- Dessert Reception and Meet-n-Greet the Performers
LOCATION & PARKING:
244 S. San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Enter to win one of these fabulous prizes, and support the great programs at AADAP at the same time!
Grand Prize: 80,000 HawaiianMiles for Hawaiian Airlines travel (Destinations include Hawaii, Japan, Korea, and more!)
Generously Donated by Hawaiian Airlines
First Prize: SAMSUNG Curved 65-inch 4K Ultra HD SMART LED TV
Presented by Aris Tubadeza
Second Prize: 42mm Apple Watch Series 2
Sponsored by the AADAP Management Team
Third Prize: Four (4) Disneyland One-Day Park Hopper Tickets
Generously Donated by Disneyland Resorts
Fourth Prize: Las Vegas Vacation for 5 days/4 nights at the California Hotel & Casino
Generously Donated by the California Hotel & Casino
Winners will be drawn at Showtime 2017 on October 7th, 2017, but you do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are $20 or a book of 6 for $100.
Call (323) 293-6284 to enter!