Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - June 9, 1999
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Don Ho in concert

WHAT: Don Ho in concert

WHEN: July 24 at 3 and 8 p.m. and July 25 at 3 and 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $35 if tickets are ordered before July 2; $40 after July 2

ADD: Don Ho has been performing his unique style of Hawaiian music for 38 years, bringing such hits as "Tiny Bubbles," "Pearly Shells" and "I'll Remember You" to audiences all over the world. Four of his albums were ranked nationally on Billboard charts; "Tiny Bubbles" charted number seventeen in 1966.

Ho's popularity has only increased since his debut, shown by his two sold-out Mainland concert tours in the Spring of 1998, and by his cross-over appeal to an alternative music generation that notes Don Ho is "pure swank." Critics have noted that Ho is more likely now to draw contemporary musicians like Green Day or the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to his performances than the more time-honored classic musicians like Barry Manilow or Jack Jones.

Ho acts as the master of ceremonies at his concerts, bringing audience members and other people on stage, as well as staying afterwards to sign as many autographs.

Ho's bubbling energy as a performer won't be going flat anytime soon. He plans to eclipse George Burns, and says that "if you retire, you die. As long as you serve a function, you have to do it." He feels his function is to the world outside of the celebrity circle. His performance's focus in on the "regular people" who come to hear him sing and said his performances are "country garage developed to a science. To this day, no one else is doing it."

Flying in for these four shows in Whittier, Ho will fit in perfectly with the atmosphere of the Shannon Center, where he can bring anyone on stage that he wishes--it might even be you!

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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