Whittier College News Release

Whittier College

Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.

P.O. Box 634

Whittier, CA  90608-0634


June 11, 2002                                                         

Reference: 01/02: 64                                                               

Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216

Mele Hula Returns to Shannon Center Stage


WHAT:                    Mele Hula, a celebration of Hawaiian song and dance, in concert

WHEN:                    3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, June 22


WHERE:                  The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

                             13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier


COST:                    $32

ADD:                      Mele Hula is the latest venture of slack-key guitarist Barry Flanagan, formerly of Hapa, in collaboration with Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Ernie Cruz, Jr.  The group and show have been praised for “pulse and energy that make it entirely of today,” yet connected “firmly to the Polynesian past, featuring poetic ballads about the sea, the lushness of the land, and favorite chiefs—all told through graceful hula, stirring chant and melodies rich in harmony backed by virtuoso guitar.”


                             Seating is available for the 3 p.m. performance, and there are some single seats available for the virtually sold-out evening performance.


INFORMATION:         Call the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203


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