Kaua‘i Sings is fund-raiser for Kaua‘i AIDS project

On April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lihue United Church parish hall off Haleko Road, nearly a dozen of Kaua‘i’s best, Broadway-style singers are coming together for an evening cabaret to raise money for Malama Pono-Kauai AIDS Project.

Malama Pono is Kaua‘i’s primary AIDS-service organization, and the first event of its kind has been named “Kauai Sings!” “We are very excited about this event,” said Malama Pono board President Joe Moss in a press release.

“This event creates a much-needed additional venue to showcase some of Kaua‘i’s best singers, and provides another entertainment option for the Kaua‘i community. At the same time, the evening will benefit a great organization that is committed to stopping AIDS on Kaua‘i,” Moss said.

The entertainers will be singing songs from Broadway musicals as well as some pop standards.

Performers participating are from the community, from the college, from the “South Pacific” dinner-theater production at the Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort at Nukoli‘i, and from recent productions of Kauai Community Players and Hawaii Children’s Theatre.

The evening’s emcee is local theater, radio, and TV personality Fredan Alfonso.

“With the success of this event,” adds Moss, “Malama Pono plans to produce several cabarets per year with different programs. Everyone wins: the community, the audience, the performers, the agency, the clients of Malama Pono, their families, and our education programs for HIV/AIDS prevention.” Tickets are $20 per person, and all proceeds will go directly to Malama Pono.

Seating is limited to the capacity of the parish hall, behind King Auto Center.

Call Malama Pono at 246-9577 today to make reservations.

Ticket outlets include Scotty’s Music in Kalaheo, Bounty Music and Larry’s Music in Kapa‘a, and Malama Pono’s new office at 4357 Rice St. in Lihu‘e.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Questions can be submitted via e-mail to events@malama-pono.org.

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