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June 6, 2014 - 12:05am

‘Match Game’ comes tonight to Aloha Theatre

One of the most iconic game shows of the 1970s is back again on Hawaii Island. Produced by the Aloha Performing Arts Company, “Match Game” is the feature presentation for a night projected to be full of fun, laughs, and for some lucky contestants maybe even a few prizes.

Roderick Anderson takes the microphone to lead a cast featuring Aloha Performing Arts Company regulars and many others. All those who come see the show will be eligible to be a contestant, and with it, will have the task of having to match the crazy and hilarious answers in a twist on the concept of “fill-in-the-blank.”

With a set co-designed by Roderick Anderson and technical director Gill Pecceu, a combination of both the television “Match Game” look with a hint of modern flair, and a real cast of characters, “Match Game” is sure to be a fun-filled night of comedy and improv.

“Match Game” takes the Aloha Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight. This is a one-night-only performance. All proceeds of the event will benefit Aloha Performing Arts Company.

Tickets are $5 per person and are available online at alohatheatre.com or at the door. For information, contact Suzanne Murdock at 322-9924.

Japanese traditional music performed Saturday

The Hawaii Shibashukai Club of Honolulu will perform the Japanese traditional music of Shamisen, Kouta and Hauta at 4 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa People’s Theatre. Admission is free.

The concert will include shamisen group performances, individual performances of the traditional kouta and hauta or ditty songs, and some traditional Japanese odori, or dances, by members of the Hawaii Shibashukai Club and the Shibashukai Club from Japan.

The Hawaii Shibashukai Club with the Japanese traditional music enthusiasts was founded in Honolulu in 2012 by Shibashu, a shamisen master from Tokyo. Shibashu, the shamisen master visits Honolulu four times a year to teach students to play shamisen, a traditional Japanese three-string instrument, and kouta and hauta with the shamisen accompaniment.

Shibashu was born in Tokyo in 1953 He started to learn Shamisen at the age of 18 under the auspice of Kasuga Toyo-Eishiba, the kouta master. He opened his studio in Hachioji City, Tokyo, and has taught more than 500 students of all ages who specialize in learning to play shamisen and sing kouta and hauta.

The Shibashukai Club in Japan occasionally holds concerts in the concert hall in Tokyo with enthusiastic audiences of more than 2,000 fans.

Hawaii Photo Expo held in Hilo

The public is Invited to the 15th Annual Hawaii Photo Expo June 7 through 25 at Wailoa Center Fountain Gallery, 200 Piopio St. in Hilo. A reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday The Hawaii Photo Expo will retire after this year’s exhibit.

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