Aloha! Slack-key artist plays Sunday |

Aloha! Slack-key artist plays Sunday

Slack-key guitarist and composer John Keawe will play his distinctive style of Hawaiian music in Grass Valley on Sunday.

Keawe is a winner of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards given by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. He will appear with his wife Hope Keawe and granddaughters Shelly and Naomi Keawe, who will dance hula.

Keawe has been recognized for his contribution to keeping slack-key guitar alive in Hawaii. He won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Hawaiian Music Album as a contributing artist on Slack-key Guitar Vol. 2 by Palm Records.

The group will appear at 7 p.m. Sunday at Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

Tickets are $18 at the box office 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday; and at BriarPatch Community Market in Grass Valley, Yabobo in Nevada City and at For information, call 274-8384 ext. 14 or e-mail


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