PAC presents First Person: Seeing America March 10

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Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents First Person: Seeing America on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 pm.

“See American history through the eyes of its writers and photographers,” said PAC Manager Lee Dombroski. “National Public Radio's Neal Conan and actress Lily Knight read the words of Langston Hughes, Carson McCullers, Damon Runyan, John Muir, Frederick Douglass and others, accompanied by the chamber music group Ensemble Galilei.

“Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection are projected to tell the story of the nation from the Civil War, Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the immigrant experience on the gritty sidewalks of New York and the majesty of Yosemite.

"Experience the events that shaped a nation as these extraordinary photographers did - First Person: Seeing America,” she added.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $10 UH students/children. Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 974-7310 or order online at: Artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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