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Kravis Center Presents 'Ukulele Hero' Jake Shimabukuru - November 2

“Ukulele Hero” Jake Shimabukuro takes the stage at the Kravis Center November 2nd

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Oct. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- WEST PALM BEACH (October 6th, 2012)- "Ukulele hero" (Rolling Stone) Jake Shimabukuro takes the main stage at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Friday, November 2nd at 8pm. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at the Kravis Center Box Office, online at www.kravis.org and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Jake Shimabukuro’s concert is a part of his ‘Grand Ukulele’ national tour. 'Grand Ukulele,' a collaboration with producer Alan Parsons (The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon'), is the follow-up to 2011's 'Peace Love Ukulele,' for which critics lauded Shimabukuro as the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" (Guitar Player) and "the greatest living ukulele player" (Boing Boing).

Shimabukuro "fuses a multitude of genres" (Billboard) on the new LP, which can be heard on album highlight "Island Fever Blues," merging classical & blues over a fast-paced flamenco beat. Elsewhere on the album Jake tackles the playing style of the mandolin ("Gentlemandolin"), rockabilly ("More Ukulele") and surf rock ("Ukulele Five - 0"), and even transforms his instrument to mimic the intricate melody of a music box ("Music Box"). 'Grand Ukulele' also features covers of Adele's "Rolling In the Deep," Sting's "Fields of Gold" and the Judy Garland classic "Over the Rainbow."

Shimabukuro has "raised the bar for the ukulele" (Washington Post), was recently spotlighted on CNN's "The Next List," performed on A Prairie Home Companion and has acquired an eclectic fan base which includes Perez Hilton, Eddie Vedder and Conan O'Brien. He's toured all over the world and has performed alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck and more. For more information on the Hawaiian native’s incredible talent and rise to fame, visit www.jakeshimabukuro.com.
Jake Shimabukuro’s ‘Grand Ukulele’ tour at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts opens on Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 PM with support from WPBT Channel 2. Tickets start at $15 and may be purchased now at the Kravis Center Box Office 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, on line at www.kravis.org/jakeshimabukuro or by calling (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Group orders of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.  

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence and Commitment to the Community, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

Elizabeth Dashiell

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