January 19, 2019 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

The Makaha Sons Featuring Jerome Koko

For 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and around the globe. In 1976 the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau began its professional career with five members as an opening act in a small nightclub known as “Uptown Yokos.”. After the passing of John Koko in 2012 and the retirement of Louis “Moon” Kauakahi in 2014, the group has started afresh.

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January 26, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Phil Keaggy & Muriel Anderson

Guitarist Muriel Anderson’s annual appearance at the Shannon Center will feature guitarist Phil Keaggy
Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy's mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don't play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. Phil's solo career has spanned more than 40 years, and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.

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January 29, 2019 Tuesday 8:00 p.m.

Inside Latin Jazz:
Eddie Montalvo

The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano, this is something every lover of music will not want to miss.

Thanks to the BCM Foundation, our Inside Latin Jazz events are always free!

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February 2, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Stan Ridgway

Stan Ridgway is returning to the Shannon Center, bringing with him some new songs and stories, as well as some old favorites from his solo recordings and his days with Wall of Voodoo.  

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February 9, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Charles Phoenix: Addicted to Americana

5-4-3-2-1 … BLAST-OFF! Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for oddball detail, Charles shares his rollicking road-trip discoveries and colorful kaleidoscope of found vintage Kodachrome slide images. This marvelous mid-century mashup of stories and glories of spectacular space-age style, amazing attractions, unsung landmarks, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation will inspire your imagination and make your American spirit will soar!

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November 3, 2018 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

February 17, 2019 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

The Felici Piano Trio

Since its founding in 1994, the Felici Piano Trio has not only been committed to artistic excellence, but equally dedicated to develop the appreciation and love of music in the audiences of today and tomorrow. Come be a part of the exciting chamber music experience created by the trio.

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March 7-9, 2019 Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
March 9 & 10, 2019 Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm

Whittier College Theatre Arts presents
Music and Lyrics by Sephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed by Jennifer S. Holmes

In the Robinson Theatre.

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March 16, 2019 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

The Masters of Hawaiian Music Featuring George Kahumoku Jr., Kawika Kahiapo, & Nathan Aweau

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack  Key Show” bring Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages.

Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo are regular guest artists on George Kahumoku’s renowned Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar® series on Maui, and his Grammy award-winning CDs. Together, these Masters share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar) – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, ‘ukulele, and Hawaiian vocals.

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March 23, 2019 Saturday 8:30 a.m.

The Friends of the Shannon Center at Whittier College proudly present

Meet the Authors & Bookfaire

Come be a part of our annual Meet the Authors & Bookfaire event. Great authors, great books, good friends and a great time.

Authors scheduled include*
Robin Benway
Chris Erskine
Suzy Fincham-Gray
Luis Fuerte
Ivy Pochoda


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April 5, 201 Friday 7:30 p.m.

The California Guitar Trio

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.

Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio’s (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second.

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April 11, 2019, Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Vitaly presents "An Evening of Wonder

Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paintbrushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic and step into Vitaly’s world.

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April 13, 2019, Saturday 7:30 p.m.

"The Passion of Joan of Arc"

The critically acclaimed 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer is brought to life with a haunting new score performed live which re-imagines the classic film with a modern urgency. Combining electronic music with sacred chant and strings, L.A. composer George Sarah has crafted a moving and an unforgettable experience.

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Aloha Concert Series

Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei

 Saturday, May 25, 2019

2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Robert and the gentleman of Halau Na Kamalei return, along with the ladies of the Royal Dance Company.

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