Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoko Jr. and Nathan Aweau Perform at the Matthews March 6

George Kahumoko Jr. and Nathan Aweau, both featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show®,” will share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles with the Matthews Opera House audience on Friday, March 6 as part of the current Subscription Series season. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth (18 and under) and BHSU students. 

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George Kahumoko Jr. is a four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist, and is known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man.” He is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. 

Accompanying Kahumoko in this performance is talented multi-instrumentalist Nathan Aweau who has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.

The New York Times once noted of Kahumoko’s Hawaiiian Masters’ show, ““Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame…Bringing folklore & cultural memory into a performance that unfolded as breezy entertainment.”

“This is a performance that all of us at the Matthews have been looking forward to,” said Darren Granaas, executive director at the Matthews. “We are so excited to welcome these incredible musicians to our stage and share a cultural Hawaiian experience with our audience.”

Granaas added that Kahumoko and Aweau will also participate in several community and school residencies in the Spearfish area before their performance at the Matthews

“Sharing musicians with our community and schools is something we are incredibly passionate about,” Granaas said. “It’s through ticket sales, donations, and the support of organizations like the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education that residencies like this are even possible.”

Audience members that attend the March 6 concert are encouraged to wear their Hawaiin shirts and other tropical attire. The Matthews will also have select tropical beverages available at the bar.

“In the middle of winter, there is nothing that sounds quite as good as a Hawaiian vacation,” Granaas said. “Our hope is to bring that Hawaiian vacation to you!”

Tickets to the Masters of Hawaiian Music concert at the Matthews can be purchased during business hours in the gallery, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone at 605-642-7973. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.matthewsopera.com. 

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from South Dakota Arts Council and the Crane Group. Additional support from the Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund, made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andres W. Mellon Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Native American Hip Hop Artist Supaman to Perform at the Matthews

Montana based Native American Hip Hop Artist Supaman performing at the Matthews Opera House on Friday, January 17 as part of the current Subscription Series season. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for youth (18 and under) and college students. 

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As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form. Supaman’s one of a kind presentation combines Native culture, comedy and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners.

“We cannot wait to welcome Supaman to the Matthews’ stage,” said Darren Granaas, executive director at the Matthews. “Supaman is not only an incredible rapper and musician, but an inspiring communicator of indigenous issues.”

Granaas went on to add that Supaman will also take part in several community residencies in the days leading up to his concert. 

“Having the ability to bring artists like Supaman into local schools is why we do what we do,” Granaas said. “It’s through ticket sales, donations, and the support of organizations like the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education that residencies like this are even possible.”

Supaman has been the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System.” He is also a Nammy “Native American Music Award” winner, “North American Indigenous Image Award” winner, and seven “Tunney Award” winner. He was awarded  The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week. His 2018 nominations brought him home awards for Best Hip Hop Album and Best Producer for the Indigenous Music Awards. His videos titled “Prayer Loop Song” and “Why” both have gone viral and have received millions of views on YouTube and Facebook which has put him in high demand touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally. He has also worked with Taboo from the multi-grammy award-winning group “Black Eyed Peas.”

Tickets to Supaman’s upcoming concert at the Matthews can be purchased during business hours in the gallery, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone at 605-642-7973. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.matthewsopera.com. 

The next event for The Matthews is the community theater comedy “Dearly Beloved.” Performances are February 7 – 8 & 14 – 15 at 7:30 p.m. and February 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 subscribers, and $5 youth & BHSU students. Tickets can be purchased in the gallery, over the phone, 605.642.7973, or online at matthewsopera.com.

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “The Curious Savage” (Community Theater)

The entertaining comedy, “The Curious Savage” is the story of an elderly widow, Mrs. Savage, whose husband left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their dreams, but her stepchildren strongly object. To stop this, they commit her to a sanatorium where the gentle residents become her “new family.”

Runs April 25-28, 2019. Thursday through Saturdays are ty 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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This is a Subscription Series event.

 

Show Details:
April 25-28, 2019
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. | Sunday: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “The Curious Savage” (Community Theater)

The entertaining comedy, “The Curious Savage” is the story of an elderly widow, Mrs. Savage, whose husband left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their dreams, but her stepchildren strongly object. To stop this, they commit her to a sanatorium where the gentle residents become her “new family.”

Runs April 25-28, 2019. Thursday through Saturdays are ty 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

LEARN MORE about this play.

 

Show Details:
April 25-28, 2019
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. | Sunday: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “The Curious Savage” (Community Theater)

The entertaining comedy, “The Curious Savage” is the story of an elderly widow, Mrs. Savage, whose husband left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their dreams, but her stepchildren strongly object. To stop this, they commit her to a sanatorium where the gentle residents become her “new family.”

Runs April 25-28, 2019. Thursday through Saturdays are ty 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

LEARN MORE about this play.

 

Show Details:
April 25-28, 2019
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. | Sunday: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “The Curious Savage” (Community Theater)

The entertaining comedy, “The Curious Savage” is the story of an elderly widow, Mrs. Savage, whose husband left her $10 million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their dreams, but her stepchildren strongly object. To stop this, they commit her to a sanatorium where the gentle residents become her “new family.”

Runs April 25-28, 2019. Thursday through Saturdays are ty 7:30 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

LEARN MORE about this play.

 

Show Details:
April 25-28, 2019
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. | Sunday: 2 pm.
Tickets:
$15 Adults, $5 Youth & BHSU students

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “Twelfth Night” (National Players Touring Theater)

The National Players Touring Theater is back in Spearfish for the 4th time in as many years! This time the group will present William Shakespeare’s comedy  “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019. Now touring for its 70th consecutive year, this unique theater ensemble brings innovative productions to communities across the United States.

This is the fifth Subscription Series 2018-19 event. 

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Show Details:
Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Tickets:
$25 Adults, $10 Youth & BHSU students

SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra Society

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the sounds of the concert stage, the dance halls, and the theater – ragtime, dance music, theatre selections, and silent film accompaniment, all performed off the original musical scores. This is the 4th event of 2018-19 Subscription Series at The Matthews. 

Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1, 2018.

 

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SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: “All the World’s a Song” with Daniel Kelly Concert

Award-winning composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly brilliantly reinterprets texts from Shakespeare’s most beloved plays with powerhouse jazz vocalists. This is the 3rd event of 2018-19 Subscription Series at The Matthews. 

Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1, 2018.

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SUBSCRIPTION SERIES: Christian Howes Quartet in Southern Exposure Concert

The Matthews second Subscription Series 2018-19 event takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Single ticket sales for this concert go on sale Sept. 1. 

Jazz violinist, Christian Howes, embarks upon a quest into the French Mediterranean/Spanish and Latin American musical worlds. Inspired by his album, “Southern Exposure,” bluegrass, jazz, classical, latin, rock, and fusion describe a few of the genres that Christian offers with this quartet touring project.

 

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Single ticket sales start Sept. 1, 2018.

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