HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mick Fleetwood and Jake Shimabukuro have been added to the entertainment roster for the Dec. 15 benefit concert event "Kokua for the Philippines" the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Fleetwood will be performing with longtime friend Henry Kapono.
Renowned marine life artist Wyland will be painting a giant original canvas featuring humpback whales, live on stage throughout the five-hour event. The painting will be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Kokua for the Philippines.
Celebrities also scheduled to appear and help with phone bank duties include Mark Dacascos and Cast & Crew members from the hit CBS drama HAWAII FIVE-0, among others. Local entertainers added include Brother Noland, Taimane, Streetlight Cadence and Kristian Lei.
Previously announced entertainers include: Henry Kapono; Kalapana; Raiatea Helm; Makana; Sean Na'auao; Loretta Ables Sayre; Kalei Gamiao; Kuana Torres Kahele; Aidan James; Da Braddahs; Roman of Kolohe Kai; Rebel Souljahz; Natural Vibrations, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Jordan Segundo, Starr Kalahiki, Honolulu Jazz Quartet, EMKE, and Sing The Body. In addition, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will participate in the show.
General admission tickets for Kokua for the Philippines are available for $20 through Honolulu Box Office at www.honoluluboxoffice.com or via phone at 808-550- 8457.
"Kokua for the Philippines," a Hawaii-based radio, television and Internet benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, will be held on Sunday, Dec.15, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. The event, staged by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Hawaii and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will take place at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and will be broadcast live on local radio and television stations and via the Internet. Producers from Ohana Broadcast Company, Kapono Inc., and Island Film Group will oversee the production with production services provided by NEP Supershooters. Proceeds from the phone bank and on-site gifts will be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
"The people of Hawaii are so intertwined with our Pacific neighbors in the Philippines, that stepping up and supporting them during this time of great need is simply the right thing to do," said Chuck Cotton, Vice President and General Manager of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment/Hawaii. "Some of Hawaii's top entertainers will be coming together for an afternoon of songs, laughter and inspiration."
"The people of the Philippines continue to be in our thoughts and prayers," said Bob Barlow, President of Oceanic Time Warner Cable. "We're so pleased to be involved in an event such as this that will bring together the people of Hawaii to raise much-needed funds for the typhoon victims."
On-air personalities from Clear Channel Media + Entertainment/Hawaii, Ohana Broadcast Company, and local broadcast and cable TV stations will host the program. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the San Diego Union Tribune are providing additional support.
Television stations scheduled to air the event (in whole or in part) include KFVE, KGMB (CBS), KHNL (NBC), KHON2 (FOX), KIKU, KITV 4 (ABC), CW, Me-TV, OC 16 and the San Diego Union Tribune's UT-TV. The event will stream live on the websites of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment/Hawaii, OC 16, KHON2, KITV 4, Hawaii News Now, and the San Diego Union Tribune, as well as on the event website, www.kokuaforthephillipines.com. In addition, radio stations KSSK 92.3 FM, KSSK AM 590, Island 985 and KNDI will broadcast the event. Also, the event can be heard on mobile devices by downloading the iHeartRadio app.
For more information and regular updates, visit www.kokuaforthephilippines.com. On social media, use #kokuaforthephilippines and #kokua.