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Local Connection: Jimmy Borges

Perhaps by now you have heard that one of Hawaii's truly gifted, and highly accomplished musical greats, Jimmy Borges is battling stage four lung cancer.

Jimmy is nearing the end of his life with an incredible display of grace and courage, as he has determined he wants to go out his way, 'living his dying' as he said most recently, all the while committed to living the remainder of his life to the fullest, and making sure he says his farewells...his way...to his family and loved ones...his many friends...and to his countless fans.

With Jimmy's passing, his legendary 60 year musical career will come to an end, but the memory of the man, and his accomplished career is of the stuff we hope will inspire future generations to come.

This Thursday evening, January 21st at 8:00PM, PBS Hawaii will broadcast, 'Jimmy Borges: Faced It All', recorded only last month at their studio in front of a small group of family and friends.

I was there...you do not want to miss this rare and special opportunity. Jimmy's deeply personal performance of some of his favorite melodies and lyrics will move you in a very special way. Don't miss it...

As part of Jimmy's memory and legacy, we have established a vocal music scholarship in perpetuity at the University of Hawaii that will hopefully provide opportunity for Hawaii teens in the future to pursue their dreams, and perhaps one day add their names to that special list of being one of Hawaii's greatest entertainers.

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