Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert Supporting Japan Disaster Relief Presented By Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert ( will bring together a showcase of artists, celebrities and dignitaries from the worlds of music, dance, entertainment and government to raise funds and awareness for the survivors of the Japan earthquake-tsunami at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2011: Day before Easter?"Resurrection - Japan will rise again!"
5:00 pm Red Carpet for performing artists, celebrity guests and dignitaries (see below)
7:00 pm Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert begins

WHERE: Pasadena Civic Auditorium (public parking available nearby)
300 E. Green St.; Pasadena, CA 91101; 626-449-7360

WHO: CONFIRMED CELEBRITIES AND PERFORMERS: HIROSHIMA, Grammy-nominated and internationally-renowned Japanese jazz group (Mika Todd -J-Pop International Music Sensation, Terry Steele and Janice Marie Johnson from A Taste Of Honey), RICHIE GAJATE GARCIA (voted a few years ago the #1 percussionist in the world) and QUEST CREW, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 Champions, will headline the show. Confirmed celebrity guests include: LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS (Presenter) - Actor/Director/Producer; MARK DACASCOS (Presenter) - actor ("Hawaii Five-O", Chairman on Food Network's Iron Chef America); BRIANA EVIGAN (Presenter) - actress, ("Step Up 2", "Sorority Row", "Subject: I Love You"); DANTE BASCO (Presenter) - actor, ("Take the Lead", "The Debut", "Hook"); JULIA LING (Red Carpet) - actress NBC's "Chuck"; NICK GRISMONDI (Red Carpet) - television host; AMY HILL (Red Carpet) - actress "All American Girl"; IRON CHEF MORIMOTO (Red Carpet/Performer) - Food Network; HENRY MORIMOTO (Red Carpet); SUSAN HIRASUNA (Fox 11 News - Local/Presenter); RYAN HIGA & KEVIN WU (Performers) - YouTube sensations; PAUL DATEH & KEN BELCHER (Performers) - international singer/songwriter duo; TAIKOPROJECT (Performer) - Taiko drums; CURD (Performer) - adult contemporary band a la Gin Blossoms/The Rembrandts; DANI HI'ILANI WATANABE (Performer) - 12 year old 2010 E Hula Mau Miss Kaikamahine Soloist; HALAU KEKAIULU AND BAND HALOA - Hawaiian performance; NATSUKO UTSUMI (photojournalist/speaker)

CONFIRMED DIGNITARIES: Japanese Consul General JUNICHI IHARA and Consul TOSHIO ODAGIRI, U.S. Congressman MIKE HONDA, City of Pasadena Councilman STEVE MADISON, and Mayor of the City of Riverside RON LOVERIDGE. Additional performing artists, celebrity guests and dignitaries will be displayed at

COST: Tickets listed at $20.00, $40.00 and $60.00 (plus applicable fees) available through Ticketmaster ( or 800-982-2787) or Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office ( or 626-449-7360)

RSVP: Please contact Stacey Kumagai mediamonster ( @ ) yahoo dot com with names of media crew and reporters, number of credentials, your organization and note any key specific interviews you are hoping to schedule dot From here you will be put on the list for credentials to cover the Red Carpet and interview performing artists, celebrity guests and dignitaries dot

The Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert - Presented by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. will bring together artists, celebrity guests and dignitaries from the worlds of music, dance, entertainment and government to raise funds and awareness for the survivors of the Japan earthquake-tsunami at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to the hardest-hit prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi with no administrative fees or holds on funds. Thousand Hearts is produced by Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aid Project, a nonprofit organization established by multi-cultural community leaders throughout the State of California.


Contact Details

Company Name: Media Monster Communicat ions, Inc./stacey Kumagai
Issued By: Stacey Kumagai
Phone: 818-506-8675
Website: Visit the website

by Stacey Kumagai (few years ago!)

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