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Hiroshima 40th Anniversary Tour

Apr 19 , 2019 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$49.50 - $79.50

Presented by: The Jazz Lifestyle

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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Hiroshima 40th Anniversary Tour

Apr 19 , 2019 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$49.50 - $79.50

Presented by: The Jazz Lifestyle

Hiroshima 40th Anniversary Tour

Ever since the band was founded more than 40 years ago, its unique sound created by blending Western and Japanese instruments continues to resonate with audiences.

The band’s leader, Dan Kuramoto, was born and raised in East LA. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a fine arts degree, he became the first chairman of its Asian-American studies program in the late 60s, he said. But he soon discovered a passion for music while performing at community events and collaborating with June Kuramoto, a koto player he met at a community picnic.

June Kuramoto was born in Japan, but grew up in LA. Soon after they met, the pair married and founded Hiroshima together with other musicians in the early 70s. While, they divorced in 1984, they remain friends and bandmates.

The band took its name from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which sustained a nuclear blast during World War II. “Since we were born after all that, it’s our legacy to come up from the ashes,” Kuramoto said.They released their debut self-titled album in 1979.

Over the years, Hiroshima has sold nearly four million records worldwide.

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Performance Schedule

Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.

DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance