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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, September 9, 2006

Sea Life Park concert canceled

By Eloise Aguiar
Advertiser Windward O'ahu Writer

WAIMANALO A concert at Sea Life Park tonight has been canceled because the producer did not provide insurance in writing by a 5 p.m. Thursday deadline.

Turk Cazimero, the producer, said he had the paperwork yesterday morning, but the park's general manager, Renato Lenci, stuck to his decision.

Lenci confirmed that the Eastside Summer Jam was canceled.

His public relations company, McNeil Wilson Communications, issued this statement:

"Hurricane Productions repeatedly fell short of deadlines to provide a financial deposit and provide proof of insurance to Sea Life Park and was cautioned on numerous occasions that these were minimal requirements in order to even consider the possibility of signing a contract."

Cazimero, a Waimanalo resident, said he wouldn't sign a contract until he got insurance. A deposit would be due after signing of the contract, he said.

He said he was late with the insurance because the park was late writing up the contract. A contract was not agreed upon until two weeks ago, he said.

Bands have been hired, security arranged and insurance paid, Cazimero said, adding that almost 1,900 tickets have been sold and advertisements have been running for two weeks.

"I'm going to take a $25,000 hit, everybody is not going to work and all these people are coming to the concert," he said.

Reach Eloise Aguiar at eaguiar@honoluluadvertiser.com.


Correction: Matty Liu and Aden Stey were the promoters of the Eastside Summer Jam Concert that was canceled Sept. 9. They stand to lose $25,000 because of the cancellation.