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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Boz Scaggs plans Royal Hawaiian show

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Boz Scaggs, one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and '80s and one of the seminal popsters in the early Sunshine Festival inside Diamond Head Crater, will return to Hawai'i in the pink, performing at the Coconut Grove of The Royal Hawaiian hotel on Mother's Day, May 11.

Scaggs, one of San Francisco's iconic entertainers, will headline the Hawai'i Romance Festival's Pink Night, appearing at the fabled Pink Palace with the Matt Catingub Orchestra of Hawai'i. It's a linchpin of the second annual festival, which takes place May 2-11, highlighting music, food and all things romantic.

Pink Night is a benefit for The Queen's Cancer Center in support of the fight against breast cancer.

The evening will include a dinner and a pink fashion show in the Monarch Room, followed by the outdoor concert beneath the stars featuring Scaggs.

He is an international favorite known for rock classics, largely from his breakthrough album, "Silk Degrees," including "We're All Alone," "Lido Shuffle," "Lowdown" and "Love, Look What You've Done to Me." Scaggs also owns a San Francisco club, Slim's.

Longtime Scaggs fans will recall a 1974 concert at Andrews Amphitheater at the University of Hawai'i, where dancing on the lawn was encouraged.

Tickets: $250 per person, including dinner, fashion show and concert; premium tables are available. Concert only: $95.

Reservations: 545-7664, www.hawaiiromancefestival.com.

Reach Wayne Harada at wharada@honoluluadvertiser.com.

Correction: A Pink Night event on May 11 featuring Boz Scaggs benefits the Queen's Cancer Center. Tickets, on sale in March, are $95 and $250. Incorrect information was given in a previous version of this story.