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Product ImageThe 15th Anniversary
Aurora Benefit Awards Luncheon, Auction & Gala Celebration
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Riviera Country Club

Masashi Sada Benefit Concert in LA
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Born in Nagasaki on April 10, 1952.
Singer, song writer and novelist. Debued in 1973 as a band named Grape with big hits songs including Shoronagashi, Muenzaka.

Became solo singer in 1976 and he released numerous national big hits songs including Amayadori, Cosmos, Kanpakusengen, Kitanokunikara and more.

Last year, he released his Grape’s 41st annual album and solo album.
His lifework is concert and it will be 4000 in July, 2013.

He also started as novelist and released his first book “Shoronagashi” in 2001, became bestseller followed by “Gege”, “Antokinoinochi”, “Kasutera”, “Hakaonsan” etc. and four of them became Movies.

Product ImageThe 14th Anniversary
Aurora Benefit Awards Dinner, Auction
& Michel Bell Mini Live Concert in LA

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Double Tree by Hilton Los Angeles

Michel Bell ended the last century on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of the President and First Lady, singing to over 600,000 people at "America's Millennium", the New Year's Eve 2000 celebration.

On the Broadway stage, Mr. Bell received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of "Joe" in Hal Prince's production of Show Boat. He has also received the Jefferson Award (Chicago) and the Ovation Award (Los Angeles). In 1998, Michel Bell made his West End debut in London, in Show Boat at the Prince Edward Theatre. Again on Broadway, he starred in the Frank Wildhorn musical Civil War at the St. James Theatre, and earned an Outer Critic's Circle Award. Most recently, he appeared on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre as vocal soloist in Riverdance: The Musical. He was also part of the Riverdance World Tour, performing in Europe and the Far East.

Mr. Bell is especially known for his emotional portrayal of "Porgy" in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, which he performed in the United States, Berlin, Cairo, Tokyo, Pompeii, Paris and Eritrea.

He has performed with the San Diego Opera, Michigan Opera, Opera Pacific and Lyric Opera of Kansas City as well as the L.A. Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic and Berlin Radio Orchestra.

Michel was formerly a member of the Fifth Dimension vocal group, and has performed with many entertainment greats including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Perry Como, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bill Cosby.
Product ImageThe 13th Anniversary
Aurora Benefit Awards Dinner & Gala/Auction
Friday, September 30, 2011
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Garden

KOSETSU MINAMI Benefit Concert in LA
Sunday, October 2, 2011
El Camino College Marsee Auditorium

Kosetsu Minami was born in Oita in 1949, and formed the band Kaguyahime in 1970.
Its distinctive musicianship and vitality taking Japan’s nascent folkmusic scene by storm.

After Kaguyahime disbanded in 1975, Minami continued to produce big hits such as Natsu no Shojo and Yume Hitoyo. Minami has also been a pioneer of innovative musical events, attracting 60,000 fans to the all- night concert, and meeting with success as the first Japanese artist to hold a concert at the Nippon Budokan. From 1986 Minami also produced and performed in an annual “Hiroshima Peace Concert”, raising a total of over 200 million yen towards the building a new nursing home for radiation victims.

Another long term project is his series of “Green Paradise” concerts, held every year since 1992. Kaguyahime reunited in 1999 and put on its first tour in 22 years from the following May 2000 to January 2001. Kosetsu turned 60 in 2009, but age has not slowed him down.
An audience of 20,000 people gathered for his summer concert that year, and he released a new album which was well received, positive reviews and hit a high sales rate. Now in 2011, Kosetsu is currently touring all over Japan.
Product ImageThe 12th Anniversary
Aurora Benefit Dinner & Gala / Auction
Friday, October 29, 2010
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens

KEI OGURA Benefit Concert in LA
Saturday, October 30, 2010
El Camino College Marsee Auditorium

Kei Ogla is a singer, songwriter, and composer, and has been one of the most well known artists in Japan. Ogla was born in the Ueno district of Tokyo in 1944. He graduated from University of Tokyo in 1967 and started working for Nihon Kangyo Bank (Mizuho Bank). In his 25 years at the bank, he became a branch manager at the Hamamatsu branch and was Financial Service Manager at the bank headquarters.

He retired from the bank in 1993 and got accepted into University of Tokyo again to study Philosophy
and received his Masters degree in 2000. All during his bank and academic years, Ogla also was very active in his music career. His first major LP album was released in 1971. His third album, “Samayoi” (1972), sold over a million records. Ogla shared his compositions with top popular musicians in Japan, and many of the songs he wrote have become truly iconic in Japanese music history, including such songs as: “Shikuramen no Kaori,” “Oretachi no Tabi,” “Yume Shibai,” “Itoshiki Hibi,” and “Ai Sansanto.”

Mr. Ogla has received numerous music awards for his lyrics as well as his compositions, including Japan’s top music award, the Japan Record Award. Ogla has been passionate about writing stage musicals, and his shows “Algo,” “Bunza,” and “Ikyu Soujyun Story” were well received and highly acclaimed by wide range of audiences.

2010 is his 40th anniversary of Ogla music career, and his anniversary tour, “Kaiko, Tabi Tojyo” is touring all over Japan.
Product ImageThe 11th Anniversary
Aurora Benefit Dinner & Gala / Auction
Friday, October 2, 2009
Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens

MASAFUMI AKIKAWA Benefit Concert in LA
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Aratani Japanese America Theatre

Born in Ehime, Japan, 1967; Mr. Akikawa started playing violin and piano at the age of four, and later began learning to be a singer under the guidance of his father.
He was taught music at Kunitachi College of Music by Takeshi Nakamura. After that, he spent four years studying music at Palma, Italy. In 1998, he was awarded best of Canzone and also best of the Japanese Classic music awards. In 2001, he made his major recording debut as the youngest tenor singer with his single “Passione”.

He released “Sen no Kaze ni Natte” in 2006 and became a social phenomenon. He has appeared on NHK’s “Kohaku Uta Gassen” three years in a row since 2006.