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Polynesian Cultural Center performer Pila Laulotu of Tonga speaks to a crowd of visitors. At left, PCC President and CEO Alfred Grace tastes some poi as he jokes with Cultural Specialist Keith Awai, right.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Performer Pila Laulotu, right, of Tonga teaches visitor Shay Sehayek of Israel how to drum during a show.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM 2013 Aug 23 BSN - Polynesian Cultural Center President and CEO P. Alfred Grace tastes some poi as he jokes with Cultural Specialist Keith Awai as he shows some of the $100 million renovation taking place in celebration of its 50th anniversary in September on August 23, 2013.
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Several facilities at the Polynesian Cultural Center have been upgraded so far in the site’s 10-year, $100 million renovation, which began in 2009.