We were saddened today to learn that one of the veterans who we honored on stage in Maui back in 2003 has passed away. Stanley Izumigawa was a member of the 1st Platoon, L Company, 442nd Infantry. This is the reason for The Nisei Project 2014 - the window of opportunity to thank these veterans is rapidly closing. You can read more about Stanley Izumigawa here.
Part of the re-staging of the Nisei ballet includes some additions and changes in the original musical score. CBT is so honored to have permission from singer/songwriter Harold Payne and composer/ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, for the inclusion of their songs in the ballet. Both gentlemen have written songs in honor of the Nisei Veterans.