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Huell Howser with EWP Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang at the 40th Anniversary Gala.

East West Players (EWP) mourns the passing of Huell Howser, the great adventurer, and star of  several public-television series such as “Videolog,” “California’s Gold,” and “Visiting.” Howser was a supporter of EWP and did a segment about East West Players at the Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo.

“We are saddened by this news and were shocked to hear of his passing,” said Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director of EWP. “Huell always had great energy, always in a great mood and could really light up a room with his smile and laughter. He touched so many people in our community and even took to the stage at our 40th Anniversary Gala to encourage everyone to support the arts and an organization like East West Players. Everyone will miss him.”

Just last month, the EWP community lost Senator Daniel Inouye and now, we have lost another friend. In recognition of our thanks to Huell Howser for his lifetime of achievement, East West Players offers once again, the highest accolade in theatre: A Standing Ovation.

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