1. Brown Bags to Stardom episode 373A features Ewa Elementary student Kaylee Shimizu singing Spirit of Christmas, an original song by Gordon Broad of Moonsurfer Productions. "Spirit of Christmas" is the 5th track on the Da Nite B'4 Xmas CD. MIDI and Engineer David Kauahikaua. Video Production by Johnny Kai Productions. Lead vocalist Kaylee Shimizu.

    Kaylee Shimizu has in the past won First Place for Best Female Vocalist in the Elementary Division for the statewide finals for the annaul Brown Bags to Stardom talent showcase in Hawaii. The Christmas video will be featured on the weekly television episodes of Brown Bags to Stardom on OC16's CHANNEL 12.

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Before America's Got Talent, American Idol, The Voice, there was Brown Bags to Stardom. Brown Bags to Stardom originally was a high school talent show for the state of Hawaii started in 1980 by Program Director Jeff Coelho, radio DJ's Kamasami Kong, Ron…


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Before America's Got Talent, American Idol, The Voice, there was Brown Bags to Stardom. Brown Bags to Stardom originally was a high school talent show for the state of Hawaii started in 1980 by Program Director Jeff Coelho, radio DJ's Kamasami Kong, Ron Wiley and John Fink of radio station KIKI (I-94). For the next twenty years it became the launching pad for many of the recording stars like Glenn Medeiros, Kapena, Na Leo Pilimehana, Ilona Irvine, Irei Love, Jake Shimabukuro and Grammy winners Tia Carrera and Daniel Ho. Plus hundreds of high school kids went on to become professional entertainers through this program. It ended in the year 2000. In 2006, music producer Johnny Kai revived the program as a music television show on Hawaii television station OC16 and expanded the program to include elementary school, middle schools, colleges as well as for high schools. Brown Bags to Stardom continues to be the biggest most influential music talent competition in the schools. Johnny Kai Productions, LLC

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