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Polynesian Cultural Center Performers Entertain International Diplomats

“Showcasing the cultures of the Pacific islands, more than a dozen dancers and musicians from the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, performed in New York City on April 30 and May 1 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the PCC,” according to a report in the Church News of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The article continues: “Hosted by the United Nations Permanent Missions of Samoa and New Zealand, the PCC troupe entertained 200 international diplomats and guests on the evening of April 30 at a venue across from the U.N. campus."

"Twenty-one ambassadors representing the countries of Angola, Australia, Botswana, Czech Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Timor L'este, Tonga, Venezuela and Yemen attended the celebration and luau. Two U.N. under-secretary generals and several department leaders were also present.”

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The performers, from the United States and various parts of the Pacific, also featured on Good Morning America.

The Polynesian Cultural Centre is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is situated next to the Church-owned Brigham Young University Hawaii campus.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places a strong emphasis on education.

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