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Posted: Monday, December 16th, 2013 10:59 AM HST

Weather nixes benefit concert for typhoon victims

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) Despite the cancellation of an outdoor benefit concert in Honolulu for typhoon victims in the Philippines, the event managed to raise more than $1 million.

Organizers of "Kokua for the Philippines" announced Sunday that the concert, which still played out for radio and Internet audiences on a smaller scale, generated more than $1.75 million in donations.

The show was to take place at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Resort starting at noon and screen on the majority of local TV channels.

Concert spokesman David Sayre said earlier Sunday entertainers would still perform for and a phone bank would be open until 6 p.m.

Sayre says ticketholders can get a refund but are encouraged to make their ticket purchase a donation.

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