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Wailuku – Keith (left) and Kari Welch enjoy Pau Hana Thursday at the hot new pub on Market Street, Wai Bar; photo by Catherine Kenar. Wailuku – Caren Nelson shows off her pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month at the MAPA Garden Party last week; photo by Wayne Smith Kahului – ...

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Kahului – Looking forward to seeing the masterful puppetry of “Shank’s Mare” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday are Liam Mathis (clockwise from left, first photo), Amy Mathis, James Mathis, Charles Zender and Drake Zender; photo by Catherine Kenar. Kahului ...

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Kula – Victoria Gil Coca (left, first photo) and Eden Newman, both 8th-graders at Carden Academy, help run the recycling at the Kula Festival on Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church; photo by Lila Fujimoto. Kahului – Kalele Mahoe (from left, second photo), Pua Morrison and Bo Mahoe ...

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KAHULUI – Skye Curley (from left, first photo), Assistant Scoutmaster Ty Takeno and Derek Takeno of Boy Scout Troop 40 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission participate in the annual scouting fundraiser selling popcorn Saturday outside Safeway in Kahului; photo by Lila Fujimoto. WAILEA – Leslie ...

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Andrew Molina will be one of the musicians performing at the 12th annual Maui Ukulele Festival beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival will also display made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
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Andrew Molina: Rising Ukulele Star

Raised in a musical family, Andrew Molina had never thought about becoming a professional musician until the life-changing day when he saw ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro perform in concert. He was mesmerized. He had no idea the humble ukulele could play such a prominent lead role. “I was ...

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel (above) makes his Maui debut at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $25.50, $31 and $41 (plus applicable fees). Ticket prices increase $5 on day of show. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.
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Tommy Emmanuel

How great is Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel? “If there’s anyone who can shred on acoustic guitar with jaw-dropping effect, it’s Tommy Emmanuel,” raved Guitar World. “This man knows how to coax the most expressive melodies, rhythms and counterpoints out of his ...

Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley (above) and J Boog will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Tickets are $49 for general admission and $99 for VIP in advance (plus applicable fees). Prices will increase $10 day of show. Parking in the MACC lot is available for $10 at the box office. Day-of-show parking in the University of Hawaii Maui College lot is $5 cash only. For tickets or more information, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org.
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‘Stony Hill Fall Tour 2017’ at the MACC . . .Damien ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

“Mankind still a fight and squabble/ iPod, King James Bible/ Slingshot onto long cal. rifle/ Tower of Babel, Tower of Eiffel/ Twelve month a year, but thirteen disciple/ Saddam, Bin Laden, Gaddafi, Idi Amin/ Call of duty, drone bombin’/ Stealth bomber, more famine/ Biometrics, eye ...

The Beatles’ sixth studio album, 1965’s “Rubber Soul” with George Harrison (from left) John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney ranks fifth on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2012 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

New perspective on The Beatles

You might think that 47 years after the breakup of The Beatles, the world’s greatest band had been analyzed to death in endless books and magazine articles. Could there really be any new light to shed on the Fab Four? Well along comes Rolling Stone correspondent Rob Sheffield with a new ...

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Guest director David Kaye is experiencing a bunch of firsts — first visit to Maui and first time directing “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”
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The many faces of . . . David Kaye

“I could have gone to Maui, instead I went into a battle zone,” said David Kaye, a faculty member of the department of theater and dance at the University of New Hampshire since 1996. In 2011, Kaye was approached by Maui OnStage to direct its spring production of “Taming of the ...

Elwood P. Dowd (Michael Pulliam) straightens the tie of his invisible friend, Harvey, as his sister Veta (at right, Beth Garrow), and niece, Myrtle Mae (Hana Valle), look on in disbelief.
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‘Harvey’ is a whimsical charmer

“My mother used to say to me: ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh-so-smart or oh-so-pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” Those words, uttered by the guileless Elwood P. Dowd, sum up Maui OnStage’s heartwarming production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer ...

Okareka Dance Company from New Zealand.
• Photos courtesy MACC

A new season of dance begins

Though frequently overshadowed by season openings of theater productions, a new season of dance has also begun on Maui. Last week Maui’s contemporary Adaptations Dance Theater held a master class at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, led by co-artistic directors, Hallie Hunt and ...

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Jackie Chan stars in his latest movie, “The Foreigner”
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Latest Movies

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TODAY “LAST NIGHT” NR, 1 hr 46 min. Romance. Kaahumanu 6. As they spend time together and in every failed attempt of leaving this world, both Mark and ...

Tom Cruise stars in “American Made.”
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In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruise

* “American Made,” three stars out of four. There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens up or slows down — the most unfathomable thing of all in ...

Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas star in “Blade Runner 2049”
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Latest Movies

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “BLADE RUNNER 2049” R, 2:43. Sci-fi, thriller. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried ...

Domhnall Gleason (left) and Tom Cruise star in the suspense/thriller “American Made”
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Latest Movies

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. OPENS TONIGHT “AMERICAN MADE” R , 1 hr 55 min Suspense/Thriller. Kaahumanu 6. In this ’80s-set thriller based on a true story, airline pilot Barry Seal ...

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Annual Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; Aubrey Hord photo courtesy the MACC.

Ukulele Festival • Sunday

12TH ANNUAL MAUI UKULELE FESTIVAL. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the A&B Amphitheater lawn at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului as acclaimed ukulele musicians fill the air with island music. Renowned ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcee for this ...

Harvey | Ends Sunday: 
Michael Pulliam (left) and “Harvey”; Jack Grace photo.

Island Events • October 12, 2017

TODAY, OCT. 12 SONGS OF SINATRA IN MCCOY STUDIO AT MACC Crooner John Wilt, accompanied by a big band soundtrack, presents a one-man show of Frank Sinatra’s classic songs at 7:30 p.m. at the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Proceeds will support Maui ...

FIRST FRIDAY TOWN PARTY – Nevah Too Late at the First Friday Town Party; photo provided by the artists.

Island Events • October 5, 2017

TODAY, OCT. 5 FILM ABOUT PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE A discussion and showing of the film “Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era” will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Seabury Hall’s creative arts center in Makawao. A discussion panel led by the ...

MAUI FAIR • TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY – Maui Fair grounds at night; photo provided by Maui Fair Alliance.

Maui Fair • Today through Sunday

CELEBRATING THE GREATEST THINGS IN LIFE AT THE MAUI FAIR. Enjoy the 95th annual Maui Fair today through Sunday. The Maui Fair Parade will kickoff the festivities at 4:30 p.m. See hypnotist James Kellogg Jr. under the entertainment tent daily. Entertainment will also include Kalani Pe‘a, ...

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Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: National Kidney Foundation of Lahaina Da Kidney Da Kine Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Family Magic, noon; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Te ...

QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CENTER – Saturday: Ninety-Nines, Women Pilots presents Maui Aviation Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; ...

Rock Hendricks at “Jazz at The Shops.”
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Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Hui! Lanakila, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 6:30 ...

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Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Hui! Lanakila, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Halau Hula O ...

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Maui Music

West Maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

Catch Led Kaapana at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Aloha Pavilion of Napili Beach Resort in Napili.
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Maui Music

West Maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

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Pailolo Bar & Grill at Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas will brew its inaugural  Oktoberfest on Saturday with German fare, local craft beer and Pau Maui Vodka drinks on the Ocean Lawn.
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Side Orders • October 12, 2017

MAUI IS “DA BEST” . . . Dragging in from vacation, I’m thrilled to learn that the Valley Isle is the Most Popular Domestic Destination in the 2017 Fall Travel Trends Survey just released by the Travel Leaders Group. Of course, it’s one of many awards bestowed on Maui — and our ...

Lumeria Maui Chef Jacqueline Torres will be at Taste of Upcountry Oct. 7 and host her own Wild Food Challenge on Nov. 11.
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Side Orders • September 28, 2017

IT’S GREEK TO ME . . . Healthful Mediterranean foods keep dancing like Zorba into Maui hearts and palates from Gyro food truck at Home Depot parking lot in Kahului to the Maui Greek Oven in Haiku. Another Maui food truck has a similar name, but the new Gyro landed at Home Depot two months ...

Beer and German food will go hand in hand like the chicken dance and oom-pah-pah music in the Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Montage Kapalua Bay on Friday. 
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Side Orders • September 21, 2017

OOM-PAH-PAH TIME . . . Put on your dirndls and lederhosen or don your best casual Maui clothes for the second annual Oktoberfest Beer Garden bash from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday outdoors on the lush Pacific Lawn of the Montage Kapalua Bay. The Bavarian-style event for adults ages 21 and older will ...

Chef Kenny Gilbert brought his Southern hospitality from Florida to be in the Maui Chefs Invitational and now The Mill House will give  proceeds from his chicken dish (right, second photo) to relief efforts. The Mill House photo

Side Orders • September 14, 2017

CHANGING CLIMATE . . . “Lucky we live Hawaii” is a famous saying that has been around the islands for decades. It still applies to this day. The weather of late has been epic, planets apart from the hurricane- and flood-devastated states of Texas and Florida. Maui restaurateurs are ...

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All photos on this page were taken at February’s ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis and reflect the thematic elements of transformation in costumes and acts. J. Anthony Martinez photo

ArT=Mixx: GODDESS

American author Susan Vreeland noted “ . . . art begets art. Painting feeds the eye just as poetry feeds the ear, which is to say both feed the soul.” On Maui, the artistic soul is encouraged not just in the beauty of everyday life, but twice a year in conjunction with the exhibits featured ...

“View of West Maui from Thompson Ranch” by Michael Clements. Photo courtesy Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery 2017 Spring Show

If spring feels like it slipped right by, people can still get a sense of its beauty by visiting the Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao for its 2017 Spring Show. This show will feature the work of Maui artists Michael Clements, Betty Hay Freeland, Carleton Kinkade and Casey McLain. Michael ...

“Cane Fire” by artist Karen Scarborough. Photo courtesy the artist

Lahaina Arts Society features plein air artist

Lahaina Arts Society’s featured artist this month is plein air painter Karen Scarborough. Her vibrant, original oil painting exhibition reflects the unchanging beauty of Maui and the end of the sugarcane era in Hawaii. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during the ...

Folau Tupou with tiki. Photo courtesy Maui Hands Gallery

Resident artist at Maui Hands Gallery in May

Wood carver Folau Tupou will be present at the Makawao Maui Hands Gallery located at 1169 Makawao Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 22 and 29; and from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 19. Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Tupou learned the art of tiki carving at the age of 15 from his Uncle ...

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Marco’s new Chef Cory Moscutt showcases two of the house specialties, linguine and meatballs and Greek salad. 
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Think Italian

With all of the new roadways built in Kahului in recent years that redirect traffic for better airport flow, Marco’s Grill & Deli is still holding its own after 24 years of successful business. The fact is, Marco’s is still in the thick of things in its prime spot on the corner of ...

Assistant General Manager Jonathan Adkisson (left), and Chef Peleg Miron will create a special champagne pairing menu.
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Spago to bubble with Champagne Lanson dinner

Champagne Lanson is the real deal. It’s the only Grande Maison house in Reims, France, to offer an experience from the vine to the flute. Founded in 1760 by magistrate Francois Delamotte, Champagne Lanson is now owned by the Lanson-BBC group headed by Bruno Paillard. On Tuesday, you may ...

General Manager Sean Stover (first photo) is a bartender and chef at Lahaina Coolers.
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Lahaina Coolers

Tucked away on Dickenson Street from the hustle and bustle of Front Street, Lahaina Coolers is a fun West Maui hangout for locals and for tourists who are savvy enough to find it. Just look for the record-holding, blue-striped marlin hung from the ceiling that weighs in at 955 pounds and ...

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s new culinary team includes Chris Lederer (from left, first photo), Lyndon Honda and Mitch Cooper.
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Sheraton to unveil resort menus by new chef team

Mark your date-night calendars for Oct. 7, when the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will be unveiling new menu items from its signature Black Rock Kitchen, Mai Tai Bar and Cliff Dive Grill — while celebrating its new culinary team at the same time. Sample the fresh items with ...

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Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Hawaii as a whole may well look to Maui for its production of diversified crops, based on the report of the county agents on the various islands. Potatoes, corn, beans, poultry, eggs, beef, pork, hams, bacon and agricultural seeds are all being produced on a commercial ...

Isaacson’s book celebrates the genius of da Vinci

NEW YORK — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood. “He’s the most fun, joyous person I can imagine,” said the biographer, whose “Leonardo da Vinci” comes out Tuesday. “And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this ...

Jory is a 2-year-old neutered male who needs to be an indoor-only cat. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for cuddly cats that have had a hard-knock life? Then you have to meet me, Jory (Cat #14). I’m a 2-year-old neutered 8-pound male that was found limping around Kula in August. When they examined me, it was found that my front limb had an injury that was never treated, ...

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McMillan / Grad

Matthew Grad and Kyra Grad (formerly Kyra McMillan) were married on April 18 in Las Vegas. Kyra Grad was raised in Kula. Matthew Grad has lived on Maui for over 10 years and is from Bismarck, N.D.The couple live in Makawao with their 1 1/2 year old daughter and are expecting a boy in October.

Sacapanio-Baisa/Lee

Jessica Nohealani Lee, daughter of Derek and Evalani Lee of Kahului, and Marshall Pomaikai Sacapanio-Baisa, son of Terrie Baisa and the late Michael Sacapanio, were married on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pulehu Chapel in Kula. Bishop Mark Kaaa performed the ...

Corretjer Meader

Nina Meader and Ivan Corretjer were married Sept. 5 on a "secret" Maui beach after eight years of dating. Originally from Washington, D.C., Nina is currently living on Maui and Ivan is living in San Diego. They plan to continue the early part of their marriage together on the island sometime in ...

Heck-Long

Robert Heck and Ginny Heck (formerly Ginny Long) were married on Anini Beach, Kauai, on May 28. Robert Heck was born on Maui and raised in Kihei, where his family resides. The couple live together with their daughter, Eve, in northwest Arkansas.