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Kihei – Student Ohana for Sustainability members (from left) Lyu Burdette, Kate Cheney, Alicia Wood and Dwight Baldwin provide information about “reef safe” sunscreen Saturday at Kamaole Beach Park III; photo by Lila Fujimoto Second photo: Kahului – Friends (from left) Michele Eason, ...

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Kihei – Evelyn Almogela (from left, first photo), Vilma Campiot and Gemma Campiot take second, first and third place, respectively, in the women’s 18-39 division of the 10k race at the Valley to the Sea half-marathon Saturday in Kihei; photo by Lila Fujimoto Second photo: Lahaina – ...

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Kahului – Dexter Casem (left, first photo), a UH Maui College student of Applied Business & Information Technology and Alickzander Pasalo, Sustainable Science Management student, grab a bite between classes; Carla Tracy photo Kihei – Police DUI Task Force Sgt. Nick Krau (center, ...

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Kanapali – Toasting to the recent MauiWine dinner at Son’z at Swan Court are Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association Executive Director Shelley Kekuna (from left, in first photo), new Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau Director of Public Relations Leanne Pletcher, and Hyatt Regency Maui ...

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Baraka Moon performs “an evening of ecstatic global trance grooves” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Temple of Peace in Haiku, and an “unplugged” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lumeria Maui in Makawao. Tickets are $20 at the door for each event.
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Baraka Moon

An internationally acclaimed player of the ancient Aboriginal didgeridoo, Stephen Kent has pioneered its use in contemporary music for more than 30 years collaborating with leading musicians such as Brazil’s Airto Moreira, India’s Zakir Hussain, jazz legend Wayne Shorter and Door’s ...

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Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

One of the most popular blues and roots music artists performing today, Tommy Castro is looking forward to teaming up again with Willie K at the BBQ Bluesfest on Friday and Saturday in Lahaina. “I saw his show at a festival in Colorado,” says Castro. “What a talent, what a voice. ...

James ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

Making Maui his home for more than a decade, James “Hutch” Hutchinson is the longest-running member of Bonnie Raitt’s illustrious band. “There’s nobody more versatile,” says Raitt. “We love each other as brother and sister. We’ve grown up together. He never fails to surprise and ...

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Bonnie Raitt

One of a handful of artists performing for decades who can still be counted on to release vital music, the iconic guitarist/singer Bonnie Raitt sounds as fresh as ever on her most recent album, “Dig in Deep.” “If we don’t know how to do this better by now we should just be hanging it ...

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Starring (from left) Kristin Clayton, Keith Phares and Frederica von Stade.
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‘Three Decembers’

Just like the Broadway musical, opera needed to reinvent itself to survive in the 21st century. When baby boomers preferred rock concerts in the late 1960s and ’70s, along came “Hair,” “Godspell,” “Pippin” and the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber. When their children and ...

Compagnie Herve Koubi’s “What the Day Owes to the Night.” Nelson Romero photo

Compagnie Herve Koubi:

On many occasions, I’ve observed several sports-centric, athletic men crippled with an exhaustion they have never known following a lengthy dance rehearsal. Those who are skilled in multitasking but have never danced on stage, have no idea how mind-numbing and physically taxing it can be to ...

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents “Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country,” by Richard Montoya at 7:30 p.m. tonight in its McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. The exclusive one-night-only presentation will be the only Hawaii engagement. Tickets for the show are $28 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org. Joan Osato photo

Tragedy at the Nogales border

The border between the United States and Mexico has been a tinder box of disputes ever since it was redrawn with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February of 1848. Less than two weeks prior to the conclusion of the Mexican-American War, James Marshall discovered gold in the American River ...

Laura Cole (center, red shirt), Steven Dascoulias (tan jacket) and fellow cast members wrap up “Oklahoma?” in the Maui OnStage production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” JACK GRACE photo

‘Scoundrels’ wickedly funny

STAGE REVIEW From its opening number “Give Them What They Want,” Maui OnStage’s “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical” is unconventionally charming. If you loved “The Book of Mormon,” than you will absolutely love “Scoundrels.” Fans of both “South Park” and “Family ...

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“THE BOSS BABY” PG, 1:37. Animation, comedy, family. Maui Mall Megaplex and Lahaina Wharf Cinema.
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Jimmy Kimmel. 
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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 “GHOST IN THE SHELL” PG-13, 1:46. Action, crime, drama. Maui Mall Megaplex and Kaahumanu 6. In the near future, Major is the first of her ...

Naomi Scott (from left), RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and Becky G star in “Power Rangers.” Lionsgate photo via AP

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 “CHIPS” R, 1:40. Action, comedy, crime. Maui Mall Megaplex. A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway ...

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in “Beauty and the Beast”. Disney photo via AP

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 “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” PG, 2:09. Family, fantasy, musical. Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale ...

“Kong: Skull Island”. Warner Bros. Pictures photo via AP

In ‘Skull Island,’ Kong gets drafted into Vietnam

“Kong: Skull Island,” two stars out of four. The Associated Press Not since Marlon Brando in “Apocalypse Now” murmured of “the horror” has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of “Kong: Skull Island.” Yes, the big ape is back, ...

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Compagnie Herve Koubi; Nelson Romero photo.

Island Events • March 30, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 30 FREE LAHAINA HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT Join the Kuaola Trio at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. The group consists of Kalani Librando-Souza, Nalu Robinson and Shem “Kema” ...

Artwork by James Hestand titled “Gold and Oldie”; photo provided by Art Maui.

Art Maui • Sunday

ART MAUI OPENS AT SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY. The Art Maui board presents its 39th exhibition Sunday through April 30 at Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The exhibit features new works by Maui artists in a wide variety of media. The gallery is open from ...

Keiki performing at a past Ho‘omau, a benefit for Punana Leo O Maui; photo by Gerry Mooney

Ho‘omaui 2017 • Saturday

A BENEFIT FOR PUNANA LEO O MAUI. Celebrate the 30th year of Ho‘omau, the annual fundraiser to support Punana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool, from 9 a.m. to sunset Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului. Enjoy entertainment by students of the Hawaiian Immersion ...

Mick Fleetwood and Willie K will perform at the Uncle Willie K BBQ Bluesfest on Saturday; photo by Shooting Stars Maui.

Island Events • March 23, 2017

TODAY, MARCH 23 NA MO‘OLELO: HAWAIIAN CULTURAL PROGRAM Learn about the Hawaiian culture, language and traditions with guest cultural practitioners between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. It is included with the aquarium admission and is appropriate for all ...

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Shopping Center Activities

• LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday: Family magic by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday: Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Ukulele lessons, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. • MAUI MALL. ...

Polynesian show at 5:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at The Shops at Wailea.

Shopping Center Activities

• LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 to 6 p.m. Friday: Maui Music Mission’s second annual “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo,” 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday: Family magic by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Hui! Lanakila, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday: ...

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului will honor the queen’s birthday Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy QKC

Shopping Center Activities

* LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday: Family magic by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday: Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Ukulele lessons, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. * MAUI MALL. Friday to March ...

See Henry Kapono Wednesday at The Shops at Wailea

Shopping Center Activities

• LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday: Family magic by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday: Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Ukulele lessons, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. ...

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West Maui DOWN THE HATCH, 658 Front St., Lahaina, 661-4900. Thursday (today): Alex Calma, 10:30 a.m.; Service industry night, 10 p.m. Friday: Corey Rezner, 10:30 a.m. Saturday: Kendall/Arma, 10:30 a.m.; DJ Gary O’Neal, 10 p.m. Sunday: Alex Calma, 10:30 a.m.; Trivia night, 9 p.m. Monday: ...

Maui Music

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

Kanekoa CD Release party at 9 p.m. Saturday at Charley’s Restaurant & Saloon in Paia. Photo courtesy Charley’s

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

Maui Music

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

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Chef de Cuisine Michael Lofaro of Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a at Grand Wailea will be among 12 top Maui chefs at the afternoon Grand Taste serving locavore foods centered around one ingredient. Tickets are $30 when purchased by Friday or $40 at the door. The rest of the ag fest is nominally priced and family friendly with admission priced at $5 for adults and free for seniors and keiki. Visit www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org.
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Ag Fest

Hundreds of Maui residents and visitors will stampede into Waikapu from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the Maui County Agricultural Festival. As usual, it’s a great affair to attend with your family and friends. Bring eco-friendly shopping bags and your appetites as well. Maui’s prime ...

Sommelier Caleb Hopkins is the new general manager of Down the Hatch. Down the Hatch photo

Down the Hatch

What do you get when you mix good, ol’ Southern hospitality with Hawaiian aloha spirit? The answer is the warm and welcoming feel exuding from the Georgia-born owners and the staff of Down the Hatch and sister outlet Breakwall Shave Ice at Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina. “At Down the ...

Star Noodle’s Chef Cesar Perez (left) and Robert Gotfredson with famous Vietnamese crepes and more. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Star Noodle beefs up reservation line

A few years ago, Star Noodle began to take reservations for six or more. But now, even couples may make them for date night and business people may reserve a lunch spot for two. “Reservations have really been picking up,” says manager Robert Gotfredson. “So many people want to dine here ...

Select specialty sushi rolls cost $5 at happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Wharf Cinema Center photo

The Wharf rolls out Shaka Sushi

The same mother-and-daughter team that brought back exotic Thai food to Front Street in Lahaina last year, is at it again. The owners of Tiki Tiki Thai Cuisine, mother Panompon “Pon” Jares and daughter Parichart Chahong, have opened Shaka Sushi Maui at The Wharf Cinema Center near their ...

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Da Vine Art baristas Kaze Garcia (left) and Gaia Golden toast to the new concept with a cuppa or two. The wine and coffee bar is across the street from Charley’s and will expand its hours soon. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Side Orders • March 23, 2017

NEW FACE OF PAIA. . . While it still offers those great takeaway lunches as the Hana Picnic Lunch Co., the umbrella company recently moved to a bigger location in the north shore town. Called Paia Gelato, the company moved down the Hana Highway a few stores away from its original spot and ...

Santuzza and Adonis Kapsalis are the owners of the Greek Oven Maui targeted to open in Haiku next week. Photo courtesy Greek Oven Maui

Side Orders • March 16, 2017

IT’S GREEK TO ME . . . Restaurants keep budding in Haiku like bamboo in the rainforest. Next week, lovers of Mediterranean cuisine may feast at the new Greek Oven Maui in Haiku Aloha Aina Center. But it won’t be your typical Greek cuisine. It will dish up gluten-free breads and vegan ...

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Longhi’s with four-course menus for $40 that are a blast from the famous restaurant’s past. Photo courtesy Longhi’s

Side Orders • March 9, 2017

MUCH ADO ABOUT. . . Wailuku. The county seat boasts a brand new restaurant in the former Asian Star in the Millyard. Miko’s Cuisine held its soft opening Friday after it revamped the large space with new floors, walls of canary green and marine blue, fun art, cushy booths and restrooms ...

Beach Club’s Nathan Mau is general manager and chef at the Aston Kaanapali Shores. He will present a Kohola Brewery dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the oceanfront hideaway in West Maui.    
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Side Orders • March 2, 2017

FLUID HAPPENINGS . . . The Hawaiian word, “kohola,” means “whale” and Lahaina’s Kohola Brewery is making a humpback-size splash with a variety of pilsners, ales and stouts. The Beach Club at Aston Kaanapali Shores will present the Kohola Brewery dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

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Crowd-pleaser Greg LaRock is returning to Maui for this year’s invitational. Photo courtesy event organizers

Plein air painting event starts Saturday

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Saturday and will feature 21 artists from the Mainland and Australia along with five Hawaii artists who will spend a week painting island scenes in oil and pastels. Invitations to the “en plein air,” or in full air, event were extended to ...

MACC announces dates for ’18 portrait challenge

Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced application and jurying dates for its signature triennial exhibition, Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018. Entry dates and locations are 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School on Oahu; 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 1 at the Wailoa ...

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Crowd favorite picked for Malama Wao Akua

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center has announced the winner of the People’s Choice Award in this year’s Malama Wao Akua exhibit. Maui artist Wendy Romanchak was recognized for her piece titled “ ‘Ohelo” in the exhibit that concluded Nov. 10 at the Makawao arts center. “I love ...

“Hale Honu” by Todd Kawasaki; Photo courtesy Lahaina Printsellers

Photographer featured at Lahaina Printsellers

A Maui photographer was recently awarded second place in the International Photography Awards with his photo “Hale Honu,” taken on the upper west side of the island and offering a unique glimpse into the mysterious world of Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtles. Todd Kawasaki’s photo ...

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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 — The success of the camp nurse system inaugurated some months ago by the Maui Agricultural Company has been so pronounced that it is probable the idea will be considerably extended. From the Hamakuapoko camp alone a number of cases of tuberculosis have been detected, and ...

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Book Review: ‘Inferno’ brings insight and humanity to Ebola outbreak

By CHRISTINA LEDBETTER The Associated Press • “Inferno” (St. Martin’s Press), by Steven Hatch In 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, flew into a Liberian airport in the midst of the largest Ebola outbreak in ...

The waterfront Ribeira district along the Douro River in Porto, Portugal. The river separates Porto from Vila Nova de Gaia, where the famous port wine caves are located. -- Albert Stumm photo via AP

Porto: Wine, hills and sunsets in Portugal’s 2nd city

By ALBERT STUMM The Associated Press I was lost, looking for port wine caves dug into hills across the bridge from Porto. I trudged up a hill and rounded a blind corner, sidling against a stone wall to avoid tour buses flying toward me, when I stumbled on the highlight of my day: a nearly ...

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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.