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Wailuku – Tessie Suyama (left), assistant band teacher at Iao Intermediate School, and Casey Nagata, band director at King Kekaulike High School, backstage at the H.P. Baldwin High School auditorium congratulate the student musicians following Sunday’s Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Fumi Mutzenberg (left, first photo) enjoys Sunday’s “Holiday Pops” concert presented by the Maui Pops Orchestra, in which her husband, Walter (right), participated as part of the second violin section. The concert featured Henry Kapono as guest artist; Catherine Kenar photo. ...

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Wailuku – Hanka Szymborski (from left, first photo), Marie Calagna, Michele Downes and Mary Hanson light up their Santas at opening night for “Elf the Musical” at the Historic Iao Theater Friday; Ron Kenar photo.  Wailuku – Chantel Ratte (left, second photo), Ka Lima O Maui ...

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Kula Elementary School kindergartener Natalia Molit breaks a board held by Maui Family ATA Martial Arts & Fitness instructor Shane Winans at Kula Festival 2018 last month; Jana Trhlikova photo. Check out featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent pictures from ...

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Alsarah & the Nubatones

Sudanese musicians Alsarah & the Nubatones uniquely fuse traditional and contemporary influences to create a fascinating hybrid that has entranced audiences around the world. A YouTube comment about one of her hypnotic songs sums up her universal appeal: “I don’t normally go for this, ...

Country’s female supergroup

The platinum-selling Pistol Annies will make its Hawaii debut at the BMI Maui Songwriters Festival at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Featuring country superstar Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, the female ...

Lee Brice

Country singer Lee Brice was destined for stardom ever since he co-wrote Garth Brooks’ hit “More Than a Memory,” the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to debut at No. 1. That success continued with his own composition, “Love Like Crazy,” from his ...

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Naughty & Nice

In September, when Kristi Scott, ProArts managing director, announced its 2018-19 season from the ProArts Playhouse stage, she added: “Take your kids to see ‘Elf’ for the holidays, but leave them at home for ‘Naughty Noel.’ ” Scott describes the two-weekend event, which opens at ...

Student performers present must-see holiday favorites

A wealth of holiday performing arts offerings are happening all over the island in the coming weeks. Maui audiences are in for a particularly sweet treat this weekend when the Maui Academy of Performing Arts revives its biennial production of “Nutcracker Sweets” in Castle Theater at the ...

Holiday youth theater

Perhaps the most famous high school in America, Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts located near Lincoln Center in Manhattan is simply referred to by its equally famous alumni as “PA.” Those illustrious alumni include Jennifer Aniston, Richard Benjamin, ...

Refreshed ‘Elf the Musical’ charms

I said in 2015 that “Elf the Musical” should never be mounted again on Maui without Ricky Jones as Buddy the Elf. Thankfully Jones has returned and, in fact, surpasses his previous performances. This elaborate production, with an all-new, clean-lined, metropolitan set by Caro Walker, ...

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS “NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI” PG, 1:25. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. tonight and Tuesday. Academy Award-winning animator and director Hayao Miyazaki goes on a new adventure in this special premiere event presented by Fathom Events and ...

Too much Spider-Man? Not in the Spider-Verse

AP Entertainment Writer You might be forgiven for feeling superhero overload this holiday season. Had enough of, say, Spider-Man for a while? Well, this may sound nuts, but consider watching not just one web-slinger but five of them in the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “NT LIVE: ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA” PG-13, 3:40. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. tonight. Captured live from the National Theatre, ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “HAWAI‘I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” Concert/special events. Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Various times, Friday ...

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Island Events • December 13, 2018

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 INSTRUMENTAL MASTERS’ BREEZY COLLABORATION Grammy-nominated slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, shakuhachi master Riley Lee and taiko master Kenny Endo team again as Island Breeze performing at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

Must See: Alsarah & The Nubatones

EXPERIENCE MUSICAL POTPOURRI OF CULTURE, SOUND AND STYLE. Sudanese musicians Alsarah & the Nubatones bring their unique fusion of traditional and contemporary influences — a fascinating hybrid that has entranced audiences around the world — to the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater ...

Island Events • December 6, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 POETS REIGN AT ‘GREEN ROOM’ LITERARY SALON An evening with former poetry editor Matthew Zapruder and MacArthur Fellow Lewis Hyde, part of the Merwin Conservancy’s “Green Room” series, begins at 7 p.m. in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

‘Nutcracker Sweets’

CATCH FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY STORY Maui audiences are in for a sweet treat this holiday season with Maui Academy of Performing Arts’ presentation of “Nutcracker Sweets” — a delicious take on the Tchaikovsky holiday staple featuring sumptuous costumes, inspired ...

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Holiday Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Lahainaluna High School Jazz Band, 6 p.m. Today, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and ...

Holiday Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Lahainaluna High School Choir Ensemble, 6 p.m. Saturday: Lahaina Arts Society Art ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

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Side Orders • December 13, 2018

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS . . It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays at Cold Stone Creamery in Kihei, which is debuting festive flavors this season, including Red Velvet Peppermint Cake and “Aquaman’s” Blue Velvet shake, topped with edible glitter. “We love to bring people ...

Side Orders • December 6, 2018

CLIMBING THE LADDER . . . TripAdvisor recently recognized the Best Restaurants in the U.S. with its 2018 Travelers Choice Awards, and two from Maui made the top 25 in the Best Fine Dining category — Mama’s Fish House and Lahaina Grill. Congrats! Chefspencil.com has released a study on wage ...

Side Orders • November 29, 2018

KIDDING ASIDE . . . OMG! George Lopez is coming back to Maui for the first time in seven years for the Wall World Tour on Feb. 17 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets go on sale Friday to MACC members and to the general public on Dec. 7. I’m hoping that Food & Beverage ...

Side Orders • November 22, 2018

’TIS THE SEASON . . . Some artists are skilled in more than one medium. That is the case of Upcountry sculptor Tim Garcia, also a talented chef. Garcia will cook at First Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, the annual shopping event decorated to the nines at the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center ...

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Contemporary artist Kostabi exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Making two rare, in-person appearances this weekend at Martin Lawrence Galleries, located at 790 Front St. at Lahainaluna Road, is “Bad Boy Painter” Mark Kostabi. Meet this provocative artist at the opening receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Surf imagery shines at MACC’s Schaefer

A new exhibit celebrating images of surfing and its history opens Sunday and runs through Feb. 17 at the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. “Surfing Hawai‘i” presents the most popular ocean sport, beginning with the origins of “he‘e ...

Malama Wao Akua winds down

The public is invited to the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 for the Plants & Crafts: Malama Wao Akua Closing Celebration. Presented in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, this family friendly event will give the ...

2018 Malama Wao Akua

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership, both located in Makawao, invite artists to submit works for the 14th annual Malama Wao Akua, which opens Sept. 14 at the Hui. This fine art exhibition creatively merges the worlds of art and conservation by presenting works ...

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Christmas Fair: See golf cart parade, eat local foods Saturday

Pukalani Community Association will put on a fundraiser that should be festive and unique for Upcountry. The night of fun benefitting both Pukalani Elementary School and King Kekaulike High School will commence from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pukalani Country Club. The cost to attend is $2 per adult and ...

Smokin’ Hot

Two former Maui bartenders by night and beach bums by day took their relaxed lifestyle and catapulted it into a smokin’ hot restaurant venture in 2008. Managing Partner Dave Mecklenburg and his staff are still doing so swimmingly well at Beach Bums Bar, BBQ & Grill at Maalaea Harbor ...

Maui Tastemakers

Perched on a bluff overlooking Kaanapali Beach and the ocean beyond at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Japengo is a top Maui pick. It’s a past Best Resort Restaurant in The Maui News’ annual Best of Maui contest, and it boasts numerous awards from other publications, spectacular ...

CHILLING OUT

Brace yourself for an invigoratingly good time at Lahaina Coolers. Situated on Dickenson Street away from the bustle of Front Street, Lahaina Coolers has been a popular hangout since 1989 with locals and visitors who are savvy enough to find it. Just look for the record blue-striped marlin ...

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New Art with Aloha demos and workshops

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao announces its winter and spring Art with Aloha demonstrations and workshops. Hula dancer and Hawaiian arts practitioner Rose Pi‘ilani Bailey will demonstrate how to make floral headpieces during a talk story from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. ...

In the Loop

Oakland, Calif.-based classical singer Jonathon Hampton debuts his rich vocal stylings on Maui in “Music for New Beginnings,” a recital accompanied by pianist and conductor John Rowehl at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 at Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Makena. The program features a varied ...

Stamp contest seeks entries

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry & Wildlife is seeking entries from artists for its 2019-20 wildlife conservation stamp. Painters are encouraged to submit a completed painting of a mouflon sheep (Ovis musimon) or a ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus ...

Thank You Letters

On behalf of Emmanuel Lutheran School Band, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all businesses who donated to our recent Flatbread benefit and silent auction. Thank you to the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, People Who Clean, Skyline Eco-Adventures, Fabiani’s Wailea, Maui Paintball, Amy ...

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Wilt / Knight

Jacqueline Knight and Todd Wilt, both of Columbia, S.C., were married on April 28 at The Columns at Six Penny Farm, McGaheysville, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley by Pastor Tim Cole. The bride is the daughter of John and Terry Knight of Bridgewater, Va., and the granddaughter of John Knight, who ...

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 ...