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Wailuku – Tom Faught (left, first photo), Wendy Hudson and Chaplain Bonnie Yurkanin celebrate the Hudson Law office blessing on Friday; photo by Cynthia Conrad. Makawao – Graduating seniors Chloe Harris (from left, second photo), Ashley Krost, Hanna Claerbout and Giulia Salaparuta pose ...

Camilla the 4H goat

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First Photo: Makawao – Dr. Christie Balcomb (left), new large animal vet at Your Vet Maui, Peter Tierney, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Maui and Camilla the La Mancha goat at the Upcountry Ag Fair in Makawao recently; photo by Effie Ort. Second Photo: Makawao –  Green ...

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Olowalu – Marley Duncan (from left, first photo), Keoki Kale Duncan and Kehau Duncan at the Camp Centerstage performing arts summer camp in Olowalu; photo by Catherine Kenar. Wailuku – Bridgett Parker (left) and Carol VanHorn were at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku making ...

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Kindergarten students Mason Ouchi (left first photo) and Kano Mamuad show off their lei after Pomaikai Elementary School’s Ho‘ike program on May 24; photo by Melissa Tanji. Enjoying the thank you note at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center for Armed Services Day is Richard “Dickie” Haake; ...

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Slack key guitarist Stephen Inglis is one of the stellar artists to perform at the 26th Annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival, sponsored by The Maui News, from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. Admission is free. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring low-back beach chairs, mats or blankets. For more information, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival

The 26th Annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival on Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului offers a welcome opportunity for music lovers to enjoy a free afternoon of some of the best of Hawaiian music. Among the stellar artists entertaining at this ...

Keller Williams is one of several musicians performing in the Stringz n Finz Conservation and Education Benefit at Lumeria Maui in Makawao. The event runs from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $95. A pre-festival meet-and-greet reception with Captain Paul Watson will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. Suggested cash donation is $25 for the meet and greet. For more information, visit www.lumeriamaui.com.  • C. Taylor Crothers photo

Keller Williams jams Upcountry

Virtuoso musician Keller Williams has been hailed as a multitasking wunderkind. As a PopMatters review notes, aside from the fact that he performs in a dizzying array of genres — from folk, funk and bluegrass to rock, reggae, and electronica — he seems to strike up a new combo seemingly on ...

Mick Fleetwood will play Fleetwood’s on Front St. tonight with the House Shakers, Eric Gilliom and Gretchen Rhodes. On Tuesday evening he will play with the House Shakers and Willie K, and then on June 6 with the House Shakers, Willie K and Gretchen Rhodes. For all shows doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $89. Call 667-6425 for details. DANIEL SULLIVAN photo

Mick Fleetwood

In August Fleetwood Mac will celebrate 50 years since the original band made its debut at the Windsor National Jazz & Blues Festival in the U.K. August also marks the fifth anniversary of Fleetwood’s on Front St., founded by the band’s legendary drummer, Mick Fleetwood. In ...

Molokai’s gifted Ra‘iatea Helm. Photo courtesy the artist

Maui’s 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Nominees

With the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ceremony taking place on Saturday evening on Oahu, expectations are high for many of our Maui County musicians who released memorable albums in 2016, and have been nominated in all major categories. As a Grammy winner this year for his wonderful debut ...

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John Williams (left, first and second photo) and Bill Hubbard bring small-town Texas to life as they portray 22 individual characters, or roughly 10-percent of the population of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas using costume changes and different voices. Victoria McGee photo

‘Red, White and Tuna’ has Texas wit, charm

In “Red, White and Tuna” while playing Didi Snavely, the proprietor of Didi’s Used Weapons, John Williams offers these sage words — “If you can’t get shot in a small town in Texas you’re not trying very hard.” The comedy of “Red, White and Tuna” requires great character ...

Nicole Yezzi falls into the arms of fellow Adaptations Dance Theater performers during a rehearsal for “Bring it Home,” which will be presented at the ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center on the Seabury Hall campus in Makawao this weekend. Ajja DeShayne photo

Bringing them home

“I love thinking about beginnings,” said the co-founder of Adaptations Dance Theater, Hallie Hunt, when asked how ADT began in 2012. “If I fall back in memory to the first moments that ADT began formation, I remember wanting to continue my professional dance career as a performing ...

William Makozak (top photo from left) as Jason and Jennifer Rose as Madea show that Euripides classic tale of the scorned woman is still fresh after 24 centuries. (Below), the full cast of Madea, wearing masks, takes the stage.
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Classic Greek tragedy ‘Medea’ still relevant

In his director’s notes in the “Medea” program Vinnie Linares offers, “Euripides skillfully uses the myth of Medea to substantially challenge the notion of harmony and balance — wanting, I believe, to have his audience leave somewhat perplexed, questioning the strong notions of right ...

John Williams (left) and William Hubbard in the ProArts Playhouse production of “Red, White and Tuna.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays opening Friday through July 2 (no performance this Sunday) at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Tickets are $26 and available by phone at 463-6550 or online at www.proartsmaui.com.
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Texas roots not required

While in college, my drama professor and theater mentor, Donna J. Sparks, instructed me that I would learn more about theater by going to one play a week than I would ever learn in a text book. She also promised her students that if we brought in a ticket stub every Monday morning to prove that ...

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Mark Wahlberg stars as Cade Yeager in “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Paramount Pictures via AP photo

Latest Movies

These are Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews that are provided by studios and other sources. NEWEST FEATURE “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” PG-13, 2:29. Action, adventure, sci-fi. Maui Mall Megaplex, Kaahumanu 6 and Lahaina Wharf Cinema. Humans ...

‘It Comes at Night,’ a brisk psychological thriller

• “It Comes at Night,” three stars out of four. “It Comes at Night” has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going. That’s not an accident or a mistake, however. More likely, it’s a cheeky ...

This image released by Disney shows Lightning McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, left, and Cruz Ramirez, voices by Cristela Alonzo, in a scene from "Cars 3." (Disney-Pixar 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 “47 METERS DOWN” PG-13, 1:29. Horror, thriller. Maui Mall Megaplex. Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the ...

Chris Pine (left) and Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman”
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‘Wonder Woman’ film and star live up to the name

• “Wonder Woman,” Three stars out of four. “Wonder Woman” has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the ...

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See the Kaina Kountry band at Kihei fourth Friday Town Party; photo provided by artists

Island Events • June 22, 2017

TODAY, JUNE 22 MAUI FILM FESTIVAL WEEK OF EVENTS Celebrate the films and filmmakers from around the world at the 18th annual Maui Film Festival through Sunday. For more information, visit www.mauifilmfestival.com. A SPIRITUAL EVENING WITH JAMES VAN PRAAGH Join James Van Praagh, renowned ...

26th annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival; Aubrey Hord photo

Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival • Sunday

SEE SOME OF HAWAII’S BEST SLACK KEY GUITAR PLAYERS, FREE. Join one of Maui’s favorite family events Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. The lineup of performers includes Kevin and Ikaika Brown, Stephen ...

LAHAINA | SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – NA KAMEHAMEHA TWO-DAY CELEBRATION. Visit the 2017 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a in Lahaina. Saturday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Banyan Tree with the Pa‘u Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. on Front Street from Shaw to Kenui streets. Sunday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy music, dance, local crafts, keiki activities and more. For more details, visit Facebook.com or www.visitlahaina.com/event; photo by Red Ring Studio.

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NA KAMEHAMEHA TWO-DAY CELEBRATION. Visit the 2017 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a in Lahaina. Saturday hoolaulea hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Banyan Tree with the Pa‘u Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. on Front Street from Shaw to Kenui streets. ...

MAKAWAO | FRIDAY – Haiku Hillbillys will perform at the Makawao Third Friday Town Party; The Maui News file photo.

Island Events • June 15, 2017

TODAY, JUNE 15 PICNIC FOR POKI WITH AH-TIM ELENEKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to a Picnic for Poki featuring Ah Tim Eleneki at 11 a.m. at the Historic Ka‘ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Bring a lawn chair or mat. Fresh-baked cookies, coffee and water will be provided ...

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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 by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Hui! Lanakila, 1 p.m.; SING IT! Competition, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 1 p.m. ...

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 by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Na ...

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 by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; 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: Ukulele lessons, ...

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 by Holden Mowat, noon to 1 p.m.; 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: Ukulele lessons, ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 Bar ...

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will offer fresh pineapple drinks at its poolside ‘Umalu in honor of National Pineapple Day on Tuesday. Hyatt Maui photo

Side Orders • June 22, 2017

JUICY TIDBITS . . . I’m sitting here at the computer crunching the new pineapple chips made by the same Maui Crisp people who create the prized beef jerky. The bags come in regular and li-hing-mui flavors. I just hope the crumbs don’t fall into the keyboard. Yum! I bought the addicting, ...

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival host and master sommelier Michael Jordan (left) and celebrity chef Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., flank attendee Shelley Kekuna. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Side Orders • June 15, 2017

TO A VERY GOOD YEAR . . . The 36th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival keeps getting better with age. But my scale at home tells me that I am not. Yes, I dared to weigh in after all of that wining and dining and now I’m whining about the results. So I’ll stop it and weigh in on event ...

Jayce Leong and Dale Button are  regular performers on Mondays at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Side Orders • June 8, 2017

CABARET NIGHT . . . Looking to enliven your Monday evenings with a fun, date-night dinner show? I just checked out the new Cabaret Night at Cafe del Vino in Maalaea and it’s a hoot with an all-star cast of Maui performers and a four-course meal of the classic kind with everything from French ...

Just Juice bar hostess Nerissa Lim serves one of many island fresh drinks at the new pit stop for walkers and beach goers at Ko in Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Wailea.
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Sideorders • June 1, 2017

ISLAND HAPPENINGS . . . The first Obon Festival of the 2017 season will dance its way into the Lahaina Shingon Mission near Kobe Steak House on Luakini Street Saturday evening. Besides dancing and a service, there will be a plethora of island favorites such as sushi, shave ice, nishime, ...

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“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 ...

“Hawaiiana” by  The Twins; Bill Wyland Gallery photo

Visual Arts

Art extravaganza Friday at Bill Wyland Galleries Bill Wyland Galleries on Front Street in Lahaina will be presenting an art extravaganza from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. According to gallery director Michael Murray, featured artists include Maui’s own visionary painters from Florence, Italy, ...

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Lei greeters at the entrance of a previous Maui Calls are Manoa Ka‘io Martin (from left), Emily Erickson, Ruth Goodfellow, Briana Liljestrand and Anna Comly, who warmly welcomed the attendees. Aubrey Hord photo

Save date for Maui Calls fundraiser

Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraising gala will beckon from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 in the Yokouchi Pavilion and adjoining A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. The evening begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade. Then mix and mingle as you ...

Cabaret Night performers include Dale Button and Jayce Leong; The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Ooh La La! Cabaret Night

Life is a cabaret, old chum(s)” — at least on Mondays at Cafe del Vino, which until now has been a bit of a sleeper at Maalaea Harbor Shops. Now the man behind the restaurant, Guido Hauwaerts, a legendary veteran of Maui’s restaurant world, is running with the new Cabaret Night, and ...

Shaka Pops Maui with varied tropical flavors will be among the many vendors on Wednesdays. Maui News file photo

Market at The Shops to launch on Wednesday with produce, live music

The Shops at Wailea announces the launch of the biweekly Market at The Shops starting Wednesday with produce from local farmers, specialty food providers, artisans and live music. “We’re pleased to be able to find new and exciting ways to connect guests and residents to Maui’s best ...

Veteran server Steve Christner of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in The Shops at Wailea serves   world-famous creamed spinach. • The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Manly Meals

Maui’s restaurants and resort hotels will make Dad glad this Father’s Day Sunday with manly meals — and one West Maui venue will even feature complimentary mini facials for men. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, the “most Hawaiian” property on Maui, is making sure Dad is king this Father’s ...

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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 — Many new cases of anthrax on Maui. Rapid spread of disease during week confirms belief in malicious character of its spread — fine horses miles from other cases die. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui’s businessmen, industries and housewives this week joined in the ...

Thank-You Letters

On behalf of the Giving Back Board of Directors and myself, we want to thank the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. for their generous $5,000 grant to our Move With Balance® with Music program for senior citizens. Our program helps prevent falls and enhances brain function of elders age 55 to ...

Slack Key Marty (left) and his partner, Norliko, entertain at last year’s show. -- Photo courtesy of MACC

26th annual Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Festival

Once again, The Maui News is the proud sponsor of one of Maui’s favorite events, the 26th annual Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Festival, which returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului from 1 to 7 p.m. June 25. Admission to this concert is free. Enjoy an afternoon of some of ...

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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.