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Kapalua – Ainee Yu-Cua (from left, first photo), Andrew Roger, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and Lani Clarion pause for a photo-op before enjoying the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival last weekend; Bryan Berkowitz photo. Wailea – Jeanne Dunn celebrates her granddaughter ...

Scenemakers

Wailuku – Warren K. Watanabe (from left), Arthur DePonte, Celestine Uradomo and Keoki Freeland at the Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast Saturday during Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair at War Memorial Complex. Makawao – Ronan Mangat (left) and Calilynn Salzer (who shared the role ...

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Kahului – Ian Cabatingan (from left), Keahi Masusako, Daniel Martinez and Ethan Cabatingan doing their part at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s fundraiser, the 11th annual Maui Brewers Festival last weekend; Bryan Berkowitz photo. * Check out featured Maui County people who make the ...

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Kahului – Kyle Fushikoshi-Wago (from left), Gavin Isobe and Cody Fushikoshi-Wago enjoy a bit of shade during Saturday’s Maui Brewfest at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; Catherine Kenar photo. Lahaina – Local authors Malia Bohlin (from left), Everett Peacock, Nansy Phleger and ...

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Lights… camera… music!

After creating an acclaimed documentary on The Beatles, Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard has now made a powerful portrait of legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Screening at the 20th annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea’s Celestial Cinema on Saturday at 10 p.m., “Pavarotti” ...

‘Kalawai‘anui’ Amy Hanaiali‘i’s latest release ‘breathtaking’

In conjunction with the release of her latest album, “Kalawai‘anui,” Amy Hanaiali‘i has produced a breathtaking video of the title song shot aboard the Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani ocean voyaging canoe as it sailed the Kealaikahiki Channel. Opening with a chant and the beat of a pahu drum ...

Chris Thomas King

Acclaimed for singing and acting in the Oscar-winning movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and for winning a Grammy with his work on the soundtrack of the Ray Charles biopic “Ray,” Chris Thomas King will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 6 in McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural ...

Sounds of summer 2019 have Maui connection

With summer approaching, the Two Besties Together duo, featuring Maui-born singer Malia Baldovi and Los Angeles-born Thomas Orlina, has just released an infectious, electro/pop dance anthem celebrating the season. With its feel-good beat and catchy melody, “Summer Vibes” is a blast of fun ...

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Face off

STAGE REVIEW Suspense classics are tricky to stage live. A clever script can only take you so far. Audiences must be transported to a place of believability, they must be surprised, but most importantly they must be captivated. “Sleuth,” which opened last weekend at the ProArts ...

Murder, mayhem and mystery

Previewing and reviewing mystery plays with their precisely crafted puzzle, dependence on twists and turns and reversals of fortune is a conundrum for theater writers. To share even a vague outline of plot development with the reader is a major risk in spoiling an audience’s experience. ...

Original ballet ‘The Jungle Book’ more than typical youth ballet

Alexander Academy of Performing Arts’ original ballet, “The Jungle Book,” presented last weekend at Seabury Hall’s ‘A‘ali‘ikuhonua Creative Arts Center in Makawao, was remarkably entertaining. The ballet opened on Friday night with exciting and athletic choreography by Hallie ...

Winners all around

The Tony Awards, telecast Sunday, June 9 on CBS, is likely to be a night of surprises. The 2018-19 theater season featured no clear-cut hit show, a mere two musical revivals and a great many nominations for Broadway newcomers. The musical categories are toss ups this year with ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “HEAVY WATER” PG-13, 1:35. Documentary. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. tonight. Follow big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his ...

Spencer lends a dose of humanity to campy revenge fantasy

Teenage brains. Alcohol. Driver’s licenses. Put them together and what you get, inevitably, are a whole bunch of bad decisions — in real life and in movies. It’s not a new lesson, but it’s the most coherent one in “Ma,” a middling high school horror revenge fantasy (if that’s a ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “RIFFTRAX LIVE: STAR RAIDERS” PG-13, 2:00. Special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. It’s the year 2762. The galaxy is plagued with ...

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Island Events • June 13, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ ENTICES IN KIHEI ProArts Playhouse continues with its mystery “Sleuth” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The whodunit continues through June 23 at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets ...

Must See: Maui Film Festival

LIFE-AFFIRMING FILMS HIT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SCREENS THIS WEEK. From enigmatic spiritual journeys, such as “Becoming Nobody” about legendary teacher Ram Dass (screening Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater) to the raw talent and tenacity exhibited by Irish actress and musician ...

Must Go: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

OENOPHILES AND FOODIES FLOCK TO KAPALUA FOR ANNUAL WINE FEST The nation’s longest-running event of its kind, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival celebrates the latest and most interesting viticulture and culinary trends with four days of sampling, sipping and savoring the finest wines and ...

Island Events • June 6, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 DELTA BLUES ALIVE AND WELL AT MACC’S McCOY Presented by Blues Bear Hawaii, Chris Thomas King — on tour behind his “Hotel Voodoo” release — shares his undisputed mastery of contemporary and traditional Delta blues at 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts ...

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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: Go Green West Side Recycling by Malama Maui Nui, 9 a.m. to 12 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.; Cardfight Vanguard trading ...

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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Henry Kapono, 3 p.m.; Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; ...

Maui Music

West Maui DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

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Side Orders

DINING WITH DAD . . . You have two more days to enter Dad to win the Father’s Day Contest Upcountry at Pukalani Superette. The grand prize is a six-foot Barefoot Surfboard, followed by gift cards, combo platters from the store’s catering department and gift certificates. Winners will be ...

Side Orders

UNCORKING SUMMER . . . It was a cloudy and breezy Saturday afternoon during the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair in Wailuku. But things heated up as 13 top Maui chefs competed in the Grand Taste event to vie for first place in the Judges’ Choice and the Fan Favorite awards ...

Side Orders • May 30, 2019

ISLAND HAPPENINGS . . . One of the island’s best family-friendly events is the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair. On Saturday, it will saddle up to its new Wailuku venue at the War Memorial Complex. One highlight is the Maui Legacy Farmers Pancake Breakfast that lets you wake up to ...

Side Orders • May 23, 2019

ISLAND HEATING UP . . . Wanna take a culinary journey all the way from South America to Maui? Then buy “passage” for the From Lima to Wailea wine-pairing feast Friday at Spago Maui located lobby level of Four Seasons Resort Maui. Executive Chef Peleg Miron will present appetizers at 6 p.m. ...

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When the circus comes to town, and it’s nothing like you remember . . .

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului presents the return of a Maui favorite in an all new show: The New Shanghai Circus, onstage in Castle Theater Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This dazzling display features fearless performers with boundless energy and amazing skills who bring new ...

Art season kicks off with ‘Art of Aloha’

It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it art season on Maui kicks off in grand style at Lahaina Galleries in The Shops of Wailea when it hosts its highly anticipated “Art of Aloha” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Of course, Maui is ...

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June 6 through June 12, 2019

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May 30 through June 5, 2019

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For Mom

OMG! Mom is LOL because she’s right about everything — including “no texting” at a family feast, especially on Mother’s Day. Mom is also right in wanting to be treated to a meal out, and you will do her an honor by taking her and giving her your full attention. Just remember ...

Cinco de Mayo

This Sunday on “Cinco de Mayo,” also known as the fifth of May, Maui eateries with a Mexican slant will all be swinging like pinatas. You may savor the whole enchilada from authentic Mexican foods to live music to icy cervezas, the latter giving the smokin’ hot holiday its silly yet ...

PLANTATION HOUSE

It’s funny how things work on Maui. The Kapalua Bay Course is open for play — but its clubhouse moved to another location on Office Road, and its golf restaurant, the Pineapple Grill, closed. Up the slopes of the West Maui Mountains overlooking the resort, Kapalua’s legendary Plantation ...

CELEBRATION of the ARTS

This Easter weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will be puttin’ on its interactive Celebration of the Arts festival for the 27th consecutive year. Spanning two days Friday and Saturday, it features Hawaii artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, who will convene ...

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Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — The use of alcohol made from molasses as fuel was successfully demonstrated by the Maui Agricultural Company at the Territorial Fair, when a traction engine was run throughout the fair. 75 Years Ago 1944 — Maui will have the first pound system for stray animals ...

The Sims sparks island envy

Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis recently announced that The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack is coming to PC and Mac on June 21 and to Xbox One and PlayStation on July 16. In this entertaining simulation game, players can trade in the hustle and bustle of city life in exchange for a ...

Music is good for the soul

Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music often communicates messages that are not easily expressed, which is one reason why music is such an integral part of so many people’s lives. While many people ...

A Father’s Day reminder from science:

I am one of those men for whom it is impossible to find Father’s Day gifts. I don’t wear ties. My socks are all the same, in the interest of efficiency. I enjoy cooking, which would seem to open up some possibilities. But I have an annoying habit of buying useful gadgets as I need them, ...

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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 ...