Maui Beat

Keali‘i Reichel (first photo) and hula dancers from Halau Ke‘alaokamaile perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $12, $35, $45, $65 and half-price for children younger than 12 years of age (plus applicable fees). For informaiton or tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Photos courtesy the artist

‘Kukahi 2018’

“We’re at a really interesting crossroads as cultural practitioners, not only in the hula world but in the language world and just about every art form,” says kumu hula Keali‘i Reichel. “Looking back over the 30-odd years I’ve been teaching hula, it’s amazing to see. If you had ...

See “The Very Best of Dave Mason,” with Pat Simmons Jr. opening the show, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $45, $55 and $75 (plus applicable fees). A VIP add-on is available for $125. Concert tickets must be purchased separately. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Visit www.davemasonmusic.com to purchase his new CD. CHRIS JENSEN photo

Dave Mason

Afounding member of the seminal British band Traffic, Dave Mason has recorded with many leading artists, from Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison to Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac. And now, he is set to release a six-song EP. Besides some remixed tunes from his 2008 album, “26 Letters — 12 ...

Lauryn Hill (above) performs at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Events Lawn in Kahului, with Eli-Mac opening. Gates open at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $59 general admission (plus applicable fees). Price increases $15 day of show. VIP packages are available for $650 and $236. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469, or go online at www.mauiarts.org.
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Lauryn Hill enlightens, inspires, and ‘keeps it moving’

After a long absence, Lauryn Hill returned to recording in 2015, paying tribute to Nina Simone on the album “Nina Revisited,” which was released in conjunction with the Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” “Because I fed on this music — both hers and lovers like her ...

Maisey Rika and Rob Ruha (second photo), Seth Haapu and Horomona Horo bring Maori music to Maui at “Aotearoa’s Finest” concert tonight at 7:30 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $40 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469, or go online at www.mauiarts.org. Photos courtesy the artists

‘Aotearoa’s Finest

Acclaimed Maori musician Maisey Rika routinely wins awards in her homeland of New Zealand. Last September she dominated the 10th Annual Waiata Maori Music Awards winning Best Traditional Maori Album for her latest recording, “Tira,” along with Best Female Solo Artist, Best Song by a Maori ...

Lisa Fischer (above) and her trio Grand Baton perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. The show will have a dance floor for orchestra ticketed patrons. Tickets are $35, $50 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For information and tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org.
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Award-winning vocalist brings soul to Maui – Lisa Fischer

One of the amazing background singers featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” Grammy-winner Lisa Fischer has performed with such legends as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Sting. A remarkably gifted, soulful vocalist, in the last couple of ...

Legendary songstress Judy Collins performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Local musician Benny Uyetake will open the show. Tickets are $40, $45, $55 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go online to www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Sweet Judy blue eyes

Back in the late 1960s after Stephen Stills encountered Judy Collins, he immortalized their love affair in his classic song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Fifty years later the two musician friends decided to team for an album “Everybody Knows” that revives songs from their individual works. ...

Ozomatli and G. Love present their distinct sounds at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Maui Arts &  Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $40 and $50 for assigned seats or $60 for general admission with dance floor access (plus applicable fees). For more details or  to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Ozomatli . . .

Ozomatli came up with a brilliant concept for their latest album, “Nonstop: Mexico to Jamaica,” reimagining classic and contemporary Mexican hits through the filter of various facets of reggae. Thus Richie Valens classic “La Bamba” is completely transformed into a joyous, reggaefied ...

Musicians Steve Cropper (shown in photo), Steven Tyler, Michael McDonald and Alice Cooper are just a few of the talents appearing at the New Year’s Eve party Monday at The Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott, Maui hosted by Shep Gordon. Cocktail hour begins at 7:30 p.m., entertainment follows at 8:30 p.m. Price is $675 and includes music, full bar, midnight fireworks and private rooftop viewing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For tickets, email nyewaileafundraiser@gmail.com. Stephen Holding photos

Maui’s the place for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve

The co-writer of one of the greatest instrumentals of all time, the Booker T. & the M.G.s’ “Green Onions,” and Otis Redding’s biggest hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Blues Brothers Band guitarist Steve Cropper will join a bunch of fellow legends on New Year’s Eve at ...

Multi-faceted Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle entertains at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Pat Simmons Jr. will open the show. Tickets are $30, $45 and $65 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Chad Batka photo

Steve Earle brings ‘Outlaw’ sessions to MACC

Releasing around 15 studio albums since his “Guitar Town” debut in 1986 and having his songs recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle recently released the acclaimed country- rock album “So You Wannabe an Outlaw.” For the ...

Aaron Lewis presents his “Sinner Tour” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $39, $49, $69, and $89, with a limited number of $129 seats (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-7469, visit the box office or www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis loves country music — classic country music. On the debut single from his most recent album, “That Ain’t Country,” Lewis longs for the authentic sound of his honky-tonk heroes. “So I’ll keep listenin’ to the old songs that my grandad used to play,” he sings. “Full ...

Katie Thiroux and her Trio perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Preshow entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. in the McCoy Courtyard and features Jazz Metropolis DJ Lee Norris and Latin American duo Tanama Colibri and Rick Brayner. Tickets are $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or by visiting www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Katie Thiroux

When music legend Quincy Jones was looking for artists to perform at his first jazz club, Q’s Bar and Lounge located in Dubai, he booked bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux for a three-month summer residence. “I couldn’t be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer,” Jones ...

Headliner Eric Church (above) and Lily Meola (second photo) are two of the featured artists at this year’s BMI Maui Songwriters Festival. Tickets for the 6 p.m. Saturday concert in the A&B Amphitheater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului are $39, $69, $89 and $129 premium seating (plus applicable fees) and are available at the box office, by calling 242-7469 or online at www.mauiarts.org.  Gates open at 5 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the festival will benefit the Dorvin and Betty Leis Charities, Inc., the BMI Foundation and the MACC. For more information about the other Maui venues, visit www.mauisongwritersfestival.com. Anthony D’Angio photo

Friends make good music together…

Country star Eric Church is about to release a massive 15-album-vinyl box set, “61 Days in Church,” which captures his 2017 record-breaking “Holdin’ My Own Tour.” During the tour, the hugely popular artist attempted an epic feat of performing and recording 30 songs per night at 61 ...

Shawna (left) and Kiefer Thompson, better known as Thompson Square, play the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Slack key artist Makana will open the show. Tickets are $45, $65, $85, and $125 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the MACC

Thompson Square … unplugs

Most Wednesday evenings you can find husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson on Facebook hosting “WinoWednesday,” where fans are encouraged to join them in sipping some wine and sending in requests, which the duo perform live. “We sit around and have some wine and talk to everybody ...

“Delta Lady” Rita Coolidge performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $40, $55, and $65 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the box office, call 242-7469, or visit www.mauiarts.org. Matt Beard photo

Rita Coolidge

Making her official Maui concert debut on Sunday night, Rita Coolidge remembers having fun in the old days singing at Lahaina clubs and she has fond memories of Hana, where she purchased land with Kris Kristofferson. “We bought the land together,” she says. “And when we divorced, we ...

The “Songbirds of Hawaii” concert featuring Darlene Ahuna (shown in photo), Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Mihana Souza will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater in Kahului. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, see the box office, call 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org. Photos courtesy the artists

Lifting voices beckon

Three renowned Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning female artists — Darlene Ahuna, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and Mihana Souza — will team for a unique “Songbirds of Hawaii” show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. “It’s been a ...

Murray Thorne’s “In the Flesh” tribute to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” will be presented on Nov. 11 and 12 at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $160 (for a table for four), $30 and $15 (plus fees). A dinner option is available. Table tickets and $30 seats are only available online at www. InTheFlesh.eventbrite.com. Outdoor and bar tickets are available at The Man Cave in Kihei, Request Music in Wailuku, Baked on Maui in Haiku, 808 Deli in Kihei and Mulligans in Wailea. For more information, call 874-1131. Photo courtesy the artist

Murray Thorne

Billing his “In the Flesh” show coming to Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea as a “sonic and visual experience like nothing you’ve ever experienced on Maui,” Murray Thorne’s says his unique spectacular celebrates the music of Pink Floyd’s epic “The Wall.” One of the top five ...

John Kadlecik plays Charley’s tonight at 8. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3078299. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mana‘o Radio. For more information, call 579-8085 or visit www.charleys maui.com. C. Alan Crandall photo

Psychedelic Americana thrives

The lead guitarist with Grateful Dead spin-off bands, Furthur and Phil Lesh and Friends, and as the co-founder of the Dark Star Orchestra, John Kadlecik has been playing psychedelic Americana for more than 25 years. He will bring his unique blend of Grateful Dead music, assorted covers and ...

Derrick “Duckie” Simpson (right), lead vocalist Andrew “Bees” Beckford and Black Uhuru headline the “Skankin’ on da Rock” show at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 on day of show (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artists

Black Uhuru

Formed around 45 years ago in Jamaica, Black Uhuru rose to prominence as one of the world’s greatest reggae bands. “Our vision was to tour the world, sing conscious music and write good songs,” says co-founder Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Acclaimed for their crucial roots songs such ...

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 ...