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In the Loop

Rising above the other Pebble Beach Food & Wine demos last weekend was “Jeremiah Tower: Cooking With the Last Magnificent” at the Inn at Spanish Bay on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. One of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American ...

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs annual Spring Concert

Featuring more than 40 student musicians, the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. April 22 at the H.P. Baldwin High School auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The students from grades 2 through 12 represent four private ...

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center celebrates Boys’ Day May 5

Celebrate Kodomo-no-hi, or Boys’ Day, from 10 a.m. to noon May 5 at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. This annual event will feature carp-fish crafts, a special meet-and-greet with Captain America and Star Wars Jedi characters, family entertainment and door prizes. The first 200 keiki ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur, and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Pet of the Week

Looking for a supreme snuggle buddy that will absolutely adore you? Well, all I want in this world is to love and be loved in return. My name is April, dog No. 2J, and I’m a 6-year-old lovebug that just wants the chance to be in a loving home. I’ve had many litters in my life, and now ...

Mina’s Fish House splashes into Four Seasons Ko Olina

Michael Mina’s Hawaiian dream restaurant concept has come to life: a fish house in the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. Situated oceanfront on the spectacular leeward coast of Oahu, it’s the place where local fisherman come to the back door of the restaurant with the fresh bounty from ...

Tommy Bahama rolls out Maui’s newest food truck

Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand, launches its first food truck on Maui on Monday. The truck features a variety of Hawaiian-inspired sliders, tater tots, dipping sauces and two sweet treats to satisfy everyone’s cravings. “The slider menu we put together is driven by ...

Book Review: Wedding plans fail in “Family & other Catastrophes”

• “Family & other Catastrophes” (MIRA) by Alexandra Borowitz Emily knew her family was flawed, but she had no idea the dysfunction could reach such epic levels until she comes home for her wedding. In her debut novel, Alexandra Borowitz paints a quirky picture of what it means to ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — The liquor men of Maui are still considering the matter of testing in the courts the decision of the license board not to grant any licenses after July 1. 75 Years Ago 1943 — Leonard “Red” Hawk, Maui High school music instructor who wrote “May Day is Lei Day ...

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. ...

Sliding into the Soul of Aloha

“I was once told that the steel guitar is the truest extension of the human voice,” says Alan Akaka, festival chair for the 2018 Maui Steel Guitar Festival and globally recognized steel guitar artist and teacher. “When a singer slides into a note, the steel guitar can follow seamlessly ...

A curious boy and the birth of Hawaii’s signature sound

Scholars have traced the origin of the Hawaiian steel guitar to Joseph Kekuku, a young schoolboy from Laie who stumbled upon the uniquely Hawaiian sound in 1885 while “fooling around” with his guitar. The 11-year-old began sliding different objects across the strings, curious about what ...

Three Maui Divas celebrate and honor the music of Hawaii

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents three of Maui’s best musical artists — Napua Greig, Amy Hanaiali‘i and Raiatea Helm — in a joint Three Maui Divas concert at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Castle Theater in Kahului. This marks a return joint appearance after a several year absence for ...

Student art exhibit and poetry reading at UH-MC

An exhibit of work by University of Hawaii Maui College art students will be on display in the college library from April 18 through 30. All the art works were created during the current semester and the 2017 Fall semester in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital design, ceramics, digital ...

Merwin Conservancy welcomes author and environmentalist Bill McKibben

Best-selling author and renowned climate change activist Bill McKibben is the featured guest at the Merwin Conservancy’s environmental and literary salon series, “The Green Room,” beginning at 7 p.m. April 18 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

‘Birds of a Feather’ art show at LAS Banyan Tree Gallery

Lahaina Arts Society’s newest show, “Birds of a Feather” combines the latest works by artists Ellen Levinsky and Amy Madrin Justen at the Banyan Tree Gallery, 648 Wharf Street, through April 30. Levinsky’s work uses iridescent bird feathers to create colorful images of turtles, ...

Ahead of the Class

T o have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start / end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews. com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; ...

Pet of the Week

Do you love blue-eyed boys with great big hearts? Then you have got to come down and meet me, Frankie, cat No. 16. I’m a 2 1/2-year-old neutered fella that’s just looking for someone to love. I’m an affectionate guy that loves to earn head rubs and sweet talk. Sadly, since I’m being ...

Art Maui 2018

With the arrival of spring and blooming wiliwili trees, so too comes the opening of Art Maui 2018. Celebrating its 40th incarnation this year, Art Maui is chock-full of what Maui is fast becoming known for — great art. Opening Monday and running through April 28 in the Schaefer International ...