John Cruz and friends perform at Aloha House

Hawaii entertainer John Cruz performed for Aloha House clients and staff at the nonprofit’s residential program’s Upcountry location on March 15.

Cruz, who was on island to open for Bonnie Raitt at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, was joined by friends Jarrett Roback and substance abuse counselor and local musician Mitch Kepa, who has worked for Aloha House for seven years.

Aloha House offers a range of outpatient and residential programs for families and individuals in Maui County affected by addiction, substance abuse and mental-health issues. For more information about Aloha House, contact Frances Duberstein at 579-8414, ext. 8102, or visit