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CD releases showcase island talent

May 10, 2012 Merv Oana “Encounters of a Hawaiian Heart” Island Style Entertainment Merv Oana has been serenading visitors and residents since the late 1970s at many of Maui’s restaurants and resorts. more »»

Popa Chubby gets down and beefy

May 3, 2012 Imposing, multi-tattooed guitarist Popa Chubby lit up the contemporary blues scene some years back with an explosive major label debut album, “Beauty and the Beast,” which had his audiences and... more »»

‘Yes’ tour with new singer getting good reviews

April 26, 2012 After touring Australasia and S.E. Asia, the prog rock gods of Yes bring their classic symphonic sound to Maui on Sunday evening in the Castle Theater. Hawaii musician Makana will open the show. more »»

Jack Johnson plays well with others

April 19, 2012 In conjunction with the release of his new Kokua Hawaii Foundation benefit album, Jack Johnson thought it would be cool to embark on an acoustic tour of the islands performing in small theaters. more »»

A Matson cruise down memory lane

April 19, 2012 With a theme based on the golden era of the Matson Cruise Lines and Boat Days at Honolulu’s Aloha Tower, the fourth annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival will take place Frida... more »»

Pop go the Shins, making catchy tunes that can change your life

April 12, 2012 The Shins’ James Mercer has a knack for composing brilliant pop songs. Meticulously crafted, they recall the exuberant arty pop of The Kinks and the experimental grandeur of the late ’60s Beach Boy. more »»

The trombonist in New Orleans’ first family of jazz

April 5, 2012 Trombone great Delfeayo Marsalis was only able to play a three-song set (because of timing) at last year’s Maui Jazz & Blues Festival. more »»

Discover the unheralded genius of Raul Midon

March 29, 2012 Raul Midon is one of the most phenomenally talented musicians of our time who is not widely known. more »»

The revolution begins inside for reggae messenger Ziggy Marley

March 22, 2012 Ziggy Marley calls for a revolution on his latest CD, “Wild and Free,” but he’s not talking about storming the street. more »»

Parrotheads converge Friday as the laid-back empire of Jimmy Buffett engulfs the MACC

March 15, 2012 “There will always be those who feel more comfortable not venturing from the warmth of the hearth, but there are those who prefer to look out the window and wonder what is beyond the horizon. more »»

Collaboration in Soul

March 8, 2012 More than 200 musicians from around the state have collaborated on a new CD project that will help benefit Hawaii charter schools. more »»

Environment & Artistry

March 1, 2012 Praised for her “stunning command of the keyboard,” classical pianist Soyeon Lee has also gained attention for her passion for environmental issues. more »»

Sharing the philosophy of Aloha: Keola Beamer, Raiatea Helm and others team up for documentary 'Malama Ko Aloha'

February 23, 2012 New documentary “Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)” premieres tonight at 9 on PBS Hawaii. more »»

Third World Patriots

February 16, 2012 Among their many memorable songs, Jamaica’s reggae greats Third World are loved for their first major hit “96 Degrees in the Shade. more »»

Wyland ‘paints’ latest project with music

February 9, 2012 We know Wyland as a renowned marine artist whose massive Whaling Wall murals enliven buildings around the globe. It’s probably a surprise to hear he’s long nurtured a talent as a blues musician. more »»

Great voices … great ladies!

February 2, 2012 When Freda Payne first read the lyrics for her huge hit “Band of Gold,” she wasn’t exactly thrilled. She wondered why she would sing a song about a wedding night that didn’t work ou. more »»

Soja strength to survive a challenging world

January 26, 2012 When the popular Washington, D.C.-based reggae band SOJA began working on its new CD, “Strength to Survive,” the musicians took inspiration from the master, Bob Marley and his epic album “Survival. more »»

Soundscape Maui

January 19, 2012 Hailed by Allaboutjazz as “one of the most intelligent, fluent, and interesting players around,” jazz pianist Bill Mays makes his Maui debut tonight in the McCoy Studio Theater, accompanied by... more »»

Maceo Parker

January 12, 2012 Sax legend Maceo Parker likes to clear up any misperceptions when he performs in concert. Don’t expect a jazz concert, he informs folks, because they’re about to experience some serious funk. more »»

JOHN DENSMORE reopens the doors’ way of perception

January 5, 2012 It’s being heralded as a new song by The Doors, their first since 1972. more »»

 
 
 

 

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