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Doobie Brothers ready to light up the MACC

March 31, 2011 The release of the Doobie Brothers’ latest CD, “World Gone Crazy,” has signaled a sort of renaissance for the legendary rock band. more »»

War’s Universal Street Music

March 24, 2011 The legendary funk-rock band War returns to our island on a great double bill with the Doobie Brothers on April 1 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Jake be nimble

March 17, 2011 Ukulele magician Jake Shimabukuro has been blowing away audiences for years with his extraordinary ability to perfectly play any style of music on his humble instrument. more »»

Maori star MAISEY RIKA takes inspiration from the ancestors to ‘Just keep going’

March 10, 2011 Almost every week it seems stories of horrific child abuse surface in the national news. Often the details are so grisly they’re almost unreadable. more »»

Maui DIVAS are the nice kind

March 3, 2011 Three of our leading female artists combine talents on Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater for a unique “Three Maui Divas” concert. more »»

Nas on board for Gong show Sunday at the MACC

February 24, 2011 After Damian “Jr. more »»

To sir, with love: ELTON JOHN

February 17, 2011 Back in December, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev excitedly tweeted — “attended an Elton John concert, he did an outstanding job, almost three hours of music” — after enjoying Sir Elton John... more »»

Hawaii’s ‘best guys’ provide the music when Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston ‘Just Go With It’

February 10, 2011 In time for Valentine’s Day, Adam Sandler’s new romantic comedy “Just Go With It” opens Friday. more »»

Boy howdy!

February 3, 2011 Boy howdy! Asleep at the Wheel to turn the MACC into western swing roadhouse Led by Ray Benson on vocals and guitar, Asleep at the Wheel features Dan Walton (from left) on piano, David Miller on... more »»

From the Battlefield Band to Beethoven

January 27, 2011 Guided by the motto “Forward With Scotland’s Past,” the Battlefield Band has been helping preserve and promote traditional Scottish folk music for more than 40 year. more »»

Tiptoeing to heaven with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

January 20, 2011 “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being,” Paul Simon enthused in the... more »»

Hot licks in the oasis with Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks & Friends

January 13, 2011 Best-known for her seductive ’70s pop hit, “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria Muldaur in more recent years has become an acclaimed interpreter of American roots music from blues and early jazz to gospel... more »»

Getting Real with rising star LUKAS NELSON

January 6, 2011 On Friday evening, Lukas Nelson will perform before a national TV audience with his band, Promise of the Real, on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. more »»

Music-makers of 2010

December 30, 2010 Among the many musicians interviewed in 2010 for the Maui Beat column, Three Dog Night’s Danny Hutton summed up the appeal of classic rock bands and their ability to pack the Castle Theater at the... more »»

Make a New Year’s date with Mick Fleetwood, Barry Flanagan

December 23, 2010 With 2010 rapidly coming to a close, we have two opportunities to celebrate the holidays with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. The legendary Fleetwood Mac co-founder will perform with his band on Dec. more »»

Mars mission

December 16, 2010 It’s not often on Maui that we get to experience a genuine rising star who has captured national attention like Hawaii-born Bruno Mars. more »»

Los Lobos

December 9, 2010 Touring in support of their latest album, “Tin Can Trust,” Los Lobos has been riding a wave of renewed appreciation as one of America’s most talented, original rock groups. more »»

Tapping their feat

December 2, 2010 A couple of years ago, the legendary rock band Little Feat celebrated its 40th anniversary by inviting some friends and admirers to record new versions of songs from its extensive repertoire. more »»

Hawaiianizing the gentle soul of Pamela Polland

November 25, 2010 Long enamored with Iz’s version of “Over The Rainbow,” Pamela Polland felt inspired to record an album of pop classics, interpreted Hawaiian style, with new vocal arrangements and ukulele... more »»

Maui Beat: Mayall the way home

November 18, 2010 Last year British blues legend John Mayall released “Tough,” his 57th album in a celebrated career that began in the early 1960s. more »»

 
 
 

 

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