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Steel Guitar masters unite for annual Maui festival

April 14, 2016 The eighth annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is Friday through Sunday at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. more »»

Girls Guns and Glory

April 7, 2016 If the car radio hadn’t died in the beat-up Oldsmobile of Girls Guns and Glory founder Ward Hayden, he might not have discovered the seminal music of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, which would chang... more »»

Spanish inspiration

March 31, 2016 What do Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Chick Corea and Deep Purple have in common with Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo? The jazz and rock legends all referenced Rodrigo’s masterpiece, the magnificent... more »»

Lisa Fischer

March 24, 2016 * This is Part 2 of a two-part column on Lisa Fischer. more »»

In the spotlight

March 17, 2016 To call Lisa Fischer remarkable is a bit of an understatement as she is simply one of the most gifted, soulful vocalists performing in the world at this time. more »»

Powerfully poetic

March 10, 2016 Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang is acclaimed for captivating audiences with her... more »»

Santana: Listen to the rhythm of legendary Latin rockers Saturday at MACC

March 3, 2016 Forty-five years after the release of “Santana III,” the Woodstock-era version of the legendary Latin rock band has reformed to record “Santana I. more »»

Long history with Santana for Hawaii-raised bassist

March 3, 2016 Born in the Netherlands, and raised in Hawaii, Benny Rietveld has recorded and toured with Carlos Santana for around 25 years. more »»

Lee Brice: ‘A Little More Love’ coming to Maui when country star returns to the MACC

February 25, 2016 Heading back to Maui after selling out a Maui Arts & Cultural Center concert last year, country singer Lee Brice has been riding a wave of success ever since his debut single, “Love Like Crazy,” set... more »»

‘A Wonderful Life’ for for Marty Dread

February 18, 2016 ­aui reggae ambassador Marty Dread’s new CD, “A Wonderful Life,” was released last week in time for Valentine’s Day and the World Whale Day concert, featuring a compilation of his latest singles. more »»

Cultural continuation

February 11, 2016 It’s been two years since Keali‘i Reichel staged a Kukahi production on Maui with his halau, and the renowned kumu hula/musician is looking forward to being back in the Castle Theater this weekend. more »»

Solo specialty

February 4, 2016 It’s pretty much guaranteed that any time Nathan Aweau releases a new album, a Hoku Hanohano Award will follow. more »»

UB40 Reunited at the MACC

January 28, 2016 Before heading to Hawaii, Ali Campbell and his UB40 mates have been enjoying a “Red Red Winery” tour around New Zealand. “It’s been great,” says the singer of the band’s many hits. more »»


January 21, 2016 Among the many worthy bands that have been eligible for years for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chicago was finally nominated in December. more »»

Maui on his mind: Jim Messina returns to isle that inspired

January 14, 2016 Jim Messina was so entranced the first time he visited Maui in the early 1970s that he suggested shooting the cover photo for the Loggins & Messina “Full Sail” album off Lahaina. more »»

Legendary roundup

January 7, 2016 Since debuting their historic collaboration as the Rough Riders last January at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Hawaiian legends Henry Kapono, Brother Noland and John Cruz have toured the islands... more »»

Music on Maui 2015

December 31, 2015 As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to recall some of the most memorable music events of the year, including exceptional shows by Diana Ross, John Fogerty, Neil Young, George Benson, Chaka Khan, Yo... more »»

It’ll be a rockin’ new year

December 24, 2015 Aerosmith’s charismatic lead singer, Steven Tyler, will be busy on New Year’s Eve, as he will first open a star-studded celebration at Mala Wailea and then he will head to Lahaina to ring in the new... more »»

‘Coming into her own’

December 17, 2015 With her debut album, “They Say,” ready for release, Lily Meola will preview some of the songs tonight, sitting in with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon in Paia. more »»

Reflecting on the 'travels' of Jake Shimabukuro

December 10, 2015 Jake Shimabukuro has experienced many wow moments during his celebrated career, but a chance to play the legendary Liverpool club where the Beatles started almost left him speechless. more »»



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