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Hawaiian sounds, for the record

November 10, 2011 From its alluring, retro cover to the last strains of steel guitar on the closing song, Raiatea Helm’s latest CD embraces us in a sea of nostalgia. more »»

Brian McKnight

November 3, 2011 One of America’s leading contemporary soul singers, Brian McKnight will regale a Maui audience on Friday in a one-man sho. more »»

‘When the Mountain Calls’

October 27, 2011 “You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. more »»

Bobby Ingano

October 20, 2011 When our leading artists, from the Brothers Cazimero and Amy Hanaiali‘i, to Willie K, Jake Shimabukuro and Raiatea Helm, need the timeless, sweet sound of a Hawaiian steel guitar to enhance their... more »»

A musical wonder of the modern world Taj Mahal

October 13, 2011 Who you gonna call when you need a legendary blues musician on your project? These days it seems it’s the ubiquitous Taj Mahal. more »»

Jazz great TERRENCE BLANCHARD plays in MACC Moonlight Series

October 6, 2011 When director Spike Lee decided to document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he knew he could rely on one composer to accept the challenge of crafting music for the epic project — New Orleans-bor... more »»

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

September 29, 2011 The most acclaimed Maori opera singer in history, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, gained legendary status almost overnight after her sensational debut as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro” at London’s... more »»

‘Godfather of Funk’ LES McCANN headlines the first MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

September 22, 2011 “The President, he's got his war Folks don't know just what it's for Nobody gives us rhyme or reason Have one doubt, they call it treason Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?” – Les McCann in... more »»

Playing For Your Love: The Yardbirds

September 15, 2011 So here’s the big question: While many remember the Yardbirds as the quintessential ’60s blues/rock/pop powerhouse, are they still mighty in 2011? According to a recent glowing review in The... more »»

Is there anything GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR. can’t do?

September 8, 2011 It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to proclaim George Kahumoku Jr. the hardest working man in Hawaiian showbiz. more »»

Maui Jazz and Blues Festival

September 1, 2011 After presenting slack key guitar and ukulele fests on Lanai, filmmaker/concert promoter Ken Martinez Burgmaier will bring the inaugural Maui Jazz and Blues Festival to the Grand Wailea on Sept. 24. more »»

New CD of ’70s musical milestones reveals AMERICA, the beautiful

August 25, 2011 When a band who once dazzled us in the 1970s decides to release a new album of covers of such timeless jewels as Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” and Bob Dylan’s “My Back... more »»

Henry Kapono: back to the beginning

August 18, 2011 Cecilio Rodrigues and Henry Kapono had been toiling in obscurity performing at Waikiki’s Rainbow Villa club until the night they were invited to open a concert for rock legend Frank Zappa. more »»

The Blooming Throwdowns

August 4, 2011 The Throwdowns have a lot going for them — a charismatic lead vocalist, exuberant musicianship, a mega sound and a great new album packed with memorable tune. more »»

Maui Beat

July 28, 2011 MAUI BEAT by Jon Woodhouse will resume next week... more »»

Planted in Past & Present

July 21, 2011 Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole has been hailed as a modern trailblazer, boldly adapting Hawaiian music for a new generation. more »»

Na Hoku Hou Shines

July 14, 2011 We can enjoy a spectrum of great island talent Saturday when the Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents Na Hoku Hou Award Winners Concert, featuring the traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music of... more »»

Still Groovy after all these years

July 7, 2011 Maybe it was divine providence, or karma, or just being in the right place at the right time, but I’ve been fortunate to have experienced some of our musical greats from an early age. more »»

New CD puts versatile, beloved performer on a first-name basis HENRY

June 30, 2011 “I really love the songs and the space I’m in,” says Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue talking about his new album set for release the beginning of July. more »»

Slack key … for free!

June 23, 2011 Long admired for his innovative, contemporary island music, for the last few years Brother Noland has also focused on playing traditional Hawaiian. more »»



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