Tower of Power, one of the world's greatest soul/funk bands, returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater on Friday, June 4.
For more than 40 years, this 10-piece ensemble from Oakland, Calif., has been enthralling audiences with feel-good, spirit-raising soul music. Their most recent album, the "Great American Soulbook," features a superb collection of classics by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Billy Paul and a "Star Time" James Brown medley, with guest star vocalists on board including Tom Jones, Sam Moore, Joss Stone and Huey Lewis.
Over the years these funk masters have backed an array of artists from Elton John and Aerosmith, to Phish and Santana.
Tower of Power takes the Castle Theater stage June 4.
Tickets go on sale Saturday for MACC members priced at $55, $45, and $35 plus applicable fees, available from the MACC?box office, 242-7469 or www.mauiarts.org. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 15.
Rickie Lee Jones, one of the most acclaimed and talented singer-songwriters of our time, makes her Maui debut, and her only appearance in Hawaii, in Castle Theater Thursday, June 10.
Vaulted into the national spotlight in 1979 with the hit song "Chuck E.'s in Love," Jones' self-titled album won the Grammy for Best New Artist. Dubbed "The Duchess of Coolsville" by Time Magazine, Jones' success continued with the release of "Pirates" in 1981, and "Girl At Her Volcano" in 1983. Some years later a duet with Dr. John on "Making Whoopie" won both of them a Grammy for Best Jazz Performance. Continuing a tradition of mixing pop and jazz, Jone's album "It's Like This," was nominated for the Grammy for Best Pop Album in 2000.
In 2007, her critically-acclaimed "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard," explored the words and ideas of Jesus in a contemporary context. Last year she released another acclaimed work, "Balm in Gilead," featuring collaborations with Ben Harper and Alison Krauss.
Tickets, plus applicable fees and available as above, go on sale Saturday for MACC members priced at $25, $35 and a limited number of golden circle seats including a meet-and-greet for $65. General public tickets will go on sale May 15.