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Mama Rachel Moana Kaiao Kekona (from left, first photo), Aunty Vivian Faustino and Mama Chin at a celebration of life service late last month; Gracey Gomes photo. Liz Boyton (from left, second photo), Abeba Holr, Teresa Lopez, Acacia Crane, Bennett Cale and Gail Gnazzo attend a Mothers Demand ...

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Makawao – Students Kala‘i Anderson (from left), Kalena Pfaeltzer, Vincent Tay and Kama Konohia welcome prospective students and parents at Seabury Hall’s Fall Open House last month; Jennifer Haleakala photo. Makawao – Shaun Lyons (left) and Judi Nakanelua make the finishing touches on ...

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Kahului – Annaseini (from left), Tevita and Crystal Liti enjoy their treats at Emmanuel Lutheran School’s Pumpkin Fest 2018 on Friday; Manatu Liti photo. Kihei – Margaret Booth (from left), Catherine Spenser Thomas and Staycie Kaholi are three generations celebrating the 90th birthday of ...

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Kahului – Wayne Maeda (from left, first photo), board Vice-President Alexa Higashi, Chantal Ratte, executive director of Ka Lima O Maui, Diane Haynes-Woodburn and board President Dave Jorgensen gather at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center to present Ratte with the Outstanding Executive ...

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Lei‘ohu and Maydeen

Lei‘ohu Ryder’s latest album, “Mama’s Land,” finds this acclaimed Maui musician collaborating with her partner, Maydeen ‘Iao, on an impressive collection of songs inspired by their journeys and experiences performing around the world. In tandem with the CD, “Mama’s Land,” ...

New CD release shares ‘medicinal musical mojo’

Over the years, Maui’s musicians have produced impressive albums which bear comparison to national acts in terms of quality, accomplishment and vision. The latest notable discovery, the husband and wife team of Tempa & Naor, just released the marvelous “Ember’s Fire,” which they ...

Iggy Jang loves the tango

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Concert Master Iggy Jang remembers first being mesmerized by tango music when he was a student in Paris. That love for Argentina’s most popular musical style has never dimmed, and at 7:30 tonight he will perform at a special “Tango Extravaganza” in the Maui Arts ...

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Jaw-dropping aerial dance skills

This weekend at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, an innovative performance space will be explored — one not utilized since the Bandaloop dance troupe performed there in 2014. The newly formed tandem of Maui Aerial Arts and Airmaid Productions premieres its first collaborative ...

Stage Review: Enlightening drama educates its audience

“Vindication, Scenes from the Life of Mary Wollstonecraft” begins with our introduction to Mary as a precocious young lady endearingly portrayed by Dakota Welch. In an outstanding performance, Noel Overbay portrays her mother. Young Mary repeatedly questions why she cannot attend the ...

Performing Arts: Augie T. on ‘Last Stand’ tour

Comedian Augie T is making the island rounds with his “Last Stand” tour, which stops on Maui at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Accompanied by Jose “Dynamite” Figueras and Daryl Bonilla, Augie has decided after 27 years of the comedy ...

Dance fest grows

“Dance Maui” celebrates our cultural diversity by bringing local and visiting dance troupes together as one for an afternoon each November. The festival continues to expand in size, and this year’s performance will be staged outdoors at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural ...

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Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “CASTLE IN THE SKY” PG, 2:15. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Fathom Events and GKIDS are ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS • “HYMN — SARAH BRIGHTMAN IN CONCERT” G, 1:50. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. today. In celebration of her upcoming new ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ may not rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth. Mercury, nee Farrokh Bulsara, was born with four extra incisors, giving him a bigger mouth. Introducing himself to his ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS * “DRAGONBALL Z: SAIYAN DOUBLE FEATURE" PG, 1:45. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12:55 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday. Fathom Events and ...

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Must See: Ke‘ala ‘Iliahi: ‘A Fashion Love Affair’

A BLEND OF HULA, MELE AND HAWAIIAN FASHION Na Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunana Paredes and Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi honor iconic Hawaiian fashion designer Alfred Shaheen while sharing the story of contemporary designer Kehau Nielson at 3 p.m. at Castle Theater at Maui Arts & ...

Island Events • November 15, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 15 PICNIC FOR POKI FEATURES MAUI FAVE, KALEO PHILIPS Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions invite you to Picnic for Poki, a free concert featuring Kaleo Philips at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Affectionately known simply as Kaleo, Philips has ...

Island Events • November 8, 2018

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 LEARN BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY A free, one-hour educational presentation addresses retirement planning with regard to Social Security benefits from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library. For more information, call 243-5766 or email ...

Must See: Dance Maui 2018

CELEBRATE OUR CULTURAL DIVERSTY THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE. Adaptations Dance Theater brings local and visiting dance troupes together as one for the fourth annual “Dance Maui” beginning at 2 p.m. outdoors at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. General admission tickets are $15 (plus ...

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Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

• KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. • LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, ...

Shopping Center Activities

* KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. * LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 ...

Shopping Centers Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Maui Sunday Market, featuring a weekly rotation of food trucks, vendors, artisans, crafters and entertainment, 4 to 8 p.m. LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh cardsession, 3 p.m. ...

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WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

west maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

west maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

Maui Music

West Maui CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias or My Daze Entertainment, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Friday: Kapali Keahi, 5:30 p.m. in the bar. Saturday: Gary Larson, 5:30 p.m. in the restaurant; Dayan Kai, 6 p.m. in the bar. Sunday: Gary ...

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Side Orders • November 15, 2018

SEASONS EATINGS . . . The good news is, Hawaii was just rated as one of the “least fat states in the U.S.,” behind Utah and Colorado. But that doesn’t mean the whole of America bodes well. “Fat is becoming the new normal in America,” according to the Centers for Disease Control & ...

Side Orders • November 8, 2018

TASTY TRIBUTE . . . Veteran’s Day is Sunday and it is officially observed Monday. Rock & Brews in Paia will pay tribute to veterans, active military and first responders with free food on both days. Co-founded by KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Rock & Brews will offer ...

Side Orders • November 1, 2018

IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . . Most of us have heard of the “Sexiest Man Alive” contest in People magazine. At 5 p.m. today on the Food Network, the “Sexiest Chef Alive” show will let viewers discover the most seductive culinarians in the United States. It’s not surprising that the magazine ...

Side Orders • October 25, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Are you an “armchair quarterback” looking for a cool and breezy hangout to watch the game? Ka‘anapali Grille & Tap Room at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is the ticket. “On Sundays, we have Direct TV, so we’re able to show all of the football games on our 10 ...

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Malama Wao Akua winds down

The public is invited to the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 for the Plants & Crafts: Malama Wao Akua Closing Celebration. Presented in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership, this family friendly event will give the ...

2018 Malama Wao Akua

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and East Maui Watershed Partnership, both located in Makawao, invite artists to submit works for the 14th annual Malama Wao Akua, which opens Sept. 14 at the Hui. This fine art exhibition creatively merges the worlds of art and conservation by presenting works ...

A sacred place – Auwahi

Since 1997, a small, dedicated staff led by biologist Dr. Arthur Medeiros and more than 1,700 concerned volunteers have been collaborating — with the steadfast support of ‘Ulupalakua Ranch — to save one of the last remaining dry forests in Hawaii. It is called Auwahi, located on the ...

Every picture tells a story

At first glance, the concurrent photography exhibitions on view through Aug. 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului appear to be in stark contrast. One is vibrant color portraiture, the works smartly composed and framed. The other, quiet in black ...

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November 15–21, 2018

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November 8 - 14, 2018

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November 1 - 7, 2018

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October 25 - 31, 2018

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Giving Thanks

With one week left to Thanksgiving, restaurant seats are filling up as fast as you can top mashed potatoes with gravy, so hurry and make reservations before it’s too late. In all of the years that I’ve written these roundups, I’ve never seen so many places reporting so few openings ...

Made in Maui County Festival

Michelle Valentin (right) of Maui Raw won the Best New Food Product Contest at the Made In Maui County Festival at Maui Arts & Cultural Center last weekend. Her cultured macadamia-nut spread flavored with chimichurri will be featured at eight Minit Stop Stores on island as well as at Mana ...

Maui Prime

For almost 40 years now, Cary and Karin Button have owned Oyster Seafood, a top wholesale distributor to hotels and restaurants on island. Their Maui Prime Fine Foods retail store that is adjacent to Oyster Seafood at Emerald Plaza in Lahaina boasts the freshest seafood around — as chefs ...

Moulin Rouge

In recent years, gangsters and flappers roared in like the Twenties in a golden era of Hollywood theme and then a Hawaiian Renaissance flourished with edible chocolate ukulele centerpieces and more. On Saturday, the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts Program will kick up its ...

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Hotel Wailea still ‘No. 1 Resort in Hawaii’

Conde Nast Traveler has recently announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Hotel Wailea — the first and only Relais & Chateaux property in Hawaii — earning the highly coveted “No. 1 Resort in Hawaii” spot for the second year in a row. Designed ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Maui’s reception of the news of the ending of the war was a surprise to even Maui people. It was enthusiastic and spontaneous, and it started in the middle of the night and kept up for nearly 24 hours. 75 Years Ago 1943 — Corporal Randolph Ideue, who recently ...

Laughs, thrills, surprises abound

• “Nine Perfect Strangers” (Flatiron Books), by Liane Moriarty Life is good for Liane Moriarty. The “Big Little Lies” novelist who partnered with actress Nicole Kidman to turn that book into a hit HBO series, sold the rights to her new novel, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” to her ...

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Wilt / Knight

Jacqueline Knight and Todd Wilt, both of Columbia, S.C., were married on April 28 at The Columns at Six Penny Farm, McGaheysville, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley by Pastor Tim Cole. The bride is the daughter of John and Terry Knight of Bridgewater, Va., and the granddaughter of John Knight, who ...

McMillan / Grad

Matthew Grad and Kyra Grad (formerly Kyra McMillan) were married on April 18 in Las Vegas. Kyra Grad was raised in Kula. Matthew Grad has lived on Maui for over 10 years and is from Bismarck, N.D.The couple live in Makawao with their 1 1/2 year old daughter and are expecting a boy in October.

Sacapanio-Baisa/Lee

Jessica Nohealani Lee, daughter of Derek and Evalani Lee of Kahului, and Marshall Pomaikai Sacapanio-Baisa, son of Terrie Baisa and the late Michael Sacapanio, were married on Oct. 11, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pulehu Chapel in Kula. Bishop Mark Kaaa performed the ...

Corretjer Meader

Nina Meader and Ivan Corretjer were married Sept. 5 on a "secret" Maui beach after eight years of dating. Originally from Washington, D.C., Nina is currently living on Maui and Ivan is living in San Diego. They plan to continue the early part of their marriage together on the island sometime in ...