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Kihei – Joan Villa (left, first photo) and Paula Baldwin, creators of “Stone Soup StoryTime,” which is an interactive book reading event for youngsters, were at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Sea in Kihei June 13; Anne Kasin photo. Wailea – Kathleen Tezak (from left, second photo), ...

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Kahului – (Clockwise from front center, first photo) Brandi Ahlo, Krystal Kalanui, Tiana Comeaux, Kauwela Bisquera, Malia Kaulia, Marisol Casil and Lufi Luteru backstage at the MAMo Wearable Art show at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center earlier this month; Kahoku‘alohiokeao Lindsey-Asing ...

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Makawao – Madeleine Cochran Welch (from left), Absalon Figueroa, Danelle Watson, Jessica Bartlett, Amelia Couture and Amelie Wertheim enjoy accolades after last weekend’s performance of Alexander Academy Performing Company’s ballet, “The Little Mermaid,” at Seabury Hall’s ...

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Wailuku – Mieko Horikoshi (from left, first photo) and her daughters, Aya and Hana Horikoshi-Hoffman attended the Maui Chamber Orchestra’s Gershwin concert, “Crazy For You” at the Historic Iao Theater on Saturday; Catherine Kenar photo. Wailuku – Carol VanHorn (from left, second ...

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Makana shines

Heading to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday for the annual slack key guitar festival, Makana recently attended the South by Southwest conference/festival in Austin, Texas, where he performed an official showcase and took time to attend a bunch of strategic lectures and panels about ...

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane delights . . .

A phenomenally talented ukulele virtuoso, Taimane has developed a flamenco-inspired strumming technique that is breathtaking. In concert, her hands often blur in motion as she passionately strums while dancing around the stage. It’s an intoxicating experience both visually and aurally that ...

Pondering humanity’s struggles

There’s a moment early on in Michael Franti’s brilliant new documentary, “Stay Human,” where he ponders the struggle we often face between feeling pessimistic about life and maintaining hope in our divisive, conflicted world. “How do we thwart cynicism and encourage optimism?” he ...

Busy Nelson progeny establishes own path

In between recording and touring with Neil Young as a member of Promise of the Real, the Particle Kid, aka Micah Nelson, spends his time outside the mainstream of rock, creating innovative hybrid music which is often both edgy and sweet, experimental and familiar. On a creative roll beginning ...

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Summer theater sizzles

Not long ago, summer theater productions were few and far between, prompting many a Backstage columnist, including myself, to create profile features on local performers throughout the entire month of June. Last summer, eight productions opened between June and August, and this year nine are ...

End of theater season . . . bestows accolades for stand-out performances

For the past six years, I have included a yearly Tony Awards mini-guide for Backstage readers. This year, there are three clear favorites that could sweep their categories: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” in the original play categories; “Angels in America” for ...

Classic tale, creatively told

Alexander Academy Performing Company, the little dance company that could, has been offering professional dance instruction Upcountry for 28 years. After needing to relocate from the old Kula Community Center last summer, the academy has since settled into their new home in Haliimaile. ...

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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 EVENTS “DCI 2018: TOUR PREMIERE” Not rated. 2:00. Concert/special events. 2:30 p.m. Today only. Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and Drum Corps International ...

Maui Film Festival

The Maui Film Festival continues its impressive schedule of inspiring, entertaining and provocative offerings today through Sunday on screens in Wailea and Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Whether you are drawn to comedy, drama, documentaries, action/adventure or films about local ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “RIFFTRAX LIVE: SPACE MUTINY” R. 2:00. Concert/special events. 8 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday . Maui Mall Megaplex. Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com ...

‘Adrift’ — a woman versus nature tale for the MeToo era

• “Adrift,” two-and-a-half stars out of four. Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens. Enter “Adrift,” based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami ...

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Island Events • June 21, 2018

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 ENJOY PICNIC FOR POKI AT LUNCHTIME IN WAILUKU Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions will feature Mele Fong and Richard Tom, “The Hawaiian Serenaders,” during the free Picnic For Poke concert beginning 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku. Roselani ...

Must See: Kaulana ‘O Na Wai ‘Eha

HONOR AND CELEBRATE THE RESTORATION OF STREAMS AND THE RETURN OF AGRICULTURE IN THE NA WAI ‘EHA REGION. Join Hui o Na Wai ‘Eha from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation for Kaulana ‘o Na Wai ‘Eha, a free event honoring and celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Na Wai ...

Island Events • June 14, 2018

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 EXPLORE CULTURES, ERAS AND WORLDS AT FILM FEST From surf culture and teenage angst to the wild savannahs of Africa and the feral thrust of the world’s mountains, the Maui Film Festival takes you off island without ever boarding a boat or a plane. Catch individual films or ...

Must See: ‘Toes in the Sand’ free screening of short films

ENJOY COOL SAND, STARRY SKIES, A SOFT BREEZE AND SELECTED SHORTS. Among the most popular events associated with Maui Film Festival is the complimentary community screening from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on beautiful Wailea Beach near Four Seasons Resort Maui. This year, “Toes in the Sand” ...

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Shopping Center Activities

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. Sunday: Hula show, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday: Hula show, 7 p.m. LAHAINA GATEWAY CENTER. Sunday: Maui Gift & Craft ...

Shopping Center Activities

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. Sunday: Hula show, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday: Hula show, 7 p.m. LAHAINA GATEWAY CENTER. Sunday: Maui Gift & Craft ...

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic by Howard Mowat, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Hula show, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday: Hula show, 7 p.m. Ongoing through Saturday: online auditions for ...

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Today: Free hula lessons, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic by Howard Mowat, noon.; Hula show, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Hula show, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday: Hula show, 7 p.m. Ongoing through June 8: online auditions for ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Today: Pi‘ilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. DUKE’S BEACH HOUSE, 130 Kai Malina Parkway, Kaanapali, 662-2900 Today: Ben DeLeon, 3 p.m.; Garrett Probst and Keali‘i Lum, 6 p.m. ...

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Side Orders • June 21, 2018

LAID-BACK AFTERNOON . . . The 27th annual Ki Ho‘alu Festival will delight from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion in Kahului. Featuring some of Hawaii’s best slack-key guitar players, this free event is sponsored by The ...

Side Orders • June 14, 2018

ON THE HORIZON . . . Popped into Maui’s newest vegan/vegetarian eatery with lots of gluten-free options the other day. Tomatoes came from Kula Dave, radishes from Okoa Farms and taro leaf from Keanae at Moku Roots in the old Italian Delights at Lahaina Gateway Plaza. “We do jackfruit ...

Side Orders • June 7, 2018

SUMMER BLAZES IN . . . Want to grab a quick bite and take it to your favorite surf spot? Now through June 15, you may get 10 percent off the sizzling large steak and shrimp plates, the garlic shrimp plates and the New York steak plates at Blazin’ Steaks set in the same shopping complex as ...

Side Orders • May 31, 2018

SHINY AND NEW . . . Some weeks are busier than others when it comes to new restaurant openings and announcements of things to come. Today, the Surfside Wood Fire Pizza Kitchen is planning a soft opening in the 505 Front Street building in Lahaina in the old Gabby’s location across from ...

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Art on Market benefits Ka Lima O Maui in June

Art On Market in Wailuku welcomes the month of June by supporting with its Bucks for Ducks program Ka Lima O Maui, which has been “Enhancing Lives Through Self-Reliance” since 1955. Additionally, Drew Sulock of Environmental Eyes is the featured First Friday artist. Stop by, meet Sulock ...

Maui Hands Galleries host featured artists

Maui Hands Lahaina gallery, 612 Front Street, welcomes plein air painter Diane Snoey Appler from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in June. Watercolor artist Luana Kama will be in the Lahaina gallery from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Maui Hands Makawao gallery, 1169 Makawao Ave., features ...

Maui’s art scene around the island

LAS Banyan Tree Gallery’s May artist Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery is featuring artist Amanda McCumbee in the show, “Moments in Color” through May. “Anytime I speak to people about my art, the most common response is, ‘It’s so rich and bold in color!’ ” ...

Biennial exhibition showcases works of Maui Nui students

The Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will host its newest student art exhibit “Young Creatives: Intergalactica” May 14 through June 9. This biennial exhibition is a showcase for the work of students in grades K through 12 from across Maui. ...

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Champagne Hale

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a Veuve Clicquot bar and lounge, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The pop-up will continue Thursdays to Sundays through Sept. 1, with Aug. 4 being the exception. Champagne Hale at Cliff House will be open to the public to ...

Back Door Bake Shop pop-up reopens Friday

Do you crave freshly baked breads and desserts warm from the oven? The University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program is filling the niche with its the pop-up Back Door Bake Shop on the Kahului campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays starting this week and running through July 27, ...

ROCKsalt

As someone who has written about resorts and restaurants here for decades, I find it fun and interesting to see the evolution of iconic resort properties such as the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It opened in 1963 as the second hotel in Kaanapali, and it retains its prime spot on 23 lush ...

Oh-la-la! Celebrate Le Creuset grand opening

The Outlets of Maui mall in Lahaina will celebrate the grand opening weekend of Le Creuset, the premium French cookware manufacturer known for its colorful cast-iron enamel pieces, as it hosts Le Creuset Maui Chef Weekend from Friday through Sunday. The mall spans 150,000 square feet on Front ...

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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 — Whether or not the County Fair & Racing Association again takes up the children’s garden contests next fall, it seems more likely that it will in any event stand back of boys’ and girls’ pig-raising contests. 75 Years Ago 1943 — In a demonstration of ...

Book Review: Mystery after mystery builds in “The Pharaoh Key”

• “The Pharaoh Key” (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child Gideon Crew has nothing left to lose, so he decides to go out with a bang in “The Pharaoh Key,” Preston & Child’s latest — and supposedly final — story to feature their intrepid hero. Effective ...

Marking Tabasco’s 150th birthday with a tour of Avery Island

One of the world’s most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper sauce in 1868 on Avery Island, La. The company is still headquartered there, and it is still run by McIlhenny’s descendants. But whether or not you’re ...

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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 ...