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Scenemakers

Kahului – Kyle Fushikoshi-Wago (from left), Gavin Isobe and Cody Fushikoshi-Wago enjoy a bit of shade during Saturday’s Maui Brewfest at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; Catherine Kenar photo. Lahaina – Local authors Malia Bohlin (from left), Everett Peacock, Nansy Phleger and ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Barbara (from left, first photo), Camry and Michael Gach following the Maui Academy of Performing Arts production of the ballet “Cinderella” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Saturday night. Mother and daughter both danced in the show; Dechen Groode photo. Makawao: Jes ...

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Lahaina – Gigi Calasa (from left), Virginia Whalen and Johanna Bergman before a performance of Judy’s Gang at Lahaina Cannery Mall on Saturday; Melissa Tanji photo. Kaanapali – Val Matsunaga (from left, second photo), Jennifer Nguyen and Carol Reimann at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort ...

Scenemakers

Wailuku – Graduating seniors Marlou Gabumpa (from left), Katelynn Martin, Katherine Stevens, Romeo Cabading and Jake Thomas after their last Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert held at H.P. Baldwin High School auditorium, which was dedicated to Mr. Lance Jo, cofounder and former ...

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Sounds of summer 2019 have Maui connection

With summer approaching, the Two Besties Together duo, featuring Maui-born singer Malia Baldovi and Los Angeles-born Thomas Orlina, has just released an infectious, electro/pop dance anthem celebrating the season. With its feel-good beat and catchy melody, “Summer Vibes” is a blast of fun ...

Three of Maui’s best honored with 2019 Na Hoku Hanohano noms

It’s an extraordinary feat for a group to release a debut album that is subsequently showered with Na Hoku Hanohano nominations. For Maui’s Na Wai ‘Eha, it was a dream come true, with its marvelous self-titled debut recording being honored with 10 nominations. With the most nominations ...

Maui Classical Music Festival

Opening Friday at the Makawao Union Church and running through May 17, the annual Maui Classical Music Festival will feature two celebrated ensembles — the Formosa Quartet and the Koinonia Trio. Winners of both the First Prize and Amadeus Prize at the Wigmore Hall International String ...

The magic returns

Fans of the original HAPA, featuring founders Barry Flanagan and Keli‘i Kaneali‘i, will be overjoyed to hear that the legendary duo have reunited and will play two concerts, both at 7:30 p.m., on May 19 and May 26 in the McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in ...

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Take a walk on the wild side

“I had so much fun on ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ in building a ballet from the ground up,” said Amelia Couture, artistic director of Alexander Academy Performing Company’s original ballet, “The Jungle Book,” which opens next weekend at ...

Producing our next generation of performers

Every summer, Maui youth theater camps go all-out with large-scale musicals featuring upwards of 50 students. Theatre Theatre Maui in Lahaina, and Maui OnStage and Maui Academy of Performing Arts, both in Wailuku, have all begun open enrollments that will culminate with performances of ...

Profoundly affecting performance

Stage Review Powerful, emotional and, at times, upsetting, realistic theatrical art can be box-office poison. If that is the case, why are heavy-hitting dramas and avant-garde performing art pieces ever produced, when light-hearted musical-comedies pack theaters nightly all over the world? I ...

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In ‘Parabellum,’ John Wick is on the run again

AP Film Writer Movies can be blessedly simple. As the first “John Wick” showed, all you really need is a car, a gun, a dead dog and Keanu Reeves. Who needs “kiss kiss” when you’ve got plenty of “bang bang”? Alas, nothing in today’s movie-land stays minor-key. Chad ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “THE COLD BLUE” NR, 1:35. Documentary. Maui Mall Cineplex. 7:30 p.m. today. This documentary is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL SCREENINGS “SAGA OF TANYA THE EVIL — THE MOVIE” R, 1:55. Drama. Maui Mall Cineplex. 7:30 p.m. Today only. Be the first to see “Saga of Tanya the Evil — The Movie” on ...

2019 Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival

The ninth annual Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival premieres 10 short environmental films beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. This environmental education nonprofit instructs youth from 14 different schools in Maui County to pitch, plan, shoot and edit ...

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Island Events • May 23, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 24 BARRIO FIESTA TURNS 50 WITH THREE-DAY PARTY Barrio Fiesta, a longtime Filipino cultural festival and Maui event staple, celebrates its 50th anniversary with three days of great food, entertainment featuring the comedian HappySlip and others, contests including Miss Barrio ...

Must Go: Maui Matsuri

CELEBRATE JAPANESE CULTURE AND MORE AT ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI. Don’t miss the only Japanese festival on Maui with two days of immersive cultural experiences through dance, music, contests, food and more. Maui Matsuri International Culture Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday featuring a ...

Island Events • May 16, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 16 ERNEST PUA‘A PERFORMS LIVE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring “Da Barefoot Warrior” Ernest Pua‘a at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). ...

Must Go: Maui Brewers Festival

ANNUAL MACC FUNDRAISER REGARDED AS ONE OF MAUI’S TOP FESTIVALS Showcasing more than 90 craft brews from more than 40 participating breweries — including 14 from Hawaii — the Maui Brewers Festival from 3:30 to 7 p.m. (2 p.m. for special VIP event) at the MACC is a must for aficionados of ...

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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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon.; ...

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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Go Green West Side ...

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. Friday: Maui Toy Works trading card game, 5 p.m. Saturday: Mother’s Day craft ...

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: TAP 2019: Tap into Child Safety, 11 a.m.; Family Magic, noon.; Hula ...

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Maui Music

WEST MAUI 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. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI 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. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI 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. Friday: Henry Kapono, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI 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. Friday: Damien Awai, 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim Osbourne, 6 p.m. Saturday: Keali‘i Lum, 11 a.m. (brunch) and 3 p.m.; Damon Perillo and Tim ...

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Side Orders • May 23, 2019

ISLAND HEATING UP . . . Wanna take a culinary journey all the way from South America to Maui? Then buy “passage” for the From Lima to Wailea wine-pairing feast Friday at Spago Maui located lobby level of Four Seasons Resort Maui. Executive Chef Peleg Miron will present appetizers at 6 p.m. ...

Side Orders • May 16, 2019

THE BUZZ AROUND TOWN . . . Jumping with fresh catch, Japanese fare and karaoke on special nights, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bars in Kihei and Kapalua are among Maui’s most popular hot spots. Maui partner Tom Alejado says that Kihei will move to a larger location later this ...

Side Orders • May 9, 2019

LIQUID ASSETS . . . When my husband talks about liquidity, he’s referring to things financial or maybe even boats — but my thoughts propel away from these topics to, well, liquid refreshments. For instance, Plantation House at Kapalua will uncork a four-course wine dinner featuring the ...

Side Orders • May 2, 2019

ALL OVER THE MAP . . . Someone just mentioned that seniors get $10 kamaaina rates on Expeditions Ferry rides to Lanai from Lahaina. Regular kamaaina fares are also pretty reasonable. From 4 to 6 p.m. today and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, the public may meet the crew of the world-famous Hokule‘a ...

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When the circus comes to town, and it’s nothing like you remember . . .

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului presents the return of a Maui favorite in an all new show: The New Shanghai Circus, onstage in Castle Theater Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This dazzling display features fearless performers with boundless energy and amazing skills who bring new ...

Art season kicks off with ‘Art of Aloha’

It’s the beginning of a new year, and with it art season on Maui kicks off in grand style at Lahaina Galleries in The Shops of Wailea when it hosts its highly anticipated “Art of Aloha” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Of course, Maui is ...

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For Mom

OMG! Mom is LOL because she’s right about everything — including “no texting” at a family feast, especially on Mother’s Day. Mom is also right in wanting to be treated to a meal out, and you will do her an honor by taking her and giving her your full attention. Just remember ...

Cinco de Mayo

This Sunday on “Cinco de Mayo,” also known as the fifth of May, Maui eateries with a Mexican slant will all be swinging like pinatas. You may savor the whole enchilada from authentic Mexican foods to live music to icy cervezas, the latter giving the smokin’ hot holiday its silly yet ...

PLANTATION HOUSE

It’s funny how things work on Maui. The Kapalua Bay Course is open for play — but its clubhouse moved to another location on Office Road, and its golf restaurant, the Pineapple Grill, closed. Up the slopes of the West Maui Mountains overlooking the resort, Kapalua’s legendary Plantation ...

CELEBRATION of the ARTS

This Easter weekend, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will be puttin’ on its interactive Celebration of the Arts festival for the 27th consecutive year. Spanning two days Friday and Saturday, it features Hawaii artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, who will convene ...

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Thank You Letters

On behalf of the Maui Interscholastic League, I would like to thank Mayor Mike Victorino, Parks Director Karla Peters and her team of county workers for getting our facilities in top shape to host State Track and Field and Baseball tournaments earlier this month. It was truly a team effort and ...

Book Review: Creator of ‘Hannibal’ returns with new monster

• “Cari Mora” by Thomas Harris (Grand Central). In Thomas Harris’ new novel, Cari Mora escaped a violent past and now lives in Miami. She can stay in the United States thanks to a temporary protected status, but she still fears being sent back to her native country. She works as ...

In the Loop

Culture expressed through music shines next month at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Next Sunday, Joshua Kahula and Pi‘ilani Arias come together as Kahalawai, a duo that effortlessly blends vocal harmonies with a unique approach to instrumentation reflective of the rich history ...

Sample, sip & savor

Each year as summer dawns, wine enthusiasts, sophisticated foodies and devotees of controlled hedonism from around the world flock to West Maui for the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival to discover, experience and luxuriate in the creme de la creme of culinary and viticulture trends. ...

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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 ...