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Scenemakers

Waillea – Hana Yoshikawa (left), Kiyo Christopher, Rachel Christopher and Caroline Walker pose after last weekend’s NTRP Women’s 4.5 Doubles final of the 2018 Wailea Open Championships; Leslie Haughney photo. Check our featured Maui County people who make the Scene. Share your recent ...

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First photo: Kahului – Diane Alba-Means (left) and Debbie Priest enjoyed the retirement celebration for Alba-Means at Roselani Place, Maui’s Assisted Living Community, last week; Karen Saka photo. Makawao – Robyn Valle (from left, second photo), Colby Hanley Jr. and Alyssa Fusato of the ...

Scenemakers

Paia – Karsten Shishido (from left, first photo), Jonah Nishimura and Jencyn Shishido at the Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission Bon Dance earlier this month; Melissa Tanji photo. Wailuku – Lisa Paulson (from left, second photo), Gen Iinuma, Carlayna Nakamura and Dana Alonzo-Howeth celebrate ...

Scenemakers

Kahului – Kalikolehua Kekona Ahuna (right, first photo) “talks story” with the statue of Pundy Yokouchi at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center after visiting her aunty Aleah Makiakane (not shown) who works there; Gracey Gomes photo. Wailuku – Ready to catch opening night of Maui ...

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Gonna hear those vintage motor(cycles) running . . .

Back on Maui after touring with The Doobie Brothers, cofounder Pat Simmons is preparing for an epic adventure in early September — setting out astride a vintage 1928 Harley-Davidson on the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. Around 100 riders will set off on the approximately ...

Benny Chong

Best known as a founding member of Don Ho’s backing group, The Aliis, Benny Chong is lauded as a virtuoso jazz player. Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts, his accomplishments include a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for his CD “Ukulele Jazz: Live ...

Beyond an ordinary reggae party band

Maori reggae stars Katchafire are returning to Maui to headline The MayJah RayJah 2018 Music Festival on Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. The popular New Zealand band is touring with a new album, one of their strongest, most appealing ...

Treasury of Hawaiian gems

Nine years since the release of his last album, Maui Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero has returned with “E Mau ana ka Ha‘aheo” (“Enduring Pride”), a superb treasury of Hawaiian gems all performed in his inimitable style. Transporting us on a journey back in time, his latest recording ...

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Cursed for eternity

Since Vinnie Linares’ Oh Boy Productions presented last summer’s “Medea,” he and frequent collaborator Jennifer Rose have been motivated to produce additional thought-provoking plays on Maui. “There is an audience for this type of material, but they have been denied because this is ...

Iliza Shlesinger

Comedian and actress Iliza Shlesinger has been quietly establishing herself as one of the best and hardest-working comics in America for the past half-dozen years. Never heard of her? Millennials certainly have, and her latest comedy special “Elder Millennial” debuted last week on ...

Mini Stage Reviews: Youth theater shines

Lahaina’s Theatre Theatre Maui’s current production of “Oliver!” is a bold choice, armed with many standout performances in an unconventional setting, which moves the classical tale by Charles Dickens from Victorian London to an unspecified post-apocalyptic British future. Director ...

Discover the ‘Circle of Life’

While visiting the Maui Academy of Performing Arts summer theater camp last week, I noticed their lessons concluded with the 63-member youth cast gathered in a circle, hands clasped, singing “Goodbye, farewell to you my friend. So long, farewell, until we meet again.” “In one summer a ...

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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 “BIG, LOUD, AND LIVE 15” NR, 5:15. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 12;30 p.m. today. Fathom Events and Drum Corps International are excited ...

Tom Cruise thwarts apocalypse in Mission Impossible – Fallout

Associated Press Tom Cruise delivers in the ridiculously entertaining “Fallout,” his sixth outing as Ethan Hunt. As for the plot, well, you may chuckle in confusion. It gets unnecessarily complicated. For most movies, this would be a much bigger problem. But because “Fallout” moves ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “RACHEL HOLLIS PRESENTS: MADE FOR MORE” PG-13, 2:00. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7:30 p.m. tonight. Are you ready for a girl’s night out ...

Latest Movies

Maui Scene’s minireviews, excerpts of wire service reviews and previews are provided by studios and other sources. SPECIAL EVENTS “DISNEY’S NEWSIES: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL” PG, 2:30. Concert/special events. Maui Mall Megaplex. 7 p.m. tonight; 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Straight from the ...

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Island Events • August 9, 2018

FRIDAY, AUG. 10 SEE ONE-MAN PLAY BASED ON EPIC COLERIDGE POEM Frank Kane stars in “Albatross,” a one-man play that examines how a 300-year-old sailor cursed with immortality interacts with the modern world. The play, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poem, “The Rime of the ...

Must See: Home Free in concert

HEAR NASHVILLE STANDARDS AND COUNTRY-DIPPED POP A CAPELLA. This engaging five-man vocal group and country sensation hits the Castle Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Known for their show-stopping performances that mix quick humor with instrument-free ...

Must See: ‘North of Nightfall’ Hawaii Premiere

ADVENTURE FILM CHRONICLES MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDERS IN ARCTIC CIRCLE. “North of Nightfall” is a must-see for fans of extreme sports and lovers of rugged nature films. The glaciers on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Arctic Circle and generally devoid of human life, provide an environment of ...

Island Events • August 2, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 2 VIEW WAHI PANA AUWAHI EXHIBIT BEFORE IT’S GONE Stunning exhibit by local artists tasked with creating work representing the Auwahi dry forest closes Friday. See it today and Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. For more ...

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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, 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, 3 p.m. ...

Shopping Center Activities

KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER. Sunday: Debut of 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, ...

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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 ...

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 • August 9, 2018

CHEFS JOIN FORCES . . . The rains on Kauai have subsided and the lava flows have eased up on the Big Island, but those impacted by the recent natural disasters on both isles still need our help. That’s why Project Kokua for Kauai & Hawaii Island was such a hit last month as a sold-out ...

Side Orders • July 26, 2018

‘SWEET’ ON MAUI . . . What transpired may be a bit ludicrous, for sure, but famous rapper Ludacris didn’t think so when he chartered a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter from Oahu to Maui recently . . . just for cookies. “The fact that you would rent a helo from Honolulu to Maui, just so you ...

Side Orders • July 19, 2018

OPTIMUM HAVEN . . . Maui’s always at the top of the heap. The latest kudos is that it remains the “Top Island in Hawaii,” according to readers of Travel + Leisure’s 2018 “World’s Best” poll. “With stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches, ...

Side Orders • July 12, 2018

AROUND THE TOWN . . . Rumors are swirling that one hard-working Maui chef will appear on Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay” in coming months. Chef de Cuisine Alvin Savella of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s signature The Banyan Tree is keeping his lips sealed, but word has it that ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Maui Scene

July 26 through 1, 2018

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Maui Calls

Savor gourmet cuisine by 18 top Maui restaurants and dessert vendors, sip fine wines by 19 wineries, dance and listen to live music, be enthralled by hula halau and bid at exciting auctions. Yes, Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 24th annual signature fundraising gala for ...

Star Noodle

The Vietnamese crepes are a delight with savory and exotic shrimp and pork bites inside. Slice it into pieces, wrap in lettuce leaves with mint and basil sprigs, and dip in nuac-cham sauce. The Hapa ramen is a rich and soul-satisfying pork broth brimming with fresh wheat-based Asian noodles ...

Still sizzling

Last year, I compiled a bucket list of my favorite restaurant foods — and Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s creamed spinach rose quickly to make the grade. My bucket-list story ran just before Randy Schoch, the longtime owner of the RCSH Hawaii franchise on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, sold ...

Hot of the Grill

Far off the beaten tourist path near Sack N Save in Wailuku Town Center is a little family-owned eatery that keeps on sizzling where others have fizzled. Blazin’ Steaks emits aromas of grilled steak, chicken and fish that attract mainly a local crowd, hungry for hearty portions of proteins ...

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The port city of Jaffa

Just south of Tel Aviv’s glass towers and concrete houses are the white stone buildings of Israel’s ancient port town, Jaffa. Jaffa has existed for thousands of years, but today it is one unified city with Tel Aviv, which was founded in 1909. Both Jews and Arabs live in Jaffa, and that’s ...

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 — The harrowing experience and grave danger passed through by the party of Honolulu teachers on the slopes of Haleakala last week should serve as a warning to strangers or others unfamiliar with Hawaiian mountains. It is extremely easy to get trapped, as has been proven ...

Book Review: ‘Decree’ has eerie relevance in today’s political climate

• “The Washington Decree” (Dutton) Jussi Adler-Olsen Jussi Adler-Olsen’s latest novel to be published in the United States tells the compelling and sad story of Bruce Jansen, a senator who experienced tragedy years earlier, and the young people who were there who bonded with him and ...

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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 ...