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Music is good for the soul

Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music often communicates messages that are not easily expressed, which is one reason why music is such an integral part of so many people’s lives. While many people ...

In the Loop

Zenshin Daiko 20th annual Taiko Festival will present outstanding musicianship graced with energetic fun and full hearts at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in Castle Theater at the MACC. Having performed all around Maui and the Neighbor Islands, as well as in California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, ...

The Sims sparks island envy

Electronic Arts Inc. and Maxis recently announced that The Sims 4 Island Living Expansion Pack is coming to PC and Mac on June 21 and to Xbox One and PlayStation on July 16. In this entertaining simulation game, players can trade in the hustle and bustle of city life in exchange for a ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Thank You Letters

Maui Therapy Animals would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the incredible members of 100 Women Who Care Maui. It is an immense honor to have been nominated along with such extraordinary co-nominees, The Merwin Conservancy and Habitat For Humanity Maui. We are thrilled and deeply ...

Pet of the Week

Do you like a soft and snuggly companion to curl up with after a long day? Well, so do I. My name is Sparkles, cat No. 55, and I’m about as affectionate and outgoing as they come. In fact, I’m so friendly that I wound up walking right out the family room at the shelter. I would follow ...

A Father’s Day reminder from science:

I am one of those men for whom it is impossible to find Father’s Day gifts. I don’t wear ties. My socks are all the same, in the interest of efficiency. I enjoy cooking, which would seem to open up some possibilities. But I have an annoying habit of buying useful gadgets as I need them, ...

How men can make more time for family

When analyzing the role of men in the household, it’s clear that those roles have changed over the years. Men spent 10 hours per week on chores in 2011, which is more than double the amount of time (four hours) they devoted to household duties in 1965. Despite that more active role at home, ...

Book Review: Detective pursues justice at all costs

• “One Small Sacrifice (a Thriller)” by Hilary Davidson (Thomas & Mercer) Photojournalist Alex Traynor lost his friend Cori to suicide a year ago. Detective Sheryn Sterling tried very hard to prove that Traynor pushed Cori off a ledge rather than the case closing with her jumping ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Unsolved” by James Patterson and David Ellis (Little, Brown) 3. “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead) 4. “Queen Bee” by Dorothea Benton Frank (William Morrow) 5. “Fall: or, ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — The use of alcohol made from molasses as fuel was successfully demonstrated by the Maui Agricultural Company at the Territorial Fair, when a traction engine was run throughout the fair. 75 Years Ago 1944 — Maui will have the first pound system for stray animals ...

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. ...

Artisan keeps his craft alive with each carved mahjong tile

Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong’s few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic. With a knife in his right hand, Cheung Shun-king turns the tile with the other to cut into it. ...

Gems from the ‘jewel box’

The “jewel-box festival” — that’s how IndieWire described the upcoming Maui Film Festival several years ago, and festival Founder and Director Barry Rivers eagerly embraced the moniker as a roadmap of sorts for his visionary journey. “For me, it means, we’ve never aspired to be ...

Maui Film Festival schedule & synopses

June 12-16 Wailea and Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului www.mauifilmfestival.com | 579-9244 Individual film tickets and a selection of passes are still available. Wednesday, June 12 “FANTASTIC FUNGI: THE MAGIC BENEATH US” 8 p.m. | 1:37 | NR Celestial Cinema, ...

2019 Maui Film Festival Awardees

Paul Rudd 2019 Nova Award Louie Schwartzberg 2019 Visionary Award Gina Rodriguez 2019 Navigator Award Maya Erskine 2019 Rising Star Award Joe Manganiello 2019 Shooting Star Award Awkwafina 2019 Shining Star Award Olivia Wilde Lights! Camera! Passion! Award

In the Loop

The Maui Humane Society is seeking short-term foster homes for dogs and cats. Nancy Willis, Humane Society director of development and community outreach, recently reported that the animal shelter in Puunene had almost 40 dogs in-house, with several more already in foster care. “We ...

Handcrafted gifts that celebrate a nice cuppa tea

Lana Effron, a Denver-based graphic designer with an online shop and a collaboration with Terrain, the home and garden retailer, has a motto she brings to all her work. “Nice matters,” Effron says. “That little bit extra of something handmade, something original, makes even a small ...

Thank You Letters

Friends of Old Maui High School would like to thank the arborists and volunteers who helped with the spring cleanup at the school in May. Jeff Gray Tree Trimming, Ehu Kai Tree Preservation, Pure Life Palm & Tree Care, Trade Winds Tree Care, Compass Tree Service, Kane’s Legacy Tree ...