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KAHULUI – Skye Curley (from left, first photo), Assistant Scoutmaster Ty Takeno and Derek Takeno of Boy Scout Troop 40 at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission participate in the annual scouting fundraiser selling popcorn Saturday outside Safeway in Kahului; photo by Lila Fujimoto. WAILEA – Leslie ...

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Wailuku – Huali Borges (left, first photo) and Erin Mau catch up while enjoying an Ululani’s Shave Ice at Maui Lani Tuesday afternoon. Kahului – Kinohi Alonzo (front, second photo) joins his parents Robert Abordo and Raymie Abordo at Maui Mall this week. Photos by Catherine Kenar. * ...

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KAHULUI – Dutro Ching and his mom, Ipo Dutro-Ching, enjoy a bit of shade at the Maui Mall during a hot Tuesday afternoon; photo by Catherine Kenar. WAILUKU – Pili Kaninau (left, second photo), an advocate for Women Helping Women and Sanoe Kaaihue (right), acting executive director of Women ...

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Keokea – Kekoa Enomoto (from left), Kumu Hula Sissy Lake-Farm and Jan Lovell spiced the recent Da Taste of Keokea culinary event with hula; photo by Gary Lovell. Makawao – Myles Nakashima, owner of Pukalani Superette, hands Josh Lindsey, past Upcountry Rotary president, a check as ...

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The Beatles’ sixth studio album, 1965’s “Rubber Soul” with George Harrison (from left) John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney ranks fifth on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2012 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

New perspective on The Beatles

You might think that 47 years after the breakup of The Beatles, the world’s greatest band had been analyzed to death in endless books and magazine articles. Could there really be any new light to shed on the Fab Four? Well along comes Rolling Stone correspondent Rob Sheffield with a new ...

Richard Marx performs songs from his nearly 30-year career at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets are $59, $69, $89, and $160 for VIPs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-7469 or visit the box office or www.mauiarts.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Delight in acoustic night with Richard Marx

When Richard Marx released his debut album in 1987, a Los Angeles Times review praised one of the songs, the Grammy-nominated “Don’t Mean Nothing,” as “the best Eagles’ song in years.” While Don Henley and Glenn Frey weren’t singing on it, it did include Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner ...

Henry Kapono will perform at the Kokua for Kupuna fundraiser for Hale Makua at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 for adults, $40 for children 5- to 12-years old and $1,500 for a reserved table for 10 with premium seating. Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling 871-9271 or by visiting www.halemakua.org. Photo courtesy the artist

Henry helping Hale Makua

Legendary musician Henry Kapono will headline Hale Makua Health Services’ annual Kokua for Kupuna fundraiser on Saturday at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. With a dinner and show under the stars that also includes the group Halemanu, Kapono will entertain solo, drawing from ...

Saxophonist Bobby Watson is one of the many legends performing Sept. 8 at the seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. For tickets and more information, visit www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com. Photo courtesy the artist

Get your ‘cool’ infusion

One of the legends performing on Sept. 8 at the seventh annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival, saxophonist Bobby Watson celebrates some of the less well-known but vital contributions of African-Americans on his latest album, “Made in America.” These black pioneers in a variety of fields, ...

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Master puppeteer Koryu Nishikawa V (first photo) and Tom Lee along with the Yara Arts Group present their collaboration, “Shank’s Mare,” which features a score on hammered dulcimer, shamisen and flute. Performance is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets range from $12 to $55 with 10 percent discounts for MACC members and 1/2 price for kids under 12 (plus applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the MACC box office, call 242-7469 or go to www.mauiarts.org.
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Life journeys explored through exquisite puppetry

Last Saturday at the Kahului Public Library, fifth-generation master puppeteer Koryu Nishikawa V presented a free workshop of his family’s Kuruma Ningyo style of puppetry — a 160-year-old form related to the traditional Bunraku three-person style. Joining Nishikawa was puppeteer Tom ...

Hoku Pavao Jones (from left), Ricky Jones and Francis Tau‘a star in Bernard Pomerance’s multi award-winning play, “The Elephant Man,” opening Sept. 22 at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. Ricky Jones photo

‘The Elephant Man’ opens at ProArts

Many years ago, my father attended the original Broadway production of “The Elephant Man,” and shortly thereafter, made sure that I witnessed the ABC televised version and the 1980 David Lynch film. Perhaps like Esmeralda in MAPA Live!’s recent “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” my child ...

Maui’s own Cabaret & Cocktails burlesque troupe joins RedBone and Violetta Beretta at “The Maui Sexy Sideshows” burlesque extravaganza. Performance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Tickets range from $25 to $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com. Brett Wulfson photo

Earthy humor affords creative outlet

From the late 19th century to the mid 20th century burlesque celebrated its golden age. A relic of the past for many decades, an unlikely worldwide rise from the ashes has seen burlesque heating up since the millennium. Violetta Beretta, aka “Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart,” is ...

Danielle Mealani Delaunay as the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in “Rhythm of the Tambourine.” Jack Grace photo

‘Hunchback’ rings soundly

Stage Review Since the Maui Academy of Performing Arts began presenting annual large-scale dramatic musicals at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in Kahului five years ago with its exemplary production of “Les Miserables,” it has unwittingly inherited the burden to ...

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‘Paradigm Lost’

NR. Surfing. Screening is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the MACC’s Castle Theater “Paradigm Lost” is a film by Kai Lenny and Johnny DeCesare. The evening will include prize giveaways, meet and greet and autograph-signing session with Kai Lenny and other film principals. Tickets are $12 for ...

Channing Tatum and Halle Berry star in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”
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Latest Movies

OPENS TONIGHT “BRAD’S STATUS” R, 1:41. Comedy, drama. Kaahumanu 6. A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life’s choices. Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams and Jenna Fischer. “KINGSMAN: THE ...

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Starry Night Cinema: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents “Beauty and the Beast.” An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket. Come early and enjoy ...

Jennifer Lawrence stars in “Mother!”; Paramount Pictures via AP photo

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OPENS tonight “MOTHER” R, 2:01. Drama, horror, mystery. Maui Mall Megaplex A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. “THE HEART OF MAN” PG-13, 1:40. ...

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Okinawan lion and dragon await Maui Okinawan Festival to begin; photo by Nagamine Studio.

Maui Okinawan Festival • Saturday

EXPERIENCE THE OKINAWAN SPIRIT! Join the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai at its annual Maui Okinawan Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall in Kahului. There will be lots of food, entertainment, a country store, cultural display, professional photo sessions in traditional Okinawan wear, a mini ...

Picnic for Poki with The Hula Honeys • Today; photo provided by Roselani Place.

Island Events • September 21, 2017

TODAY, SEPT. 21 AKAKU UPSTAIRS SALON SERIES CONTINUES Akaku Upstairs presents Kaimana Brummel, the community engagement lead for the Central Maui Blue Zones Project, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 333 Dairy Road, Suite 204 in Kahului. This is a free event. RSVP at 871-5554 or email ...

2016 Falsetto contest winner Gregory Kahikina Maxwell Juan with Richard Ho‘opi‘i • Saturday. Photo priovided by Smythe Fujiwara Design

Island Events • September 14, 2017

TODAY, SEPT. 14 FREE SCREENING OF ‘CHASING CORAL’ AT UH-MC Organizing for Action is partnering with the Chasing Coral team and University of Hawaii Maui College Sustainable Science Management to present the award-winning documentary “Chasing Coral” free at 5:30 p.m. in room 144 of ...

Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a two-day celebration. Photo priovided by Smythe Fujiwara Design

Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a • Saturday and Sunday

FESTIVALS OF ALOHA CELEBRATION CONTINUES. Join the Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a, a part of the Festivals of Aloha celebration, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live entertainment, crafters, keiki activities and local eats. For more information about Festivals of Aloha, visit ...

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Market at The Shops Wednesday • By DARLENE SHENIER photo

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Hui! Lanakila, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Halau Hula O ...

Maui Electric Energy Fair Saturday at Queen Kaahumanu Center. Maui Electric photo

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Hui! Lanakila, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Te Tiare Patitifa, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 6:30 p.m. ...

Market at The Shops Wednesday. DARLENE SHENIER photo

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Family Magic, noon; Halau Hula O Keola Ali‘iokekai, 1 p.m.; Yu-Gi-Oh card session, 3 p.m. Sunday: Na Kamali‘i Nani O Lahaina, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Free ukulele lessons, 5:45 p.m.; ...

See Barry Flanagan and others at the Outlets’ Labor Day Music Fest.

Shopping Center Activities

LAHAINA CANNERY MALL. Thursday (today): Hula lessons, 5 p.m.; Hula show, 6:30 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.; Hula show, 6:30 p.m. MAUI MALL. Thursday (today): Blue Zones ...

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WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

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WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

Catch Henry Kapono at 5 p.m. Friday at Duke’s Beach House in Kaanapali. The Maui News file photo

Maui Music

WEST MAUI CANE & CANOE, Montage Kapalua Bay, 1 Bay Drive, Kapalua, 662-6681 Thursday (tonight): Piilani Arias. Friday: Kapali Keahi. Saturday: Gary Larson. Sunday: Joseph Chee. Monday: Kincaid Kipahu. Tuesday: Brian Haia. Wednesday: Kalani Smythe. Music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. At the ...

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Beer and German food will go hand in hand like the chicken dance and oom-pah-pah music in the Oktoberfest Beer Garden at Montage Kapalua Bay on Friday. 
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Side Orders • September 21, 2017

OOM-PAH-PAH TIME . . . Put on your dirndls and lederhosen or don your best casual Maui clothes for the second annual Oktoberfest Beer Garden bash from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday outdoors on the lush Pacific Lawn of the Montage Kapalua Bay. The Bavarian-style event for adults ages 21 and older will ...

Chef Kenny Gilbert brought his Southern hospitality from Florida to be in the Maui Chefs Invitational and now The Mill House will give  proceeds from his chicken dish (right, second photo) to relief efforts. The Mill House photo

Side Orders • September 14, 2017

CHANGING CLIMATE . . . “Lucky we live Hawaii” is a famous saying that has been around the islands for decades. It still applies to this day. The weather of late has been epic, planets apart from the hurricane- and flood-devastated states of Texas and Florida. Maui restaurateurs are ...

Kitchen 5315 Executive Chef Ruben Macias (from left) with owners Darren Byler, Claire Pastula Byler and Napa Recopuerto in their new Napili restaurant that had its soft opening last Friday. Kitchen 5315 photo

Side Orders • September 7, 2017

UP-AND-COMERS . . . With the recent Best of Maui tabloid hot off the press, we don’t have to look very far to get a great meal on island. But more places continue to open as in the case at Napili Shores in the former Iron Imu and Maui Grille locations. “We’re so excited to be on our own ...

A-List actor, comedian, producer and now a new Maui resident Jim Carrey with pal Jeff Foster at the recent political fundraiser for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono in Wailea. The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Side Orders • August 31, 2017

A-LIST ISLAND . . . Movie stars, rock legends and top chefs were out in force last week at the home of Shep Gordon, who graciously hosted a political fundraiser and threw a heck of a party with live music and culinary delights. Actor Jim Carrey was friendly and said that his Showtime series, ...

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All photos on this page were taken at February’s ArT=Mixx: Metamorphosis and reflect the thematic elements of transformation in costumes and acts. J. Anthony Martinez photo

ArT=Mixx: GODDESS

American author Susan Vreeland noted “ . . . art begets art. Painting feeds the eye just as poetry feeds the ear, which is to say both feed the soul.” On Maui, the artistic soul is encouraged not just in the beauty of everyday life, but twice a year in conjunction with the exhibits featured ...

“View of West Maui from Thompson Ranch” by Michael Clements. Photo courtesy Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery 2017 Spring Show

If spring feels like it slipped right by, people can still get a sense of its beauty by visiting the Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao for its 2017 Spring Show. This show will feature the work of Maui artists Michael Clements, Betty Hay Freeland, Carleton Kinkade and Casey McLain. Michael ...

“Cane Fire” by artist Karen Scarborough. Photo courtesy the artist

Lahaina Arts Society features plein air artist

Lahaina Arts Society’s featured artist this month is plein air painter Karen Scarborough. Her vibrant, original oil painting exhibition reflects the unchanging beauty of Maui and the end of the sugarcane era in Hawaii. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday during the ...

Folau Tupou with tiki. Photo courtesy Maui Hands Gallery

Resident artist at Maui Hands Gallery in May

Wood carver Folau Tupou will be present at the Makawao Maui Hands Gallery located at 1169 Makawao Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 22 and 29; and from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 19. Born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Tupou learned the art of tiki carving at the age of 15 from his Uncle ...

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Assistant General Manager Jonathan Adkisson (left), and Chef Peleg Miron will create a special champagne pairing menu.
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Spago to bubble with Champagne Lanson dinner

Champagne Lanson is the real deal. It’s the only Grande Maison house in Reims, France, to offer an experience from the vine to the flute. Founded in 1760 by magistrate Francois Delamotte, Champagne Lanson is now owned by the Lanson-BBC group headed by Bruno Paillard. On Tuesday, you may ...

General Manager Sean Stover (first photo) is a bartender and chef at Lahaina Coolers.
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Lahaina Coolers

Tucked away on Dickenson Street from the hustle and bustle of Front Street, Lahaina Coolers is a fun West Maui hangout for locals and for tourists who are savvy enough to find it. Just look for the record-holding, blue-striped marlin hung from the ceiling that weighs in at 955 pounds and ...

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s new culinary team includes Chris Lederer (from left, first photo), Lyndon Honda and Mitch Cooper.
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Sheraton to unveil resort menus by new chef team

Mark your date-night calendars for Oct. 7, when the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will be unveiling new menu items from its signature Black Rock Kitchen, Mai Tai Bar and Cliff Dive Grill — while celebrating its new culinary team at the same time. Sample the fresh items with ...

Mulligans on the Blue bartender Bridget Cornell serves Bloody Marys and fresh corned beef and hash for breakfast in the expansive, open-air restaurant in Wailea with 14 flat screens for optimum viewing. Mulligans on the Blue photo

Game On!

On Maui, football and Bloody Marys go hand in hand like fish and poi, Spam on musubi, beer with chips. Prolific writer and part-time Maui resident Willie Nelson captured America’s favorite red morning beverage best with the song, “Bloody Mary Morning.” At Charley’s Restaurant & ...

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Hearty German food and Oktoberfest beers will be on tap Friday in Kapalua. -- Montage Kapalua Bay photo

Beer garden at Montage Kapalua Bay

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, Montage Kapalua Bay will host its second annual event for beer enthusiasts and foodies alike from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the resort. Located at the Pacific Lawn overlooking the ocean and the Neighbor Islands, the event for adults ages 21 and older will offer ...

Bier! Bier! Bier! Ladies in dirndls and men in T-shirts and jeans clank steins of frothy brews at Oktoberfest at The Park in Las Vegas Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. -- MGM Resorts photo

The Park in Las Vegas toasts to timeless Oktoberfest tradition

For the second consecutive year, Oktoberfest at The Park will awaken Las Vegas’ German spirit when it returns Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. The Park is a premier Las Vegas dining and entertainment district between the T-Mobile Arena and the New York, New York Hotel & Casino offering merrymakers ...

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 1917 — Sheriff Crowell has received complete instructions as to how to proceed with selective draft work on Maui, and has already set the machinery for the draft in motion. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui fish markets in the past few weeks have had a larger supply of fresh fish ...

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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 ...

Heck-Long

Robert Heck and Ginny Heck (formerly Ginny Long) were married on Anini Beach, Kauai, on May 28. Robert Heck was born on Maui and raised in Kihei, where his family resides. The couple live together with their daughter, Eve, in northwest Arkansas.