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MAPA and LAPA presents MAPA/LAPA Day

Students and teachers at Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) are hosting a MAPA/LAPA Day with their counterparts from Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) at MAPA Main Studios in Wailuku on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The two groups met for the first time in July 2016 when the Lanai drama students took the ferry to Maui to attend MAPA’s …

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Theater Review: A Few Good Men

Rick Scheideman’s production of Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama is such a distinctly theatrical event, it’s an essential experience. Even if you’re familiar with the iconic 1992 Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson film adaptation (and really, who isn’t?), the staging is unique, Sorkin’s dialog still maintains its smart-alecky kick and the performances are sensational. Ricky Jones stars as Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a U.S. …

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Maui’s Best Booze On The Tube

The Travel Channels “The Booze Traveler” : Best Bars TV Show Series will feature some of the best bars on Maui. This episode airs May 8th as Season 1, Episode 6 “Tropical Escapes” of From a Tiki lounge in Chicago to the beaches of Maui in Hawaii, Jack Maxwell tries tropical drinks from some of the nation’s best bars such …

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Theater Review: Dial M For Murder

Francis Taua’s production of “Dial M For Murder” is a charming, old fashioned night of murder/mystery theater. Taua’s thriller reminded me that witnessing a play can feel like being a voyeur. In this case, the audience is invited into a nice apartment, becoming invisible, silent guests as their hosts entertain one another. We watch and listen as these attractive, intelligent …

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Blackburn to Perform Free Show at Baldwin Home Museum

Maui entertainer, Ikaika Blackburn will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina. Ikaika Blackburn returns to Lahaina for an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes. He is a recognized ‘ukulele player and …

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Change To William Singe/Alex Aiono Concert

A modification has been made to the upcoming mega YouTube sensation concert of William Singe/Alex Aiono that will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. BAMP Project, the promoter for this show has announced that due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances “Alex Aiono” will NOT be able to perform with William Singe for the concert in the MACC’s …

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Theater Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels- The Musical

Mel Brooks once famously stated, in reference to what people were saying about his work, “my movie rises below vulgarity!” Filmmaker Frank Oz never said anything remotely like that in regards to his popular 1988 Michael Caine/Steve Martin farce, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” However, I can’t imagine him not noting the cheerful raunchiness of the musical adaptation, which just had its …

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Theater Review: The Crucible

David C. Johnston’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” begins in darkness, as names are whispered, in a rhythmic, taunting fashion. As the lights slowly come up and sparse music sets the scene, we see six young women partaking in a dance. The nature of what they’re doing becomes clearer as the dance progresses, as the choreography suggests a synergy …

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Sandler, Spade, Schneider Comedy Show Sells Out, Second Show Added

Due to overwhelming demand, the March 31 show at 7:00 PM for the Here Comes The Funny Tour featuring live on-stage performances by Adam Sandler, David Spade and Rob Schneider is sold out. To meet the high fan response for tickets, a 9:30 pm show has been added. Tickets for the 9:30 pm show go on sale to MACC members …

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Maui resident wins Hawaii’s first Grammy in Regional Roots Album Category

Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui won his first Grammy Sunday night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. It was Hawaii’s lone entry in the regional roots album category. Kalani released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating …

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