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Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox is an academic, journalist, and musician living on Maui. Fox holds a doctorate in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand and a master’s in Community and Cultural Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, along with a BA in music from Manoa. He teaches currently at UH Maui. His academic research primarily focuses on the psychological benefits of participation in traditional ethnocultural arts. Musically, Fox has composed an extensive list of film and documentary scores and has performed in rock and world music with masters from a number of cultures. As a journalist, Fox writes primarily about music, and fondly recalls interviews with jazz icon Herbie Mann and The Door’s Ray Manzarek shortly before their deaths. He has also interviewed dozens of other artists who are still alive.

Acoustic Filigree: Andy McKee Heads to the MACC

For one guy with a guitar, Andy McKee summons an amazing array of sounds. Percussive rhythms blend into ethereal filigrees of notes. McKee brings his finger style virtuosity to stages around the islands, including a stop at the MACC’s intimate McCoy Studio this Friday evening. McKee started buying music at about eight, listening to INXS and some harder acts like …

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Acoustic Alchemy weaves their musical spell at the MACC

Acoustic Alchemy casts their sonic spells at the MACC this Tuesday. Founded by guitarists Nick Webb and Greg Carmichael, the band has produced superbly crafted music across three decades, five record labels, and several shifts of genre name. Carmichael is a lifelong musician with a wry British sense of humor. He spoke with Summit from Waikiki, while getting ready to …

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An angel visits Maui

An angel’s voice soars in the MACC on Tuesday when coloratura soprano Sumi Jo appears with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, at the start of a rare neighbor island symphonic series. A native of Korea, Jo quickly took the operatic world by storm after she left her homeland to study in Italy. At age 23, she began a conquest of the …

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