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Netflix comedy tour brings Sandler, Spade, Schneider to Maui

Netflix Presents comedy times three live on stage. Adam Sandler, one of the most endearing goofballs to ever grace the stages of Saturday Night Live, will be joined by his friends David Spade and Rob Schneider all live on stage as Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes The Funny Tour makes a stop at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater …

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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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Theater Review: The Cemetery Club

There’s an old saying, that “funerals are for the living”. It’s a bitter expression and I’ve never cared for it.  The saying suggests that a period of  grieving is essential when losing a loved one but a funeral is a futile party for no one but the survivors. While funerals provide friends and loved ones a time to say goodbye, …

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Maui’s Derick Sebastian performs for LA Clippers game

Maui’s ukulele virtuoso started off the New Year opening up an NBA game in California. “International ukulele sensation, Derick Sebastian” played the National Anthem for the LA Clippers game vs the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Thanks for making Maui proud Derick! #uDAman Click here to download our mobile app for Android and iOS

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Theater Review: The Game’s Afoot

The first big reveal in “The Game’s Afoot” happens in the opening minutes, which is the only reason I’ll spoil it. Kristi Scott’s energetic, often uproarious production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy/thriller begins with a play-within-a-play. We meet some of the ensemble cast, who are playing a climactic scene from a Sherlock Holmes/Prof. Moriarity caper. The acting is outsized and appealingly …

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Theater Review: Mary Poppins

Revisiting “Mary Poppins” is like putting on a pair of warm slippers. To my shame, I’ve never read P.L. Travers original novel but the 1964 Disney film version was a constant presence in my childhood. My father used to project film reels of scenes from the landmark Julie Andrews/ Dick Van Dyke musical in our living room. He also revealed …

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Journey to perform Feb. 28 at the MACC

Live Nation and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center present Journey in concert in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion Tuesday, February 28. Music starts at 7:00 pm, gates open at 5:00 pm. Tickets go on sale to MACC members Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00 am, and any remaining tickets to the general public Friday, November 18. Journey is one of …

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Theater Review: Sister Act- A Divine Musical

Perhaps the biggest compliment I could David Ward’s production of “Sister Act- A Divine Musical” at the top of this review is that it’s much better than the source material. This musical adaptation of the wildly popular and kinda-good 1992 blockbuster film comedy lacks Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy. There were a few times during  this stage show …

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Theater Review: Clarence Darrow

The art of performing a one-man show isn’t lost on Robert Angelo, whose solo performance looms large throughout “Clarence Darrow.”  This unique, accomplished night of stage craft takes place at the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. It gives us Angelo as Darrow, the brilliant and legendary lawyer, as he provides the audience with stories from …

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Making “Yes”- An Interview with Jim Oxborrow and Jennifer Rose

When I met with Jim Oxborrow and Jennifer Rose on a warm September day at the Pro Arts Theater in Kihei, there was a great deal of rubble and noise. The set to “The House of Yes,” their shared passion project, was being assembled and, while I could see the vision coming together, things on stage were still, at the …

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