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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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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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