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Theater Review: The House of Yes

It’s not every day that a play like Wendy MacLeod’s “The House of Yes” appears in a community theater playhouses, let alone one on Maui.  MacLeod’s 1990 dark comedy is, to say the least, an unusual challenge for any group of actors. It’s also a theatrical rarity, a hard-to-describe and impossible to forget night of theater. This RoseOx production, performed …

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Theater Review: Boeing Boeing

Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing Boeing” is one of those foolproof French farces, like “La Cage Aux Folles,” that has been translated into English, remade and performed numerous times to great success. Camoletti’s comedy, which first appeared in 1962, has been listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as “the most performed French play” and was even made into a 1965 …

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Gregory Juan named 15th Richard Ho’opi’i Falsetto Contest Champion

The Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest named its 15th champion Friday, September 23, 2016 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Gregory James Kahikina Maikalani Maxwell Juan is the grandson of Charlie and Nina Maxwell, famed kumu of Pukalani Hula Hale and son of Rodney and Hi’ilei Juan. An alumni of Kamehameha Schools Maui Class of 2012, he recently graduated …

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Theater Review: Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

The streak hasn’t ended. Yes, it’s odd opening a theater review with what sounds like a baseball reference but I thought I’d cut to the chase and answer the question most have regarding the MAPA Live production of “Jekyll and Hyde The Musical.” Wunderkind director David C. Johnston is once again at the helm of a production that sure looks …

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Matisyahu invites Paia Coffee Shop Musician to play at LA Show

In a story that quickly became viral, reggae superstar Matisyahu sang along to his hit “One Day” at a Paia Coffee Shop with local boy Clint (Kekoa) Alama the weekend before he headlined a local music festival last month. The video recorded by Matis bass player Stu Brooks has been viewed over 2.6 million times and it’s not stopping. In …

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Theater Review: The Little Mermaid

A year ago, I had the pleasure of witnessing what happened when Sally Sefton took seventy children, many of whom had never acted before, and directing them in a challenging, full blown musical. The show was “Oliver!” and I was amazed to see so many children on stage at once, all working in sync and giving it their all. The …

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Theater Review: Spamalot

Monty Python was a constant presence in my college theater days. The comedy troupe, consisting of Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Graham, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, shaped generations of comedy fans and helped establish a love for tastelessness in all of us. Python’s many quotable lines, specific skits  and films were imitated and quoted so often by …

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Maui on Da Food Network Today

Todays episode on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” will feature Maui restaurant Da Kitchen, co-owner Mariah Brown confirmed to Pacific Business News. After receiving scores of votes through an online voting process, the eatery was chosen for an episode of the show and a visit from host Guy Fieri. Others featured on this episode we’re Fat Daddy’s …

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Seth Grabel’s Magical Mystery Maui Tour

If there is one thing we all know about magic is that it inspires awe. Not believing what you just saw makes your eyes wider and your mouth agape. Legends of magic like David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Penn & Teller and, my personal favorite,The Amazing Jonathan have captured the imagination of all generations. Las Vegas is normally where most magicians …

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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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