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Meet Disney’s Hawaiian Princess From Mililani, Oahu

Like many little girls, Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu wanted to be a Disney princess. “From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress,” the 14-year-old recalls. But when Disney Animation began searching for a girl to voice the lead in its next princess movie Moana– about …

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VIDEO: Maui’s own Derick Sebastian performs National Anthem for LA Lakers Pre-Season game

Maui’s own Derick Sebastian delivered a stunning ukulele performance playing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers Pre-Season Game against the Utah Jazz! It all happened on Sunday October 4th, at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu. Derick says, “Much Love and Mahalo to you all for your love and support…Be Blessed!” Catch a glimpse of the performance with the …

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Maui resident auditions to be next Postmodern Jukebox vocalist

Maui’s own Kathryn Holtkamp has entered Postmodern Jukebox’s contest to find their next vocalist. 2C2C Entertainment created a video for her from her outstanding performance at their Vaudveille film shoot and now it has been shared and posted by Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox Facebook page. Congratulations Kathryn! We hope you win! Postmodern Jukebox is coming to Maui on …

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Theater Review: Noises Off

“Noises Off,” Michael Frayn’s classic stage comedy, has a premise that sounds simple but is extremely difficult to pull off. We watch six actors as they struggle to complete the rehearsal of a bawdy farce called “Nothing On.” Lloyd, the play’s director (who acknowledges that his offstage direction is akin to “the voice of God”) has had it up to …

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Theater Review: Evita

Theater can be an immersive, intimate experience. I was reminded of this during the opening scenes of “Evita,” which just opened at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, playing inside the Castle Theater. The lights fade to black and suddenly, a giant sized screen lowers and plays a black and white movie. Actors are scattered throughout the theater, in character …

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Returning to Evita- An Interview with Amy Hanaiali’i

In theater, you never get a second chance to watch a shooting star, or so I thought. While movies and books can be shared an infinite number of times amongst fans, great performances on stage come and go, never to be experienced again. I’ll never see, for example, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones in what was regarded as the …

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Paradise Video- 34 Years of Serving Maui Movie Lovers

Movie rental stores have become rare, specialized, hip and as hard to find nationwide as a music store that sells vinyl. It’s 2015 and a Maui video store continues to be a successful mainstay in Kahului. This alone is newsworthy, as most video rental stores have gone the way of the VCR. Paradise Video isn’t the only movie rental store …

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Maui resident says goodbye to Skin Wars Show

SPOILER ALERT! Rachel said her goodbyes last week, but left us with some stories. Check it out! New episode of SKIN WARS NEXT Wednesday 9/8c on GSN. Television’s first-ever body painting competition show and GSN’s most watched original series ever, SKIN WARS seeks to find the most skillful, accomplished and versatile body painter in America. In its second season, twelve …

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Maui Film Festival 2015: A Recap

There really is no film festival like it, no equivalent in terms of the synergy of eclectic films exhibited and the community of film lovers it creates. The Maui Film Festival is a special, one-of-a-kind annual event for anyone and everyone that loves movies and seeks a new way to experience them. I first attended a decade ago, when the …

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Maui resident Caroline Absalom crowned Mrs. Hawaii

Maui’s own Caroline Absalom was crowned the new Mrs. Hawaii last night at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Absalom is now preparing to compete in the Mrs. America pageant in Savastopol, Russia on September 26 of this year. The “Mrs. America Pageant” maintains a long standing tradition of recognizing “America’s greatest natural resource – the contemporary married woman.” Mrs. America …

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