Amy Hanaialii and Willie K play the @MauiArtsCulture Center this Saturday

This Saturday, Amy Hanaiali’i and Willie Kahaiali’i play the MACC’s Castle Theater. Following a sold-out reunion concert last fall, the duo’s CD release proved to be just what their fans were looking for. Amy’s deeply rooted background in music and theater arts complement Willie’s eclecticism in rock, jazz and the blues. $12-55. 7:30pm. The Maui Arts and Cultural […]

The 35th annual World Whale Day happens this Saturday

This Saturday, the Pacific Whale Foundation is presenting the 35th annual World Whale Day. It starts with the Parade of Whales at 9am. The World Whale Day Festival takes place after the parade and includes performances from Henry Kapono, Willie K, Anuhea, George Kahumoku Jr., Ekolu, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, Marty Dread and Manutea Nui E. Enjoy local flavors from Beach Bum’s, […]

This Sunday, Oct. 12: Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the MACC

It’s time again for the Maui Ukulele Festival. This Sunday, you can enjoy ‘ukulele masters Sam Ahia, ‘AHAmele , Nick Acosta, Nelly & Daniel Baduria, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Paula Fuga, Raiatea Helm, The Hula Honeys, Richard Hoopi’i, Aidan James, Willie K, Andrew Molina, Brittni Paiva, Taimane, Tamlyn Tamura and  YOZA. Up and coming ukulele artists from Kalama Intermediate […]

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Willie K at Kimo’s

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Willie K at Mulligan’s on the Blue

This Tuesday, July 8: Willie K at Casanova

Hawaii’s own Willie K takes to Casanova’s stage this Tuesday. Known statewide as one of the best musicians in the islands, Willie K and his band will make an Upcountry evening appearance. Celebrate Casanova’s 25th year anniversary with one of Maui’s best. $10. 9pm. Casanova (1188 Makawao Ave.); 808-572-0220, Casanovamaui.com Photo: Sean M. Hower

This Saturday, Jan. 11: 2nd Annual Uncle Willie K’s Barbeque Blues Fest

The second annual Uncle Willie K’s Barbeque Blues Fest returns to the Maui Tropical Plantation this Saturday. Special guests will include Billy F Gibbons, Kings of Spade, Tom Conway Band, the Bobby Ingram Band, Mike Carroll’s Band and more. Enjoy a barbeque spread while bobbing your head to the great blues lineup. Kathy “Tita” Collins will […]

This Saturday, Nov. 23: Makana CD Release Party

Rooted in traditional Hawaiian slack key, Makana’s music has achieved broad appeal. So broad, in fact, that his latest album–Ripe–was completely funded through the crowd-sourcing tool Kickstarter. Now we’re all invited to celebrate this new album. The musician has been termed one of slack key guitar’s greatest players and has shared the stage with Jason […]

Talking Story With Filmmaker Brian Kohne About His New Movie, The Suspense Thriller ‘Kuleana’

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Standing in his living room, Brian Kohne has a view right out of a movie. The house–which Kohne calls “Malama Pono”–is in Wailuku Heights, and from there he can take in everything between Kahului Harbor, Kihei and Upcountry. At night, with all of Central Maui’s streetlights illuminated, the house must seem like one of those […]

This Sunday, Oct 13: 8th Annual ‘Ukulele Festival @MauiArtsCulture

Pay tribute to the ukulele this Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s 8th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival. Grab your low-laying beach chair or blanket and enjoy a host of acclaimed ‘ukulele maestros on the MACC lawn. Richard Ho’opi’i, Willie K and Paula Fuga are just a few of the performers attendees can look […]