1st Annual Willie K Las Vegas Birthday Bash

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This fantastic celebration will feature performances by Uncle Willie K and The Warehouse Blues Band along with special guests Amy Hanaiali’i, Alika Nako’oka, and Rodney Villanueva serving as M.C. for the evening! There is a very limited number of tickets available, so be sure to purchase yours soon

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Reader Feedback: Enough with that Keith Regan photo already!

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HATES KEITH REGAN PHOTO In the July 16, 2015 Coconut Wireless, I see that you printed the same big photo of Keith Regan as you did in the June 11, 2015 issue. The same photo with the bright green aloha shirt and treacly jack-o-lantern grin. In the June 11 issue, the caption read, “Would you […]

Ganjafest

“It’s just a state of mind.” Join the party with Willie K, Common Sense, Deborah Vial Band, The Minorities, Avi and Indio, Soul Kitchen, Alika Nakooka, and more! And don’t forget food vendors, drink specials and of course lots and lots of entertainment

Lanai Pineapple Festival

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Check out the annual Lanai Pineapple Festival at Dole Park this weekend. See Uncle Willie K and fireworks on Saturday. Enjoy crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes and exhibits. Saturday will include a 4th of July firework display at 9pm. Expeditions will be running a special late night ferry to Maui on Saturday at 10pm. The festival runs Friday […]

Ganjafest at Mulligan’s on the Blue

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This Saturday, June 27, Willie K and Maui Tribe Productions present Ganjafest 2015 at Mulligan’s on the Blue. Enjoy music, food trucks, street vendors and music. It features live music from Common Sense, The Deborah Vial band, The Freeradicals Projekt, The Minorities, Soul Kitchen, Indio and Avi and Alika Nakooka. Kathy “Tita” Collins will serve as master of ceremonies! […]

The Hawaii State Association of Counties Annual Conference

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The Hawaii State Association of Counties hosts its annual conference this Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort. The Maui County Council is hosting this year’s gathering, which brings together officials from each county. The keynote speaker will be Emilia Istrate and panelists include Burt Lum, Makani Maeva, Jesse Souki and Mike Dahilig. Sessions […]

Willie K Dinner and Show

Enjoy a great meal, then a performance by none other than Willie K

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This hawaiian phenomenon captivates audiences around the world with his astounding performances and remarkable array of musical styles

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 […]

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 […]