Kalani Pe‘a is not just debuting his album, but himself. The cover photo of his album E Walea is a good indicator that Pe‘a is not a mere a newcomer to the Hawaiian genre; he’s a game-changer. Trading the beach for downtown Wailuku, an aloha T-shirt for a suit, a ukulele for an infectious smile and a shaka for a kalo necktie, you can see Pe‘a is different. But the 33-year-old … [Read more...] about Is Maui singer Kalani Pe`a a game-changer in Hawaiian music?
Filipinos do not settle for minimalism. The sequins, lace, sparkles and puffy dress sleeves that adorned the three contestants at the 2016 Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, June 11, 2016 were visual proof of this. Even the paper slips for the onstage question phase were drawn from a zebra print bag. But it was the woman in the simple black terno that caused an … [Read more...] about 2016 Miss Maui Filipina Amelia Laborte breaks expectations both in her pageant and culture.
Some ancients, like the Sardinians, prepared their delicacies by putting a wheel of cheese outside and inviting maggots to climb in, calling the resulting treat Casu Marzu. Other predecessors of the 21st century decided that maybe fly larvae and stinky cheese would not make for a palatable experience. Early Hawaiians instead created Poke, the English equivalent of “bite-size … [Read more...] about Learn more about a great Hawaiian delicacy in our Anatomy of a Poke Bowl
Tropical Storm Kilo may be veering its path away from Hawaii but that doesn’t save Maui from its aftermath: lots and lots of impracticalities. A press release issued earlier today by the County of Maui Public Information Office listed today’s road closures: • Piilani Highway (31) MP 38 – 25 (Kipahulu/Kaupo area): The road is closed and impassable. There are numerous … [Read more...] about Here’s a list of Tropical Storm Kilo road and facility closures on Maui
The West Maui Cultural Council is trading in its name for an ambitious vision that could (would?) rival the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The new Maui ARTS League aims to open a visual fine arts museum in Lahaina that would showcase wonderful pieces on its walls that you won’t even need to feel bad about for not buying. “Lahaina has several art galleries and has become an art … [Read more...] about Maui ARTS League calls for visual fine arts museum in Lahaina