Best Radio DJ Alaka`i—The Morning Goddess With a name like the Morning Goddess, what you gonna do, vote against her? Most Mauians didn’t, and crowned the Goddess a Queen. Valley Isle residents have been starting their day with Alaka`i and KPOA for years and continue to tune in for her combination of compassion and comedy; […]
Best Local Band or Musician Willie K Big shocker, eh? No surprise here, and well done Maui Time readers. Lahaina boy Willie K has as much natural talent in his big toe as half the ‘boy bands’ out there, and you can quote me on that! His latest double live CD is getting nationwide distribution […]
Best Place to Hear Live Music Maui Arts & Cultural Center When it comes to live music, bigger and better is what Mauians come to see. The MACC’s outside A&B Amphitheater is the favorite location to catch a visiting national act or even a local slack key guitar competition. You can’t beat the acoustics of […]
Best Place to Spend Your Last $20 Tropical Disc Music fans unite! It seems that Mauians would prefer to blow that last Jackson on tunes rather than tacos, although the next runner-up was Compadres’ Taco Tuesday ritual. Other last rites include the gas station, Costco, a matinee movie, “any bar”, and “as close as possible […]
Best Place to buy Slippahs Longs Drugs Not even close. Mauians go to Longs for their slippah footwear, spending that hard earned $3 on an inch of rubber that protects us from burning asphalt, thorny kiawe branches or the occasional centipede. Long’s closest competitors were K-Mart, Foodland and O`oka’s, but they remained distant at best. […]
Best Place to Rent a Video Blockbuster It was Blockbuster and Premier Video going down to the wire, with the corporate giant squeezing out Maui’s video ventures. Behind Premier fell Hapa Haole in Lahaina, Ha`iku 88 Cent Video, 88¢ Video in Kihei, Extreme Video in Pa`ia and Cinemagic in Pukalani.
Best Place to get a Tattoo Skin Deep Tattoo While “on your butt” and “prison” remained popular themes, there was a method to my madness here, and that was to award the tattoo shop that Mauians prefer to get inked in. Skin Deep’s artists scored high, nosing out Island Ink and Atomic Tattoo in a […]