Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
1. On Jan. 28, Haleakala National Park officials announced that they’d received a series of grants to allow them to expand the protected habitat of the ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel) by 1,450 acres. How much of the park is already protected habitat for the endangered bird? A. 5,000 acres B. 10,000 acres C. 15,000 acres D. 20,000 acres E. 25,000 acres 2. Because Hawaii doesn’t … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about the Hawaiian petrel’s protected habitat?
In very sad news, Pat Masumoto, one of Maui’s greatest artistic treasures, passed away this weekend. Her cause of death hasn’t yet been reported, but it apparently occurred sometime around Friday, Jan. 22, according to her Facebook page, which filled with tributes over the weekend. I last saw Masumoto perform in 2015 during a One Night Only (ONO) show at the Iao Theater. It … [Read more...] about Maui artistic treasure Pat Masumoto passes away
And now for a personal note. This weekend marks the fourth annual Maui Fringe Festival, which is put on by Maui OnStage. It’s an eclectic three-day deal that includes a ton of dramatic and performance arts. This year there will be showcase performances from Pat Masumoto, Virginia Sandell and Chris Rose; a Fringe Cabaret show; the Adaptations Dance Theater; and the plays Tale of … [Read more...] about ‘War Stories’ Play By MauiTime Editor Anthony Pignataro To Debut At Maui Fringe Festival
The fourth annual Maui Fringe Festival returns to the historic Iao Theater this Friday. The festival features three days of drama and performance art, from both local and national writers and performers. Guests can look forward to “War Stories” by MauiTime's own Anthony Pignataro and “The Maple Street Militia” by Teresa Salyer. Catch Maui Improv during Saturday’s Fringe Cabaret … [Read more...] about This Friday through Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: The Maui Fringe Festival