This Saturday, Jan 25: Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits @MauiArtsCulture

Zimbabwe’s unofficial musical ambassador is Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits. Gracing the Castle Theater stage with his deep voice, Mtukudzi–otherwise known as Tuku–typically captures the attention of audiences by singing in his native Shona tongue. Tuku fuses mbaqanga, Zimbabwean pop styles and the traditional kateke drumming, which creates a unique cultural experience for his […]

This Thursday, July 18: ATAMIRA @MauiArtsCulture

Hailing from Aotearoa are the men and women of the Atamira Dance Company. The first of its kind, Atamira boasts a contemporary dance program rooted in Maori tradition. Inspired by culture, Atamira uses the art of movement to tell the tale of its indigenous people. Fulfilling a need to serve the Maori urban community, ADC’s […]

This Wednesday through Sunday, June 12-16: Maui Film Festival

It’s that time again. From Wednesday to Sunday, the Maui Film Festival returns to the sprawling greens of Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course, Seaside Cinema (Wailea Beach) and Castle Theater (MACC). Wednesday will kick off with a Visionary tribute to Hawaii legends Eddie Aikau and Nainoa Thompson for their outstanding contributions to the water […]

Announcement: @TEDxMaui 2013 Lineup Revealed

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is famous for their ‘talks’. How it works is: they find innovative, influential, and inspiring people and get them to go on stage and talk. It’s a simple concept, but the ideas and visions put forth by the speakers are given with the intent to captivate and […]

This Sunday, Aug. 12: The Shirelles & The Manhattans at the MACC

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By Megan Hazen Get ready for a Sunday of Soul: legendary soul groups The Shirelles and The Manhattans are performing at the MACC’s Castle Theater. The Shirelles are the original girl group and gained popularity in the 1960s with their hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and have had many hits since, including “Mama Said” […]

This Saturday, Aug. 11: Mickey Avalon performs at the MACC

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By Megan Hazen There’s no shame in his game. Mickey Avalon, Los Angeles rapper and global bad-boy sensation, is Mr. Right. He sports guyliner, tats, a fake Rolex and, rarely, a shirt. He raps about the glitz of the Hollywood lifestyle, and in his song “So Rich So Pretty,” he says his dream girl is […]

This Tuesday, July 24: MELISSA ETHERIDGE at Castle Theater

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By Megan Hazen Grammy-winning singer/song-writer Melissa Etheridge is bringing her smoky vocals and catchy, yet powerful, lyrics to Maui this Tuesday. Etheridge is an American treasure as well as an international rock star. As a testament to her musical longevity, Etheridge’s 12th studio album, 4th Street Feeling, will be released on Sept. 4. Along with her […]

This Saturday, June 30: Comedian Mike Epps at the MACC

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By Megan Hazen Standup comic, actor, writer, rapper and knee-slapper Mike Epps is coming to Maui. Perhaps best known for his role as Day-Day Jones in Ice Cube’s Next Friday and Friday After Next, Epps has also had roles in Resident Evil, The Hangover, Sparkle and The Honeymooners. His TV career began in 1995 on […]

June 13-17: Maui Film Festival

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By Megan Hazen The wait is over: the Maui Film Festival is here again! The fun begins at Capische? Restaurant on Wednesday with the Opening Night Twilight Reception. There Capische?’s award-winning chef Brian Etheridge will serve regional Italian cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. After dinner, hit the golf course for the Celestial Cinema’s Tribute […]

This Friday, June 8: Kenny Loggins at the MACC

By Megan Hazen The versatile Grammy-winner Kenny Loggins will put on a show at Castle Theater. Loggins, who back in the 1970s was half of the musical duo Loggins & Messina, is today best known for his solo work and movie soundtrack compositions (Footloose, Top Gun, et al). Songs he’s expected to bring to the […]

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