A HALT JAM: Legendary Blues Man Taj Mahal performs @MauiArtsCulture, Fri. Oct. 14

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THIS WEEK’S PICKS: A HALT JAM *** FRI., OCT. 14 – Legendary blues man Taj Mahal gigs at the Castle Theater, alongside longtime comrades The Hula Blues Band (which formed in 1981 when Taj Mahal moved to Kaua’i). Sourcing from reggae, calypso, jazz, zydeco, gospel and West African folk, his ethnomusicology studies lead to pioneering […]

Take a trip to the Underworld

VANDALS

Hard Rock Cafe Presents… The Vandals, with opening bands Highly Unlikely and The Skunkdogs.  Personally, I think they should have incorported their ridiculous last names into their band name, seeing as they are named – Quackenbush, Fitzgerald, Escalante, and Freese.  Edgy is the buzz word of the night, after all, the Vandals sing the song […]

Ko’olau: A True Story of Kaua’i

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The tale of the Hawaiian people and their sometimes courageous, sometimes questionable battle with Hansen’s disease is one that continues to live on in our present world.  Though the disease no longer threatens lives, Kalaupapa, Molokai remains frozen in time, a prison faded into a sanctuary, for those who struggled with Hansen’s disease.   Father Damien, a man […]

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