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Superstars and local favorites alike were Maui’s music makers of 2011

December 29, 2011 Recalling all the great shows we experienced in 2011, Sir Elton John regaled us in February with one of the most amazing concerts ever presented at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Shock and awww for the holidays

December 22, 2011 Back on Maui for the holidays, Alice Cooper will rock in the New Year at Mala Wailea’s benefit party for the MACC and the Maui Food Bank. more »»

And the winners are ...

December 15, 2011 Accepting the Grammy for Best Hawaiian Music Album in February at the pretelecast awards ceremony, Tia Carrere announced: “Everybody thinks I’m an actress, but I’m a singer and a musician first and... more »»

3Ms: Mason, Miller magic

December 8, 2011 August in Milwaukee and Dave Mason is opening a concert for Steve Miller. “People keep asking why I keep playing that Joe Cocker song,” Mason says, before launching into “Feelin’ Alrigh. more »»

Chris Isaak

December 1, 2011 Legendary producer Sam Phillips —who introduced Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison to the world — was asked in one of his last interviews if there were any modern recording... more »»

REO Speedwagon

November 24, 2011 When a young, struggling musician in Chicago in the early 1970s named Kevin Cronin decided to set up a musicians’ referral service, he had no idea that he’d soon get a phone call that led to him... more »»

Dub Trio

November 17, 2011 After its brilliant performance backing Matisyahu at the MACC in June, the Dub Trio returns to Maui on Sunday as part of the Panic Point Music Festival on a bill with Sublime with Rome, Pepper and... more »»

Hawaiian sounds, for the record

November 10, 2011 From its alluring, retro cover to the last strains of steel guitar on the closing song, Raiatea Helm’s latest CD embraces us in a sea of nostalgia. more »»

Brian McKnight

November 3, 2011 One of America’s leading contemporary soul singers, Brian McKnight will regale a Maui audience on Friday in a one-man sho. more »»

‘When the Mountain Calls’

October 27, 2011 “You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. more »»

Bobby Ingano

October 20, 2011 When our leading artists, from the Brothers Cazimero and Amy Hanaiali‘i, to Willie K, Jake Shimabukuro and Raiatea Helm, need the timeless, sweet sound of a Hawaiian steel guitar to enhance their... more »»

A musical wonder of the modern world Taj Mahal

October 13, 2011 Who you gonna call when you need a legendary blues musician on your project? These days it seems it’s the ubiquitous Taj Mahal. more »»

Jazz great TERRENCE BLANCHARD plays in MACC Moonlight Series

October 6, 2011 When director Spike Lee decided to document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he knew he could rely on one composer to accept the challenge of crafting music for the epic project — New Orleans-bor... more »»

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

September 29, 2011 The most acclaimed Maori opera singer in history, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, gained legendary status almost overnight after her sensational debut as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro” at London’s... more »»

‘Godfather of Funk’ LES McCANN headlines the first MAUI JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

September 22, 2011 “The President, he's got his war Folks don't know just what it's for Nobody gives us rhyme or reason Have one doubt, they call it treason Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?” – Les McCann in... more »»

Playing For Your Love: The Yardbirds

September 15, 2011 So here’s the big question: While many remember the Yardbirds as the quintessential ’60s blues/rock/pop powerhouse, are they still mighty in 2011? According to a recent glowing review in The... more »»

Is there anything GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR. can’t do?

September 8, 2011 It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to proclaim George Kahumoku Jr. the hardest working man in Hawaiian showbiz. more »»

Maui Jazz and Blues Festival

September 1, 2011 After presenting slack key guitar and ukulele fests on Lanai, filmmaker/concert promoter Ken Martinez Burgmaier will bring the inaugural Maui Jazz and Blues Festival to the Grand Wailea on Sept. 24. more »»

New CD of ’70s musical milestones reveals AMERICA, the beautiful

August 25, 2011 When a band who once dazzled us in the 1970s decides to release a new album of covers of such timeless jewels as Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” and Bob Dylan’s “My Back... more »»

Henry Kapono: back to the beginning

August 18, 2011 Cecilio Rodrigues and Henry Kapono had been toiling in obscurity performing at Waikiki’s Rainbow Villa club until the night they were invited to open a concert for rock legend Frank Zappa. more »»



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