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New CD puts versatile, beloved performer on a first-name basis HENRY

June 30, 2011 “I really love the songs and the space I’m in,” says Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue talking about his new album set for release the beginning of July. more »»

Slack key … for free!

June 23, 2011 Long admired for his innovative, contemporary island music, for the last few years Brother Noland has also focused on playing traditional Hawaiian. more »»

The Stylistics

June 16, 2011 After producing an astonishing number of top-selling singles during their peak years in the 1970s, the Stylistics, featuring founding members Airrion Love and Herb Murrell along with Eban Brown and... more »»


June 9, 2011 With his luminous anthem “One Day,” American reggae star Matisyahu joined the ranks of great artists like John Lennon and Bob Marley who infused their music with righteous, uplifting messages of hope. more »»

Guitarist’s guitarist JOHN JORGENSON plays with the gypsy in his soul

June 2, 2011 John Jorgenson was amazed when he first heard a recording of gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt. It was a life-changing moment, he recalls, like he had discovered the Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guita. more »»

Tavares / Stratocaster

May 26, 2011 When Jimi Hendrix stunned hundreds of thousands with his guitar virtuosity at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969, he was probably unaware that his beloved white Fender Stratocaster was... more »»


May 19, 2011 One night in London in 1967 while playing with the Indian/jazz/rock fusion band Sam Gopal Dream, bassist Pete Sears was surprised to find that a famous American musician was in the audience filming... more »»

‘A peaceful feeling, serene and calm’

May 12, 2011 After hearing Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog play at a dinner for the Dalai Lama, folk music legend Joan Baez was inspired to compose a poem of appreciation. more »»

Toad ... the what?

May 5, 2011 Released in 1980, “Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album” included a track called “Rock Notes,” where Python’s Eric Idle satirized band names announcing: “Rex Stardust, lead electric triangle... more »»

Henry Kaleialoha Allen 'Man of Steel'

April 28, 2011 Writing in his instruction manual “How to Play the Hawaiian Steel Guitar,” legendary Hawaiian musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen notes, “The future of the Hawaiian steel guitar in the land of its birth... more »»

dub wizard GAUDI

April 21, 2011 Italian dub alchemist Gaudi occupies a unique niche in the world of dance-club culture. more »»

Spicing things up with some salsa

April 14, 2011 We’re in for a rare treat tonight when the 15-member Afro-Cuban All Stars take the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater stage. more »»

WINTER hot spell

April 7, 2011 Legendary blues/rock guitarist Johnny Winter is in the midst of recording his first new CD in more than eight years. more »»

Doobie Brothers ready to light up the MACC

March 31, 2011 The release of the Doobie Brothers’ latest CD, “World Gone Crazy,” has signaled a sort of renaissance for the legendary rock band. more »»

War’s Universal Street Music

March 24, 2011 The legendary funk-rock band War returns to our island on a great double bill with the Doobie Brothers on April 1 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Jake be nimble

March 17, 2011 Ukulele magician Jake Shimabukuro has been blowing away audiences for years with his extraordinary ability to perfectly play any style of music on his humble instrument. more »»

Maori star MAISEY RIKA takes inspiration from the ancestors to ‘Just keep going’

March 10, 2011 Almost every week it seems stories of horrific child abuse surface in the national news. Often the details are so grisly they’re almost unreadable. more »»

Maui DIVAS are the nice kind

March 3, 2011 Three of our leading female artists combine talents on Saturday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater for a unique “Three Maui Divas” concert. more »»



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