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KPOA Morning Godess Alaka'i Paleka presented Makua with one of her Hoku Awards, while fellow KPOA on-air personality, Shane "HHB" Kahalehau was among the 2011 nominees for Religous Album.
KPOA Celebrates 30 Years of Hawaiian Music, Maui Style
October 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The station was established in October, 1984 as the first radio station in Lahaina, and Hawaiʻi’s first Hawaiian Music FM station.


Haunted Haʻikū Ghost, 2013. Courtesy photo.
3rd Annual Haunted Haʻikū Hike, Oct. 24-26, 2014
October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Now in it’s third year, the Haunted Haʻikū Hike offers both day and nighttime events, geared toward different age groups and adventure types.


Ari Shaffir. Courtesy photo.
Interview: Maui Comedy Festival Featuring Ari Shaffir
October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Known for his inappropriateness and host of Comedy Central’s, This Is Not Happening, we asked him a few questions about Maui and about comedy in general. Here’s what he had to say:


A Keiki's Walk. Maui Now graphics.
Halloween Themed Walk Raises Funds for Maui Kids in Crisis
October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

This fundraising event in support of Maui’s keiki includes a costume contest, scary snacks, and fun Halloween activities, this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Keōpūolani Park’s Hui Aloha Playground in Kahului.


Image: Disney
Disney to Release ‘Moana’ Earlier Than Expected
October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Earlier this week, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced it’s moving the release of its next full-length animated movie, Moana, from 2018 to 2016. The feature focuses on the adventures of a 14-year-old Polynesian girl named Moana.


A myriad of ono food by Maui’s favorite restaurants is one the highlights on the menu for this year’s Lahaina Plantation Days.
Photo by: Linn Nishikawa
6th Annual Lahaina Plantation Days, Oct 24-25
October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

For the sixth consecutive year, West Maui celebrates its plantation history with nostalgic food and festivities at the Lahaina Plantation Days event, this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, 2014.


Ron Funches. Courtesy photo.
Interview: Funny Man Ron Funches on Maui for Comedy Festival
October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Ron Funches is among a list of 35 nationally recognized comics who will be performing at the Maui Comedy Festival. We asked him a few questions about Maui and about comedy in general.


Festivals of Aloha, Maui. Photo Credit: ​Wayne Shinbara.
2014 Festivals of Aloha Continues in Hāna
October 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The two-month Festivals of Aloha event continues with a week long celebration in the east Maui town of Hāna through Oct. 25, that includes a talent show, sporting events, and hōʻike night.


Marty Dread, courtesy photo.
The Man Behind the Music: Marty Dread
October 16th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

We recently got a chance to sit and talk story with musician Marty Dread. Here in Hawaiʻi we know him as the friendly “Reggae Ambassador,” but we wanted to dig a little deeper into the man behind the music. Here is what he had to say.


Lahaina Halloween 2013, photo courtesy MPD.
Maui Police Anticipate Crowd of 30,000 at Lahaina Halloween
October 16th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui Business, Maui News
 

Maui police anticipate a crowd of at least 30,000 at the upcoming Halloween festivities in Lahaina this year, in part because the event falls on a Friday, just ahead of the weekend. The projections are slightly ahead of last year when an estimated 28,000 people attended the event.


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