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

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.


Photo by John O'Leary.
Under the Sea: Maui Naturalist Finds Beauty Below
October 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Galleries, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Combining his passion for wildlife and photography, marine naturalist John O’Leary captures vibrant images of the world beneath Maui’s surface.


13th Richard Ho'opi'i Leo Ki'eki'e Falsetto Contest. Photo courtesy Daryl Fujiwara.
2014 Festivals of Aloha Continues on Molokaʻi and Hāna
October 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The two-month Festivals of Aloha event continues with three days of activities on Molokaʻi starting today, Oct. 9, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.


Keʻalaʻiliahi. Event poster.
Keʻalaʻiliahi 2014: A Reflection on 10 Years of Hula
October 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

“Keʻalaʻiliahi 2014 – Never Forgot(ten),” is a “celebration of all the wonderful experiences we’ve had on this journey, it’s a celebration of all those who have influenced us and continue to do so, and it’s also a huge fundraiser for our Merrie Monarch bound haumana,” said Haunani Paredes.


9th Annual Maui ʻUkulele Festival. Image courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
9th Annual Maui ʻUkulele Festival and Workshop
October 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

From the flying fingers of Willie K to the soulful talent of Taimane, more than a dozen island artists will take the stage for an afternoon dedicated to the ʻukulele.


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