Maui Arts & Entertainment

MACC Adds Events to Fall Lineup

October 16, 2012, 2:48 PM HST
* Updated October 17, 12:51 PM
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Vanessa Wolf is a Maui-based writer who couldn’t do a cartwheel if her life depended on it.

By Vanessa Wolf

Remember acid wash jeans, scrunchies, and the Chernobyl disaster? Hopefully none of those moments in ’80s history will be repeating themselves soon.

However, if you’ve been missing Tiffany of “I Think We’re Alone Now” fame, you’ll be excited to hear that she’s been added to the updated autumn docket at the MACC.

The new features start with the Angkor Wat International Film Festival on October 27 and 28th. Among others, the festival will be showing “Making of The Dark Side of the Moon” at 6 p.m. on the 27th. Pink Floyd offers a track-by-track look at the making of the album, featuring interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, plus rare acoustic versions of “Breathe” and “Brain Damage.”  Tickets are $10 per film or $24 for a pass for three films.

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Also on Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m., Kayhan Kalhor, an original member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, performs with the spring quarter Brooklyn Rider. Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kemancheh, a Persian bowed string instrument and ancestor of the violin. His performances of traditional Persian music with his unique collaborations have attracted audiences around the globe. Tickets: $12, $30, $40 (plus applicable fees)

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On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Tiffany performs in the Castle Theater. Tiffany became internationally famous for a string of pop hits in the late ’80s. She had back-to-back hits with “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been” from her debut self-titled album. She has since switched to country music and her 2011 album Rose Tattoo is the first to fully explore her country music roots. Tickets are $29, $39 and $90 for VIP.

Tiffany is all groweds up – and a country and western singer – now. Courtesy photo.

Sunday, Nov. 4 brings the Heritage Film Festival and a screening of Under A Jarvis Moon at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater. Produced by Bishop Museum, this documentary tells the true story of over 130 young men, mostly native Hawaiian students from Kamehameha Schools, who were sent by the US government to occupy the remote Pacific islands of Howland, Baker and Jarvis from 1935 to 1942. A Q&A session with directors and producers, Noelle Kahanu and Heather Giugni, will follow the screening. Tickets are $10.

Lastly, on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m., the Maui Pops Orchestra and guest performers will share holiday favorites in a festive atmosphere during the annual Holiday Pops concert. Guest artist violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang, concertmaster of the newly formed Hawai’i Symphony, will perform movements of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Some of Maui’s finest musicians and vocalists – Jerry Eiting, Jimmy Mac, Alexis and Steven Dascoulias, Erin Smith, Felicity Raugust, Jamie Lawrence and Lily Meola – will present holiday songs to cheer your heart and put you in the spirit of the season. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45.

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Are you a local artist – sculptor, poet, mime, slack key guitar player, tattoo artist, photographer, pastry chef, performance artist, sand castle builder or comedian – with an interesting story to tell? Know of a great band, artist, author, filmmaker, or event coming to town? Have an idea for a fun or thought-provoking story? Get in touch: we want to hear from you! Vanessa(@mauinow.com)

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