Maui Wedding Expo

August 5th, 2017

The Maui Wedding Association presents the 22nd Annual Maui Wedding Expo, Maui’s only wedding event of its kind on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Sheraton Maui

The 2017 Maui Wedding Expo features Maui’s top wedding vendors: Wedding Coordinators, Photographers, Videographers, Florists, Ministers/Officiants, Catering/Cake/Restaurants, Musicians/Entertainment, Locations/Venues, Limos/Transportation, Bridal Wear/Tuxedos, Beauty/Spa, Travel/Lodging, Specialty Products & Services, Rental Equipment and Wedding Publications.

Hawaii Maui Wedding Association Mission Statement: The mission of this Association is to bring together businesses to promote the advancement of the Maui wedding industry, to offer opportunities for professional growth through education and the sharing of ideas, and to foster a caring attitude and Aloha spirit among members in dealings with the community, with clients, and with each other. 


MAPA’s Hunchback of Notre Dame interview

August 5th, 2017

The famous love story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to life on a grand scale in this re-imagining of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo’s tale of hope, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. I talk with Gary Leavitt and Danielle Delaunay who plays Esmerald

With a lush score featuring songs from the beloved Academy Award-nominated Disney film, this captivating new musical is the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theatre: Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Marina talks about the Plastic Ocean Movie and upcoming golf tournament

August 2nd, 2017

A feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle, A Plastic Ocean has been screening to sold out audiences worldwide. Pacific Whale Foundation will host the Maui premiere followed by a discussion with experts on the issue of marine debris. Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door, with proceeds funding ongoing marine debris research conducted by Pacific Whale Foundation. Join us on Thursday, August 3rd at the Historic Iao Theatre in Wailuku. Together we can start a wave of change. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


On August 20, 72 golfers will have the opportunity to play one of Maui’s few and most coveted sea-to-mountain golf courses at Makena Golf & Beach Club. The fundraising scramble tournament will benefit the restoration of Paniaka, an important wetland site at the South end of Big Beach in Makena State Park.

Registration includes the chance to win big prizes for closest to the pin on all Par 3's and hole in one prizes including $15,000 cash. Multi Grammy Award winning artist George Kahumoku will provide live music during the post tournament luncheon, sponsored by Maui Wine and Maui Brewing Company. 

Sign up as a team or an individual and golf for a great cause. For event info and registration, visit

See you on the course!


Jelreen Bryant

August 1st, 2017

Talked Jerleen Bryant, CEO of the Maui Humane Society. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) has achieved a 92% Live Release Rate for dogs in Fiscal 2017, meaning more than nine out of every ten dogs who entered the shelter were either adopted, transferred to rescue partners for adoption, or returned to their owners. Plus this Saturday there'll be a Birthay party for Shelter Dogs.  the Fur Ball  Great Catsby is coming up soon on Sept. 9th at the Four Seasons, only 100 tickets left go to


Jini and Chris from Jini’s Curry talks about Fiji

July 31st, 2017

Jini and her Son, hagret Indain restaurant in Wailuku, Jinis Curry, and she talks about her home country Fiji, adn the Indian communtiy with me and Kathy Takushi.


Gary Smith from Five Palms

July 27th, 2017

I talked with Gary SMith , GM at Five Palms about hi awesome deals and fabulous restaurant!.Overlooking the stunning coastline of Keawakapu Beach, Maui, 5 Palms Restaurant features innovative Maui Coastal Cuisine accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We are proud to offer fresh island fish from Hawaiian waters as well as fruits and vegetables from local Upcountry farms. Complementing our cuisine and setting is a friendly and attentive staff ready to bring the spirit of Aloha to your table.


Maui Premiere of A Plastic Ocean

July 25th, 2017

A talk with Marina from Pacific Whale foundation about the Maui Premiere of 'A Plastic Ocean. The screening of the award winning documentary film 'A Plastic Ocean' followed by a discussion with experts on the issue of marine debris.

When: Thursday, August 3
5:00 Doors Open
6:00 Film Starts
7:40 Marine Debris Discussion

Where: The Historic Iao Theater 68 N Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793

Directions and parking information

Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Use the form at the bottom of this page to purchase tickets in advance. Proceeds will fund ongoing research and outreach projects conducted by Pacific Whale Foundation's Research Team. 

A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and marine life. The film investigates how plastic is influencing the food chain and human health.


Leona Duarte from Hawaiian Airlines, talks with Kathy Taksushi and I

July 24th, 2017

Leona Duarte - Maui Sales Executive for Hawaiian AIrlines talks about the expansion of its West Coast presence by adding direct routes between Portland and Maui; Oakland and Kauai; and Los Angeles and Kona. The arrival of A321neo jets enabled the expansion, the airline said.“The introduction of A321neo service to the Western U.S. heralds the dawn of a new era for Hawaiian Airlines and its guests,” said Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Hawaiian Airlines, in a statement.

 The service between Portland and Maui will launch on Jan. 18. The airline’s seasonal service between Oakland and Kauai will be offered until Sept. 4. The route will resume on April 11 as a daily A321neo flight. The daily flight between Los Angeles and Kona launches March 11 with widebody aircraft. The A321neo will be introduced to this route in the summer of 2018.

The airline’s maiden A321neo flight between West Coast and Hawaii will be Jan. 8 on its existing Oakland-Maui service.


Robert Pollack from Ebb and Flow violin synergy

July 21st, 2017

.From AUGUST 4-6, 2017, Ebb & Flow Arts present concerts, master classes, and informances that feature music for four violins. Leading members of San Francisco Symphony's first violin section - Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, Melissa Kleinbart, and Yun Chu - will perform original and E&FA-commissioned works for four violins, and duo violins.
All events are free admission.
Friday, August 4, Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center, 7:30PM - works by Bela Bartok, Luciano Berio, Witold Lutoslawski, Pelarin Bacos, Sarn Oliver, Robert Pollock, Yuji Takahashi, Bertolt Hummel, Joyce Orenstein, others.
Saturday, August 5, Makawao Union Church, 4PM - informance led by Sarn Oliver on history and structure of the violin; master classes with area students; chamber music coaching of area students in their performance of Halsey Stevens's "Four Pieces for Four Violins."
Sunday, August 6, Keawalai Congregational Church, 4PM - same program as August 4.



Clarence Uyehara and Cheryl talk with Kathy Takushi

July 20th, 2017


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