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Napili Point Resort From A “Different Point Of View”

The "point" at Napili Point Resort

Snorkelers enjoying beautiful Maui weather and the honu (turtles) in Honokeana Bay - off the “point” of the resort!

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Third Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

The 2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival and Kaanapali Beach Hotel will present the Third Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on april 29-30 and May 1st.  This Festival is dedicated to two giants in the history of Hawaiian music: to the creator of the Hawaiian steel guitar Joseph Kekuku, and to the famous radio show Hawaii Calls that broadcast live Hawaiian music worldwide and popularized the sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar.

Thursday, April 28
6-9 pm – Meet the Artist VIP Reception Party – Private Suite
The Festival begins with an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk story with Henry Kaleialoha Allen. The only ticked event offered during the weekend, the $150 per person price includes food, wines, champagnes, beers, individual photo sessions, and gift bags. Hosted by Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and First Lady Ann Arakawa.
For reservations and more information, call (808) 669-6189

All events on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 are offered for free.

Friday, April 29
Beginning at 2pm – Greetings and Crafts – Lobby
Hawaiian cultural enrichment specialists Danny Akaka, Jr. and his wife Leolani, Alii Noa, Wailani, Aloha Kekoolani, and niece of Joseph Kekuku Kaiwa Meyers offer greetings. Hawaiian quilters showcase their craft.

Hawaiian crafts and activities including:
Lei making
Ti leaf skirt weaving
Hawaiian tattoo
Hula dancing
Hula implement display

Workshops – Kanahele Room and Courtyard
2-5pm – Hands-on Hawaiian steel guitar making classes with University
of Hawaiis Dr. Neil Scott , his assistant Bill Weichert, and accomplished musician from the Big Island Colin John (building kits are provided)

Opening Ceremony – Main Stage
5:30pm – Pule and chants – Danny Akaka, Jr. and Aloha Kekoolani
Welcoming address by guest speaker Maui Mayor Hon. Alan Arakawa

Performances – Main Stage
6-6:45pm – Kani Ka Pila Steel Guitar Trio from Yokohama, Japan featuring a cameo appearance by Henry Kaleialoha Allen and Archie Grant

7-8:30pm -Alan Akaka & Islanders with hula dancers including hula class students

Open Jam Session – Kanahele Room
8:45-11:30pm – All are welcome to bring their instruments and join in

Saturday, April 30
Beginning at 9am – Lobby
Hawaiian cultural enrichment specialists Danny Akaka, Jr. and his wife Leolani, Alii Noa, Wailani, Aloha Kekoolani, and niece of Joseph Kekuku Kaiwa Meyers offer greetings. Hawaiian quilters showcase their craft.

Beginning at 9am – Courtyard
Hawaiian crafts and activities including:
Lei making
Ti leaf skirt weaving
Hawaiian tattoo
Hula dancing (learn in the morning, dance in the afternoon)
Hula implement display
Display of instruments and accesssories, books and music

Beginning at 9am – Plein Air painting – Courtyard
Jack Hamilton and fellow artists painting on location

Presentations – Kanahele Room
10am-11 – Powerpoint presentation: Joseph Kekuku, Hawaii Calls and Don McDiarmid, Jr. followed by conversation with Henry Kaleialoha Allen and Kaiwa Meyers and Q&A session

Workshops – Kanahele Room
11am – 1pm – Playing techniques with Alan Akaka (left and right hand techniques), Greg Sardinha (recording tips), and talking story with Duke Ching, Henry Allen, and Lion Kobayashi

Workshop – Courtyard
11am – Hands-on Hawaiian steel guitar making classes with University of Hawaiis Dr. Neil Scott , his assistant Bill Weichert, and accomplished musician from the Big Island Colin John (building kits are provided)

Performance – Main Stage
1-4pm – Kani Ka Pila – Hawaiian-style musical get together with festival players and guest dancers from hula class

Ceremony – Main Stage
5:30pm – Pule and chants by Danny Akaka, Jr. and Aloha Kekoolani Hosted by Senator Brickwood Galuteria with guest speakers Hawaii Tourism Authority President & CEO Mike McCartney and Maui Visitors Bureau Executive Director Teryl Vencyl

Performances – Main Stage
6-6:45pm – Music by Greg Sardinha and Duke Ching with hula dancers

7-8:30pm – Concert Under the Stars
Senator and singer Brickwood Galuteria emcees a fabulous evening of music starring Henry Kaleialoha Allen and Tropical Swing with A Touch Of Cool Jazz and Japanese singing sensation Masami Sato

Open Jam Session – Kanahele Room
8:45-11:30pm – All are welcome to bring their instruments and join in

Sunday, May 1 – May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Beginning at 9am – Courtyard
Hawaiian crafts and activities including:
Lei making
Ti leaf skirt weaving
Hawaiian tattoo
Hula dancing
Hula implement display
Display of instruments and accesssories, books and music

9am-1pm – Brunch – Tiki Terrace
Kaanapali Beach Hotels famous Sunday Champagne Brunch with emcee Kimo Mansfield and featuring entertainment by festival artists and a cameo appearance by Henry Kaleialoha Allen. Other activities include a presentation by Dr. Neil Scott and his workshop students and a lei contest

For reservations, call (808) 661-0011

Free Performances – Main Stage
9-10am – Kani Ka Pila, Hawaiian steel guitar trio from Japan
10:15-11:30am – Island musicians Greg Sardinha and Duke Ching
11:45am -1:00pm – Popular trio Alan Akaka & The Islanders with Japans renown Hawaiian steel guitarist Lion Kobayashi and hula by guest artists

 

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Lahaina celebrates the Banyan Tree’s 138th birthday

Lahaina News (Vol.31-#15) Lahaina Town Action Committee invites everyone to come out and celebrate the 138th birthday of a very special landmark, Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd and 24th.  The Banyan Tree was planted on April 24, 1873 by town Sheriff William Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the area’s first Christian mission.  Brought from India, the tree was only eight feet high when it was planted.  It now has a dozen main trunks and covers two-thirds of an acre in Banyan Tree Park fronting the Old Lahaina Courthouse.  Named for the merchants that sell wares in the shade beneath the large trees, banyans grow by dropping roots from their branches which become additional trunks.

The festivities begin on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Here’s a link for a detailed schedule of events: Banyan Tree’s 138th Birthday

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Front Street Jazz & Blues Walk Starts Friday April 15th

Lahaina – Featuring three days of free concerts, the Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk will debut Friday, April 15.  The new event created by Bill Burton and the Maui Jazz Society will feature free shows at the Hard Rock Cafe, Longhi’s, Kimo’s, Captain Jacks, Maui Grown Coffee Co and the Pioneer Inn on April 15-17.

The free concerts will begin Friday, April 15, with Tashombe and Covington playing at the Pioneer Inn from noon to 3 p.m. Also on Friday, Metoyer’s band will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Galfis will play at MauiGrown Coffee from 2 to 4 p.m., Ruiz will play from 2 to 5 p.m. and Jones from 6 to 9 p.m. at Captain Jacks, De Moraes will take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. at Longhi’s and Paquette will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn.

Saturday’s lineup includes Godinez and Harrison from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn, David Choy & Slam at the Hard Rock Cafe from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Benoit Jazz Works from 2 to 5 p.m. and Jones from 6 to 9 p.m. at Captain Jacks, Ahia at Kimo’s from 5 to 7 p.m., Mori at Longhi’s from 6 to 9 p.m. and Paquette at the Pioneer Inn from 6 to 9 p.m.

The grand finale with the Lahaina Jazz & Blues All-Stars (featuring Paquette) will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn.  To read the full article Lahaina News:

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Carthaginian II – Lahaina, Maui

Many of you might remember the 100-foot, two-masted Carthaginian II, that lived at the Lahaina Harbor.  The ship was carefully sunk a half-mile off of Lahaina between Puamana and Launiupoko Park on a sandy bottom in 95 feet of water in December 2005 because it lacked coral reefs and marine life in the area.

Atlantis Submarine chose this location because it lacked coral reefs and marine life in the area. The company soon incorporated the fascinating sight of the sunken Carthaginian II into its submarine tour. Guests in the 48-seat, battery-powered submarine enjoyed seeing the ship up-close in its permanent resting place, and as time passed, fish and other marine life began to make the vessel their home.

Five years later, Atlantis reported that the Carthaginian II is a thriving artificial reef with an abundance of colorful fish. The vessel’s surfaces are encrusted with plant and animal life — a garden tended by plankton-eating fish.

Only in Hawaii do we send off our loved ones this way – enjoy the video! Maui Carthaginian – Rest in Peace

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Pineapple Cutting Demonstration

Napili Point Resort – We invite you join us for a pineapple cutting demonstration every Wednesday from 11:00AM-12:00PM.  Nani demonstrates methods of cutting and presentation of pineapples as well as answer questions about Hawaii. Click on this link to enjoy the video of Nani’s Pineapple Cutting Demonstration

Nani

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