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The Society Of Seven

Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

The Society Of Seven

The Society Of Seven Friday, July 31, 7:30 pm, Castle Theater The Society Of Seven, Hawaii’s favorite group is delighted to be returning to Maui. After an absence of fifteen years, the SOS return for a one night concert with founding members Tony Ruivivar and Bert Sagum and longtime SOS’ers Hoku Low (bass trumpet, vocals) and Wayne Wakai (soprano sax, guitar, keyboards, vocals). They will be featuring two sensational vocalists, Michael Laygo, (SOS lead singer) and song stylist Ms. Lhey Bella, who made a stunning debut in Honolulu last October. Jun Estanislau (drums) and Roy Venturina (keyboards) round out this dynamic combo. The SOS plan on offering a spectacular evening of music, fun, Broadway and vocal dynamics that will enchant Maui audiences.

Tickets: $12, $35, $45, $55 on sale June 5 (plus applicable fees)

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The Mayah Rayjah 2015 Music Festival

Friday, Saturday, July 24th, 6:00 PM - 25th, 6:00 PM

Event Lawn

Hawaii's signature annual music festival: Two days of sweet island reggae music by headliners TARRUS RILEY of Jamaica and COMMON KINGS of California along with other favorites. The MayJah RayJah has become a world recognized festival in island reggae music. Two days – Too much Music ...Don’t miss any of it!
Fri: TARRUS RILEY, Sons of Zion, Anuhea, Pieter T, The Jimmy Weeks Project, The L8TIZ and Backward Shaka
Sat: COMMON KINGS, Rebel Souljahz, Spawnbreezie, Sammy Johnson, Kaipo Kapua and Ikaika Beamer
Concert starts 6 pm / gates open 5 pm

Tickets: Special $19 advance ticket price available on first on-sale day only - Saturday April 11
Tickets April 12-July 23: $34/night (group 10+ rate: $29/night;$75 VIP/night)
TWO-DAY FESTIVAL TIX: $60 & $125 VIP Tickets day-of: $40 each; VIP = $75 (plus applicable fees)

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An intimate evening with Diana Ross

Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

An intimate evening with Diana Ross

Due to popular demand- 2nd Concert added for Maui!!
International Superstar Diana Ross brings her magical live stage production to Hawai'i! The concert, a full theatrical experience, will include breathtaking costumes and stage design, along with her incredible band. Reviews for her current production have been stellar, showing that the legend is in her prime: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go,” raved the Star Telegram
Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues," a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of eight American Music Awards and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this legend - LIVE! - with the Castle Theater’s extraordinary acoustics. Produced by Rick Bartalini Presents.

Tickets: $75, $100, $150, $250 (plus applicable fees)

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An Intimate Evening with Diana Ross

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

An Intimate Evening with Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades, it's inconceivable to think international Superstar Diana Ross has never performed in Hawaii. That is all about to change as the legend brings her magical live stage production to the Islands in June! The concert, a full theatrical experience, will include breathtaking costumes and stage design, along with her incredible band. Reviews for her current production have been stellar, showing that the legend is in her prime: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go,” raved the Star Telegram
Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues," a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of eight American Music Awards and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear this legend perform, within the Castle Theater’s extraordinary acoustics. Produced by Rick Bartalini Presents.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org

Tickets: $75, $100, $150, $250 2nd date added: Monday June 14 (plus applicable fees)

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Trevor Hall

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall began songwriting and performing when he was 16 years old. He burst into the music scene with the song “Other Ways” which was featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack. Hall’s captivating live performances and growing popularity have led to sold out tours across the country as well as touring with such artists as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Colbie Caillat and SOJA. In 2009, Hall released his Vanguard Records debut, which featured the single “Unity,” a song written and performed with longtime friend, Matisyahu. His follow up album Everything, Everytime, Everywhere debuted on iTunes Rock Chart at #3, iTunes Top Albums at #12 and #8 Amazon Movers & Shakers. The featured single “Brand New Day” was used as the music bed for the reformatted CBS This Morning Show. Hall’s latest release Chapter of the Forest debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and #17 on the iTunes Overall Albums chart. Opening act: Pat Simmons Jr.

Tickets: $30, $45, $65. (plus applicable fees)

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Kawehi

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Kawehi

Hawaiian independent artist Kawehi is known across the nation for her live shows as a "one-woman band," creating intricate loops via beatboxing, a guitar, a midi keyboard and Ableton Live. She is known for her opinionated songwriting, centering her music messages around social issues and injustices. Kawehi's videos and songs have been featured on CBS News Most Viral Videos, Vimeo, Booooooom!, Sony Music, Huffington Post, Esquire, Spin, Elle, Maxim, People, Devour, Gizmodo, etc. Her original music can be found on commercials throughout Asia for MasterCard and Casio. As an independent artist, Kawehi has taken to Kickstarter, raising funds for four EP's, a live album, a documentary and a US national tour through crowd-funding alone - staying true to herself and her fans by making the kind of music she is proud of. Kawehi is making a name for herself as a true DIY artist, creating music that is honest, creative and relative - and generating much-deserved attention from both fans and industry folk alike.

Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day-of (plus applicable fees)

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Maui Choral Arts- A Night at the Opera

Saturday, May 9 -  7:30 PM
   Maui Choral Arts -A Night at the Opera
Sunday, May 10 -  3:00 PM
   Maui Choral Arts -A Night at the Opera

McCoy Studio Theater

Maui Choral Arts- A Night at the Opera

Maui Choral Arts presents “A Night at the Opera” .. TWO dates Saturday 7:30 pm and Sunday 3:00 pm
A fun‐filled concert of favorite opera choruses under the baton of Artistic Director Gary Shin‐Leavitt with pianist Lotus Dancer. This concert will also feature the amazing talents of our dear friends Bob Wills, Jerry Eiting, Lisa Paulson and other guest artists. You will love this mix of familiar selections with a dabble of humor and surprises! Join us for a fantastic spectacle of singing!

Tickets: $30 adults, $15 for age 18/ under and students w/ID (plus applicable fees)

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Chaka Khan

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Chaka Khan

Singer-songwriter Chaka Khan's career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often dubbed the "Queen of Funk," she has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide, in the genres of R&B, jazz, funk, soul, disco, and contemporary gospel, hits like: “What’s Goin’ On,” “Funk This,” “Summertime” and “I Feel for You.”

Note: a donation to Pacific Cancer Foundation wil be made for every ticket purchase.

Tickets: $35, $55, $85, $125. (plus applicable fees)

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Makana By Moonlight

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion

Makana By Moonlight

Described as “dazzling” by The New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants,” A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form of Ki Ho’alu/ Slack key guitar. From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

Tickets: $27 standard seating, $47 premium table seating (plus applicable fees)

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Pink Martini

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Pink Martini

It’s a global pop symphony: “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, we’d be that band,” says their pianist! Pink Martini’s musical travelogue will take you to Rio, Paris, Rome and New York with worldly cabaret music - from flirtatious samba music to sing-along to American favorites. "This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. And it seems to speak to just about everybody … from gradeschoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful. (Washington Post) "The songs swoosh past like fabulous gowns in a vintage fashion parade." (Telegraph)
Lead vocalist for this concert: China Forbes

Tickets: DANCE FLOOR ADDED! Patrons who have purchased tickets in the Orchestra section will have exclusive access to the dance floor!
Tickets: $30, $48, $58, $68 (plus applicable fees)

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have recorded chart-topping albums, toured the world (Trombone Shorty himself started touring at age 12, and toured with Lenny Kravitz at age 19!) and appeared on TV, at the Grammy Awards, and at the White House. Good things continue to happen for Trombone Shorty, thanks to his virtuosity, his dedication, and his ability to move people. In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans. That he pursues his passion with such humility and unpretentiousness makes his still-unfolding story as compelling as the music he's making along the way.

Tickets: $35, $45, $65, $85 (plus applicable fees)

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School Band Concerts

Tuesday, Monday, Tuesday - March 10th, 7:00 PM - 30th, 7:00 PM - 31st, 7:00 PM

Castle Theater

MACC annually hosts FREE School Band Concerts in the Castle Theater to allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy! The concerts are open to the public, so come support Maui's young performing artists! Tuesday, March 10, 7 pm: Baldwin High School
Monday, March 30, 7 pm: Lahainaluna High School
Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm: Maui High School
Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm King Kekaulike High School
Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm St. Anthony School
Tuesday, April 21, Kalama Intermediate School

Tickets: FREE!

ADMISSION IS FREE
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Richard Thompson

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson returns to Maui as part of The MACC’s "Solo Sessions." (His last performance here was six years ago). The acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician has been named by Rolling Stone magazine as #7 in the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, R.E.M., Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant, among others. Thompson was a founding member of the seminal folk-rock band Fairport Convention, and has just completed recording his latest release, produced by Jeff Tweedy of WILCO fame. In 2011, Thompson was presented the prestigious O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth. Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year.” The Los Angeles Times calls him, "The finest rock songwriter after Dylan, and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix."

Tickets: $30, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)

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Maui POPS Goes to the Ballet

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM

Castle Theater

Maui POPS Goes to the Ballet

The Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) partners with the Maui Pops orchestra, Music Director James Durham, to present the comic ballet Coppelia with music by Delibes. Premiered in Paris in 1870, it has become one of the most popular ballets of all time. Selected scenes from the ballet, with MAPA dancers, will fill one half of the concert; the orchestra performs music of Verdi, Mendelssohn, and Stravinsky to fill the other half.

Tickets: Tickets: $15, $30, $40, $50. Half-price students 18 & under on $30-$50 seats (plus applicable fees)

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School Band Concerts

Tuesday, Monday, Tuesday - March 10th, 7:00 PM - 30th, 7:00 PM - 31st, 7:00 PM

Castle Theater

MACC annually hosts FREE School Band Concerts in the Castle Theater to allow the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy! The concerts are open to the public, so come support Maui's young performing artists! Tuesday, March 10, 7 pm: Baldwin High School
Monday, March 30, 7 pm: Lahainaluna High School
Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm: Maui High School
Tuesday, April 7, 7 pm King Kekaulike High School
Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm St. Anthony School
Tuesday, April 21, Kalama Intermediate School

Tickets: FREE!

ADMISSION IS FREE
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Lee Brice & Chris Young

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Lee Brice & Chris Young

Two of country’s biggest stars!
Lee Brice is a craftsman whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. Brice released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009 and the title track set a record as the longest-charting song in Billboard’s Country history. In 2012, he topped his own success with Hard 2 Love, an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards and earned rave reviews. The New York Times refers to Brice as “a sensitive macho man” (a compliment) that embraces both sides of Brice’s persona. Brice's latest album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, on which he has obviously relished the role of producer with a flair for experimentation. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads, Chris Young is also a dynamic live performer, an international ambassador for his genre, and a talented songwriter. In 2006, Young released his self-titled debut album, earning two singles on the Billboard Country chart: “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me.” His second album, The Man I Want to Be (2009) had two #1 hit singles: “Voices,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song); his third album, Neon, produced two more #1 hits: “Tomorrow” and “You” and a Top-20 hit,“I Can Take It From There.” His most recent album, 2013’s A.M., produced three Top 5 hits: “Aw Naw,” “Who I Am with You” and “Lonely Eyes.”

Tickets: $45, $65, $85, $125 premium (ltd) (plus applicable fees)

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Chris Young in concert

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Chris Young in concert

Just added! Chris Young & his band in another concert at MACC!
(in addition to the sold-out Brice/Young show here Mar 7) Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads, Chris Young is also a dynamic live performer, an international ambassador for his genre, and a talented songwriter. In 2006, Young released his self-titled debut album, earning two singles on the Billboard Country chart: “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me.” His second album, The Man I Want to Be (2009) had two #1 hit singles: “Voices,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song); his third album, Neon, produced two more #1 hits: “Tomorrow” and “You” and a Top-20 hit,“I Can Take It From There.” His most recent album, A.M. in 2013, produced three Top 5 hits: “Aw Naw,” “Who I Am with You” and “Lonely Eyes.”

Tickets: $45, $65, $85 - tickets on-sale Wed Feb 25 at 10 am (plus applicable fees)

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George Benson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

George Benson

Appreciated as a musician and a performer, George Benson plays the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. His playing demonstrates a master's virtuosity without sacrificing his commitment to the groove, the beat, and the melody. Blending jazz with with his own sly, seductive rhythm and blues, he’s earned 10 Grammy Awards and an impeccable reputation as one of music’s most enterprising and engaging stars. "I'm not against ear candy," he says, "But I like mine to be significant." Don't miss this thrilling night of beautiful and inspired music!

Tickets: Tickets: $35, $55, with limited number of premium seats at $125
tickets on-sale to MACC members Sat FEB 7/ available to the public Sat FEB 14 (plus applicable fees)

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Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai in Concert

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai in Concert

With 21 Grammy Award nominations combined, Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, and pianist/composer, Peter Kater’s 25 year collaboration has produced some of the most memorable and ground breaking recordings in the New Age and World Music genres. Their music is intimate, intelligent, soulful, soaring and heart centered. Presented by Mysterium Music.

Tickets: $25, $35, $45 tickets on-sale Jan 12 (plus applicable fees)

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Brett Dennen

Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion

Brett Dennen

A folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California, Brett’s fifth studio album, Smoke and Mirrors, was released in 2013 song “Wild Child.” Other top-charting singles: "Ain't No Reason" "Sydney (I'll Come Running)" "Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)," "Out of My Head" off his albums Hope for the Hopeless, So Much More and Loverboy.

Tickets: $29 advance, $34 day of show (plus applicable fees)

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Jake Shimabukuro

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Jake Shimabukuro

Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. There is no doubt that Jake Shimabukuro embodies the heart and soul of ‘ukulele music, as no one else can wring the emotion, beauty, meaning and thrills out of four strings like he can! Though Jake is versatile with all the Hawaiian standards, he is constantly expanding his repertoire to combine elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco ─ and it all works amazingly well in his talented hands! Jake is now a world-wide phenomenon: he’s been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, has collaborated with and won accolades from diverse stars in the music world, wowed audiences on world tours and TV … and has even played for the Queen of England

Tickets: $12, $35, $45, $55 (plus applicable fees)

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Sara Evans

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Sara Evans

Over the years, Evans has developed a reputation for delivering thoroughly satisfying albums full of great songs brought to life by her distinctive heart-in-the-throat voice. She has an edgy contemporary sensibility that keeps her at the vanguard of today’s successful country performers: her last four albums, certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. Include the top hits: “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “A Little Bit Stronger.” Sara Evans has also amassed an impressive collection of awards, including female vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and video of the year from the Country Music Association for her ground breaking clip, “Born to Fly.”
The Country Knights Band will be performing in the courtyard before the show, starting at 5:30 pm

Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $125 (plus applicable fees)

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Harlem Quartet

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:00 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Harlem Quartet

The Quartet brings “a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” ( Cincinnati Enquirer.) Each member of the quartet is a seasoned solo artist, having appeared with major orchestras as well as solo and ensemble work. In addition to chamber music series around the world, Harlem collaborates with distinguished international performers and institutions. Praised for its panache by The New York Times, the Quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music. As such, they’ve worked closely with jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton to record the albums Hot House and Mozart Goes Dancing, which won a Grammy Award in 2013.

Tickets: $12, $30, $40 (plus applicable fees)

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Boyz II Men

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men have won fans the world over with their soulful multi-octave sound and incredible vocals. Given the monumental success of their albums and the timeless quality of their vocals, it’s easy to see why the four-time Grammy Award-winning act remains the most popular and truly iconic R&B groups in music history! The hits include: “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly,” "More Than You'll Ever Know." The vocal trio of Nate Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman – with their distinctive individual voices and smooth harmonies – create a rich catalogue of hits that appeal to fans across all generations. You will want to be here in the Castle Theater for this unparalleled Valentine Vocal Treat!

Tickets: $35, $55, $85, $125 (plus applicable fees)

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Eric Bibb

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Eric Bibb

One of the most imaginative modern musicians working within the blues tradition today. Eric Bibb is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with deep roots in American music –based on his own journey as a musician as well as his family background. As the godson of Paul Robeson, nephew of John Lewis, and son of Leon Bibb, music ran throughout the family tree, and he was raised in an environment where music mattered crucially. Bibb brings that same intensity, along with what the Dayton Daily News calls, "grace, elegance and gentleness," to the concert stage. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured, and passionate: an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually.Joining Eric on stage will be Michael Jerome Browne on mandolin, banjo and guitar.

Tickets: $30, $40, $50 (plus applicable fees)

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eighth blackbird

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

eighth blackbird

The name derives from the eighth stanza of Wallace Stevens’ evocative, aphoristic 1917 poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” But the group’s view is firmly forward: "The sextet eighth blackbird is simply the most exciting force for new music on the concert stage today." Combining the finesse of a string quartet, the energy of a rock band, and the audacity of a storefront theater company, this Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning group of ‘super musicians’ entertain and provoke audiences across the country and around the world. “Stage animals as well as outstanding chamber players, eighth blackbird performs with a freedom almost unheard of in their technically demanding repertoire … an uncommon delicacy. " (Sunday Telegraph, London)
The program features new works by composers Nico Muhly, Lisa Kaplan and rising star Gabriella Smith, as well as works by contemporary composers Tom Johnson and György Ligeti and music from the 1600’s by Claudio Monteverdi and Carlo Gesualdo.

Tickets: $12, $30, $40 (plus applicable fees)

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Marc Broussard

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Marc Broussard

Friday, January 30, 7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater Whether he's incorporating funk, blues, or R&B into his soulful pop sound, Louisiana-born Marc Broussard always stays true to his Southern and musical roots. (He’s the son of Ted Broussard, Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist formerly with the swamp pop group, Boogie Kings.) Known for his own unique brand of ‘Bayou soul,’ singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is also a fiery performer, imbuing his tunes with enough passion and energy to “make a river jump its banks”! From laid back renditions of his classic "Home" to the newer "Only Everything," this buoyant charmer never fails to make fans feel right at home with the easy-going vibe of his intimate live shows.

Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)

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Judy Collins

Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Judy Collins

Lazar Bear Productions presents folk music legend Judy Collins, who has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable song writing, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism since the 1960's. The award-winning singer-songwriter, with an iconic 50-album body of work, is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”, from the landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and she is well remembered for her dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns."
Judy Collins is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance women, who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. "Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition." (USA Today)

Tickets: $35,$45,$55,$65 (plus applicable fees)

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Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Musically, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are a melting pot of American folk melody and style: “a mini music festival of different styles filtered through the vibrant interaction of all four players." (Dirty Linen) Gleefully drawing from a variety of traditions, they hang a Georgia Sea Islands song on a New Orleans groove, and sneak an Afro-Cuban /Cajun groove under an Irish fiddle tune. Leonard Cohen gets clawhammer banjo; Springsteen gets bluegrass harmonies; and their own eclectic originals – about spirituality, cancer, red-haired boys, love, midlife and more – fit seamlessly with the classics.
“This quartet has a rare gift for fashioning hip, sleek sounds from the solid cloth of vintage American music.” (The Boston Globe)
“Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem dig deep into their collective souls, finding joy in the moment, peace in the harmonies, and rapture in the rhythmic drive.” (Hartford Courant)
“Bursting with fun and exuberance, tight sound and spirit.” (All Music Guide)

Tickets: $30 (plus applicable fees)

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An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

His only concert in Hawai'i, and only at The MACC! A superstar of the international music world comes to Maui! Kennedy Center Honoree, CultureConnect Ambassador and UN Messenger of Peace, Yo-Yo Ma has received numerous prestigious music awards and played as a soloist with most major orchestras to universal critical acclaim and the love of listeners the world ‘round – even outside the classical music domain! Yo-Yo Ma is well known as one the finest cellists of this generation, and a musician of unusually broad appeal. His 90 albums have received 19 Grammy Awards: in addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded bluegrass music, traditional Chinese melodies, Argentinian tangos and Brazilian music; and has collaborated with a spectrum of acclaimed musicians. His fine musicianship and intellectually rigorous analysis of the music have earned him the respect of his peers, and his adventurous, eclectic repertoire and friendly stage personality have gained him great success with audiences around the world. A once-in-a lifetime concert for Maui!
The all-Bach program will include Suite #1 in G Major, Suite #5 in C Minor, Suite #3 in C Major

Tickets: sold out (plus applicable fees)

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Ebb & Flow Ensemble

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:00 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Ebb & Flow Ensemble

Ebb & Flow Ensemble

PLUS: Concert Talk at 4 pm with Robert Pollock
Ebb & Flow Ensemble's 8th biennial concert offers a scrumptious assortment of new music: from a classic oboe quartet by prolific British composer Benjamin Britten, to a world premiere by Ebb & Flow director Robert Pollock. The program includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning composition by Argentine-born Mario Davidovsky, for piano and electronic sounds (with special video), and an award-winning string quartet by Hawai‘i's "dean" of composers, Neil McKay. The concert concludes with the delightful, tuneful Cor Anglais (English Horn) Quartet by Jean Francaix.

Tickets: $25 (plus applicable fees)

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Atmosphere

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 6:30 PM til 10:00 PM

Castle Theater

Atmosphere

note venue change to Castle Theater
Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they’re still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean. Also performing: The Grouch Presented by BAMP.

Tickets: $26 advance, $30 day of show. (plus applicable fees)

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Holiday Pops!

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM

Castle Theater

Holiday Pops!

Holiday Pops with special guest soloist Doug LaBrecque and the Maui Pops Chorus; Music Director James Durham and the Maui Pops Orchestra. The traditional holiday Pops concert is especially enhanced this year by guest artist Doug LaBrecque, who has been a a soloist with some of the world's finest symphony orchestras and has had leading roles in numerous Broadway shows, including Phantom of the Opera, Showboat, Oscar Hammerstein's 100th Birthday Celebration, and many others. Also introducing the Maui Pops Chorus to add to the holiday festivities! Get in the holiday spirit with this fun-filled family concert.

Tickets: Tickets: $15, $30, $40, $50. (Half-price students 18 & under for $30- $50 seats) * MAUI POPS Series 12/7/14, 1/25/15, 2/22/15 & 3/22/15: Patrons who purchase tickets to all four of Maui Pops Series will get 10% off each ticket price. (plus applicable fees)

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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Herb Alpert, with wife and vocalist Lani Hall, perform a sophisticated concert with a trio of musicians and songs from their exciting new album, In The Mood and last year’s Grammy-winning album Steppin Out. The concert will include a glittery jazz set sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites like “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Moondance,” “Let’s Face the Music & Dance,” “Fever,” “La Vie en Rose,” a Tijuana Brass medley and many others. A sparkling night of new and favorite songs!
Pre-show music in the courtyard 6-7 pm: Phil & Angela Benoit Opening act onstage: Benny Uetake

Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $75. On-sale to MACC members Friday Nov 7. On-sale to public Fri Nov 14 (plus applicable fees)

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Maui Choral Arts - We Need A Little Christmas

Saturday, Sunday, November 29th, 7:30 PM - 30th, 3:00 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Maui Choral Arts - We Need A Little Christmas

Maui Choral Arts Association Presents "We Need A Little Christmas" Join Artistic Director Gary Shin-Leavitt and special guest conductor Vania Jerome as Maui Choral Arts returns with their exciting annual holiday concert. This exceptional chorus of over 75 singers, accompanied by pianist Lotus Dancer, kicks off your holiday season with song. With everything from Bach to Broadway and sing-along crowd favorites, this is the concert to get your holiday spirit in high gear! Selling out every year, this event is a toe-tapping crowd please, so beat the Christmas rush and get your first holiday gift early!

Tickets: $30 adults, $15 Students w/ID, kids 18 & under (plus applicable fees)

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Harps & Horns

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 PM

Castle Theater

Harps & Horns

Early Music Maui Presents "Harps & Horns" Celebrate the Thanksgiving and Christmas season with the sound of harps, horns and voice! The Festival of Harps is back in concert with the Maui Community Band and the Maui Madrigale. Hear the delightful sounds of six harps with voices, concert band and guest soloists as they perform music specially arranged for this unique combination. Directed by Ginny Morgan, Lisa Owen and Cameron Keys. The Madrigale Group will perform in the courtyard before the show.

Tickets: $25 Seniors $15, Students $7.50

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The Irish Rovers

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

The Irish Rovers

FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR. Cherished icons of Irish music,The Irish Rovers announce their final World Tour bringing their effortless musicality and uproarious wit to Maui. “These international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy amount generation after generation of fans.” (Belfast Telegraph) With a career spanning 50 years and three generations of music lovers, THE IRISH ROVERS are giving their fans one final chance to say goodbye. “The crowd was in the palm of their hands as The Irish Rovers delivered flawless music that...featured songs recognizable to the die-hard fan (yet also the perfect introduction to the new-comers)... the evening had it all.” (Taron Cochrane) The band’s new CD “The Irish Rovers, 50 Years” is being released at concerts for this farewell tour. A Lazar Bear Production.

Tickets: $45, $50, $60 (plus applicable fees)

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David Lindley

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

David Lindley

A magical night of music awaits! Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest players of classic Hawaiian instruments (acoustic guitar, lap steel and ukulele), as well as the oud and bouzouki. Both a world music ambassador and historic figure in American song, Lindley is famed for his recordings and touring as a band leader and solo artist as well as making major contributions to the music of Jackson Browne (11 albums/countless tours), Ry Cooder (8 albums/multiple tours), Graham Nash (8 albums/multiple tours), Warren Zevon (7 albums/multiple tours) and Linda Ronstadt (5 albums/multiple tours). Presented by T-Rx Entertainment, LLC.

Tickets: $35, $45 (plus applicable fees)

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Solo Sessions: Peter Rowan

Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Solo Sessions: Peter Rowan

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.... And he's a great storyteller! Click on the links below.

Tickets: $30, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)

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Solo Sessions: Raul Midon

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Solo Sessions: Raul Midon

An evening with Raul Midón.
A smoothly expressive singer, an emotionally insightful songwriter, and an exciting, innovative acoustic guitarist, Raul Midón maintains an expansive musical vision that's led People magazine to call him, "an eclectic adventurist," and Huffington Post to dub him, "a free man beyond category ... he plays with such freedom and joy that his hands smile.” The New York Times described him as, "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus." Billboard called him, simply and aptly, “a virtuoso.”
Benny Uyetake will be performing in the McCoy Courtyard prior to the show: 6:00 - 7:15 pm. Come early and enjoy more music with this local hero!

Tickets: $30, $45 (plus applicable fees)

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Mavis Staples

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America’s conscience. For six decades Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music with her rich raspy voice, from the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s ("Uncloudy Day"), to the engaged protest of the civil rights era ("Freedom Highway"), and then even on pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits (“I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” "Let’s Do It Again"). Her warm embrace of a voice has carried through all these changes in our lives and times. Mavis Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”

Tickets: $35, $45, $65 (plus applicable fees)

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Leon Russell

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:30 PM

Castle Theater

Leon Russell

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, music legend, cultural icon Leon Russell gets back to the Islands on his “Life Journey Tour,” to promote his new release. “One of Russell’s best albums. Thank God he still infuses his music with the same soulful spirit that made him one of my first musical heroes.” (- Carl Abernathy) The new album follows The Union, 2010’s hit duet CD with Elton John.* Leon Russell was the magic and inspiration behind such music greats as Joe Cocker with Delaney and Bonnie on the famous Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour in the late 1960's. ( Leon wrote Joe Cocker's big hit "Delta Lady.") Leon Russell hits also include “Back To The Island,” “Hummingbird,” “Tight Rope,” “A Song For You,” “Roll Away The Stone,” "Lady Blue," and “This Masquerade.” Lazar Bear Productions

Tickets: $45, $50, $60 (plus applicable fees)

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Tuck & Patti

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Tuck & Patti

Over a career of jazz, R&B, and crossover acoustic / New Age recordings, husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti have produced a remarkable amount of music just with the comforting textures of guitar and voice. Tuck Andress studied classical guitar at Stanford University; Patti Cathcart was classically trained as a vocalist in the San Francisco Bay area. The two began to perform as a duo in 1981, and created their unique sound – mellow, “hang out” music that's soothing yet whimsical. Their album titles reflect the simpatico attitide: Tears of Joy, Love Warriors, Dream, How to Fly, Paradise Found, Chocolate Moment, A Gift of Love.
Opening act: a stylistic trio of Fulton Tashombe digital piano,Howie Rentzer - snare drum, and Paul Bunyon - sax & nose flute. Benny Uetake will perform in the McCoy Courtyard before the show, starting at 6 pm.

Tickets: $45 standard, $65 premium
(plus applicable fees)

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Island Breeze - Jeff Peterson, Kenny Endo, Riley Lee

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Island Breeze - Jeff Peterson, Kenny Endo, Riley Lee

"Island Breeze" is a trio of world class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create some new and beautiful music. Grammy award winning slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson and shakuhachi master Riley Lee have been working together for many years. They joined forces with taiko master Kenny Endo in 2012 during a week-long artists residency in Honolulu. The trio put together a program of refreshing music - like an “island breeze” - and presented it in concert at the University of Hawai‘i- Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium. Many people who attended the concert wanted to take the music home with them to continue listening to the gorgeous music which resulted from their collaboration. The three recorded a CD which has just been released. Come and hear this magic multicultural music collaboration for yourself: slack key guitar, taiko drum and Japanese flute.

Tickets: $30, $45 premium. On sale to MACC members first: July 19. On-sale to public July 26 (plus applicable fees)

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Citizen Cope

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion

Citizen Cope

An intimate solo / acoustic performance by “Citizen Cope.”
"Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex: you may think of Bill Withers, Neil Young John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Al Green. Or, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart." (Cope website)
One dollar of every ticket purchased will go toward purchasing musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana — a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts (turnaroundarts.pcah.gov)a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.
Presented by BAMP Project in association with Rick Cooper Music.

Tickets: $25, $35, $45. Ticket price increases $5 day of show (plus applicable fees)

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