Jack Johnson Joins Willie Nelson and Friends at Kokua For Japan

April 10, 2011

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by Suzanne Kayian Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons were among the artists at the April 10 Kokua for Japan benefit concert and telethon. They joined Hawaii favorites’ Henry Kapono, Jake Shimibukuro and John Cruz — among many others — at the concert which was held at the Great Lawn […]

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Doobies Did Bring Surprises

April 2, 2011

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by Suzanne Kayian The Doobie Brothers welcomed special guests Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson and Mick Fleetwood to their concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Friday night, April 1. It was a great show and a ton of fun to see these legendary players share the stage. Prior to the concert, Pat Simmons sat […]

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Are The Doobie Brothers Bringing Surprises

March 31, 2011

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Friday night’s April Fools Day concert with The Doobie Brothers and War on Maui promises to be a lot of fun. I recently chatted with band co-founder Patrick Simmons for my Rhythm & Views blog at Maui No Ka Oi Magazine. What I didn’t include in the R&V post: there are unsubstantiated reports that the […]

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Steven Tyler Celebrates On Maui

March 27, 2011

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Steven Tyler flew into Maui late Thursday (3/24) night after taping last week’s memorable American Idol elimination show. During the show, Stevie Wonder surprised Tyler by singing “Happy Birthday” (as seen in this YouTube video), while the AI judge was presented with a Peter Max portrait and a cake bearing sparklers. Max painted a series […]

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Lukas Nelson Week on Maui

March 14, 2011

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Lukas Nelson recently took two weeks off from his busy touring schedule to return home, to Maui. While here, he graciously agreed to an interview. He also agreed to visit my daughter’s school, of which he is an alumni. I wrote about him at my Rhythm & Views entertainment blog, I attended the school performance/visit, […]

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Dave Bauss Turns Me On

February 23, 2011

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It never fails. David Bauss always turns me on to cool music. It could be any genre — from Grateful Dead-flavored shows to DJs from New York City — getting a tip from Milagro’s top bartender always leads to a great show. I ran into him the other night and by the next day, I […]

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Bass Player Theme Continues

February 21, 2011

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The recent post about Wolf received such great feedback, I thought I’d dig up another cool bass player photo. You know what they say about positive reinforcement. It works. Thanks for checking out my work. This photo was taken the first time I saw Kanekoa — one of my favorite bands. It was Halloween 2010 […]

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