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Magic Carpet Ride With Rick Vito and King Paris

March 15, 2012

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Rolling Stone magazine once called Rick Vito one of “the best thing[s] to ever happen to Fleetwood Mac.” When Vito stepped in for longtime guitarist/singer/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham in the late 1980s, he had big shoes to fill – but he came prepared. He had worked as a solo artist and session musician since the 1970s. […]

Jack Johnson Announces Hawaii Tour, Album

February 22, 2012

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“There’s a big announcement coming on Wednesday,” Paula Fuga whispered. “And it will sell out like that,” she said with a quick snap of her fingers. “It involves these guys,” she said motioning to her Mana Maoli band-mates. Big announcement? Quick sell-out? Hmmm, could it be Jack Johnson? It had to be. He has long […]

Gail Swanson, Elaine Ryan and Sebrina Barron Help Play It Forward

April 25, 2011

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Play it Forward Concerts presents a Mother’s Day benefit concert for Maui’s Women Helping Women May 8 at Stella Blues Cafe. The show will feature Gail Swanson, Elaine Ryan and Sebrina Barron in a songwriter circle, sharing the stories and inspirations behind their music. All three women are widely known to be prolific songwriters whose […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]