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Maui Native Advances on The Voice

Joseph Soul, with roots firmly planted in Hana, has made it past the battle rounds on NBC’s The Voice, after a valiant battle against vocal powerhouse Desz. The native Hawaiian DJ and R&B soul singer wowed the judges, but Kelly Clarkson chose his competitor over him in the battle round. However, Gwen Stefani was quick to jump in before Soul …

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The Theater Experience Goes Online

The doors of Maui’s acclaimed community theaters may remain shut, but it hasn’t stopped the passion and resilience of our local performing artists from finding a way to reach out to their audience.   In fact, despite the novel coronavirus making the live theater experience an impossibility at the moment, the line-up of upcoming shows from our local theaters is so …

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A-Ron’s TV Reviews Presents: HBO’s “Perry Mason” Season 1 (2020)

Leading premium cable service company HBO has rebooted Perry Mason for a new generation and this isn’t your Grandma and Grandpa’s version of “Perry Mason”. Brimming with top notch performances and dripping in style, “Perry Mason” has a compelling mystery that is gritty and violent. The rebooted HBO series is set in 1932 and focuses on the origin story of …

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Hawaiian Music Icon Willie K Passes Away

Iconic “You Ku’uipo” singer Willie K has passed away, MAUIWatch confirmed early Tuesday morning. The Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning musician and Maui native announced two years ago that he was battling lung cancer. According to a post on his official Facebook Page, ” Initially in January 2018, he was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He fought hard for over 2 …

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A-Ron’s Best Of 2020 So Far….

This year has been extremely hard for everyone around the world. This pandemic has got us down in more ways than one. That includes the movie industry, with theaters being shutdown causing films to delay their release dates and films currently in production to be shutdown and put on hold. With theaters shutdown, we only got a handful of films …

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22 Years Of Aloha: Saying Goodbye To “Hawaii Five-O” (1968-1980, 2010-2020)

“Hawaii Five-O” has left a lasting impression on pop culture, whether it was the original Jack Lord series that ran for 12 seasons. Or the rebooted series starring Alex O’ Loughlin and Scott Caan, that ran for 10 seasons. It gave us 22 years of sun, sand, arrests, car chases, shootouts, friendships, partnerships and aloha. “Hawaii Five-O” will be a …

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A-Ron’s Cinema and The Movie Theater – A Brief History

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, recently penned an essay urging the Nation to help save movie theaters all across the world. Movie theaters all across the United States and the world have closed nationwide like much companies and businesses, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdown has turned movie theaters dark, causing nearly all of the country’s 40,000 plus screens in an …

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Regal Cinemas Shuts Down All Locations Due to Coronavirus

Regal Cinemas has announced they’re shutting down all of their locations indefinitely. The company sent out an email stating: “Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all Regal theatres will remain closed until further notice as a precaution amid the current circumstances.  Beginning tomorrow we will suspend payments for all Unlimited members until we reopen. “ There are 543 Regal theaters in the …

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Theater Review: Out of Order

Director David Belew’s rollicking production of Ray Cooney’s “Out of Order” has just opened at the ProArts Theater in Kihei (at Azeka’s Marketplace). It’s a naughty, fast paced and wildly funny comedy for adults only and full of memorable set pieces. Dale Button stars as Richard Wiley, a Cabinet Minister with a loving wife (played by Laura Kinne), a mistress …

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