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Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali‘i to perform holiday concerts

By Staff | Dec 13, 2018

KAHULUI – “Amy & Willie K: A Ho’onanea Holiday Concert” will be held on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate musical magic this holiday season with two of Maui’s favorite entertainers, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie Kahaiali’i, on stage together as a dynamic duo of Hawaiian music and song.

Amy’s rich, sultry voice joins Willie K’s own exceptional vocal abilities and guitar prowess to create crystalline melodies and virtuoso instrumentals, along with plenty of good-natured camaraderie.

Ho’onanea preshow festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with local craft vendors and live music in the courtyard.?

Tickets are $35, $45, $55 or $65 (half-price for kids 12 and under); call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

In other MACC news, the exhibit “Surfing Hawaii” will be on display from Dec. 16, 2018 to Feb. 17, 2019 in the Schaefer International Gallery. Admission is free.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as before Castle Theater shows and during intermission.

“Surfing Hawaii” presents the most popular ocean sport beginning with its Native Hawaiian origin and knowledge of he’e nalu through the evolution of surf tourism in the islands today.

Surfboard collections, ephemera, video and contemporary works by artists Carol Bennett, Mark Cunningham, Pete Cabrinha, Peter Shepard Cole, Charlie Lyon, Wayne Levin and Noble Richardson will be on view.

It reflects a timeline from ancient Polynesia to the 21st century, presenting the influences of surfing through art, literature, film, music and fashion.