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The MACC announces a pause in programming

By Staff | Mar 24, 2020

KAHULUI – In support of current county, state and federal governmental and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has postponed all public programming until further notice.

This decision is guided by the MACC’s commitment to help ensure the health and safety of the entire community.

The center made this difficult announcement in coordination with its many partners in the visual and performing arts, from artists both local and global, island vendors, schools, and MACC employees, board and volunteers.

MACC President and CEO Art Vento stated, “The arts have historically been a source of comfort, inspiration and respite during trying times, so it is with both concern for the present and hope for the near future that we make this decision to limit public interactions during this period of threat to public health.

“We understand the social responsibility of an institution like the MACC, and strive to help keep the whole community healthy in mind, body and spirit. This is a pause in the programming ? an intermission, in theater terms. We look forward to the day when we can announce a resumption in schedule and continue to bring the enriching power of the arts to all on Maui. We will remain in contact with any further updates through our website, e-mail and social media sites.”

Programming originally scheduled for the upcoming weeks includes the following list of events at MACC venues. Many events have been postponed and rescheduled; the new dates, if known at this time, are given.

Some events have had to cancel.

“Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Paula Fuga” (3/13) has been postponed until Friday, May 29. ?

Jake Shimabukuro’s concert (3/14) has been postponed until Saturday, May 23. ?

Starr Kal?hiki’s concert (3/21) has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

Simrit Live on Maui (3/22) has been rescheduled for March 21, 2021.

Lucky Plush “Rink Life” (3/26) has been postponed; the new date will be announced.

Proof of Loyalty (3/28) has been postponed to Friday, June 26. ?

Daryl Hall & John Oates (3/29) have rescheduled their concert for Oct. 21. ?

Kendall Dean (4/3) may reschedule.

The Derek Warfield show (4/5) has been cancelled. ?

Meshell Ndegeocello’s show (4/9) has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

“Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Keola Beamer” (4/10) has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

Starry Night Cinema (4/10) has been postponed; a new date will be announced.

Shows by the Allman Betts Band (4/17) and Maui Choral Arts (4/19) – have been cancelled, along with school band concerts and arts education events ?

The Art Maui exhibit is closed.

Patrons are asked to check the MACC website (MauiArts.org) and social media sites for more complete information on a show-by-show basis.

Specific ticketing and exchange information can be addressed by the MACC Box Office.

Regular telephone hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.; phone 242-SHOW (7469).