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Center announces additional ‘Live @ the MACC’ streaming events

By Staff | Dec 18, 2020

Gypsy Pacific is a vibrant gypsy-jazz band based on Maui. From left, bassist Marcus Johnson, guitarists Tom Conway and Phil Benoit, and violinist Willy Wainwright have been performing and recording in Hawaii for nearly 20 years.

KAHULUI — The Maui Arts & Cultural Center recently launched its “Live @ the MACC” series. The series consists of rock, pop, holiday and Hawaiian music concerts, hula and contemporary dance performances as well as the visual arts.

Each event will be Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., but instead of the audience coming to the center, The MACC will come to its audiences, live-streamed on the MACC website as well as its Facebook and YouTube pages.

Additional “Live @ the MACC” events include performances by Hālau Kekuaokalā’au’ala’iliahi and Nā Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes on Dec. 19, the Maui Pops Orchestra on Dec. 20, Jonathan Korth and Ignace Jang on Jan. 2, Gypsy Pacific on Jan. 9, and Adaptations Dance Theater on Jan. 23, plus a special film premiere on Jan. 23 showcasing the MACC’s permanent art collection and its contributing artists.

The series has previously aired a live-streamed concert featuring Amy Hānaiali’i and Eric Gilliom, and drive-in/simultaneously streamed concerts in the A&B Amphitheater that showcased recent Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Josh Tatofi, Amy Hānaiali’i and Jeff Peterson, plus concerts with Henry Kapono, Keola Beamer Kamaka & Kala’e Camarillo, Robi Kahakalau, John Cruz, Barry Flanagan, Eric Gilliom and Anthony Pfluke.

The series kicked off with a return of drive-in movie showings.

The “Live @ the MACC” series is made possible by the generous support of the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development.

The series is designed to bring much-needed opportunities for many of Hawaii’s performing artists and art forms, in a combination of live/virtual or safe/live in-person events that meet or exceed all current CDC guidelines.

According to MACC President and CEO Art Vento, “Challenging times require creative solutions. We will continue to address and evolve ways to make the arts available, at the MACC and from the MACC. Whether it be live events in the outdoor A&B Amphitheater such as the drive-in movies and drive-in concerts, or audience free live-steamed events originating from the Castle Theater stage, we will find a way to provide safe and accessible options. With this latest group of shows announced, that is what we offer during these challenging times. If you cannot/should not come to the MACC, the MACC will come to you!”

All these “Live @ the MACC” events are free of charge. Donations and support for the MACC are welcome and can be made online at www.mauiarts.org/donate.