Watch Maui TV News for April 17, 2015, Coverage of Maui’s Top News and Entertainment Stories.
J: GOVERNOR DAVID IGE MADE HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO MAUI LAST WEEKEND. WE GOT A CHANCE TO GET HIS TAKE ON SOME HUGE DEALS DIRECTLY AFFECTING MAUI. AND, FOR REFERENCE WE ALSO GOT THE INPUT OF SOME OTHER VERY INVOLVED PLAYERS IN THOSE DEALS. WE’LL HEAR FROM THEM ALL. AND, HE’S NOT LOST IN A VIDEO GAME, MAUI HIGH FRESHMAN IAN FORBES IS CAPTURING STUNNING AERIAL IMAGES OF MAUI HIGH SCHOOL FOR A STORY THAT HAS GONE NATIONWIDE.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS – PLUS – YES, IT RAINED IN MARCH…A LOT. IN FACT BY COMPARISON, MORE IN MAUI COUNTY THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE STATE. IN CURTAIN CALL – OUR SHY, RESERVED, ALWAYS SERIOUS PAUL JANES-BROWN PROVES HE’S ONLY HUMAN…AND LOSES IT WHILE DESCRIBING THE FUN OF VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, LOTS OF ART AROUND THE ISLAND THESE DAYS…AND SOME OF IT SPARED FROM THE DUMPSTER. THERE PENGUINS ON THE WAY AS WELL AS MAKANA, KAMEHAMEHA HO’OLAULE’A, JOHN FOGERTY AND DIANA ROSS. ALL THAT – AND MORE THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY – IN HIGH DEFINITION. I’M JEFF KING. THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN THIS WEEK.
J: GOVERNOR DAVID IGE IS A VERY BUSY MAN. AFTER ALL, HE’S GOT EIGHT ISLANDS TO OVERSEE. AND HE ONLY HAD SEVEN WEEKS TO BONE UP FOR HIS VERY FIRST STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS IN JANUARY. WELL, AFTER MUCH BADGERING, THE NICE FOLKS IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE KINDLY ARRANGED A FEW MINUTES FOR US TO SPEND WITH THE GOVERNOR DURING HIS FIRST OFFICIAL TRIP TO MAUI SINCE TAKING OFFICE DECEMBER FIRST OF 20-14.
(TAKE IGE PKG) LAST YEAR WE SAW A LOT OF THEN-SENATOR AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DAVID IGE. THE DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL MADE SEVERAL TRIPS TO MAUI. WHEN IGE SOUNDLY DEFEATED INCUMBENT GOVERNOR NEIL ABERCROMBIE IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY – HE DIDN’T HAVE TO, BUT HE STILL CAMPAIGNED STATEWIDE FOR FELLOW DEMOCRATS WHO STILL HAD ELECTIONS AHEAD OF THEM. SINCE TAKING OFFICE IN DECEMBER…GOVERNOR IGE HAS MADE, WE’RE TOLD, SOME BRIEF BUSINESS VISITS TO MAUI – BUT LAST WEEKEND WAS OUR FIRST CHANCE FOR A FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE…AFTER HIS NOMINATION OF CARELTON CHING TO HEAD THE DLNR KINDA BLEW UP…HE FACED A DEADLINE TO SELECT SOMEONE ELSE. AS OF LAST SATURDAY…WITH JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE THAT DEADLINE, HE WAS PRETTY TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT THE PROCESS.
(DAVid ige, governor) di01 “I’ve been interviewing a few. And we still have a few to go. We hope to make it by Monday.”
AS WE KNOW, HE ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF SUZANNE CASE AS THE NEW CHAIR. CASE HAS BEEN SERVING AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HAWAII NATURE CONSERVANCY. AS A STATE SENATOR, IGE WAS AN EARLY PROPONENT OF ACT 221, THE 2002 LEGISLATION THAT CREATED QUALIFIED HIGH TECH BUSINESSES IN HAWAII – LIKE ISLAND NEW TECHNOLOGIES – THE PARENT COMPANY OF MAUI TV NEWS. HE SAYS HE STILL WANTS TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND ABOUT CREATIVE AND CUTTING EDGE WAYS TO DIVERSIFY.
DE02: “As you know, visitor industry is #1…diversify to create jobs for our children and our childrens children.”
THE GOVERNOR’S FIRST PUBLIC TRIP TO MAUI TOOK HIM TO THE 20-15 AF FESTIVAL AT MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION LAST SATURDAY. BEFORE THAT, HE ATTENDED OPENING FESTIVITIES FOR THE AMERICANS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON AT MAEHARA STADIUM. AND BEFORE THAT, WE ASKED WHO HE LIKED IN THE FINAL. REMEMBER, THIS WAS BEFORE THE TWO HUGE GAMES LAST SATURDAY.
DE03: “I don’t like Kentucky. I like Wisconsin. I like underdogs.”
(ON-CAM TAG) JUST TO BE FAIR, WHEN NEIL ABERCROMBIE TOOK OFFICE, HE CAME TO MAUI IN MARCH OF 2011 – NEARLY A MONTH SOONER THAN GOVERNOR IGE. BUT IT WAS NOT ON THE OFFICIAL CALENDAR AND IT WAS FOR A MUCH DIFFERENT REASON. THEN GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE CAME TO MAUI TO INSPECT DAMAGE IN HAWAI’I CAUSED BY THE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI GENERATED BY THE GREAT TOHOKU QUAKE IN JAPAN ON MARCH 11TH, 2011.
J: ONE RECENT TREND THE GOVERNOR – AND ALL OF US – IS WATCHING IS THE PLANNED MERGER OF VERY EXPENSIVE COMPANIES AND ENTITIES. WE ASKED THE GOVERNOR’S TAKE ON THE PROPOSED BUYOUT OF HAWAII ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING HECO, MECO AND HELCO FOR 4.3 BILLION DOLLARS.
ONE OF THE TRUE PIONEERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOFTOP ENERGY IS HALEAKALA SOLAR FOUNDER AND CEO JIM WHITCOMB. HE’S A VERY INTERESTED AND INVOLVED PLAYER IN THE HIGH-STAKES, BIG-BUSINESS OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
(ON-CAM) THE OUTSPOKEN AND UNABASHED JIM WHITCOMB IS ALSO A FASCINATING GUY AND WE’LL HEAR MORE FROM HIM A LITTLE LATER IN THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ANOTHER MAJOR MERGER HAS ALSO DOMINATED HEADLINES OF LATE – THE POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION AND HAWAII PUBLIC HEALTH. OR IS IT A MERGER? IT’S ONE OF THE BIG TICKET ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY GOVERNOR IGE.
(CON’T VO) MAYOR ARAKAWA SAYS IT’S NOT A TAKEOVER OR A SALE.
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(ON-CAM) ALREADY NEARLY 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR – IF SOMETHING LIKE THE PARTNERSHIP IS NOT APPROVED, HHSC COULD POTENTIALLY LOSE BETWEEN 800 MILLION AND A BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE’LL HAVE THAT SIT-DOWN WITH JIM WHITCOMB AS HE TELLS MAUI TV NEWS ABOUT MAJOR EVENTS IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN JUST THE LAST 30 DAYS. AND MAUI HIGH GOES TO GREAT HEIGHTS TO GET AN OVERVIEW ON SCHOOL SAFETY IN A STORY THAT HAS GONE NATIONWIDE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. SOLAR ENERGY HAS BEEN USED PRETTY MUSH AS LONG AS HUMANOIDS HAVE GRASPED THE CONCEPT. IT GIVES LIGHT, WARMTH…AND IN MORE RECENT TIMES – ENERGY…IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. FGAST-FORWARD TO THE LAST HALF-DECADE AND SOLAR ENERGY HAS BECOME BIG BUSINESS AS WELL AS AN ECO-FRIENDLY WAY TO REDUCE THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS. BUT ONE CAREER SOLAR ENERGY EXPERT SAYS SOLAR MAY HAVE BEEN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME…BUT IT MAY HAVE COME A LITTLE QUICKLY TO THOSE TASKED WITH HARNESSING LAWS THAT HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SUN.
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(ON-CAM) JIM’S A FASCINATING GUY AND WE HAVE MORE OF OUR CONVERSATION WITH HIM ON OUR WEBSITE. LOOK FOR THAT SPECIAL REPORT AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
J: CAMPUS SAFETY. IT’S A TOP-OF MIND ISSUE. APRIL MARKS THE TRAGIC ANNIVERSARIES OF COLUMBINE AND VIRGINIA TECH. ON MAUI – AND ACROSS OUR STATE, THE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING CAMPUSES SAFE UNIQUE . A TEAM OF MAUI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CREATED AND PRODUCED A NEWS STORY ON CAMPUS SAFETY THAT WENT NATIONWIDE.
(VO) THE STORY IS COMPELLING – FILLED WITH FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVE, UNDERSCORING HOW CHALLENGING IT IS TO KEEP UNDESIRABLE PEOPLE OFF OUR CAMPUSES. THE STORY ALSO FEATURES STUNNING AERIAL IMAGES OF MAUI HIGH AND CENTRAL MAUI – CAPTURED BY MAUI HIGH FRESHMAN IAN FORBES WITH HIS HIGH-DEFINITION AERIL CAMERA DRONE. THE STORY WAS CARRIED NATIONWIDE THIS WEEK ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR.
(ON-CAM) IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE THE COMPLETE STORY, GO TO MAUI TV NEWS DOT COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK’S STORIES. BY THE WAY, WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION IS EXPECTED TO ISSUE FINAL RULES ON WHERE AERIAL DRONES WILL BE ALLOWED, WHAT THEY CAN BE USED FOR AND WHO CAN FLY THEM. IF PROPOSED RULES ARE ADOPTED, IAN WILL HAVE TO PUT DOWN HIS GOGGLES AND JOYSTICK UNTIL HE REACHES THE AGE OF 17.
J: APRIL SEEMS A WORLD AWAY FROM MARCH IN AT LEAST ONE CATEGORY. WHILE MOST OF US WOULD LIKE TO SEE A FEW MORE INCHES IN OUR RAIN GAGES…LAST MONTH IT SEEMS EVERYONE WAS SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
(FF-CG-VO) FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH, MAUI STOOD OUT AS HAVING THE MOST RAIN GAGES REPORTING NEAR TO ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS IN MARCH. IN FACT, IN SOME SPOTS MARCH WAS THE WETTEST MONTH IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. THE HIGHEST TOTAL WAS ON MOLOKA’I AT PU’U ALI’I. MORE THAN FOUR FEET OF RAIN FELL THERE LAST MONTH WITH NEARLY 11 INCHES FALLING IN ONE DAY – THAT WAS MARCH 4TH. HAIKU AND PUKALANI HAD THEIR WETTES MARCH SINCE 2006 AND KAKAHULOA ON MAUIS RUGGEST NORTHWEST SHORE NEARLY DOUBLED WHAT THEY USUALLY GET IN AN AVERAGE MARCH.
(ON-CAM) SO FAR FOR 2015, MUCH OF MAUI COUNTY HAS RECORDED NEAR TO ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL. AND PU’U ALII ON MOLOKAI HAS SURPASSED PU’U KUKUI ON MAUI AS THE WETTES SPOT IN THE COUNTY…AND WITH 64 INCHES OF RAIN THERE HAS SURPASSED PERENNIEALLY DRIPPY MOUNT WAIALEALE ON KAUAI TO BECOME THE WETTEST SPOT IN THE STATE SO FAR THIS YEAR.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, PAUL JANES-BROWN BECOMES SERIOUSLY CHALLENGED. SERIOUSLY. HE TRIES TO BE SERIOUS, BUT VANIA AND SONYA ANDMASHA AND SPIKE SERIOUSLY TICKLED HIS FUNNY BONE. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, ART MAUI, THE ART OF TRASH, THE ART OF PENGUINS FOR FREE AND WORLD CLASS CONCERTS ARE COMING TO MAUI. ALL THAT AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: PRO ARTS IS PRESENTING THE MAUI PREMIERE OF CHRISTOPHER DURANG’S MULTIPLE TONY AWARD WINNING COMEDY VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE. PAUL JANES-BROWN HAS FINALLY STOPPED LAUGHING. HERE HE IS TO TELL YOU WHY.
PJB: THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD ON SO MANY LEVELS IT TAXES A REVIEWER TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. DO YOU TALK ABOUT THE DAZZLING, GENIUS WRITING OF OUR MOST GIFTED COMIC PLAYWRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER DURANG’ DO YOU TALK ABOUT THE OUTSTANDING WORK OF THIS OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED GROUP OF ACTORS’ OR DO YOU TALK ABOUT HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE A BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS PRODUCER/DIRECTOR WITH THE BEST THEATER INSTINCTS THERE ARE BRINGING US SUPERLATIVE PRODUCTIONS’
OK LET’S TALK ABOUT THE PLAY. VANYA (JOHN PETERSON) AND HIS ADOPTED SISTER SONIA (BARBARA SEDANO) DISCUSS, LIKE THEIR CHEKOVIAN NAMSAKES, HOW EMPTY THEIR LIVES ARE. THEY BICKER OVER THE MINUTIAE OF THEIR LIVES. THEIR HOUSEKEEPER, APTLY NAMED CASSANDRA (JETT ROBIDOUX), IS AN HAITIAN VOODOO SEER WHO LIVES UP TO HER NAME. INTO THIS SAD PLACE COMES THEIR SISTER MASHA (JENNIFER ROSE), WHO IS A BIG, IN HER OWN MIND, HOLLYWOOD STAR, WHO HAS SACRIFICED A CAREER IN THE THEATER, SHE THINKS, SO SHE CAN DO A NEVER ENDING SERIES OF SLASHER TYPE SERIAL KILLER MOVIES WHICH ARE FABULOUSLY POPULAR. MASHA, HAS BROUGHT HER BOY TOY (TOMMY HACKETT) WHO IS SO OVERSEXED HE IS ON THE MAKE WITH EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF GENDER. TO ADD TO MASHA’S INSECURITIES COMES NINA (ABIGAIL PERRIN) A BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG VISITOR FROM NEXT DOOR WHO SPIKE HAS FOUND WHILE CAVORTING IN HIS UNDERWEAR IN THE POND. GOT IT’
IN NO CERTAIN ORDER, MASHA IS GOING TO SELL THE HOUSE, THEY GO TO A COSTUME PARTY, MASHA IS SNOW WHITE AND SHE WANTS EVERYONE TO BE DWARVES, SHE HAS EVEN BROUGHT COSTUMES FOR THEM, SONIA DECIDES TO GO TO A THRIFT STORE AND BECOMES MALIFICENT PLAYED BY MAGGIE SMITH ON HER WAY TO THE OSCARS, SPIKE HAS BEEN CHEATING ON MASHA, BUT NOT WITH NINA, VANYA HAS WRITTEN A PLAY ABOUT THE END OR THE WORLD AND WAXES NOSTALGIC FOR 15 OR 20 PAGES. THOSE OF US OF A CERTAIN AGE WILL FIND OURSELVES LONGING FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS. DO YOU REMEMBER BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEHAN, KUKLA FRAN & OLLIE, HOWDY DOODY’ VANYA MAKES A LOT ABOUT HOW WE USED TO LICK STAMPS. CASSANDRA CAN DO VOODOO. SONIA GETS A DATE!
YOU HAVE TO GO SEE THE SHOW TO FIND OUT HOW THIS ALL TURNS OUT AND WHAT GOES WHERE. ALSO PAY ATTENTION TO THE RECORDED MUSIC AT THE SCENE CHANGES.
IT’S HARD TO TALK ABOUT INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE MR. DURANG HAS WRITTEN SUCH A TIGHT SCRIPT WITH GREAT CHARACTERS ALL OF WHOM ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PLAY AND ALL OF WHOM ARE ABSOLUTELY DISTINCT FROM EACH OTHER. BARBARA SEDANO’S SONIA, IS LIKE AUNT CLARA FROM BEWITCHED MEETS ETHEL MERTZ. IN FACT, THERE IS A SCENE THAT WILL REMIND PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN AGE OF I LOVE LUCY, IT INVOLVES CRYING. MS SEDANO’S SONIA’S JOURNEY IS THE MOST SATISFYING IN THE PLAY. SHE IS THE ONE WHO HAS HOPE. MS SEDANO HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING US FOR MANY YEARS, BUT THIS IS HER BEST WORK YET.
JENNIFER ROSE CONTINUES TO SHINE AS OUR BRIGHTEST COMEDY LIGHT. SHE IS THE GO TO WOMAN FOR ALL CURRENT, PAST AND FADING STAR ROLES AND NOBODY DOES IT BETTER. HER MASHA’S JOURNEY IS A LITTLE MORE TRAGIC AND PATHETIC, BUT MS ROSE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE US LAUGH AT SELFISHNESS, PETTY JEALOUSY AND MAJOR DRAMA.
IT IS GREAT TO SEE JOHN PETERSON BACK ON THE PRO ARTS STAGE. HIS VANYA IS PERFECT. HE CAPTURES THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF DISDAIN FOR HIS HALF SISTER, THE CORRECT AWE FOR HIS FULL SISTER AND HIS REACTIONS TO SPIKE ARE PRICELSS. HOWEVER, HIS TOUR DE FORCE MOMENT COMES IN THE SECOND ACT WHEN DURING A READING OF HIS APOCOLYPTIC PLAY WHERE THE CHARACTERS ARE MOLOCULES, HE HAS A FIFTEEN PAGE MONOLOGUE WHEREIN EVERYONE WHO IS A BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE A SERIOUS NOSTALGIA ATTACK AND IT ALL BEGINS WITH LICKING A STAMP.
CASSANDRA THE SEER, VOODOO HAITIAN, HOUSEKEEPER IS JETT ROBIDOUX. HER PART IS THE MOST DIFFICULT IN THE PLAY, BECAUSE SHE HAS TO BREAK OPEN THE CHEKHOVIAN REALISM OF THE OPENING MOMENTS OF THE SHOW, AS VANYA AND SONIA DISCUSS THE HERONS IN THE POND AND THEIR COFFEE PROBLEMS, WITH A GIGANTIC ENTRANCE INTONING GREEK CLASSICAL ALLUSIONS, PREDICTING, LIKE HER NAME SAKE OF FUTURE DIRE EVENTS, AND PROPELLING THE PLAY INTO THE STRATOSPHERE OF HILARIOUS COMEDY. THIS SHE DOES AT FIRST JARRINGLY AND THEN EXPERTLY. CASSANDRA IS A CHARACTER MADE IN ACTOR HEAVEN AND MS ROBIDOUX IS THE ARCANGEL.
TWO ACTORS ARE MAKING THEIR MAUI DEBUTS, TOMMY HACKETT, WHO PLAYS SPIKE, IS PERFORMING IN A PLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT. MR. HACKETT PRESENTS A PERFECT SPECIMAN OF YOUNG MANHOOD, MIXED WITH A GENEROUS DOSE OF TESTOSTERONE AND SUGAR COATED WITH A BEACH BOY BODY HE FLAUNTS TO PERFECTION MUCH TO THE CONSTERNATION OF HIS COUGAR GAL PAL MASHA AND TO THE DELIGHT OF EVERYONE ON AND OFF STAGE, AND HE HAS PERFECT COMIC TIMING. WHEN HE EXITS AND TOSSES OFF “DON’T WAIT UP.” IT IS A DELICIOUS MOMENT. HIS IS AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT, AND HE IS OFF TO LA, WHERE HE IS SIGNED WITH WILHELMINA, SO YOU CAN SAY YOU SAW HIM WHEN.
FINALLY, MAKING HER MAUI DEBUT IS THE LOVELY, DEMURE, DARK HAIRED BEAUTY ABIGAIL PERRIN. SHE IS PLAYING NINA THE VISITING NEIGHBOR, THE BAIN OF MASHA’S EXISTENCE AND WHO IS LIKE A CHICK IN A SNAKE PIT. HER INNOCENCE IS ENTIRELY CHARMING AND BEGUILING, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A VESTAL VIRGIN AND A NEWBORN CHILD.
JONATHAN LEHMAN, IS ONE OF OUR FINEST DIRECTORS AND SHOWS IT IN EVERYTHING HE DOES. HE BRINGS A LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATED THEATRICAL KNOWLEDGE AND TASTE TO ALL OF HIS PRODUCTIONS THAT SOOTHES ANY PANGS ONE MIGHT HAVE FOR OFF BROADWAY. WE ARE BLESSED BY PRO ARTS AND HIS UNSTINTING DESIRE TO SHARE HIS PRODIGIOUS TALENTS WITH US. DO WHAT YOU CAN TO SUPPORT HIS EFFORTS. DON’T JUST ATTEND BUT SUPPORT WITH A TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO OUTSTANDING THEATER ON MAUI. IF YOU DON’T, IT COULD GO AWAY.
SARAH LONEY DID THE COSTUMES, CARO WALKER THE SET AND THE LIGHTS WERE BY BONNIE PRUCHA. THE SHOW LOOKED GREAT, ESPECIALLY PERRIN, EVEN AS DOPEY.
VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE RUN THURSDAY TO SATURDAY AT 7:30 AND SUNDAYS AT 3 PM UNTIL APRIL 19TH DON’T MISS IT.
WELL THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN A HUI HOU, NEXT WEEK I’LL BEGIN A TWO PART REVIEW OF MAUI’S BEST AND MOST ANTICIPATED ART SHOW, ART MAUI. STAY TUNED TO MAUITVNEWS FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS – A CHECK OF SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON MAUI.
THE CREATIVE ZANINESS KNOWN AS THE ART OF TRASH HAS BEEN – PARDON THE PUN – DUMPED UPON US ONCE AGAIN. THE 13TH ANNUAL EDITION IS ON DISPLAY NOW THROUGH MAY SECOND AT THE MAUI MALL. THE ART OF TRASH IS A JURIED EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTISTIC WORKS MADE COMPLETELY OUT OF MAYERIALS THAT WOULD ORDINARILY BE DISCARDED AS TRASH. IT’S FUN, IT’S WACKY AND IT’S FREE. THE ART OF TRASH IS ON DISPLAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. DAILY AT THE MAUI MALL UNTIL MAY SECOND.
AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED, ART MAUI IS THE OTHER SPLASH OF CREATIVITY ON OUR ISLAND AND PAUL JANES-BROWN SAYS IT’S THE BEST ONE HE’S EVER SEEN. IN FACT, HIS NEXT TWO CURTAIN CALL REVIEWS WILL FOCUS ON THE SHOW. ART MAUI IN THE SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER – OPEN DAILY THROUGH MAY SECOND.
SAY, HOW ABOUT A PINK MARTINI? THEY REFER TO THEMSELVES AS “GLOBAL POP SYMPHONY,” AND PINK MARTINI WILL TAKE YOU AN AN AROUND THE WORLD MUSICAL TRAVELOGUE TO RIO, PARIS, ROME, NEW YORK AND HANA…NO WAIT, THAT’S A BUMPER STICKER. PINK MARTINI, FEATURING VOCALIST CHINA FORBES, WILL WHOOSH INTO THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC FOR ONE SHOW THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 11 AT 7-30. TICKETS RANGE FROM 30 TO 68 DOLLARS.
WITH ALL THE NEWS FOCUSING ON POLICE OFFICER BEHAVIOR OF LATE, HERE’S A CHANCE TO GET A FIRST-HAND CHANCE TO TALK STORY WITH MAUI POLICE CHIEF TIVOLI FAAUMU. THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 14, THE MAUI NATIVE HAWAIIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL FEATURE CHIEF FA’AUMU AS THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THEIR MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING. IT BEGINS WITH A FULL BUFFET DINNER AT THE MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH AT 5-30. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, AND PREPAID ADMISSION IS 20 DOLLARS FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS – 25 DOLLARS FOR NON MEMBERS. FOR INFORMATION, GO TO MAUITV NEWS DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS.
AND I’M SURE YOU WON’T FORGET THAT NEXT WEDNESDAY IS APRIL 15TH. AS USUAL, MOST POST OFFICE LOCATIONS WILL ACCEPT YOUR SEALED AND STAMPED TAX RETURNS UP UNTIL MIDNIGHT.
PENGUINS. PENGUINS THAT BECOME SPIES. SPYING PENGUINS THAT CAN TALK AND MAKE YOU LAUGH. IT’S ANOTHER STARRY NIGHT CINEMA COMING TO THE MACC NEXT FRIDAY, APRIL 17 ON THE GREAT LAWN. “THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR” IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMATED ROMP FROM DREAMWORKS ANIMATION. THE GATES OPEN AT 6 NEXT FRIDAY, SO BRING A BLANKET AND YOUR LOW-BACK BEACH CHAIR AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING THE FAMILY. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC AND FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KEIKI AND THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR WILL FILL THE GIANT SCREEN STARTING AT 7-30. AND, YES, IT’S ALL FREE. IF IT RAINS, THEY MOVE THE MOVIE INDOOR INTO THE CASTLE THEATER.
NEXT FRIDAY THE 17TH IS THE THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AND THE MAKAWAO THIRD FRIDAY TOWN PARTY WILL TAKE OVER THE MIDDLE OF MAKAWAO FROM 6 UNTIL 9 P.M. THAT PANIOLO TOWN MAY BE SMALL – BUT THEY’RE BIG ON CHARM. MUST BE THE ALTITUDE. WHATEVER IT IS, YOU’RE INVITED TO MAKAWAO NEXT FRIDAY APRIL 17TH FOR THIRD FRIDAY MAKAWAO TOWN PARTY.
THE NEXT MORNING UPCOUNTRY IS THE PLACE TO BE – AGAIN. THE 2015 HO’OLAULE’A WILL TAKE OVER MUCH OF THE CAMPUS OF KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS OF MAUI IN PUKALANI. THERE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL HULA FROM MAUI DANCERS JUST RETURNED FROM THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL. AND MUSIC? YOU BET! FROM KEALI’I REICHEL AND NAPUA GRIEG… WHO WILL ALSO JUST HAVE RETURNED WITH THEIR HALAU FROM THE MERRIE MONARCH. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY, AS WELL AS KEIKI GAMES, A TEEN ZONE, CHOKE ONO GRINDS A COUNTRY STORE AND MORE. IT’S ALL DAY -0 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M., 2015 HO’OLAULE’A AT KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI…IT’S FAMILY FUN AND IT’S FREE.
THERE’S EVEN MORE MUSIC NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH. THE 20-15 ALOHA MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL TAKE OVER MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS ON KANALOA AVENUE IN KAHULUI. IT’S A BENEFIT FOR THE UH-MAUI COLLEGE INSTITUTE OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC. ENTERTAINERS WILL INLUDE GEORGE KAHUMOKU JUNIOR, MAILANI, KENNETH MAKUAKANE, NA WAI EHA, HALAU PA’U O HI’IAKA, AND STUDENTS OF THE UH-MC INSTITUTE OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC. THE THEME THIS YEAR IS “ALOHA ‘IA NO O MAUI” – MAUI IS TRULY BELOVED…AND THE ALOHA MAUI MUSIC FESTIVAL IS JUST ONE MORE REASON. TICKETS ARE 10 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, 15 AT THE GATE. WE’VE GOT MORE INFOR. CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
THE, NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT THE POPULAR UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL SOLO SESSIONS CONTINUES IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT THE MACC WITH PAULA FUGA. EXQUISITE VOCALS, POWERFUL LYRICS AND GORGEOUS MEOLDIES HAVE BECOME PAULA FUGA’S TRADEMARK AND ARE RAPIDLY MAKING ONE OF THE LEADING MUSICAL AND CULTURAL AMBASSADOR OF HAWAII. SHE’LL TAKE THE STAGE…INCHES FROM YOU…NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 7-30. TICKETS ARE 30 AND 45 DOLLARS.
LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD A BIT, THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH THEM. AT 7 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND, WEITH THE HAWAII PREMIERE OF “PLANETARY,” A FILM FUNDRAISER FOR THE MAUI CHAPTER OF HAWAII FARMERS UNION UNITED. PLANETARY TELLS ITS STORY WITH BREATH-TAKING BEAUTY, MIND-BLOWING INTELLIGENCE AND A HEART AND SOULF OF A FILM THAT DELIVERS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. THE FILM WILL ALSO BE DEBUTING AT THEATERS AROUND THE WORLD THAT SAME NIGHT – EARTH DAY. ADMISSION IS $15 PER PERSON FOR A TWO-PERSON PASS…MAKING THAT $30…OR $20 FOR A SINGLE TICKET.
AND EVEN FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, MAKANA BY MOONLIGHT, MAPA’S ANNUAL JAZZ, TAP AND HIP HOP SPECTACULAR…AND JOHN FOGERTY JUNE 6TH AT THE MACC. AND OF COURSE, THE INCREDIBLE DIANA ROSS AT THE MACC FOR TWO SHOWS – JUNE 14 AND JUNE 15. GOOD LUCK FINDING TICKETS FOR THAT ONE.
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By Jeff King
While the U.S. Coast Guard continues their sea search for 67 year-old Ron Ingraham of Molokai, Maui Fire Department crews are searching by land, sea and air on Lana’i. On its second day, Maui Fire Department is continuing its search for a Molokai fisherman missing since yesterday morning, off the northwest coast of Lanai.
Yesterday, April 24, MFD had its Air 1 helicopter searching the shoreline and off-shore waters. Fire department rescue boats from Lahaina and Kaunakakai were also used in the search of the coastline.
Ingraham and Kenny Corder radioed a “mayday” to Coast Guard watchstanders shortly after midnight Friday when their vessel, Munchkin, hit rocks about a mile offshore of Lana’i and began breaking up. Corder was plucked from the water by a Coast Guard Dolphin Helicopter. Ingraham, Corder says, was not wearing a life jacket.
Ingraham made headlines when his 25-foot sailboat, Malia, was lost in a storm in November, 2014. The Coast Guard called off their exhaustive search after four days. Then, 12 days later, Ingraham was found afloat in his disabled Malia 67 miles south of O’ahu – hundreds of miles from where he was believed to have been at last contact.
Because of sheer cliffs in the area where the boat washed ashore, the Lanai fire crew has been unable to conduct any shoreline searches from land. Further hampering any land search is that the closest access road is “Morita Trail”, a 4-wheel-drive dirt hunting road that is still roughly 2 miles away. Air 1 is conducting a thorough search of the shoreline and up into the deep gulches above the shoreline, in the event the man made it to shore and is resting under tree cover.
Today, MFD is again searching the near-shore waters with rescue boats from Lahaina and Kaunakakai. Air 1 is searching by air and also providing visual air support to the MFD crews in the water. An MFD scuba dive team has been called in and is performing underwater searches of the area surrounding the wreck site. MFD will continue searching today until late afternoon.
If the mariner has not been found, MFD will continue the search again tomorrow using rescue boats from Lahaina and Kaunakakai, as well as the department’s Air 1 helicopter.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest. Officials said the death toll will rise as more reports from far-flung areas come in.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which originated outside the capital Kathmandu, was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years. It was so powerful that it was felt all across the northern part of neighboring India, Bangladesh, Tibet and Pakistan where a total of 50 people died. The death toll in Nepal was 1,130, but it is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.
The massive quake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. At least one base camp was crushed – and at least 18 people are confirmed dead. One among them was Dan Fredinburg, a longtime Googler who headed privacy for Google X and product management for the overall privacy team. Fredinburg died this morning of a head injury after earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest.
More than two dozen aftershocks jolted the area after the first quake, which struck just before noon. At the time, Shrish Vaidya, who runs an advertising agency, was in his two-story house outside the capital Kathmandu with his arents.
“It is hard to describe. The house was shaking like crazy. We ran out and it seemed like the road was heaving up and down,” Vaidya, 46, told The Associated Press. “I don’t remember anything like this before. Even my parents can’t remember anything this bad.”
All across the country, residents ran out of homes and buildings in panic. Walls tumbled, trees swayed, power lines came crashing down and large cracks opened up on streets and walls. And clouds of dust began to swirl all around.
Once the first shaking stopped, Vaidya thought the family could return indoors by the evening. But the jolts kept coming, and they felt safer outdoors.
“It’s cold and windy so we are all sitting in the car listening to the news on FM radio,” he said. “The experts are saying it’s still not safe to go back inside. No one can predict how big the next aftershock will be.”
So the family and their three domestic helpers ate dinner in the compound with the headlights of their car providing the light. Vaidya’s wife and 10-year-old son are on holiday in the U.S. for which he was grateful.
In his largely affluent neighborhood of low-rise, sturdy homes in suburban Kathmandu the damage was relatively low. In other parts of the city where the buildings are older and poorly built people have not been as lucky.
There are forecasts of rain and thunder showers later Saturday and on Sunday and the temperatures are in the mid-50s (14 Celsius), cold enough to make camping outside uncomfortable.
Thousands of people were spending the night at Tudikhel, a vast open ground in the middle of Kathmandu, just next to the old city that is lined with old buildings and narrow lanes. Now it is in ruins.
People lay on plastic sheets or cardboard boxes, wrapped in blankets. Mothers kept their children warm; some lit fire with whatever wood they could find. Most were eating instant noodles and cookies.
Deepak Rauniar, a shop worker who was there with his friends, said: “We are too scared to go back to our apartment. It is surrounded closely by houses, most of them old. The houses could collapse while we are still sleeping.”
Within hours of the quake, hospitals had filled up with hundreds of injured people. With organized relief and rescue largely absent, many of them were brought to hospitals by friends and relatives in motorized rickshaws, flatbed trucks and cars. It was also residents themselves who used bare hands, crowbars and other tools to dig through rubble and rescue survivors.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was attending a summit in Jakarta, tried to rush back home but made it as far as Bangkok where his connecting flight to Kathmandu was canceled because the capital’s international airport was shut down.
A mountaineering guide, Ang Tshering, said an avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the earthquake, and government officials said at least 10 climbers were killed and 30 injured. Their nationalities were not immediately known.
Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a Dane who is climbing the Everest with a Belgian, Jelle Veyt, said on his Facebook page that they were at Khumbu Icefall , a rugged area of collapsed ice and snow close to base camp at altitude 5,000 meters (16,500 feet), when the earthquake hit.
“Right now, it is pretty chaotic and we try to help those injured,” Pedersen wrote in an email to Danish news agency Ritzau.
Norwegian climber Teodor Glomnes Johansen told a newspaper in Norway that people at base camp were working on saving lives.
“All those who are unharmed organize help with the rescue efforts. Men, women and Sherpas are working side by side. The job right now is to assist the doctors in the camp here,” Glomnes Johansen told Norway’s VG newspaper.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.8. It said the quake hit at 11:56 a.m. local time (4:56 a.m. HST) at Lamjung, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu. Its depth was only 11 kilometers (7 miles), the largest shallow quake since the 8.2 temblor off the coast of Chile on April 1, 2014.
The shallower the quake the more destructive power it carries.
A magnitude 7 quake is capable of widespread and heavy damage while an 8 magnitude quake can cause tremendous damage. This means Saturday’s quake — with the same magnitude as the one that hit San Francisco in 1906 — was about 16 times more powerful than the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti in 2010.
The quake occurred at the boundary between the two pieces, or plates, of Earth’s crust, one of which supports India to the south and the other Eurasia to the north. The Indian plate is moving at 45 millimeters (1.7 inches) a year under the Eurasian plate, and this results in earthquakes once every 500 year on an average, said
Marin Clark, a geophysicist at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
So the quake was “definitely not a surprise,” she said. Over millions of years, such quakes have led to the uplift of the Himalayas.
The power of the tremors brought down several buildings in the center of the capital, the ancient Old Kathmandu, including centuries-old temples and towers.
Among them was the nine-story Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu’s landmarks built by Nepal’s royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath.
Hundreds of people buy tickets on weekends to go up to the viewing platform on the eighth story, but it was not clear how many were up there when the tower collapsed. Video footage showed people digging through the rubble of the tower, looking for survivors.
Nepal suffered its worst recorded earthquake in 1934, which measured 8.0 and all but destroyed the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
This a developing story. Follow continuing updates from AP and other news organizations here.
Maui firefighters have been busy in the last 24 hours. A five-acre blaze that may have been an “unscheduled cane burn” was called in Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. And today, Gene Simmons’ new restaurant, Rock and Brews in Pa’ia was damaged by smoke and flames.
In the fire Thursday night, Kahului firefighters arrived about 15 minutes later and found grass and brush on fire off South Firebreak road, next to Hawaiian Cement. The fire was reported by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. security that was patrolling the area. About five acres of grass and brush were burned. No damages to structures or injuries were reported.
Firefighters from Kahului, Kihei, and two fire department water tankers responded. HC&S also assisted by sending two water tankers. The fire was contained by 11:54 p.m. and called extinguished at 2:26 a.m. this morning. A fire investigator was called out and the incident remains under investigation.
Then today, at 11:11 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Rock & Brews restaurant, at 120 Hana Highway in Paia.
Paia firefighters were on scene two minutes later and saw light smoke coming from the restaurant. Employees reported hearing a loud pop then saw smoke in the air. Everyone had been evacuated by the time firefighters arrived.
Investigation found that the fire sprinklers had been activated in the attic space above the restaurant. Fire crews quickly entered the ceiling area and had the fire extinguished by 11:27 a.m.
Paia Fire Capt., Ben Bland, said “It’s a true testament that fire sprinklers really do work and can make a difference to extinguish or slow a fire until fire department crews arrive. Fire sprinklers effectively prevented this fire from spreading throughout the attic and to the rest of the building.”
The fire was determined to be accidental and caused by a fault in electrical wiring. Damages were estimated at $10,000 to structure, $10,000 to contents. No injuries were reported.
Five fire units from Paia, Makawao, Kahului, Kihei and a Battalion Chief responded.
Anyone having information about last night’s fire or any other fire is asked to call Captain Paul Haake, at the Fire Prevention Bureau, 244-9161, extension 23.
HONOLULU – The Department of Health applauds Governor Ige, members of the legislature, and partners statewide for passing and signing Act 19 (HB 940), which restricts the use of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, in all locations where smoking is illegal. Act 19 upholds the protections created by Hawaii’s very successful Smoke-Free Workplace and Public Places Law, enacted in 2006. The signing of this historic legislation makes Hawaii the fourth U.S. state to have passed such a bill, after North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah.
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard continues searching for a missing mariner after the fishing vessel he was aboard capsized approximately one mile west of Lanai, Friday.
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