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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

A photo exhibit celebrating the return of the Island of Kahoʻolawe to the people of Hawaiʻi 20 years ago will open to the public on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

The three-day KÅ« Mai Ka Hula festival kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, with a film featuring rare and never-before seen footage from the archives of the Hula Preservation Society.

The Shops at Wailea hosts its Wailea Leʻa event, an evening under the Wailea stars, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, featuring free live entertainment by Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Henry Kapono.

Maui OnStage presents “Wait Until Dark” by Frederick Knott with performances scheduled from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5, 2014, at the Historic ʻĪao Theater.

Two months of special festivities celebrating the pageantry and culture of Hawaiʻi with parades, street parties, concerts and activities, comes to Maui in September and October.

The event features entertainment by Iwalani Hoʻomanawanui Apo and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Female Vocalist Carmen Hulu Lindsey at the Maui Thing stage.

MUSIC NEWS

Sam Smith performs "Stay with Me" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in InglewoodEnglish singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said. Plant's new release, "Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar", his 10th solo outing, rocketed to number two, making it the highest new entry. The Official Charts Company said it had topped the chart all week "until the eleventh hour" when it had been "pipped to the post." For Smith, who won a prize at this year's BRIT awards, it meant a fourth non-consecutive week at number one for his album "In The Lonely Hour".


Cast member Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa arrive for the premiere of the film "Boychoir" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in TorontoBy Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. These ranged from high profile galas like Francois Girard's 'Boychoir' and the Canadian premiere of Sundance favorite 'Whiplash' to Ethan Hawke's intimate and well received study of a former concert pianist. Girard, who also made 'Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould' and 'The Red Violin', said he does not want to be pigeonholed as a director of music-related projects, but that once again a story centered around this theme spoke to him. "I trust music more than the words when it comes to depicting emotions." Girard's 'Boychoir' and director Damien Chazelle's semi-autobiographical 'Whiplash' both portray students striving for greatness under genius teachers - one simply demanding and one monstrously abusive.


MCFW 2014: Music City Food & Wine 'Harvest Night' Lineup to Feature Kings of Leon, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, MoreIt's edging ever so close to time for this year's Music City Food & Wine Festival, and the last of the major programming announcements is out today, as the music lineup for that Saturday's 'Harvest Night' event has finally...


File photo of U.S. jazz musician and saxophonist Kenny G performing during a concert in Hong KongBy David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks. Instead, the man whose real name is Kenny Gorelick obsessively checks the company's stock price. Gorelick was one of the first investors in the Seattle-based chain. He was introduced to Starbucks chief Howard Schultz through an uncle, before the company went public, and soon bought a stake.


FILE - In this March 17, 2008 file photo, producer, writer and lyricist Jack O'Brien attends the 4th Annual Stella by Starlight benefit in New York. O'Brien is working on a touring version of “The Sound of Music” starting next year, but he promises he won’t be “trotting out your mother’s version.” (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien is working on a touring version of "The Sound of Music" starting next year, but he promises he won't be "trotting out your mother's version."


WHAT'S PLAYING / COMING UP

Melissa Etheridge - I'm the Only One
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Bryan Adams - Run to You
Avicii - Hey Brother
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
Diana King - Shy Guy
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
Ten Feet - Windward Skies
Sade - Smooth Operator
A Great Big World Ft. Christina Aguilera - Say Something

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