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The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College hosts a week-long series of free events in celebration of music from Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 25, 2014.

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, the half-sister of President Barack Obama and international studies educator, has been identified as a presenter at the 2014 TEDxMaui event. The partial list also includes: Dave Kalama; Kerrie Urosevich, PhD; Kimi Werner; and Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon, III, PhD.

Slack key guitar master Makana and the Hawaii Pacific University Symphony Orchestra perform together at the MACC this Saturday, April 5.

The Saturday, April 5 performance of local author Tom Althouse's play "The Worthmores" features Mayor Alan Arakawa in a full powdered wig.

This weekend promises live music options ranging from ska punk to folk rock to that guy from Men at Work, but without any of the other Men.

The 6th Annual Marvelous March Classic Car Cruise Event takes place this Saturday, March 29 at the Lahaina Gateway shopping center.

MUSIC NEWS

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 14, 2014:


LONDON (AP) — Musicians who performed in the London production of "War Horse" have lost a legal bid to stop the National Theatre from replacing them with a recorded soundtrack.

In this April 10, 2014, photo, a visitor looks at an exhibit in a new section of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. A $100 million expansion has added more than 200,000 square feet of space to the existing building. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.


Lead vocalist Win Butler of rock band Arcade Fire performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in IndioBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian alternative-rock group Arcade Fire closed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday with special guest Debbie Harry but deplored the festival's growing amenities reserved for VIPs only. Arcade Fire kicked off its set with "Reflektor," the title song from last year's album of the same name, and led into songs such as ""Flashbulb Eyes" and "Rebellion (Lies)." "We've been coming here for many years now, so it's an honor to be headlining," said the band's frontman, Win Butler. But Butler took a moment on stage to criticize Coachella's VIP area, saying "people are dreaming to get in there, but it super sucks in there, so don't worry about it." The band then played its nostalgia-infused track "The Suburbs," changing part of the lyrics to sing "in a field full of freaks and my friends," eliciting cheers from the audience. The band were later joined by Blondie singer Debbie Harry, who performed her classic 1979 hit "Hearts of Glass" with Arcade Fire's frontwoman Regine Chassagne, and the band's song "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)." Arcade Fire ended with "Wake Up," joined by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.


Mexican singer Alfredo Rios, aka "El Komander", performs during a concert in Texcoco, Mexico State, on April 5, 2014Texcoco (Mexico) (AFP) - "El Komander" struts on stage, pours expensive whisky into a fan's mouth and sings about grenade launchers -- just another wild night for a Mexican singer who has faced bans for eulogizing drug lords. Wearing a black leather jacket and military fatigue pants, Alfredo Rios took his show to 5,500 people in Texcoco, in the state of Mexico, a region of 15 million people enduring a spike in murders this year. Rios appeared in the US documentary "Narco Cultura," which describes the cross-border fascination with Mexico's drug culture. More recently, he was banned from performing on Friday in another region beset by a surge in violence, the central state of Morelos south of Mexico City.


WHAT'S PLAYING / COMING UP

Howard Jones - No One is to Blame
Cee-Lo - Forget You
Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
Patty Smyth w/Don Henley - Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
Train - Hey Soul Sister
Corey Hart - Never Surrender
Robin Thicke - Feel Good
Pink - Try
UB40 - The Way You Do the Things You Do
Eagles - Hotel California

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