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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The Poʻohala Project host the 1st annual Maui Makahiki Fest 2014 on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.

The 6th Annual Hāna Limu Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, in East Maui. The festival is organized by the non-profit group, Nā Mamo O Mū‘olea, to provide a deeper understanding of native limu (seaweed), and to become mindful of the roles the public plays in ensuring ocean resources are available for future generations.

The Shops at Wailea hosts its Wailea Leʻa event, an evening under the Wailea stars, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, featuring free live entertainment by Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame musician and Kumu Hula, Robert Cazimero.

The Surfrider Foundation on Maui and Honolua Surf Company celebrate surf culture and Honolua Bay during a surf movie night at Maui Preparatory Academy from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Hula dancers from hālau in Wailuku, Maui and Waimānalo, Oʻahu took the overall titles in the 24th annual Hula O Nā Keiki competition, which took place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16 at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in West Maui.

A total of eight hālau featuring 23 hula dancers will compete in various categories for awards and titles at this years event, and a chance to win prizes valued at over $12,500.

MUSIC NEWS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. Here are some recent quotes from artists talking about the issue:

The singer just dropped a platinum edition of last year's self-titled album.

Taylor Swift poses in the press room after receiving the Dick Clark award for excellence at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.


One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music AwardsBoy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.


Taylor Swift performs "Blank Space" during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. British boy band One Direction won the top award of the night for artist of the year, and led the winners with three accolades in the fan-voted awards. "It's amazing because we worked so hard on these last two albums," band member Liam Payne said. ...


WHAT'S PLAYING / COMING UP

John Legend - All Of Me
Paris Hilton - Good Time
America - Horse With No Name
Hawaiian Style Band - Rhythm Of The Ocean
Nelson - Love & Affection
Zendaya - Replay (Mike D Remix)
Destiny's Child - Emotion
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
UB40 - The Way You Do the Things You Do
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together (M/S)

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