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The Music of Merrie Monarch!

WEBSITE - MM15 SLIDERWe saw awesome performances from this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. Now we want to turn up the volume on the competition and spotlight the artists that performed!

We put together a list of just some of the musical talents that were present at this year’s festivities! Go over and check it out now!

Mountain Apple Company’s Celebratory Merrie Monarch Photo Contest!

MM Contest IGOur photo contest is still going! You could win some fabulous hula themed prize packs just by posting a hula-themed photo! Even win a chance to get our grand prize pack which includes autographed CDs, books, merchandise and MORE!

All you have to do is go over to Facebook or Instagram & post a hula pic! It can be of yourself, a family member, something from Merrie Monarch, or anything!

Then tag us using @mountainappleco and #HulaRocks2015 to be entered to win!

We’ll pick the winners and contact you with your fabulous prizes! Contest ends Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Best of luck!

RULES:
Limit one entry per person. Multiple entries will not be counted.
Grand prize available for U.S. residents only.
Secondary prizes available for shipping worldwide.

Mahalo for making Robert Cazimero’s concert a huge success!

Robert Cazimero’s latest concert at the Hawaii Theatre was a huge success! Thanks to the efforts of Robert, the Hawaii Theatre Center, all of Robert’s very special guests and dancers, it was truly a night to remember. Highlights include a reunion of Robert and Roland with hula by the legendary Leina’ala Heine, a heartwarming tribute to Aunty Genoa featuring Raiatea Helm, Pomaka’i, and Aunty Genoa’s family, and a fantastic performance by rising stars Hu`ewa! See photos from the concert in the gallery below.

Mahalo and we hope to see you at Robert’s next concert!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Amy & Willie K

10940621_10152554190402007_993682252515545017_nThis Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and Amy & Willie K want to celebrate it with you! Join them for a concert under the stars at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa! Ticket packages include a romantic five-course dinner at the Black Rock Kitchen with preferred seating on the lawn, or a romantic evening picnic on the lawn! Dinner starts at 6PM and the concert begins at 8PM!

Tickets are available now! Make your reservations now before it’s too late!

If you can’t make it, then check out their newest release, Amy & Willie K Reunion !

Kuana Torres Kahele performs at the Hawaii Theatre!

HAWAII THEATRE AD

Kuana Torres Kahele celebrates new music and hula at the Hawaii Theatre! He will be joined by some great musical guests, including his dear friends Maila and Kanoe Gibson! Hula will be performed by Kumu Chinky Mahoe & Halau Kawai’ili’ula and Kumu Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta DeVera & Halau Na Mamo O Pu’uanahulu!

Admission to the concert includes your choice of Kuana CD!

Don’t miss this very special night!

And check out Kuana’s upcoming release, Music for the Hawaiian Islands Vol.3 – PI’ILANI MAUI, available everywhere February 24, 2015!

PHOTOS: The Green’s Rare Appearances!

The Green are an incredible reggae group, quickly establishing themselves in the reggae music scene and a gaining a meteoric rise to fame. Their fans are fiercely loyal, and the Green have proven that they are just as loyal. They performed two fantastic, toned down sets at Ward Warehouse and Windward Mall! Here are pictures from those two shows:

Ward Warehouse:

Windward Mall:

Check out The Green’s music on our website!

PHOTOS | Hawaii Kalikimaka with Robert Cazimero

Mahalo for coming out to Hawaii Kalikimaka and making the show incredibly special! Or if you couldn’t go, mahalo for being there in spirit! Here are some pictures from the concert, full of special guests, lovely hula, great mele, and fun had by all.

A big mahalo to the Hawaii Theatre for making this possible. We are grateful to the cast and crew for putting on a hectic three nights of a memorable Christmas concert. See you all again next year!

HAWAII KALIKIMAKA with Robert Cazimero!

Hawaii Theatre Center | Pride Of The Pacific 2014-12-04 13-01-55Hawaii Theatre’s HAWAII KALIKIMAKA stars Robert Cazimero, one-half of the award-winning Brothers Cazimero, with this year’s special guest star Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner, Starr Kalahiki.

The holiday presentation will also feature hula by Robert’s Hālau Nā Kamalei O Līlīlehua; Miss Aloha Hula 2014, Keʻalohilani Tara Eliga Serrao, of Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe; Miss Keiki Hula 2014, Keolani Hokuleʻakeaouli Hosino, and Master Keiki Hula 2014, Kamaka Leao Kaleionapali Hoʻopiʻi, from ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes’ Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi; vocals by  the Hawaii Theatre Christmas Glee singers, comprised of local, award-winning 19th Avenue and Aloha Spirit Quartets; and music will be provided by the Hawaii Theatre Hawaiian Ensemble under the musical direction of Aaron Sala. HAWAII KALIKIMAKA will be produced and directed by Hawaii Theatre Center’s artistic director and general manager, Burton White.

There are THREE shows to see! Don’t miss these performances:

Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/HawaiiKalikimaka

Makua Rothman on Tour with Dirty Heads & Rome!

Mountain Apple Company 2014-10-01 12-32-01Champion surfer & hit musician Makua Rothman is going on tour with Dirty Heads and Rome! Makua will be the opening act at sixteen different venues across North America, including a stop in Toronto, Canada!

Oct 10 – Majestic Ventura Theatre | Ventura, CA
Oct 11 – The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 – The Catalyst | Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 29 – Phoenix Concert Theatre | Toronto, Canada
Oct 30 – Upstate Concert Hall | Clifton Park, NY
Oct 31 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | Hampton Beach, NH

Nov 4 – Toad’s Place | New Haven, CT
Nov 5 – Best Buy Theater | New York, NY
Nov 7 – The NorVa | Norfolk, VA
Nov 8 – The National | Richmond, VA
Nov 9 – 9:30 Club | Washington D.C.
Nov 11 – Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC
Nov 12 – The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC
Nov 13 – Variety Playhouse | Atlanta, GA
Nov 14 – Mavericks at the Landing | Jacksonville, FL
Nov 16 – Culture Room | Fort Lauderdale, FL

These shows will be FANTASTIC, so don’t miss it! Ticket information on all these dates can be found HERE.

PHOTOS: Kuana Torres Kahele at Walmart!

Check out these pictures of Kuana Torres Kahele at Walmart stores around Oahu! To celebrate the release of his new album, Music for the Islands Vol. 2 Kahalelani Ni’ihau, he performed for some great fans, and even did a CD signing after! He was joined by some of his musical friends, including very special hula performances by Miss Hawaii Skyler Kamaka and Miss Aloha Hula TeHani Gonzado!

Check out the music HERE if you haven’t already! Don’t miss Kuana’s upcoming performance at the Doris Duke Theatre, September 17th!