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"The Weekly Dish" March 30

March 30, 2012 - Trisha Smith
Catch this morning's lively episode of "The Weekly Dish" radio show here thanks to The Maui Weekly.

This Friday's broadcast was fun and community-conscious as always, and sparkled with an array of special guests that rock our island in many ways. It never ceases to amaze me how much great information we can jam into our show, and I'm pleased to jump-start the island's weekend with our entertaining reporting and inspiring feature segments.

We had the pleasure of welcoming inspirational youth Talia Gangini to the studio with her Hui No'eau buddy, gifted artist and Upcountry craftsman Tim Garcia. They rose bright and early to introduce Maui to the creative quest called "Craft For a Cause." Talia's life on Maui and beyond is decorated with esteemed accomplishments already for a 19-year-old gal, and her artistic spirit continues to thrives in her jewelry-making and more, but she's always been a lady of the sea. Now, she is able to combine her passions of stand-up paddle surfing with community arts during two events on Maui's West Side that will take place on April 7 and 14.

Craft For a Cause strives to raise at least $3,625, which this would send 25 of Maui's children into art classes at the Hui No'eau-Maui's finest art center. Talia will paddle from Maui to Lana'i next Saturday, and then from Maui to Moloka'i on April in her journey to raise funds for artistic keiki.

Maliko Water Sports, her father's nonprofit organization, are teaming up with Talia to raise money for a scholarship fund for children under the age of 18 who would normally not be able to afford to take art classes at the Hui No’eau.

Take a gander at the link for "Support Craft For a Cause" here and learn more about this extraordinary girl.

Our fav bon-vi-vant Paul Janes-Brown graced us with his cool and calm presence during his "Let's Talk More... " arts & theatre presentation. We also reviewed all the happening hotspots that keep the isle moving, such as Ambrosia Martini and Stella Blues Cafe, whom will feature slack-key guitar sweetheart Makana TONIGHT in their cozy supper club space.

Mr. Groovy Shawn Michael and I delivered all the goods from The Maui Weekly, including a front page events column on this Saturday's Ha'iku Ho'olaule'a, a followup news story of the LC meeting I covered recently, and a look at the feature on Maui's Bee Farm. (Shawn likes the goats the best... baaaaaa)

Congrats to Wailuku Coffee Company for their nomination in the Mayor's Small Business Awards. Although they did not receive the honor, they felt very fortunate to be in the same class as some of the incredible nominees. (Check next week's Maui Weekly for more on the awards ceremony.)

Special guest Alana Cini and her sweet partner-in-crime, Greg Dipiazza, floated into the KAOI studio with vibrant energy and yellow roses this morning, and we had a blast! Thanks to radio goddess Alana for her positive attitude and for being the force of nature she is. Make sure you check out Maui Underground TONIGHT at Three's in Kihei. This is the groovy collective's first performance in the sleek and sonic Surf Lounge, and I'm looking forward to the experience, which includes visuals from the intriguing Michael Ryals. Shawn and I played Maui Underground's "Beat" and it was a pretty kickass song, I must admit. Can't wait to move and groove with these colorful folks tonight and for many more moons.

Our good buddies Rachel G & Miss Conquistadora made it into the studio to open our minds and spirits as we ended another crazy work week. Body Alive Yoga and Movement Studio is coming up on one year of operating its awesomeness in Wailuku, and we're going to have a wellness party next week to celebrate! Expect some soothing meditations, a healthy recipe to cleanse your life and even a giveaway to spark the yoga athlete in you!

Visit the hip studio's Website below, and discover all the great classes that could be changing your life right now!


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