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"The Weekly Dish" April 6

April 6, 2012 - Trisha Smith
Miss your morning serving of da Dish? No worries! Catch this Friday's episode here.

Wow, what a fun and lively-and a little bit looney-episode of "The Weekly Dish" radio show! My Groovy co-host Shawn Michael and I began this full moon morning with a charge in us, and it definitely got a little strange and silly throughout our broadcast. But don't worry, we kept it real, and delivered all the goods you know and love us for, including the community goodness that spills from the pages of The Maui Weekly each week. (Check out the pretty Easter edition this week, with TLC reporter Cindy Schumacher featured throughout this special edition. No matter what your faith is, it's a cute and spiritually-enlightening issue. Heart strings pulled galore!) :-)

We cruised along this Good Friday morning on KAOI 1110Am&96.7Fm by welcoming a few inspirational teens, Ariella Brandon and Kelsey Brandon of Seabury Hall, to present their creative cause called "Art with Heart." This philanthropic effort is "designed to bring young artists together to creatively collaborate, share original works with the community, and make a positive difference on both the local and global level." The group's first global project is to fund a children's school in Africa through a UK-based nonprofit called Build Africa, which is working to rebuild education in a war-torn Uganda. Along with their creative classmates, the girls have helped put together a special two-night event at Seabury called, "Silence and NOISE," this weekend on Friday and Saturday that includes an array of visual art, dancing, photography, music and more. Event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. when the gallery opens, and the live show begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 573-1257.

I'm so glad we had the girls come in the studio, as they were such a joy and such an inspirational to the youth of Maui. (P.S. Happy birthday to Ariella!! It's her birthday today and thanks to our reliable birthday captain, Paul Janes-Brown, we found out live on the air, and gave her a proper Beatles' salute.)

We heard from the debonair Paul Janes-Brown about this weekend's arts & theatre haps, and got down with "the best bar on Maui" as we discussed Ambrosia Martini Lounge. I work there on Sundays and Tuesdays, and let me tell you, this is such a fantastic establishment to just let go, relax and dance! It's a very welcoming environment with an array of delicious cocktails and a solid staff to delight your evening, not to mention you can groove to "Maui's Best DJs" such as Del Sol, CIA and Astro Raph any night of the week, and you must discover the fresh beats of mix masters like the fab DJ LaRage on Tuesdays and DJ Kurt on Thursdays.

The second half of the show was fierce and frisky! We had a little party for Miss Rachel G of Body Alive Yoga and Movement Studio, as she celebrated one year recently of her studio in Wailuku. The courageous super woman is embarking on another journey as she opens a studio nearby called Exotic Eye tattoo lounge!! (Yeah, she's an extremely gifted tattoo artist as well, and a visual artist, fire dancer, ninja and soul flower. This girl is the real deal when it comes to pursuit of creative passions with prowess. We love Rachel!)

Thanks to Wailuku Coffee Company for opening the doors early for The Weekly Dish so we enjoy their yummy pastries and muffins! We even put a candle in one of the organic earth muffins for Rachel and sang a ditty. Visit the neighborhood cafe cozy spot on Market Street in Wailuku and experience what real small business hospitality is like. :-)

Make sure you visit and make it out tonight to the EXHALE party! (More info on the flier posted to the right.) First Friday and party at Body Alive? I'm there!

Shea Derrick, Ami Schorr and Rama Covarrubias of the Freeradicals Projekt rose bright and early for us, visiting the studio with their fresh and funky vibes, and tired eyes. Hehehe, they perked up right away though after entering the studio and feeding off the fun energy. The hard-working band has a lot going on lately, and we're excited to have them back on the show and hear what's been rockin' their world.

The band took a trip to O'ahu to play two shows after their kickass CD release party at Stella Blues in January, and hooked up with our friends of the Kings of Spade (KOS). They also recently played the Ha'iku Ho'olaule'a, and tonight the crew will cast a spell a hip-hop soul delights on Wailuku Town during First Friday!

Stemming from their friendly collaboration with KOS-which FRP calls "band exchange"-the groups have two shows lined up next weekend on Maui. They will play Stella Blues on Friday, and Charley's on Saturday. (Double click on flier on this page.)

We also experienced a little technical difficulty before we played the Freeradicals Projekt's track, "Love Is." But no worries, we got it going. Make sure you check out "Soulfire Radio" on iTunes, and also help support the band's Kickstarter effort to raise funds for their West Coast tour, which already includes a tour date at the festival called Lightning in the Bottle, a renowned arts, music, performance, sustainability and life vent that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Silverado, Cali. (Link below to FRP Kickstarter page.)

SIDENOTE: For those that were offended, I apologize for the sexual innuendos and slip-ups this morning on the show! Sometimes live radio and special guests can create these moments. Haha. ;-)

We also highlighted all the great music going off in Three's Surf Lounge in Kihei, and gave a shout-out to the "Craft For a Cause" events this weekend. (See March 30's "The Weekly Dish" show for complete details.)

Whoa, and to think we covered more goodness in our hour-long show... Just tune in here via the first link to the right.

Hopefully, I'll see everyone tonight at First Friday, EXHALE! at Body Alive and Stella Blues later for a punk/metal/rock showcase that will blast off your weekend right! (Visit "The Weekly Dish" page-which is conveniently placed on this page below-for more on the Entity Awakened, Gomega, Happy Haoles and Satterday Saints show tonight at Stella, beginning at 8:30 p.m.)

Thanks for listening to The Weekly Dish-a delightful recipe for Maui's community and entertainment news. Keep it real. Aloha. <3

Cheers, Trish :o)


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Thanks to Ariella Brandon and Kelsey Greenway of Seabury Hall's student-run club called, "Art with Heart." This philanthropic effort is designed to bring young artists together to creatively collaborate, share original works with the community, and make a positive difference on both the local and global level.


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