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Wailuku First Friday Block Party!

August 5, 2010
Maui Weekly

Maui Thing continues to celebrate its second anniversary with Kona entertainer Kimie Miner. Kimie describes her sound as acoustic/soul/reggae. Although her music is built on a reggae cornerstone, it’s accentuated with funk and R&B. Kimie also is quick to acknowledge the Hawaiian undertones in her songs. “Although my musical genre is not Hawaiian, it is deeply rooted in Hawaiian music,” said Kimie. “No matter what we as Hawaiian people do, we should always have the perpetuation of our culture in mind.”

Kimie honors her heritage through her original songs. Her music is constantly paying homage to the beauty of aloha and the dichotomy of opposing forces. Check out the Maui Things stage.

Café O’ Lei is opening its doors from 5 to 6 p.m. for a Spanish Wine Tasting and Paella with Jim Powlan for $12 per head charge. And jazz continues with father and son musical team Gene and Shea Argel playing outdoors at the café. Stroll down the street for Head High, a four-piece rock-and-roll band specializing in fun and danceable music at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park. And at the Wailuku Coffee Store, Gabe and Friends perform to benefit the Arts Education for Children Group.

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Kona entertainer Kimie Miner will be a featured entertainer at the Aug. 6 First Friday Wailuku Block Party.

Wailuku First Friday is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Tri-Isle RC&D Inc., Sae Design, Maui Thing, KPOA, 93.5 FM, First Hawaiian Bank, Kama‘āina Properties, Wailuku Community Association, Maui Time, IBEW Local 1186, Hawai‘i Carpenters Union - Maui and Connec LLC.

The Wailuku First Friday event is looking for artisans, handmade crafters and food vendors. A fee of $40 for food vendors (with a health permit), $25 table space for non-food vendors and $20 for nonprofits will be assessed for each accepted vendor. Contact Teri Edmonds at 249-9710 at If the Shoe Fits on Market Street.

For questions on the event, contact 878-1888 or



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