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Be Heard at the Akakū Block Party

September 16, 2010
Maui Weekly

“Be Heard” is the motto for the free event—and everything happening that evening. Let your voice be heard by voting the following day in one of the most important primary elections in the state and county. Raise your voice in celebration of our community with terrific Maui musical performances and other entertainment and amusements at a fun-filled event.

“Let your voice be heard and stop government interference that can take away your freedom of speech through community cable access,” said Akakū: Community Access Television CEO and President Jay April. “The state trying to take over Akakū? No way! The heck with doom and gloom. Let’s party! And this is your last chance to collar a candidate or two before the primary.”

“Call us on the phone or come on down and be seen and heard in front of our roaming cameras outside at the block party,” added April. “And it all will be seen live on Akakū (channels 52, 53 and 54 and simulcast on K-AKU 88.5 FM). Keep Akakū open and free for everyone and have a blast at the same time!”

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Freedom of speech. Be seen—and heard—during the Akakū Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Tables from all the participating political candidates running for office on our island and in the state will be set up on the periphery of Akakū Center.

“This is one of the last opportunities to find out what each candidate stands for to decide for yourself who would be the best to lead us into the future,” said April. “Your vote is your voice to be heard!”

Candidates will also man a bank of telephones inside Akakū Studios for call-in donations to raise much needed funds for Akakū to help in its mission to continue bringing the best coverage possible on Maui and to let your voice be heard.

The block party will offer a variety of tastes representing all of Maui—a virtual feast for the senses. The Akakū stage will be filled with live entertainment throughout the evening—musical performances, a local DJ, country line dancing, a silent auction, a dunking booth and other amusements. Featured artists include the Steve Grimes Band, Up Country Line Dancers, Classic Knights, Teri Garrison (who has a new CD with Cyril Pahinui), Vince Esquire Trio, Josh Kahula & Friends, Papa Kili Mawae & Pekelo, C.T. Ryder & The Green Band, Zumba dancing, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo Band, Fusion Sol with Sunny Gorg and the Harley Brown Band.The evening’s emcee will be Nancy Sundberg.

Eating establishments in Akakū Center and other area restaurants and organizations will join in the celebration preparing and serving food at the fun and casual block party.



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