Slack key guitarist Makana brought the crowd to its feet Sunday afternoon during the 26th annual Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The lineup of musicians from around the state included Blayne Asing, Brother Noland, Paul Togioka and others. Ki ho’alu, which means to “loosen the key,” traces its roots back to the 19th century when the guitar came to Hawaii and paniolo started toying with the unique tuning style. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the easygoing music, food trucks and craft vendors.
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Skills trainer Julian Byrd (from left) plays reggae music on a phone as Brandon Cachola exercises in a gait trainer alongside nurse Karen Ollice and Baldwin High School special education teacher Nancy Pazmino. Since he was hit by a car in May 2015, Cachola has been working to regain his strength and his motor skills. Recently, he met a Maui family that is helping him achieve his dream of becoming a DJ and is donating a graduation party to his cause. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo
Aspiring DJ Brandon Cachola mans the turntables during Baldwin High School’s Culture Cafe event, where students create a restaurant-like experience. Eva Valdez and Miguel Valdez Resendiz, who run an audio-visual business in addition to their day jobs, donated DJ equipment to Cachola and taught him how to use it. NANCY PAZMINO photo
Michelle Wie, from Hawaii, chips out of a sand trap on the 18th hole at the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)