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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The Poʻohala Project host the 1st annual Maui Makahiki Fest 2014 on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.

The 6th Annual Hāna Limu Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, in East Maui. The festival is organized by the non-profit group, Nā Mamo O Mū‘olea, to provide a deeper understanding of native limu (seaweed), and to become mindful of the roles the public plays in ensuring ocean resources are available for future generations.

The Shops at Wailea hosts its Wailea Leʻa event, an evening under the Wailea stars, on Wednesday, Nov. 19, featuring free live entertainment by Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame musician and Kumu Hula, Robert Cazimero.

The Surfrider Foundation on Maui and Honolua Surf Company celebrate surf culture and Honolua Bay during a surf movie night at Maui Preparatory Academy from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Hula dancers from hālau in Wailuku, Maui and Waimānalo, Oʻahu took the overall titles in the 24th annual Hula O Nā Keiki competition, which took place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16 at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in West Maui.

A total of eight hālau featuring 23 hula dancers will compete in various categories for awards and titles at this years event, and a chance to win prizes valued at over $12,500.

MUSIC NEWS

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music AwardsBoy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.


Taylor Swift performs "Blank Space" during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. British boy band One Direction won the top award of the night for artist of the year, and led the winners with three accolades in the fan-voted awards. "It's amazing because we worked so hard on these last two albums," band member Liam Payne said. ...


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...

Liam Payne, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction accept the award for favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.


Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:

WHAT'S PLAYING / COMING UP

John Mayer - Daughters
Lionel Richie - You Are
Seal - Crazy
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Sara Bareilles - King Of Anything
Boys II Men - Water Runs Dry
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Ekolu - Stuck On You
UB40 - Red Red Wine

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