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Honolulu Zoo animals to open gifts on Saturday

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 12:13 am
Christmas is coming early at the Honolulu Zoo, where visitors can watch a variety of animals open holiday gifts on Saturday. Read More

Handmade crafts by prison inmates are showcased in holiday sale

Find hand-crafted furniture, salvaged-hardwood bangles and bowls, clocks, quilted items and more at Hawaii Correctional Industries’ Holiday Showcase Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Read More

Mike Tyson to give one-man show at Blaisdell

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm
Tickets are on sale now to see former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, whose life includes glory and infamy in the ring and celebrity and controversy outside the ring, for his one-man show at Blaisdell Concert Hall on Jan 20. Read More

2017 Holiday Books & Music Gift Guide

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:54 pm
Star-Advertiser staffers share their picks for holiday giving when it comes to locally produced books and music. Read More

Use invasive species in Hawaii-style holiday decor

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolius) is an invasive weed but has been proved to be useful as decor and for some medicinal uses. It is also a nonthirsty plant. Read More

Chamorro chef, poet will share culture, food at Prince Waikiki

Prize-winning poet Craig Santos Perez, an assistant professor of English literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Joseph Almoguera, chef de cuisine at the Prince Waikiki Hotel’s 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, will discuss their Chamorro culture in the inaugural event of the new Prince Connects series. Read More

Musicians to hold holiday recital

The Musicians Institute of Hawaii presents “A Christmas Celebration Music Recital” on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at The Mixx, 434 Piikoi St. Admission is free; food and beverages will be available. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm

On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

‘Influencers’ infiltrate media tour, annoy veteran reporter

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm
It was a rude awakening. A young brunette in a tiny sundress traipsing around a field of sunflowers, a photographer following dutifully behind. She was one of half a dozen “reporters” on a media tour recently. Read More

K-pop boy band BTS becomes international sensation

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm
The seven-member K-pop group BTS continues to make headlines around the world. At last month’s Mnet Asian Music Awards, BTS was named the Artist of the Year for the second year in a row. Read More

Hi Rising offers job training, unique holiday gifts

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm
If you are of the give-a-little-get-a-little school of shopping, Hi Rising is your kind of store. Read More

4 Things We Love

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

12 songs of Christmas brighten holidays in Hawaii

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 12:06 am
Check out Wayne Harada’s list of 12 island holiday favorites — many of which are common on radio playlists, with a few somewhat oboslete, but still memorable, picks thrown in for good measure. Read More

Submissions sought for local literary awards

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm
The Cades Foundation and the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Elliot Cades and Loretta Petrie awards. Read More

Surfing is competitive but we should play fair

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Conditions were near-perfect on the afternoon of Nov. 30, Day Two of the Maui Women’s Pro at Honolua Bay, as the waves arrived like ranks of goddesses — tall, lithe and glittery gray — to be welcomed by the women surfing in thisculminating event of the world championship tour. What followed was a visual symphony. Read More

Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on ‘Frida’

In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic “Frida,” into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein’s relentless advances. Read More

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Read More

Twitch will stream NBA G League games, let livestreamers do play-by-play

Twitch will begin regularly broadcasting games of the NBA G League, pro basketball’s minor league, formerly known as the D League, this week. What’s unusual about the arrangement is that the broadcasts will not only be available on the G League’s Twitch channel, but also on channels belonging to select Twitch personalities who can try their hand at play-by-play announcing. Read More

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