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Teenager Malie Lyman brings family traditions to Steel Guitar Festival

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm
If Malie Lyman were a “mystery guest” on the classic television game show “What’s My Line?” she’d probably stump the panel. At 13, she’s the foremost female steel-guitar player in Hawaii. Read More

Randy Parker shares 30 years of music on an anthology

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm
With “Happy to Be Me,” Hawaii Island singer/songwriter Randy Parker is sharing 30 years of original music. Read More

To Do: Luke Bryan, Jackson Browne, Dirty Cello

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm
Highlights of events coming up in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More

A gay teen comes of age in a main role in ‘Love, Simon’

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm
This film treats 17-year-old Simon Spier’s quest for love and self-acceptance with the tender, timeless, Hollywood touch of John Hughes: It’s a classic story of a first crush made groundbreaking by centering on a closeted gay kid. Read More

‘A Fantastic Woman’ reveals the trials of transgenderism

The title of the film “A Fantastic Woman” only means what you first think it does once you get to know its heroine, a transgender singer named Marina Vidal, who is dismissed, denigrated and worse for living what others believe is a “fantasy” existence in Santiago, Chile. Read More

Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ takes us on a fun ride

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm
Angelina Jolie left her indelible mark on Lara Croft back in the early 2000s, but this video game character constantly regenerates with impunity, whether we want her to or not. Read More

‘Entebbe’ fumbles with ridiculous finale

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:29 pm
Until its jaw-dropping flame-out in the final 10 minutes, “7 Days in Entebbe” is a tense and gripping historical thriller, recreating the terrorist hijacking of an Air France airliner in 1976 and the hostage drama that followed. Read More


Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:35 pm


Send items at least two weeks in advance of event or opening to Photos welcome. Note: If submitting classes, please include name of instructor, address where classes will be conducted, fee and contact information. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Gregarious pianist Folds rocks The Republik

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 10:28 am
Ben Folds’ latest big project is his work with as artistic adviser with the National Symphony Orchestra, but in a show at The Republik — part of his “Paper Airplane Tour” — he showed he has not left rock ’n’ roll behind. Read More

Catingub returns to Oahu with distinctive pop stylings

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm
Hawaii audiences, perhaps more than most places, truly value a “coming home” event. When Matt Catingub takes the podium with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, the feeling will be mutual. Read More


Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More
Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Uneven ‘Thoroughbreds’ a teen thriller with class

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm
They say there can’t be a good story without a good villain. In his dazzling debut, director and screenwriter Cory Finley aims higher with “Thoroughbreds.” Read More

‘Wrinkle’ has coveted goddesses

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm
“A Wrinkle in Time” director Ava DuVernay insists she didn’t consciously assemble three of the entertainment industry’s most successful women to play the celestial “Mrs.” characters in Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. Read More

Bello Nock headlines Super American Circus at Blaisdell

Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm
Honolulu gets a rare chance to experience live circus entertainment this weekend when the Super American Circus comes to town for eight shows in the Blaisdell Arena. Read More

‘Wrinkle in Time’ needs smoothing out

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Director Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is a landmark film even before it hits the theaters. It’s an adaption of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic young adult sci-fi novel and was budgeted at more than $100 million. Read More

Sean Cleland makes memorable solo debut

Updated on  March 9, 2018 at 12:23 am
Multitalented Sean Cleland has been best known until now as a member of the Hollow Spheres, a quartet he helped found in 2009. He builds on that solid foundation as a solo artist. Read More

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