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The Manhattan Transfer celebrates 45 years in Honolulu

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm
For 45 years, vocal group The Manhattan Transfer has entertained audiences with its blend of energy, joy, class and cool. Read More

Melissa Manchester performs tonight in Waikiki

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm
Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester has long been praised for her emotive, powerful vocals and her long string of pop hits. Read More

Balladeers big during the ’90s set to perform this weekend

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm
A wave of soulful ’90s pop will sweep across the island this weekend at a pair of concerts featuring hit-making groups All-4-One and Shai, and Hawaii’s own singing sensation Forte. Read More

Rapper Desiigner’s show canceled at The Republik

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Due to a scheduling conflict, Brooklyn, N.Y. rapper Desiigner has canceled his show at The Republik, scheduled for Tuesday. Read More

Isle band courts rockers with gritty, heartfelt EP

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Uncompromising straight rock is the Granite Saints’ contribution to Hawaii’s vibrant music scene. Read More

Kailua’s A Cup of Tea honors actress Hepburn with a buffet event

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Women who love to get dolled up for girls’ nights out might love Audrey Hepburn Night, being staged by Kailua establishment A Cup of Tea this Saturday. Read More

The new LuiBuenos in Kapolei is off to a good start

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm
The new mall in Kapolei, Ka Makana Ali‘i, is going gangbusters, with several new stores and eateries opening up this year. One choice is LuiBuenos, an offshoot of the popular Latin restaurant in Haleiwa. Read More

Do It: The Story So Far, Mele on the Marina, Ghibli film fest

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm
The Story So Far, a band from the San Francisco Bay Area suburbs that has helped revive the pop punk sound, performs at Hawaiian Brian’s on Friday. Read More

To Do: Everclear, Duran Duran, America

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm
The future’s still bright for Portland, Ore.-based indie rockers Everclear, celebrating the 20th anniversary of platinum-selling album “So Much for the Afterglow.” Alt-rockers Vertical Horizon and Fastball join the fun. Read More

Director Wright upends fast and felonious genre

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Edgar Wright never met a film genre he couldn’t transform. Now, the director-writer has tackled the genre of fast cars with “Baby Driver.” Read More


Capsule summaries of limited release films showing at local venues. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Yauatcha serves a classy version of Chinese dumplings

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Yauatcha Waikiki at International Market Place offers intriguing cocktails and dim sum during Flow & Prosper. Read More

Local metal rock artists shift to Hawaiian, hapa-haole styles

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm
Power players in the local metal music scene make a successful — and sudden — switch over to another genre. Read More

Demetrius Shipp on his role as Tupac Shakur in a biopic

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm
Demetrius Shipp Jr. never acted before playing Tupac Shakur in “All Eyez on Me.” But his connections to the rapper, and to acting, go back to his childhood. Read More

Do It: Tritonal, Aloha Piano Fest, film screenings

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Trance music duo Tritonal brings its soaring, melodic electronic music to The Republik on Friday. Read More

Larry Dupio headlines Honolulu BBQ & Blues Festival

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm
The blues are almost by definition songs about hard times and sad times, heartbreak and bad times, but when Big Island blues guitarist Larry Dupio picks up his favorite guitar, his spirits soar. Read More

Surreal ‘Rough Night’ pushes boundaries for women

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm
“Rough Night,” from “Broad City” writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs is the first R-rated Hollywood studio film directed by a woman, about women, in decades. Read More

Sailor Jerry Festival celebrates tattoo art, punk rock and wild times

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm
Looking for trouble? Chinatown could still be the place to find it, but it’s not nearly as wild as it was during World War II and the postwar era. Take it from Sailor Jerry Festival co-organizer Josh Hancock. Read More

Local indie rock band Third-Space aims for empowerment

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Local indie rock band Third-Space gives a nod to all those who feel like they don’t quite fit in with its new EP “The Margins.” That’s also the title of the record’s last track. Read More

Salt celebrates Hokule‘a with night market

Updated on  June 16, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Kamehameha Schools holds a festive block party in Kakaako celebrating the return of the Hokule‘a voyaging canoe. Read More