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COURTESY K. FLAY

Do It: K. Flay, Lindsey Stirling and Hawai‘i Polo Club

COURTESY K. FLAY

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm
If hip-hop is considered edgy, then K. Flay is off the edge with her sharp, often dark blend of traditional and modern hip-hop and alternative rock. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Norah Jones is scheduled to perform at the Hawaii Theatre on two nights next week.

Hawaii fans recall their encounters with the magic of Norah Jones

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Norah Jones is scheduled to perform at the Hawaii Theatre on two nights next week.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Life these days is one sweet ride for singer/songwriter Norah Jones. Jones, 38, will be in Hawaii next week for two shows promoting her sixth studio album, “Day Breaks.” Both shows are sold out, and if things go as they have been for the nine-time Grammy Award winner, “Day Breaks” could become her fifth gold album, selling at least 500,000 copies. Read More
COURTESY HENRY AKINA
                                Henry Akina played a major role in helping to develop young opera talent in the isles.

‘Hoffman’ is swan song for HOT artistic director

COURTESY HENRY AKINA
                                Henry Akina played a major role in helping to develop young opera talent in the isles.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm
The end of an era comes over the next few days with Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of “The Tales of Hoffman.” It will be the last opera that company artistic director Henry Akina directs for HOT. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Patrons enjoy the bar area of Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38.

Harborside hideaway a winning way to end day

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Patrons enjoy the bar area of Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm
You may not yet be familiar with Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38, which opened above Nico’s on the waterfront in May 2016 — but I’m here to suggest you check it out. Read More
COURTESY ‘IOLANI SCHOOL
                                The Kinders BBQ Ribs booth slathers its meaty ribs in organic barbecue sauce. This year the booth also will offer a wagyu cocktail sausage and marinated huli chicken.

‘Iolani Fair offers games, rides and a variety of flavorful fare

COURTESY ‘IOLANI SCHOOL
                                The Kinders BBQ Ribs booth slathers its meaty ribs in organic barbecue sauce. This year the booth also will offer a wagyu cocktail sausage and marinated huli chicken.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, carnivals and fairs generally provide the goods. This weekend’s “Road Trip USA”-themed ‘Iolani Fair definitely fits the bill, with more than 50 food choices, from hot dogs to chef-made dishes in a gourmet tent. Read More
NEON
                                Jason Sudeikis, left, and Anne Hathaway star in “Colossal,” an ambitious reworking of the traditional creature feature.

Review: ‘Colossal’ turns the monster movie genre on its head

NEON
                                Jason Sudeikis, left, and Anne Hathaway star in “Colossal,” an ambitious reworking of the traditional creature feature.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Talk about flipping the script! “Colossal” is a subversive, wildly ambitious groundbreaker among giant-creature features. Read More
 
DISNEY
                                A red panda sleeps in a tree in Disney’s latest installment of its Disneynature series, “Born in China.”

Review: Documentary explores the country’s unique species with stunning cinematography

DISNEY
                                A red panda sleeps in a tree in Disney’s latest installment of its Disneynature series, “Born in China.”

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm
“Born in China” is the latest installment in the Disneynature documentary series. It’s “Planet Earth” aimed at younger audiences, but any nature lover can find enjoyment here, especially in the stunning cinematography. Read More
 
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
                                Mckenna Grace stars as a young genius being raised by her uncle, Chris Evans, in “Gifted.” Dilemmas that would naturally pop up with a gift of mega-proportions are explored in this sensitive, sincere drama.

Review: ‘Gifted’ goes beyond the sum of its parts

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
                                Mckenna Grace stars as a young genius being raised by her uncle, Chris Evans, in “Gifted.” Dilemmas that would naturally pop up with a gift of mega-proportions are explored in this sensitive, sincere drama.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm
From a distance, “Gifted” might not seem like much. It’s a combination of two kinds of movies — or rather two kinds of movie cliches — a custody battle story, and a story about a math genius. Read More
OPEN ROAD FILMS
                                Christian Bale, left, and Oscar Isaac star in “The Promise,” an epic drama set during the Armenian genocide.

Review: An unsympathetic love triangle mars this ambitious historical fiction

OPEN ROAD FILMS
                                Christian Bale, left, and Oscar Isaac star in “The Promise,” an epic drama set during the Armenian genocide.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm
The 1915 Armenian genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George’s “The Promise ” intriguing enough. Read More
A24
                                Brie Larson stars in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.”

Review: ‘Free Fire’ corrals the Wild West in a 1970s warehouse

A24
                                Brie Larson stars in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.”

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm
The shootout, often a ballet, is a battle royal in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.” When the bullets start flying, Wheatley’s arms-deal-gone-wrong 1970s shoot-up comes to a crawl. Read More

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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Chris Lowe makes his debut with a tribute to the Great White Way

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Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm
Born in Massachusetts, raised in Hawaii, Chris Lowe grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, the Miracles and the Temptations. Read More
COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                Ke Nui Kitchen cooks will staff an omelet station as part of the abundant offerings at the annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Waimea Valley this weekend.

Annual Easter event promises to be a culinary delight

COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                Ke Nui Kitchen cooks will staff an omelet station as part of the abundant offerings at the annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Waimea Valley this weekend.

Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm
A trip to Waimea Valley is always a treat, and it will be especially so for Easter this year. For the first time, its annual Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt will be catered by the North Shore’s own Ke Nui Kitchen. Read More
UNIVERSAL PICTURES
                                The family is broken up in the newest chapter of the racecar franchise, “The Fate of the Furious.”

Review: ‘Fate of the Furious’ raises absurdity to epic level

UNIVERSAL PICTURES
                                The family is broken up in the newest chapter of the racecar franchise, “The Fate of the Furious.”

Updated on  April 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm
The title says it all. “The Fate of the Furious.” What is the fate of the furious? Hypertension? The title is deeply stupid, but more than stupid. It’s straight-faced stupid. Read More
COURTESY LONESTAR
                                Michael Britt, Richie McDonald, Dean Sams, and Keech Rainwater of Lonestar perform at Aloha Tower on Saturday.

Lonestar keeps making music that grabs fans by the heart

COURTESY LONESTAR
                                Michael Britt, Richie McDonald, Dean Sams, and Keech Rainwater of Lonestar perform at Aloha Tower on Saturday.

Updated on  April 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm
After more then two decades as country music chart-toppers, the members of Lonestar are still adding firsts to the group’s resume. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BSATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Crispy garlic chicken, left, a $9 happy hour item, is a pleasing entree-size plate, complete with a scoop of jasmine rice and fried basil leaves.

Pupus at Noi Thai in Waikiki whet the appetite

BRUCE ASATO / BSATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Crispy garlic chicken, left, a $9 happy hour item, is a pleasing entree-size plate, complete with a scoop of jasmine rice and fried basil leaves.

Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 5:28 pm
The notion of an upscale Thai restaurant is a novel one for Honolulu, which has long had a handful of places ranging from hole-in-the-wall to mid-range and white tablecloth. Read More

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