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Star-studded Mana Maoli follow-up looks like early Hoku front-runner

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 12:05 am
After Mana Maoli’s first big music video project won this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best music video, the second release from the organization looks like the immediate front-runner for 2018. Read More

Row Bar reopens with fine drinks, ono pupu

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm
Tamura’s is a longtime retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits, island-style pupu and high-end cigars. The family-owned business has branched out into restaurants and bars, first with The Edge in Kaimuki and now with The Row Bar by Tamura’s at Waterfront Plaza. Read More

‘Yurt Life’ offers kids Mongol flashback

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm
To experience history in person can help to bring it to life. Christopher Greywolf and the warriors of the Khanate of the Golden Horde will provide that kind of opportunity on the lawn at Spalding House with “Yurt Life,” a taste of life as it was on the steppes of Asia in the 13th century. Read More

Though set in fictional past, ‘Carmen’ themes ring true now

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm
Look up the etymology of the name “Carmen” and you’ll find several definitions, most commonly George Bizet’s beloved opera, and the hot-blooded, seductress for which it is named. Read More

Harlem Globetrotters return to Hawaii with their whimsical ways

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm
A lot of sports teams have names that don’t have much to do with what they do or who they are. After all, the Chicago Bears aren’t really bears, nor are the Detroit Tigers really tigers. Read More

Halloween Calendar

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm
This week’s Halloween happenings. Read More

Fashion designer Kotomori focuses on his brand

Updated on  October 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm
Seven years after re-entering the fashion design world, Amos Kotomori is feeling lucky. Read More

Chan a meek man gone mad in “The Foreigner”

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm
“The Foreigner” offers a kind of absurd satisfaction, with Jackie Chan as a sweet little guy, an older fellow that no one takes seriously, who becomes a killing machine. Read More

‘Marshall’ an engaging look at life of Supreme Court judge

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm
“Marshall” is a historical drama that will introduce many Americans to the life and career of one of the 20th century’s most important lawyers. But if the filmmakers feel any responsibility to that fact, they wear it lightly — and well. “Marshall” is a serious movie, but it’s not preachy or didactic. Read More

Horror version of ‘Groundhog Day’ a witty whodunit

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm
“Happy Death Day,” the story of a woman who’s caught in an endless loop of her own death follows in the footsteps of “Get Out.” Read More

‘Marston’ explores Wonder Woman creation story

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm
On the heels of Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster Wonder Woman film, be prepared to fall in love with the heroine all over again, thanks to the wonderfully sensitive and insightful origin story “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” written and directed by Angela Robinson. Read More


Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Koy adds 10th Blaisdell show, after selling out nine

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm
Comedian Jo Koy has added a 10th concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 19, adding to a string of sold-out concerts between Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Read More


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Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Comedian Jo Koy sells out 6 concerts, adds seventh

Updated on  October 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm
Having essentially sold out six consecutive comedy concerts on Nov. 24, 25 and 26, comedian Jo Koy has added a seventh show on Nov. 20, with tickets on sale Saturday morning. Read More

Nomu a happy hour hideaway at Waikiki Yokocho

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Nomu, the bar at Waikiki Yokocho, is an entree to all of the possibilities that this underground “gourmet alley” provides. During happy hour, the bar offers basic pleasures and serves as a good first stop before exploring other eateries. Read More

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