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Masters share stage with teens at Hawaiian Slack Key Fest

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Some of Hawaii’s masters of slack key are sharing the stage with young artists this weekend during the 35th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Festival at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Read More

More than 400 vendors expected at Made in Hawaii Festival

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm
This year’s Made in Hawaii festival offers more than 400 vendors of food, fashion and gifts to go with three days of entertainment, more food than you can actually sample without needing a nap, and the opportunity to learn how to create gourmet chili. Read More

Anderson delights in making audiences laugh

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Louie Anderson has been doing stand-up for nearly 40 years, making his first appearance on national TV in the mid-1980s. Read More

Kamanawa’s first is made to last

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Blaine Kia and Kalei Kahalewai started working together as Kamanawa in 2008. After nine years together they’ve made the move from live performance to the recording studio. Read More

Kapolei Commons puts big trucks within keiki’s reach

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Big trucks like fire engines and cement mixers capture many a wee one’s imagination, but for most keiki, they are completely out of reach. That all changes Saturday this weekend at Kapolei Commons. Read More

New Tokoname in Kaimuki gets everything right

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm
The new Tokoname Sushi Bar & Restaurant at the bottom of Waialae Avenue is a pleasant surprise — it’s spacious with a Zen atmosphere. Read More

Terasaki turns to art to honor his father

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm
Following his father’s death a year and a half ago, contemporary artist Taiji Terasaki of Honolulu felt untethered. Having no strong religious affiliation, he was unsure of how to grieve. Then he turned to art. Read More

Unknown world opens with vividness in ‘River’

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm
To talk about the story of “Wind River” doesn’t tell you much about why it’s a superior movie. Read More

Heist, hammy stars save gimmicky coal miner tale

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm
“Logan Lucky ” is an easy movie to like — but maybe not love. Read More

‘Hitman’ a highlight reel for Jackson

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm
The summer, as a movie season at least, is effectively over, and the fall hasn’t started yet. Perhaps for that reason, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” seems just a little betterthan it really is. Read More

‘Bear’ swerves from silly to serious to exhilarating

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm
The absurd and absurdly charming “Brigsby Bear” sounds, well, unbearable — though mostly it’s a sweet and sometimes delightful melancholic story of a lonely man saved by imagination and love. Read More

Dance doc captures inner-city struggle

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Perhaps the most compelling moment in “Step” takes place not during competition, but in an office at a Baltimore high school, whose college admissions counselor is trying to persuade representatives of a state school to take a chance on one of her students. Read More


Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More
Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Singer-songwriter Bacharach to appear at Blue Note

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm
Burt Bacharach, winner of eight Grammys and three Oscars for tunes like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “The Look of Love,” will appear at Blue Note Hawaii for four shows in October. Read More

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm


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Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Korean festival samples flavors of culture

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm
The 16th Annual Korean Festival will present hot and popular entertainers from Korea, as well as hot and not-so-spicy isle-favorite foods, with attractions for islanders of all ages. Read More