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On the Scene with Dennis Muth


Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Dennis Muth is a Realtor and one-fourth of the refreshingly nontraditional Beatles tribute group Beat-lele. Read More

Warwick and son help launch Hawaii Invitational of Polo


Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Dionne Warwick has come to Hawaii so rarely in recent years that any opportunity to see her becomes a date to circle. Read More

Stylistics keep groove going with Honolulu hana hou


Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm
The Stylistics, one of the most popular soul vocal groups of the early 1970s, have been one of Hawaii’s favorites for decades. Read More

On the Scene With Sabia Farag


Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm
When Sabia Farag sang “America the Beautiful” without accompaniment this week at the U.S. Open in New York, it was the latest highlight in a fast-moving career. Read More

Khay’s debut tells striking musical story


Updated on  September 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm
With “Retrograde,” multi-instrumentalist Evan Khay has partnered with Imua Garza to create what is one of the most impressive non-Hawaiian debut albums by a Hawaii resident in recent memory. Read More

Murder mystery awaits during Arts at Marks benefit


Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Donna Blanchard, newly appointed consulting director for Arts at Marks, has new ideas for the venue in downtown Honolulu. Read More

On the Scene with Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba has gone a long way since graduating from Punahou School in 1986. Read More

Ganiron debuts as solo artist with ‘The Origin’


Updated on  August 31, 2017 at 4:19 pm
Micah Ganiron shows his varied musical roots in a collection of original music on “The Origin.” Read More

Manoa Valley Theatre opens with ‘The Full Monty’


Updated on  August 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Paul Mitri is back at Manoa Valley Theatre, this time to direct musical comedy “The Full Monty.” Read More

On the Scene With Kim Taylor Reece


Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Kim Taylor Reece wasn’t planning to stay when he came to Hawaii from Southern California 40 years ago. Read More

Isle band’s namesake an award-winning musician in his own right


Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Kapena DeLima was 12 when he first joined Kapena on stage. Now 29, he’s a Na Hoku Hanohnao Award-winning solo artist and record producer, owner of his own recording studio and a busy working musician. Read More

Valentine’s latest album evokes music of the ’70s


Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 6:06 pm
Time spent playing classic C&K and Kalapana music inspired this collection of new songs — most of them written in the style known as “contemporary local” in the mid-1970s. Read More

On the Scene with Brandon DiPaola

Brandon DiPaola didn’t grow up with dreams of being an actor. He was “a bit of a geek,” whose interests included reading and board and video games. Read More

Kamanawa’s first is made to last


Updated on  August 24, 2017 at 2:58 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

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

On the Scene with Liza Corotan


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm
Liza Corotan has appeared in a number of stage productions and had a prominent role in this summer’s production of “Happily Eva Afta,” and opened this weekend in the Hawaiian Mission Houses revival of “Twelf Nite O Wateva!” Read More

Improv meets the Bard at Shakespeare Fest


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm
The most diverse Hawaii Shakespeare Festival in the event’s history continues with the opening of “Dromio and Juliet,” a production Shakespeare could have envisioned but certainly didn’t write. Read More

‘Makawalu’ makes Napua front-runner for Hoku Award


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm
With the recent release of “Makawalu,” Napua is a front-runner to win the Female Vocalist of the Year category at next year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Read More

2017 Po‘okela Awards: The winners


Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm
Diamond Head Theatre was the big winner with 25 awards across 13 categories as the Hawaii State Theatre Council held its 2017 Po‘okela Awards ceremony at the Ko‘olau Golf Club. Manoa Valley Theatre was second with 18 awards; the University of Hawaii-Manoa theater program was third. Read More

On the Scene with Destin Daniel Cretton


Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm
Maui born and raised, Destin Daniel Cretton started making short films as a hobby after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University. His next stop was film school at San Diego State. Read More

Greenwood joins Malo singer at ’70s Nightclub Reunion


Updated on  August 4, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Richard Bean, founding member of Bay Area band Malo, will perform some of their hits from the 1970s with backing band Greenwood. Read More