Jason Genegabus, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Waipahu-based Rascals join NBC’s ‘World of Dance’

A Waipahu-based hip-hop dance crew with ties to one of Oahu’s largest studios is ready to compete for $1 million in the new season of “World of Dance,” premiering Tuesday on NBC. Read More

Golf course bars offer cocktails with a view


Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm
You don’t have to be a golfer — or even dress like one — to enjoy a cold drink near the links on Oahu. Read More

Pop-up store spotlights 4 Oahu-based designers


Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 1:32 am
When local entrepreneurs Jana and Misha Lam, Allison Izu Song and Summer Shiigi opened the doors to their pop-up retail store at the Ala Moana Hotel last month, they didn’t know what kind of customers to expect. Read More

Kailua’s CJ Covington wins $50K on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Kailua resident CJ Covington will never look at a brownie the same way after recently winning more than $50,000 on “Wheel of Fortune.” Read More

Special guests help Marcelo Pacleb open Kapolei dance studio


Updated on  April 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm
After 15 years at Windward Mall, longtime choreographer and dance instructor Marcelo Pacleb will open a new studio in Kapolei this month. Read More

New Puck’s Alley sports bar a study in UH spirit


Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm
After sitting vacant for nearly a year, the bar formerly known as Tropics Tap House has reopened at Puck’s Alley as Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill. Read More

Positive attitude makes Helen Yano pride of senior community


Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 10:19 am
If the sun is shining outside Helen Yano’s apartment in Kapolei, it’s a good bet you won’t find the retired teacher sitting around indoors. Read More

Indie film ‘Waikiki’ seeks crowdfunding boost


Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 1:07 am
Native Hawaiian filmmaker Chris Kahunahana is turning to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise more than $30,000 to complete post-production on his latest project. Read More

Willie K returns to Oahu for first time since cancer diagnosis


Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 11:52 am
Maui-based entertainer Willie Kahaiali‘i will return to Oahu next week for his first performance since being diagnosed with lung cancer in February. Read More

Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers


Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 12:23 am
Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read More

5 Movies We Love


Updated on  March 3, 2018 at 6:04 pm
In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, we reached out to local film and television industry professionals to ask them to pick their favorite movies of 2017 — Oscar-nominated or not. Read More

GoFundMe launched in support of Willie K’s cancer battle


Updated on  February 28, 2018 at 10:51 am
The family of Maui musician Willie Kahaiali‘i — known to legions of fans as Uncle Willie K — has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser online to help provide relief for mounting medical bills. Read More

Hawai‘i Public Radio announces programming changes


Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm
Hawai‘i Public Radio has dropped the syndicated “Live From Here With Chris Thile” show from its Saturday evening programming less than three months after allegations of workplace misconduct against former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor prompted a name change for the weekly broadcast. Read More

Hawai‘i Public Radio pulls plug on ‘Prairie Home’ replacement


Updated on  February 23, 2018 at 2:03 am
Hawai‘i Public Radio is ending local syndication of “Live from Here with Chris Thile” at the end of February, less than three months after allegations of workplace misconduct against former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor prompted a name change for the weekly broadcast. Read More

Celebrity planner Tutera shares expertise at Wedding Week Hawaii


Updated on  February 23, 2018 at 1:23 pm
The Star-Advertiser spoke with David Tutera, star of WE TV’s “My Fair Wedding” and “David Tutera’s CELEBrations,” in advance of his appearance in Honolulu for Wedding Week Hawaii. Read More

Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront


Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village employees paddle their way to wellness


Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Corporate wellness activities for employees are nothing new, but the Hilton Hawaiian Village has added a local component to its program with the acquisition of two newly refurbished outrigger canoes. Read More

The Brilliant Ox rocks upon rollout at Ala Moana


Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm
It’s going to be fun to watch which direction the Brilliant Ox charges off in, now that it’s open at Ala Moana Center. Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village starts paddling program for staff


Updated on  January 31, 2018 at 10:15 am
Corporate wellness activities for employees are nothing new, but the Hilton Hawaiian Village has added a local component with the acquisition of outrigger canoes the Keali‘i Kai (“Chief of the Ocean”) and Naholowa‘a (“The Sailing Canoe”). Read More

Podcast explores legacy of Hawaii’s ‘Golden Arm’


Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 11:56 pm
Stanley Fujitake, who died in 2000 at age 77, was a frequent Las Vegas visitor who loved to play craps. In 1989, he had held the dice for three hours and six minutes, making 118 rolls and winning around $30,000 for himself and approximately $750,000 for other gamblers who bet on Fujitake’s lucky streak. Read More

Consolidated, Regal offer deals to watch Oscar-nominated films


Updated on  January 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Hawaii’s biggest movie theater chains are making it more affordable for customers to watch some of the films nominated for Academy Awards this year. Read More