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‘Art Suey’ celebrates beauty of nature

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Enjoy the works of Hawaii artists Warren Stenberg, Barbara Sumida and Frances Wong starting July 2 at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. Read More

Steer Hokule‘a in new virtual simulation

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm
Imagine steering the Hokule‘a double-hulled sailing canoe using the starry night sky to navigate — without setting foot outdoors. It’s now possible to do just that. Read More

Drone helps discover rare plant on Kauai

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm
The discovery of a critically endangered plant growing along the vertical cliff face of Mauna Pulou on Kauai is being called a “game changer” for field botanists. Read More

Yauatcha serves a classy version of Chinese dumplings

Updated on  June 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Yauatcha Waikiki at International Market Place offers intriguing cocktails and dim sum during Flow & Prosper. Read More

Local landscaper’s attention focuses on special client

Updated on  June 14, 2017 at 12:35 am
Leland Miyano has created gardens for Bishop Museum and the East-West Center in Manoa, along with many private estates, but one of his most discerning clients is his mom. Read More

Exhibit by paralyzed artist features North Shore scenes

Updated on  June 4, 2017 at 11:03 am
Learning to paint brought purpose and inspiration to Matthew Kaopio after a spinal injury left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Read More

Film highlights Midway wildlife, history

A film celebrating conservation efforts at Midway Atoll is scheduled to be live-streamed across the nation to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Read More

Furry, feathered friends welcome for blessing

Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 11:44 pm
The Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu is once again hosting its annual Chinowa blessing in Kalihi. Read More

League publishes first Oahu Bike Map

Updated on  May 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm
The Hawaii Bicycling League has launched the first edition of the Oahu Bike Map based on input from more than 50 local cyclists around the island. Read More

West Oahu Pet Walk benefits spay-neuter services

Updated on  May 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm
The West Oahu Pet Walk is on again this year, but with a twist: It will be held in the evening instead of the morning in Ewa Beach. Read More

Aloha Show highlights works by 43 isle artists

Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm
The Aloha Show is the Association of Hawaii Artists’ largest exhibit of the year. Read More

Ala Moana to unveil keiki play area

Updated on  May 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm
Ala Moana Center’s new keiki play area is expected to open on Level 3 of the mauka wing in June. Read More

Take in highlights as Honolulu Biennial winds down

Updated on  April 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Time is running out on the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, which closes May 8 after a two-month run. Read More

Husband-wife team guides halau to victory

Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm
A steadfast commitment and continuing love for hula paid off for Ka La ‘Onohi Mai o Ha‘eha‘e, which took the overall winner title of the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival early Sunday. Read More

Kaneohe halau is overall winner of the Merrie Monarch Festival

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 11:38 am
With 1,168 points, Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e had the highest combined score of all 23 halau that competed for the overall winner title of the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival. Read More

Pistoletto pieces help open Chinatown gallery

Updated on  April 24, 2017 at 12:35 am
Famed Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, a key figure in the Arte Povera, or poor art, movement that started in Italy in the 1960s, is featured during the Ravizza Brownfield Gallery’s debut in Honolulu. Read More

Yap honoring her late mother at Merrie Monarch Festival

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm
The journey to the 54th annual Merrie Monarch Festival has been an emotional one for Halau Manaola of Kohala under the direction of kumu hula Nani Lim Yap. Read More

A look at Miss Aloha Hula 2017

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm
While she grew up surrounded by hula, Kelina Kyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge learned that taking on the challenge of preparing for a competition would deepen her love for it, spiritually and emotionally. Read More

Eldredge wins Miss Aloha Hula title

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm
In a close, double tiebreaker, Kelina Kyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua pulled ahead to win the Miss Aloha Hula title on Thursday night. Read More