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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jeff McMillan, of the artist duo called The Draculas, stops to chat while working. The mural by McMillan and Gary Musgrave is located on Cooke St. across from Mother Waldron Park. Pictured to the right is Steve Cortes.

Art festival spiffs up Kakaako with fresh murals

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jeff McMillan, of the artist duo called The Draculas, stops to chat while working. The mural by McMillan and Gary Musgrave is located on Cooke St. across from Mother Waldron Park. Pictured to the right is Steve Cortes.

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Artists hit the streets of Kakaako over the past week for Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2017, replacing last year’s murals with fresh imagery and works of art. Read More
COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

Hop on new museum shuttle for day of art

COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 4:49 pm
The Honolulu Museum of Art recently started a free weekly shuttle between its main location at 900 S. Beretania St. and Spalding House in Makiki Heights. Read More
COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS

S’Mores flavor joins Girl Scout cookies lineup

COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm
It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and there’s a new flavor this year: S’Mores. Read More
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                                Eugene and Sook Ki Moon visit the children’s section of the Korean Language Collection at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library.

Couple pledges $1M to foster libraries’ Korean collection

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                                Eugene and Sook Ki Moon visit the children’s section of the Korean Language Collection at the McCully-Moiliili Public Library.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Eugene and Sook Ki Moon have pledged $1 million dollars to the Hawaii State Public Library System in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Korean Library Foundation. Read More
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                                Mammography technologist Tracy Buscher uses a 3-D Selenia Dimensions machine on a patient at Castle Medical Center.

New type of mammography offers superior detection

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                                Mammography technologist Tracy Buscher uses a 3-D Selenia Dimensions machine on a patient at Castle Medical Center.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm
Most insurers don’t yet cover it, but a new type of mammography offers superior detection. Read More
COURTESY DANA BREWER
                                Dana Brewer’s “Petrichor” series of glass leaves will be displayed at the Waikiki Parc Gallery.

Nature inspires artist’s glasswork

COURTESY DANA BREWER
                                Dana Brewer’s “Petrichor” series of glass leaves will be displayed at the Waikiki Parc Gallery.

Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 3:39 pm
Growing up in Washington state, surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees, University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate Dana Brewer developed a love for nature. Read More
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                                Smena Melbourne belt ($129).

Island Lookbook with Bree Dallwitz

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Smena Melbourne belt ($129).

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Bree Dallwitz is cheerful, outgoing and energetic, and her wardrobe reflects that with bright, unique looks. Read More
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                                Brad Palfrey, left, his mother Ellen Morgan, father Prewitt Palfrey and brother Logan Palfrey from Kentucky enjoy their first try of Prima’s pizza and chicken wings.

Happy-hour deals join Prima’s new liquor offerings

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                                Brad Palfrey, left, his mother Ellen Morgan, father Prewitt Palfrey and brother Logan Palfrey from Kentucky enjoy their first try of Prima’s pizza and chicken wings.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Prima in Kailua is one of those places that made a little buzz when it opened about six years ago, but it’s proven to have staying power in a town undergoing transformation. Read More
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                                Solomon Enos.

Kakaako Agora auction to benefit marine awareness

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Solomon Enos.

Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
Art and conservation come together during a live auction at Kakaako Agora on Feb. 10. Read More
COURTESY THE ART GALLERY
                                Wayne Higby’s glazed earthenware, raku-fired “White Mesa.”

Artist’s gallery tour to illuminate ceramics

COURTESY THE ART GALLERY
                                Wayne Higby’s glazed earthenware, raku-fired “White Mesa.”

Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Ceramist Wayne Higby’s works are inspired by the American landscape but also are a meditation on the relationship between mind and matter. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kailua Cinemas general manager Adam Hijirida demonstrates the reclining ability of the new seating installed in the Windward Oahu theater.

Kailua theater goes luxurious

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kailua Cinemas general manager Adam Hijirida demonstrates the reclining ability of the new seating installed in the Windward Oahu theater.

Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 9:14 am
Gone is the second-run movie theater at the Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, which has been revamped into a luxury venue. Read More
COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
                                “The Village and Its Ghosts” (2014) measures more than 60 feet long. The hand-painted scrolls start off with idyllic mountain life scenes.

Chinese scroll paintings walk dark side

COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
                                “The Village and Its Ghosts” (2014) measures more than 60 feet long. The hand-painted scrolls start off with idyllic mountain life scenes.

Updated on  January 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm
It makes sense to take in “Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe” at the Honolulu Museum of Art counterclockwise. Read More
COURTESY WYLAND
                                Wyland restored Whaling Wall No. 29, “Humpbacks off the Pali Coast” at Kauai Village Shopping Center in Kapaa in mid-January.

Wyland restoring mural on Garden Isle

COURTESY WYLAND
                                Wyland restored Whaling Wall No. 29, “Humpbacks off the Pali Coast” at Kauai Village Shopping Center in Kapaa in mid-January.

Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 9:37 pm
Marine life artist and conservationist Wyland will restore two major murals on Kauai and one on Oahu this year. Read More
COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
                                Francisco Goya’s “Con Razon o Sin Ella” (“With Reason or Without It”) from “The Disasters of War,” which was printed in 1863.

Museum defends Goya exhibit criticized by blogger

COURTESY HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
                                Francisco Goya’s “Con Razon o Sin Ella” (“With Reason or Without It”) from “The Disasters of War,” which was printed in 1863.

Updated on  January 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Florida-based artist Gary Arseneau alleges the Honolulu Museum of Art is misrepresenting the origins of a series of etchings in an upcoming exhibit. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Big Apple Pizza, $10, pairs well with a pint of Firestone Walker Brewing Nitro Merlin Stout.

Waikiki eatery serves tasty pizza with a slice of sunset

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Big Apple Pizza, $10, pairs well with a pint of Firestone Walker Brewing Nitro Merlin Stout.

Updated on  January 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm
Flour & Barley, the new brick-oven pizza eatery at the International Market Place in Waikiki, offers decent pau hana specials, a cool setting and a partial sunset view. Read More
COURTESY PAUL NAGANO
                                “Cock of the Walk” by Paul Nagano.

Nagano’s artwork is something to crow about

COURTESY PAUL NAGANO
                                “Cock of the Walk” by Paul Nagano.
Artist Paul Nagano, best known for his watercolor paintings, will showcase sketches and photographs at “The Year of the Cock 2017,” opening Saturday at the Gallery on the Pali. Read More
COURTESY THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY
                                A cat fancier with a tabby at the first Neko Cafe in June.

Enjoy meal while cuddling cats at cafe

COURTESY THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY
                                A cat fancier with a tabby at the first Neko Cafe in June.
Neko Cafe, the Hawaiian Humane Society’s popular pop-up cat cafe where people can purchase food and beverages while cuddling with cats, returns for a second round. Read More
COURTESY DISNEY JUNIOR
                                “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” a madcap car racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals: Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, takes the Sensational Six and their uniquely personalized vehicles on humorous high-spirited races around the globe plus hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills.

Disney show to air Hawaii-themed episode

COURTESY DISNEY JUNIOR
                                “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” a madcap car racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals: Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, takes the Sensational Six and their uniquely personalized vehicles on humorous high-spirited races around the globe plus hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills.
Disney’s new animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” will feature a Hawaii-themed episode. Read More
COURTESY TOMOHITO ISHIMARU
                                The Sea Tiger, a former Chinese vessel seized in the 1990s for carrying illegal immigrants, was scuttled as an underwater attraction for divers and tour submarines.

See Oahu dive sites through Ishimaru’s lens

COURTESY TOMOHITO ISHIMARU
                                The Sea Tiger, a former Chinese vessel seized in the 1990s for carrying illegal immigrants, was scuttled as an underwater attraction for divers and tour submarines.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 12:30 am
Tomohito Ishimaru has traveled the world but says Honolulu has some of the most amazing underwater sites he’s ever seen. Read More