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Beloved vocal coach Neva Rego dies at 85

From humble Kaimuki origins, Neva Rego fulfilled a childhood dream to shape a career in music that spanned four decades and impacted a host of Hawaii and national performers. Read More

Five Hawaiian artists receive $20K fellowships


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 11:30 am
Five musicians and artists from Hawaii were among 20 selected for the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowships. Read More

Louis Vuitton launches Hawaii-themed collection


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 9:07 am
Louis Vuitton is celebrating the debut of its Hawaii-themed Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection in style. Read More

Gifted isle musician helped others reach their potential


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 11:34 am
Her musical talents and passion were so exceptional that Beebe Freitas played with the likes of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Read More

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shot scenes in S. Korea


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm
“Black Panther” contains a car chase scene that was filmed in Busan, South Korea, in March. Read More

Ungovernable sea provides comfort, lessons in humility


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm
Light spirits have been scarcer on the Hawaii surf scene lately. But surfing is a lesson in humility. Sometimes you don’t even need waves. Read More
 

A favorite phrase lightens Sunday tasks


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:50 pm
“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” I don’t know who came up with the clever quote; I believe it’s a proverb. I love that to different people it can mean different things, from recharging to preparing for the week ahead. Read More

‘Apparel’ is both provocative and intimate


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm
“Intimate Apparel” is written by African-­American playwright Lynn Nottage and presented here as the inaugural production of director Troy M. Apostol’s Evolve Theatre Company LLC. Read More

Isle performers reunite for musical birthday celebration


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm
When Loretta Ables Sayre returns to Blue Note Hawaii on April 1 — her 60th birthday — she’ll have a treasure of a present: Robert Cazimero. Read More
 

Returning to Wahiawa for a botanical adventure


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:57 pm
Back in the 1930s the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association used the Wahiawa Botanical Garden as an experimental arboretum to grow trees for watershed enhancement. The land was up for grabs in the late 1950s when it was rundown, with rows of trees and tall, overgrown Guinea grass. Read More

Celebrity planner Tutera shares expertise at Wedding Week Hawaii


Updated on  February 18, 2018 at 12:42 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

On the Scene with Jack Doom

Jack Doom, 51, was born in Korea, while his father was stationed there, but grew up in Hawaii. He returned to Hawaii after attending college on the mainland, planning to “hang out for a couple of years,” but never left. Read More

5 Things We Love


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

Submit your event to the 2018 Spring Fun Guide


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm
Spring into action with the Star-Advertiser’s Sunday Currents section, as we prepare our special fun guide to spring and Easter events to be published March 11. Read More

New book covers updates to newborn, toddler care

Bringing a newborn home can be daunting for new parents. Throw in the race to keep up with the latest news and research on what to do after that and stress levels may rise even higher. Read More

Waialua teacher among finalists in contest for $1 million


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Waialua High School’s Glenn Lee, who helped kick off Hawaii’s robotics movement, is the only American to reach the top 10 as a finalist out of 30,000 entries in the $1 million Global Teacher Prize competition. Read More

Hawaii chefs and restaurants are named James Beard semifinalists


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 5:17 pm
Two Hawaii chefs, a baker, a bar and three restaurants have been named semifinalists in the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards. Read More

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