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COURTESY DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE
                                Drew Niles stars as Che Guevara and Jody Bill Bachler plays Eva Duarte in the pop-rock opera “Evita” at Diamond Head Theatre.

Drew Niles highlights ideal cast at DHT

COURTESY DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE
                                Drew Niles stars as Che Guevara and Jody Bill Bachler plays Eva Duarte in the pop-rock opera “Evita” at Diamond Head Theatre.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:25 am
Though titled “Evita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim Rice’s pop-rock opera spectacle now at Diamond Head Theatre clearly belongs to Che Guevara, the narrator. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Oahu Party Bus owner Gene Simeona inside a smaller room within his “Ultimate Bus.”

Party buses provide prom transportation for teens

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Oahu Party Bus owner Gene Simeona inside a smaller room within his “Ultimate Bus.”

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm
High school students eager to experience prom as a group from start to finish have increasingly turned to tricked-out commercial transport vehicles commonly known as party buses. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

PBS Hawaii to air Kamae documentaries

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm
“The Films of Eddie and Myrna Kamae: From the Heart” will air April 6 to 9 on PBS Hawaii. Read More
COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                                More than 10,000 B-25 medium bombers were built for World War II, and by 1965, two remained in Hawaii. One B-25 can be found at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. The B-25 pictured here is not the one stolen by Ashdown.

Pilot’s Waikiki joyride in WWII B-25 was cause for alarm

COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                                More than 10,000 B-25 medium bombers were built for World War II, and by 1965, two remained in Hawaii. One B-25 can be found at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. The B-25 pictured here is not the one stolen by Ashdown.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm
It all took place in the early morning hours of May 7, 1965. James A. Ashdown, a former military pilot, told police that after drinking at several Honolulu bars, “I had an urge to fly again.” Read More
KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt live in concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Bonnie’s the boss: Raitt rocks out the Blaisdell Concert Hall

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt live in concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 2:47 pm
Bonnie Raitt played a sold-out show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Saturday night and part of the joy was the unpredictability. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake’s new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms.

Drake’s new CD ‘More Life’ breaks a new streaming record

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake’s new album “More Life” has broken the U.S. record for the number of streams from a single album in one week. The rapper’s 22-track album recorded 385 million streams across all platforms.
Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, “More Life,” has broken the U.S. record for the number of online streams from a single album in one week. Read More
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2017 Star-Advertiser Spring Fun Guide

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Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:20 am
Find fun activities for the family in this year’s Star-Advertiser Spring Fun Guide. Read More
 
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school.

Submit your event to the Star-Advertiser’s Summer Fun Guide

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school. Read More
COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                A pinwheel tabernaemontana in Waimea Valley.

‘Moon Walks’ return to Waimea Valley

COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                A pinwheel tabernaemontana in Waimea Valley.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:17 am
For seven months beginning April 8, Waimea Valley will offer its popular nocturnal “Moon Walks” beneath the light of a full moon. Read More
 
COURTESY ALA MOANA CENTER
                                The Pa‘i Arts Gallery at Kalia, Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing, will host rotating art exhibits featuring the works of Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners.

Hawaiian arts make home at Ala Moana

COURTESY ALA MOANA CENTER
                                The Pa‘i Arts Gallery at Kalia, Mall Level 2, Mauka Wing, will host rotating art exhibits featuring the works of Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 8:59 pm
Hawaiian art and music are expanding their niche at Ala Moana Center with the opening of two new spaces devoted to those pursuits. Read More
COURTESY HIFF
                                Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all-star cast of Rae-won Kim, Suk-gyu Han, Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The Hawaii premiere coincides with the official release date in South Korea.

‘The Prison’ will capture attention at HIFF’s Spring Showcase

COURTESY HIFF
                                Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all-star cast of Rae-won Kim, Suk-gyu Han, Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The Hawaii premiere coincides with the official release date in South Korea.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm
The must-see South Korean film at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase is the opening-night film, “The Prison.” Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Haku Ai Designs’ Aiko Wan, left, and wildlife biologist Che Frausto hold up their creations to benefit wildlife groups. Clothes are $24.95; coloring books are $14.95. At right, the white-tailed tropicbird purse charm comes attached to the clutches.

Sales of bags, books aid endangered isle animals

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Haku Ai Designs’ Aiko Wan, left, and wildlife biologist Che Frausto hold up their creations to benefit wildlife groups. Clothes are $24.95; coloring books are $14.95. At right, the white-tailed tropicbird purse charm comes attached to the clutches.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 6:07 pm
Aware that many nonprofits are struggling for survival, wildlife biologist Che Frausto launched Advance Wildlife Education to raise awareness and funds in support of Hawaii’s endangered animals. Read More
COURTESY KAREN HAMPTON
                                Karen Hampton’s “Frederick Douglass, 2015” is a dye-sublimation print on polyester twill over archival inkjet print on silk organza, and hand-stitching.

Textile pieces may resonate with Hawaiians

COURTESY KAREN HAMPTON
                                Karen Hampton’s “Frederick Douglass, 2015” is a dye-sublimation print on polyester twill over archival inkjet print on silk organza, and hand-stitching.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm
Karen Hampton’s “The Journey North” resonates strongly with respect for ancestral narrative, genealogy and materials. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Taro grows in one of Steven Bolosan’s taro farm in Waialua.

Varied diet offsets harm from natural toxins

BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Taro grows in one of Steven Bolosan’s taro farm in Waialua.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm
People often express concerns about toxic substances in their food, but what is rarely appreciated is how many toxic chemicals are present naturally. There is little or no regulation of these toxins produced by nature. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A container garden can be placed on a lanai or in a small space. Garden Club of Honolulu member Pat Wassel holds a sample container.

Container gardens perk up tiny spaces

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A container garden can be placed on a lanai or in a small space. Garden Club of Honolulu member Pat Wassel holds a sample container.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Easy-care cactuses and other succulents are a good choice when space is limited because they don’t require a lot of watering. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Library lets mom relent to voracious requests

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading? Read More
COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

On the Scene with Lilian Zhang

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Lilian Zhang grew up so isolated in China’s impoverished Anhui province that she didn’t see a sewing machine until she was a teenager. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Saying goodbye to old friend brings reconnection

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Now, 40 years later, I stood on a big lawn overlooking a sandy cove and the rocky break named Jocko’s after James Sutherland’s older brother, 1960s champion surfer Jock Sutherland. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At left, Enna Mae Gurrero wears a Fighting Eel Dara top ($66) with Paige Denim jeans ($60) from Anthropologie, Sam Edelman sandals ($30) she found at Ross and a Mei necklace ($80) by Bychari. Also pictured is a Jana Lam tote bag ($110). At right, Gurrero dones Fighting Eel’s Momo top ($90), Forever 21 shorts ($15) and Vince Camuto booties ($70) purchased from Nordstrom with a tote bag ($24) from Workshop 28 and Tom’s sunglasses ($139). Rings are her signature look.

Island Lookbook with Enne Mae Gurrero

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At left, Enna Mae Gurrero wears a Fighting Eel Dara top ($66) with Paige Denim jeans ($60) from Anthropologie, Sam Edelman sandals ($30) she found at Ross and a Mei necklace ($80) by Bychari. Also pictured is a Jana Lam tote bag ($110). At right, Gurrero dones Fighting Eel’s Momo top ($90), Forever 21 shorts ($15) and Vince Camuto booties ($70) purchased from Nordstrom with a tote bag ($24) from Workshop 28 and Tom’s sunglasses ($139). Rings are her signature look.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm
During her undergraduate years, Enne Mae Guerrero felt like she didn’t have time for fashion. That’s changed now that she’s working full time in retail. Read More

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