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12 songs of Christmas brighten holidays in Hawaii


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm
Check out Wayne Harada’s list of 12 island holiday favorites — many of which are common on radio playlists, with a few somewhat oboslete, but still memorable, picks thrown in for good measure. Read More

2017 Holiday Books & Music Gift Guide


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:54 pm
Star-Advertiser staffers share their picks for holiday giving when it comes to locally produced books and music. Read More

Submissions sought for local literary awards


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm
The Cades Foundation and the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Elliot Cades and Loretta Petrie awards. Read More

Hi Rising offers job training, unique holiday gifts


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 7:01 pm
If you are of the give-a-little-get-a-little school of shopping, Hi Rising is your kind of store. Read More

‘Influencers’ infiltrate media tour, annoy veteran reporter


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm
It was a rude awakening. A young brunette in a tiny sundress traipsing around a field of sunflowers, a photographer following dutifully behind. She was one of half a dozen “reporters” on a media tour recently. Read More

Surfing is competitive but we should play fair


Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm
Conditions were near-perfect on the afternoon of Nov. 30, Day Two of the Maui Women’s Pro at Honolua Bay, as the waves arrived like ranks of goddesses — tall, lithe and glittery gray — to be welcomed by the women surfing in thisculminating event of the world championship tour. What followed was a visual symphony. Read More
 

K-pop boy band BTS becomes international sensation


Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm
The seven-member K-pop group BTS continues to make headlines around the world. At last month’s Mnet Asian Music Awards, BTS was named the Artist of the Year for the second year in a row. Read More

On the Scene with Joaquin de Luz


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Joaquin de Luz grew up in Madrid, studied ballet at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet and danced in Ullate’s professional ballet troupe while still in his teens. He has been a local favorite since 2003 when he starred as the Cavalier in Ballet Hawaii’s big-scale, live-music production of “The Nutcracker” and is one of the troupe’s most popular guest stars. Read More

4 Things We Love


Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More
 

Use invasive species in Hawaii-style holiday decor


Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolius) is an invasive weed but has been proved to be useful as decor and for some medicinal uses. It is also a nonthirsty plant. Read More

Animals on parade in city’s annual wreath contest


Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm
Animals have inspired artists for eons, from prehistoric cave paintings to entries in this year’s 32nd annual City of Honolulu Holiday Wreath Contest with a “Merry Menagerie!” theme. Read More

Florence, Moore top Surfer Poll rankings for 2nd straight year


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm
Hawaii surfers John Florence and Carissa Moore repeated as this year’s top vote-getters in the annual Surfer Awards, held Wednesday at Turtle Bay Resort. Read More

Early praise for ‘The Last Jedi’ after elaborate premiere

There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online. Read More

Dionne Warwick celebrates birthday at Kahala


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Grammy Award-winning pop star Dionne Warwick will celebrate her 77th birthday on Saturday with a gala benefit featuring Warwick’s son, Damon Elliott, at Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Read More

Iolani Palace celebrates queen’s birthday with evening tours


Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm
Celebrate the holidays like Hawaiian royalty at rare evening tours of Iolani Palace, scheduled for Dec. 28-30. It’s the only time guests are invited to ascend the koa staircase to the second floor of the historic residence, where treasures of the Hawaiian Kingdom await. Read More

4 Things We Love


Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

On the Scene with Murph Dailey


Updated on  December 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm
Elizabeth “Murph” Dailey and her husband, Fred Dailey, sold their construction business in California before moving to Hawaii in 1952, but they didn’t come here to retire. They went into the hotel business, and Fred helped found the Waikiki Polo Club. Read More

Hawaii entertainers make holiday season bright


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 10:06 am
It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. If you’re in the market for holiday cheer, there’s plenty to choose from. Read More

Holiday tales take root in Christmas tree misfires


Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm
It doesn’t matter where you go, the tree lot is a precarious scene. Lopsided trees threaten to topple. Shoppers fling away unwanted trees as they try to clear a path for themselves. Successful customers navigate the crowded aisles back to the checkout stand with their field of vision obscured by massive noble fir. Read More

Prime time for Pearl Harbor on PBS Hawai‘i


Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
As the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor nears, PBS Hawai‘i will devote three days of prime-time programming to the historic event. Some of theshows are encore broadcasts while others are making their Hawaii premiere. Read More

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalist Villaver to lead workshop


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
After spending the last two months on tour with other “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants, breakdancer Mark Villaver will serve as lead instructor during a two-day Unity Dance Workshop at the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei. Read More

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