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                                The casts and crews of “Moonlight” and “La La Land” came together onstage Sunday night in the chaos after the wrong film was announced as best-picture winner. Host Jimmy Kimmel, left, and presenter Warren Beatty tried to understand what happened.

‘Moonlight’ wins Oscar after epic flub

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                                The casts and crews of “Moonlight” and “La La Land” came together onstage Sunday night in the chaos after the wrong film was announced as best-picture winner. Host Jimmy Kimmel, left, and presenter Warren Beatty tried to understand what happened.

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 12:21 am
Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” — not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in midspeech. Read More
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                                Jordan Horowitz, producer of “La La Land,” shows the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right.

Honolulu woman picks winners without seeing films

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                                Jordan Horowitz, producer of “La La Land,” shows the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right.

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 12:19 am
The mix-up over which film won the Oscar for best picture also had a profound effect on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Oscarama mail-in contest. Read More
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                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Surfing for fun, grandfather a grom at heart

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                                A surfer takes off on a wave at Ehukai Beach on Jan. 27.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm
Since he retired, surfing is Captain Cal’s job. He can be found first thing every morning at Makalei Beach Park, gazing out to the horizon. Read More
COURTESY HAWAII THEATRE
                                Delylah Pagaduan, left, and Kiera LaFrance star as rival sisters in “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.”

‘Beautiful Daughters’ a reminder to be kind to others

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                                Delylah Pagaduan, left, and Kiera LaFrance star as rival sisters in “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.”

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm
Hawaii Theatre’s upcoming production of “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” is set in sub-Saharan Africa, where two young women leave their village and travel separately to “the big city” where a ruler is seeking a wife. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / 2014
                                Jack Cione poses for a photo with a promotional poster for his ninth annual “Arcadia Follies” production in 2014. The show was presented by retirement community Arcadia’s Programs and Wellness Department.

Cione looks forward to 90th birthday tribute show

BRUCE ASATO / 2014
                                Jack Cione poses for a photo with a promotional poster for his ninth annual “Arcadia Follies” production in 2014. The show was presented by retirement community Arcadia’s Programs and Wellness Department.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm
As he approaches his 90th birthday, longtime entrepreneur, showman, director and author Jack Cione has no regrets — but his bucket list still has a few to-dos. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2012
                                Chris Isham, left, leads participants during the free Honolulu Marathon Clinic in 2012 at Kapiolani Park. The clinic returns next month.

Marathon clinic a good start for endurance exercise

JAMM AQUINO / 2012
                                Chris Isham, left, leads participants during the free Honolulu Marathon Clinic in 2012 at Kapiolani Park. The clinic returns next month.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Getting the most out of life involves the ability to be active, which requires a healthy heart. Read More
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                                Auli’i Cravalho performs “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” at the Oscars today at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cravalho struck by flag during Oscars performance

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                                Auli’i Cravalho performs “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” at the Oscars today at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm
Auli’i Cravalho, who voices the title character in Disney’s animated hit movie “Moana,” took a flag to her head during the Oscars live broadcast. Read More
 
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                                Halekulani pastry chef Mark Freischmidt with an Oscars-themed cake the hotel produced for this weekend’s ceremony.

Halekulani chef salutes screen with reel decadence

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                                Halekulani pastry chef Mark Freischmidt with an Oscars-themed cake the hotel produced for this weekend’s ceremony.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm
When Halekulani pastry chef Mark Frei­schmidt set out to create something special for the Academy Awards, he wanted to avoid the obvious: an edible knockoff of the familiar golden statuette. Read More
 
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                                Dancers swirled behind her as Auli‘i Cravalho performed “How Far I’ll Go” from the movie “Moana” at the Oscars Sunday.

Hawaii’s Cravalho commands stage before Oscar audience

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                                Dancers swirled behind her as Auli‘i Cravalho performed “How Far I’ll Go” from the movie “Moana” at the Oscars Sunday.
Any doubts of just how far Auli‘i Cravalho would go to win over viewers during the 89th Academy Awards were answered when the 16-year-old Kamehameha Schools student took a flag to the back of her head during Sunday night’s live television broadcast. Read More
COURTESY TPS COMPANY
                                Ji plays Yoo Kwon, an unemployed top online multiplayer gamer who is framed for the rape and murder of a high school girl. With the help of his two friends, who are also gamers and computer hackers, he tries to clear his name by finding the truth.

Thriller ‘Fabricated City’ playing at Pearlridge

COURTESY TPS COMPANY
                                Ji plays Yoo Kwon, an unemployed top online multiplayer gamer who is framed for the rape and murder of a high school girl. With the help of his two friends, who are also gamers and computer hackers, he tries to clear his name by finding the truth.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm
The latest Korean blockbuster, “Fabricated City,” was released last week at Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge 16. Read More
COURTESY DISNEY

‘Moana’ hits shelves March 7 with bonus features

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Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Disney’s “Moana,” the epic story of a spirited teenager who sets sail to save her people, sails into stores March 7 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and on-demand streaming. Read More
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                                Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from the film, “Moonlight.”

Local film insiders share Oscars picks

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                                Alex Hibbert, foreground, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from the film, “Moonlight.”

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm
Oahu-based Hollywood screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell, Hawai‘i European Cinema Film Festival programming director and “Hawaii Five-0” casting associate Brent Anbe and local filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo share their Oscars picks. Read More
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                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

On the Scene with Auli’i Cravalho

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                                Auli’i Cravalho poses for a portrait on Feb. 17 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Cravalho performed with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra before taking off to perform at the 2017 Academy Awards this weekend.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm
Three years ago Auli‘i Cravalho was just another ninth-grader at Kamehameha Schools. She performs at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today with composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read More
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                                Michael Moore makes a statement after accepting the Oscar for best documentary feature in 2003.

Oscars broadcast has long history of political moments

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                                Michael Moore makes a statement after accepting the Oscar for best documentary feature in 2003.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 12:50 am
Every year, come hell or high water, the Oscars arrive. And in some of those years — as in this one, the country is fiercely divided on big social and political questions. Read More
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                                Scenic artist Rick Roberts of Local 800 primps Oscar statues near the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22 in Los Angeles. The 89th Academy Awards will be held today.

Oscars will rely on star power to bolster TV broadcast

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                                Scenic artist Rick Roberts of Local 800 primps Oscar statues near the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22 in Los Angeles. The 89th Academy Awards will be held today.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm
There’s optimism that the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone charmer “La La Land,” combined with pop-star performances and host Jimmy Kimmel’s agile wit, will make today’s Oscars on ABC a winner. Read More
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                                A lemon tree in New Paltz, N.Y. The plant will be able to go a long time without water because of the “watering cone” being pushed into the soil; the cone draws water from the neighboring jar as the potting soil dries out.

Lack of water a major threat to plants

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                                A lemon tree in New Paltz, N.Y. The plant will be able to go a long time without water because of the “watering cone” being pushed into the soil; the cone draws water from the neighboring jar as the potting soil dries out.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Watering tricks can sustain indoor greenery while you’re away — even for weeks at a time. Read More
COURTESY FREEIMAGES.COM

Scooting pooch a sign of infection, not groomer error

COURTESY FREEIMAGES.COM
Dogs have two little glands on each side of the anal opening just under the skin. It can sometimes become infected, and an abscess can form. Read More
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                                Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” died from complications due to surgery.

‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Titanic’ actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

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                                Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic,” died from complications due to surgery.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series “Big Love,” has died from complications due to surgery. Read More
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                                Visitors become immersed in Kaili Chun and Hongtao Zhou’s “Net_ Work.”

‘Artists of Hawaii’ installations gaze across borders

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                                Visitors become immersed in Kaili Chun and Hongtao Zhou’s “Net_ Work.”

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm
The Honolulu Museum of Art’s celebrated Artists of Hawai‘i biennial has gone from a raucous art carnival to a more focused selection of artists who work directly with in-house curators. Read More
COURTESY UNITED STATE OF CINEMA
                                The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre will join art-house movie theaters around the country in screening George Orwell’s “1984” in response to President Donald Trump’s reported plans to reduce government spending on the arts.

‘1984’ to screen as Trump seeks arts funding cuts

COURTESY UNITED STATE OF CINEMA
                                The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre will join art-house movie theaters around the country in screening George Orwell’s “1984” in response to President Donald Trump’s reported plans to reduce government spending on the arts.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm
The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre will join art-house movie theaters around the country in screening George Orwell’s “1984” in response to President Donald Trump’s reported plans to reduce government spending on the arts. Read More

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