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Manaola presents Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Saks

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm
Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the launch of Manaola Yap’s Spring/Summer 2018 resort collection with a fashion show that also reprised the designer’s black-and-gold Kolani collection inspired by Hawaii’s monarchy. Read More

George Lucas breaks ground on $1B museum of visual storytelling

Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials today in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. Read More

Prosecutors OK with releasing rapper Meek Mill from prison

Prosecutors in Philadelphia are not opposed to the release of rapper Meek Mill while he appeals a probation violation sentence, they said today, citing concerns about whether his conviction will ultimately be upheld. Read More

‘Rise’ is no ‘Friday Night Footlights’

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 11:31 am
“Rise,” which premieres tonight on NBC, is a natural successor, on paper to “Friday Night Lights.” And its subject — the uproar over a high school musical production — seems an ideal vehicle to test the fissures of our own decade. But its first 10-episode season is proof that wanting alone does not make a thing so. Read More

Fired FBI director Comey to appear on ‘The View’

Fired FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “The View.” Host Whoopi Goldberg announced that Comey will participate in his first daytime talk show interview on April 18. Read More

Madonna to direct film on dancer Michaela DePrince’s life

MGM Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman says Madonna will direct a film based on ballet dancer Michaela DePrince’s memoir “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.” Read More

Royal wedding fans gear up to party

In pajamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers in the U.S. and around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancee. Read More

Revamped ‘Idol’ reaches more than 10M viewers

The revamped “American Idol” had a strong debut on ABC, reaching more than 10 million viewers and shrugging off Fox’s attempt to blunt the premiere’s impact with its special on O.J. Simpson. Read More

The iHeartRadio Music Awards should have let awards season die

Presented by the powerful radio conglomerate that runs Los Angeles’ KIIS-FM, among many other stations, the iHeartRadio Music Awards might be the lowest-stakes operation in an overcrowded field that also includes the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. Read More

South by Southwest urges attendees to be wary after bombings

Organizers of the South By Southwest festival are urging those visiting Austin, “if you see something, say something,” after three package bombings killed two people and injured two others in less than two weeks. Read More

Musicals, teen angst — and Auli‘i Cravalho — star in ‘Rise’

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 10:15 am
Even if you’re trying to put the squeeze on a ballooning TV watchlist, consider the pedigree of NBC’s “Rise”: It’s from the “Friday Night Lights” producer who created “Parenthood” and a producer of Broadway’s “Hamilton.” The drama revolving around a small-town high school and its theater program clearly deserves attention. Read More

Peter Moon contributed to ’70s Hawaiian music renaissance

Updated on  March 12, 2018 at 12:19 pm
Peter Moon, an ukulele virtuoso, businessman and composer who contributed to a revival of Hawaiian music in the 1970s, died Feb. 17. He was 73. Read More

Caldwell seeks kupuna input on surf contest reform

Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 5:54 pm
A surfer himself, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to balance the interests of competitive and recreational surfers when seeking to revise the city’s current permitting rules. Read More

Buzzworthy tips to attract more garden pollinators

Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 5:55 pm
Most flowering plants in our gardens rely on pollinators to produce fruit and seeds. These plants depend on insects or other animals to move pollen from one flower to another. Read More

Spring Fun Guide 2018

Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 7:02 pm
Details on egg hunts, Easter Bunny photo ops, craft workshops, flower shows, keiki activities, plant and rummage sales, craft fairs, Sunday brunches and other Easter- or spring-themed events happening on Oahu. Read More

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