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Hawaii entertainers make holiday season bright

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

For Nabors, Hawaii was home

Jim Nabors loved Hawaii — and vice versa. Read More

Director Lee weaves rich tapestry of Lili‘uokalani’s life

Veteran filmmaker Edgy Lee, director of “Lili‘uokalani: Reflections of Our Queen,” likens Queen Lili‘uokalani’s story to a Hawaiian quilt. “This film is kind of a tapestry, like the ‘Queen’s Quilt’ sewn during her incarceration at Iolani Palace,” she said. Read More

Librarians engage students in projects with global reach

This year at the American Association of School Librarians gathering in Arizona, there were “aha” moments dealing with topics and themes with local and national implications. Read More

Blue Note gig will reconnect singer with her musical past

Singer Loretta Ables Sayre is reconnecting the dots of her musical career, from lounge singer to Tony-nominated Broadway star, as she preps for her Wednesday night return to Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Midler hosts annual ‘Hulaween’ fundraiser in NYC

On her night off from her starring role in the Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!,” Tony Award winner Bette Midler will stage her annual Halloween extravaganza, “Hulaween,”at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Read More

Kahele to bring holiday gifts of music, Niihau shell lei

Kuana Torres Kahele, the acclaimed Hawaiian singer, composer, musician, educator and lei maker, will stage “Kuana’s Winter Wonderland” Dec. 8-10 at the Hawaii Theatre. Read More

Thompson provides highlight at jam-packed Cazimero farewell

Nainoa Thompson’s inspirational comments came from the heart and offered a take-away moment from an event crammed with familial memories and musical tidbits. Read More

‘Papa Mars’ memoir morphing into biopic with Bruno’s help

Peter Hernandez’s autobiography, “From Brooklyn to Mars,” is 98 percent complete, he said, but it’s apparently going to be released as a documentary instead of on the printed page. Read More

Public, private programs to honor Cazimero in Waikiki

Roland Cazimero’s memorial services, set for Oct. 8 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room, will be a two-tiered affair, one private and the other public. Read More

Beloved voice coach Rego home from hospital, care home

Neva Rego, the beloved voice coach to many island luminaries, is back home in Kaimuki following three visits to Straub Hospital this summer and a week’s residency at the Palolo Chinese Home earlier this month. Read More

Hana hou for ‘Honu by the Sea’ in Japan

Johnson Enos’ original environmental musical, “Honu by the Sea,” will make a second appearance at Tokyo’s Sea Life Park next month. Read More

Theater event honors Cannon’s legacy

Inspired by the legacy of her late husband, director-actor Glenn Cannon, Samsil “Sam” Cannon is spearheading a fundraiser this week at Kennedy Theatre. Read More

Paliku’s ‘King and I’ turns into Bright family affair

There’s a circle of family ties in “The King and I” — moms and daughters, fathers and sons, a married couple, even a set of twins — in the new local production opening at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre. Read More

Ho-inspired event could be a yearly kanikapila

The family of the late Don Ho is hoping an annual remembrance kanikapila will become a tradition at the International Market Place, where a statue of the iconic entertainer has become a draw. Read More

Borges, Matthews to be honored at Hospice Hawaii fundraiser

The late Jimmy Borges and Kirk Matthews will be among the 2017 Hall of Heroes honorees at Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama fundraiser in November. Read More

Cazimero to be remembered at Royal Hawaiian

A celebration of life for the late Roland Cazimero is set for Oct. 8 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Monarch Room. Read More

Reiplinger’s widow gathers more stories for book

Looks like Leesa Clark Stone’s book on her late husband, comedian Rap Reiplinger, won’t be under your Christmas tree this holiday season. Read More

Bruno’s dad returns to Hawaii for secret project

Peter Hernandez, father of Bruno Mars, is back in town and itching to do some kind of undisclosed isle project. His daughters Jaime, Tahiti, Presley and Tiara Hernandez have returned home, too. Read More

Robert Cazimero reflects on brother’s life

When the Brothers Cazimero emerged in the 1970s, their contemporary hybrid sound fueled the renaissance of Hawaiian music. Read More

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