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De Lima parody provides comic relief after blunder

As the missile alert mishap investigation continues, we all owe comedian Frank De Lima one big shaka and mahalo for his witty ditty “Stayin’ Alive,” which parodies that ballistic blunder. Read More

Recent gigs confirm Cazimero’s prowess as solo act

Robert Cazimero now is essentially a single act who keeps reinventing himself. Read More

Actors with Hawaii ties shine in film, stage productions

Two former Hawaii actors with theatrical backgrounds are ramping up their show biz stripes as the new year unfolds. Read More

Isle stars with global appeal top annual list

Two internationally celebrated Hawaii-born performers tied for top place in the 2017 Waynies Awards, an annual list of brilliant achievers in the fading year compiled by columnist Wayne Harada. Read More

Christmas poem sends holiday wishes to Hawaii stars

‘Twas the morning before Christmas, and tension was mounting; since Santa was still shopping, spewing sweat like a fountain. Read More

Ukulele virtuoso is keeping the magic of Christmas alive

Hawaii’s supreme ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, is home for the holidays, splitting time between family and work. He headlines at the Blue Note Hawaii at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Read More

12 songs of Christmas brighten holidays in Hawaii

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

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

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