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ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Kris Kristofferson brings all that to Honolulu this weekend for a one-nighter Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Kristofferson’s skills earn the praise of isle fans

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Kris Kristofferson brings all that to Honolulu this weekend for a one-nighter Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 10:33 pm
He forayed into athletics, started out his adulthood in the military, and made an impression in Hollywood as an actor — but music has been the defining force in Kris Kristofferson’s life. Read More
COURTESY UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has family ties to Hawaiian music

COURTESY UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm
It’s not a homecoming for Ruban Nielson, but this trip to Hawaii brings him back to his roots. Read More
COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Dobet Gnahore gives her first performance in Hawaii on Friday at Orvis Auditorium at UH at Manoa, as part of a U.S. tour.

Dobet Gnahore bridges music and dance culture

COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Dobet Gnahore gives her first performance in Hawaii on Friday at Orvis Auditorium at UH at Manoa, as part of a U.S. tour.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm
For African singer Dobet Gnahore, there is no separation between music, dance and percussion — all are part of her performance. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A glass of sangria, a Prosciutto e Rucola — mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma, arugula — and a Da Shrimp Truck pizza — besciamella, white shrimp, roasted garlic and mozzarella.

Neapolitan pizza sets Brick Fire Tavern apart from isle competition

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A glass of sangria, a Prosciutto e Rucola — mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma, arugula — and a Da Shrimp Truck pizza — besciamella, white shrimp, roasted garlic and mozzarella.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 8:40 pm
There’s a lot of eatery action and a lot of competition with Brick Fire Tavern rising above the fray with a better bite — and one-of-a-kind pizza in Honolulu. Read More
COURTESY LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                A dozen free workshops and demonstrations will be offered at the annual Geek Day at Leeward Community College.

Do It: Brush up on tech skills at LCC’s annual Geek Day

COURTESY LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                A dozen free workshops and demonstrations will be offered at the annual Geek Day at Leeward Community College.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm
It’s cool to be a geek these days, and Leeward Community College’s eighth annual Geek Day will help you become one with a dozen free workshops and demonstrations showing you how to become master of your digital domain. Read More
 
COURTESY KATT WILLIAMS
                                His most recent tour was called the “Conspiracy Theory” tour, and that was before the election. Just think of what he has to say now. Katt Williams returns to the Blaisdell Arena in March.

To Do: Katt Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Blood Sweat & Tears

COURTESY KATT WILLIAMS
                                His most recent tour was called the “Conspiracy Theory” tour, and that was before the election. Just think of what he has to say now. Katt Williams returns to the Blaisdell Arena in March.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm
Katt Williams, the diminutive comedian with the big following, returns to the Blaisdell Arena. His most recent tour was called the “Conspiracy Theory” tour, and that was before the election. Just think of what he has to say now. Read More
REGENCY ENTERPRISES
                                Dane DeHaan stars in Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness,” a psychological thriller set in a creepy rehabilitation spa in the Swiss Alps.

Gore Verbinski tries small after a big dud

REGENCY ENTERPRISES
                                Dane DeHaan stars in Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness,” a psychological thriller set in a creepy rehabilitation spa in the Swiss Alps.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm
For the director, “A Cure for Wellness” represents a chance to get back on track nearly four years after suffering one of the most bruising, high-profile flops in recent Hollywood history. Read More
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES
                                Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya star in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”

Peele’s horror movie takes on latent racism

UNIVERSAL PICTURES
                                Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya star in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm
In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the former “Key and Peele” star has turned inside out even supposedly progressive assumptions about race. Read More
LIONSGATE
                                Luke Wilson lends his voice to Bodi, a sheep herder who discovers rock music in “Rock Dog.”

East-West adventure rolls more than rocks

LIONSGATE
                                Luke Wilson lends his voice to Bodi, a sheep herder who discovers rock music in “Rock Dog.”

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm
“Rock Dog” is an adaptation of rock musician Zheng Jun’s graphic novel “Tibetan Rock Dog,” which mixes Tibetan culture with contemporary Brit-rock. Read More
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
                                 “The Red Turtle” comes from renowned Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli.

“The Red Turtle” is a rarity among animated movies

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
                                 “The Red Turtle” comes from renowned Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm
It’s safe to say that “The Red Turtle,” a fortuitous collaboration between Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli and Dutch animator-director Michael Dudok de Wit, is very, very different. Read More

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 6:37 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Steve Aoki is connected to Hawaii through family ties and in business. He’s a co-owner in the Blue Tree Cafe restaurants, including the one in Honolulu.

Aoki throws an island rager for his label’s big 20

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Steve Aoki is connected to Hawaii through family ties and in business. He’s a co-owner in the Blue Tree Cafe restaurants, including the one in Honolulu.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm
Steve Aoki’s shown a consistent ability to connect and engage with listeners on a sincere level. He’s convinced me and many others to submit to the energy of the Aoki Nation. Read More
COURTESY THE PINEAPPLE GUY
                                The Pineapple Guy, which sells cases of fruit to visitors, will have a booth at Saturday’s festival.

Local vendors offer tastes of paradise at new block party

COURTESY THE PINEAPPLE GUY
                                The Pineapple Guy, which sells cases of fruit to visitors, will have a booth at Saturday’s festival.

Updated on  February 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm
The first Lokahi Festival Waikiki will celebrate local culture and small businesses and give visitors and kamaaina the opportunity to enjoy local flavors, handcrafts and other businesses’ wares. Read More
WARNER BROS.
                                Charlie Day, left, and Ice Cube are teachers who clash in “Fist Fight.”

Charlie Day, Ice Cube render ‘Fist’ hilarious

WARNER BROS.
                                Charlie Day, left, and Ice Cube are teachers who clash in “Fist Fight.”

Updated on  February 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm
This quick, unpredictable movie destroys all traces of a plausible plot in favor of controlled chaos. And it is a rousing success. Read More

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