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Ja Rule, Ashanti revive chemistry on stage at Concert Hall

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 5:55 pm
Ja Rule and Ashanti took the concept of singer-rapper collaboration to new heights, becoming sort of the Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell of hip-hop in the early 2000s. Read More

Koy sells out 11 shows in return to Oahu

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm
The first time Jo Koy performed in Hawaii, he received $200 and a plane ticket and had to make his own hotel arrangements. Fifteen years later he returns to Oahu with 11 sold-out shows lined up at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Read More

Coolidge revels in making music with ‘nothing but joy’

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm
Rita Coolidge has a voice for the ages. The stylish singer had pop hits remaking soulful tracks “Higher and Higher” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” was half of a country powerhouse team with then-husband Kris Kristofferson and has sung for movie soundtracks and with symphony orchestras. Read More

Kumu hula Hewett shares traditions on ‘Pili Me Ke Aloha’

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Kawaikapuokalani Hewett is one of the few culturally significant kumu hula who is equally significant as a recording artist. His new album lives up to expectations in all respects. Read More

Artists share ‘Changing Landscape’ at Marks Garage

Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm
Artists Mealaaloha Bishop and Nanea Lum describe the islands’ wahi pana, or living spaces, as “land markers of Hawaiian ancestral histories,” and have created a series of plein air paintings that evoke “the recollection and experience” of the wahi pana of the district reaching from Kualoa to Waimanalo on the windward side of Oahu. Read More

International Market Place’s FoodFight! turns to cocktails

Updated on  November 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The Street’s lead bartender Andrew Woodley will square off against Stripsteak’s Mundo Delgado in the International Market Place’s monthly FoodFight! competition. Read More

Boy facing congenital illness provides lessons in tolerance

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm
“Wonder” is based on the R.J. Palacio novel about a little boy with a scarred and congenitally odd face, the result of a condition known as Treacher Collins syndrome. Read More

‘Lady Bird’ rings so true, you might forget it’s fiction

When the credits roll at the end of “Lady Bird,” the cascading names of cast and crew may surprise some viewers, reminding us that what we’ve been watching is not the most achingly real of real life, but an exquisitely constructed, completely entertaining drama. Read More

‘Last Flag Flying’ soars on superb cast, stunning script

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” deserves a place on the list of the best films of the year. It’s a marvelous tale of friendship, family, duty, respect, pain and fear that comes to life through the sterling performances by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston. Read More

‘The Square’ skewers art world’s smugness

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm
The movie “The Square” may be many things — an ensemble comedy, a character study, a sustained volley of ideas — but it is hardly a sanctuary. Read More


Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 6:31 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Diana Ross returning for January concert

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 11:49 pm
It took more than 50 years into her career for legendary diva Diana Ross to make her Hawaii debut in 2015. She’s not waiting nearly that long to return. Read More

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Plot goes cold in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 5:05 pm
Agatha Christie’s 1934 mystery novel “Murder on the Orient Express” was memorably adapted to film in 1974, with Albert Finney playing the fastidious Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Now Sir Kenneth Branagh slips into Poirot’s signature splendid mustache in a star-studded, big-budget remake, which he has also directed. Read More

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