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Review: Marx delights with intimate Blaisdell show

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 9:37 am
Richard Marx brings the hits, but also the charisma in a loose, fun show at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Read More

Soothing sights sweeten happy hour deals at Restaurant 604

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Good food, a friendly vibe and plentiful parking are all reasons for repeat visits to Restaurant 604 near the Arizona Memorial. Read More

Evils of humanity push mom to the limit

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm
Writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s bonkers “mother!” stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple who contend with houseguests from hell in an expertly executed wild ride. Read More

Marx’s work for others led to unprecedented success for himself

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Whether you’re a singer, songwriter or musician, success takes some combination of talent, hard work and luck. Richard Marx knew it early enough to make it one of the themes of his debut single in 1987. Read More

Warwick and son help launch Hawaii Invitational of Polo

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Dionne Warwick has come to Hawaii so rarely in recent years that any opportunity to see her becomes a date to circle. Read More

Stylistics keep groove going with Honolulu hana hou

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm
The Stylistics, one of the most popular soul vocal groups of the early 1970s, have been one of Hawaii’s favorites for decades. Read More

Tao calligraphist Wong infuses writings with spirituality

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm
Orlena Sau Ming Wong creates works of Tao calligraphy infused with blessings and messages pertaining to the highest Tao qualities, including love, forgiveness, compassion, harmony and enlightenment. Read More

Stars have right chemistry in ‘American Assassin’

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm
“American Assassin,” based on the works of spy novel writer Vince Flynn, takes a very different and refreshing approach. Flynn’s novels reject the traditional world of chess-playing spies, moving the focus to a world under siege by a bevy of global terror groups and subject to more straight-on conflicts. Read More


Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm


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Updated on  September 12, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Salonga joins Yamaguchi’s star-studded fundraiser show

Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm
It only seems fitting that Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic gold medalist and winner of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2008, would want to perform to the voice of Lea Salonga, the award-winning star of top musical productions on stage and screen, including the original London production of “Miss Saigon.” Read More

Film examines would-be Hitler assassin

Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm
When Georg Elser planted a bomb at the site of one of Hitler’s speeches in 1939, he missed the Fuhrer by 13 minutes. It wasn’t until the 1990s that he was hailed as a resistance fighter in Germany. Read More

‘Home Again’ carries on the Meyers mystique

Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm
The name “Meyers” has come to signify a very specific type of film in Hollywood — the shiny, gentle, comforting and aspirational romantic family comedies that writer/director Nancy Meyers has perfected. Her daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, keeps that legacy alive with her directorial debut, “Home Again.” Read More

Creativity key element of ‘Typewriter’

Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm
“California Typewriter” might center on a small, beleaguered typewriter repair shop, but this quirky documentary is about so much more than broken keys and busted type wheels. It’s really about how we create art. Read More

Skarsgard’s Pennywise makes ‘It’ a solid remake

Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Those who have not read the book or seen the miniseries will find “It” to be a creepy fear factory running on the energy of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise. Read More

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