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Ballet Hawaii goes big with ‘The Nutcracker’

Honolulu’s returning Cavalier, Joaquin De Luz, takes the stage Friday with a new Sugar Plum Fairy — make that “Sugar Plumeria Fairy” — as Angelica Generosa partners with him in this year’s staging of Ballet Hawaii’s popular, island-style production of “The Nutcracker.” Read More

Do It: Shari Lynn, Jake Shimabukuro

Highlights of the top events in Honolulu this weekend and next week, courtesy TGIF. Read More

Teen singer-songwriter Jenny Yim makes her way in the music business

Jenny Yim isn’t a household name yet, but that could be about to change. Read More

Island Mele: ‘Marketplace’ a welcome memento; ‘Humility’ displays mastery

“Marketplace,” the first album of Cyril Pahinui’s music to be released after his death, was already on the way when the multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning slack key master died last month. Read More

Pau Hana Patrol: Stripsteak Waikiki adds new pau hana items

Last month, Stripsteak expanded its happy hour menu to include a few more substantial options. Read More
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Review: Clint Eastwood portrays elderly drug carrier in ‘The Mule’

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Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road. Read More
 
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Review: ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ biopic explores why of van Gogh’s art

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The journey from humble floor to museum wall tells a familiar story about van Gogh, whose painful life is part of a lucrative brand known as Vincent the Mad Genius. Read More
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Review: School shooting turns teen into troubled star

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In “Vox Lux,” Natalie Portman gives the kind of aggressively big performance that teeters precariously, and at times excitingly, on the edge of vulgar indulgence. Read More
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Review: In ‘The Favourite,’ royalty engages in verbal jousting

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Emma Stone stars as Abigail, a young woman fallen on hard times who makes a play to get in Queen Anne’s good graces, in “The Favourite.” Read More
 
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Review: ‘Mortal Engines’ churns its way to mediocrity

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Beautiful, but shallow with little depth, ‘Mortal Engines’ is basically ‘Steampunk: The Movie.’ Read More

Review: Guns N’ Roses rocks Aloha Stadium for more than 3 hours

On Saturday night, Guns N’ Roses topped The Eagles’ performance of a night earlier with a 3-hour, 24-minute show that sent fervent fans home fulfilled. Read More

Review: Eagles pack all the hits into marathon Aloha Stadium show

The Eagles opened a big — and rainy — rock ‘n’ roll weekend at Aloha Stadium on Friday night with a hit-packed show that showed the band’s ability to move forward after the death of Glenn Frey while also honoring his legacy. Read More

‘Pocatello’ conveys stress of change in small town

“Pocatello” is The Actors Group’s third play of the season, and the third with a theme of family dysfunction. Read More

Island Mele: Na‘auao mixes cultures with ‘Keiki,’ Storm returns

Reviews of new music released by Hawaii-based artists by Star-Advertiser music critic John Berger. Read More
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Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ opens new animated realm

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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an animated action-comedy that shares no corporate or creative DNA with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It dreams up an entirely new storyline set in aparallel-universe New York and introduces an exhausting cross-dimensional cluster of Spidey-heroes. Read More

Don Henley and the Eagles soar into Aloha Stadium

The band is back, all of its hits intact and played with the authentic energy. Read More
 

Expected to fill Aloha Stadium this weekend: The Eagles, Jack Johnson, Guns N’ Roses

Aloha Stadium on Friday will feature a concert by The Eagles, with special guest Jack Johnson, followed by Guns N’ Roses, first-timers to the islands, on Saturday. Read More

Japan’s Hirai Dai makes 1st headline appearance in Hawaii

With his upcoming appearance at The Republik, Hirai Dai will make his debut as a concert headliner, performing music that has many connections to the islands. Read More
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Review: New Maria Callas film lets opera singer tell her own story

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Her fans, and they are many, call her “La Divina,” the divine one, and “Maria by Callas” shows the reasons why. Read More

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