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A trafficker tries to get out of the business in ‘Superfly’

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• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm
Director X’s “Superfly” transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence. Read More

Na Leo builds cred with ‘Beautiful Day’


• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 10:26 am
“Beautiful” is an apt description of their recently released CD. All three members contribute as song writers. They also distinguish themselves as interpreters of other writers’ work with soothing inspirational treatments of “More Than You’ll Ever Know,” “Let Him Fly” and “Lean On My Shoulder.” Read More
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Joe Moore, Pat Sajak team up again on ‘Dial M for Murder’

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• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 11:14 am
Pat Sajak heads back to Hawaii this month when he joins Joe Moore on the stage at Hawaii Theatre for a fundraiser production of “Dial M For Murder.” Read More

Review: Boyz II Men keep it tight in hit-filled show at Blaisdell Arena


• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 12:43 am
For Sunday’s concert at the Blaisdell Arena, Boyz II Men brought a tight set that was packed with all their hits and no filler. Read More
 

Olga Kern brings powerful, personal insight to famous concerto


• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm
To pianist Olga Kern, who returns to Honolulu to perform with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra this weekend, the chords of Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23” are about as good as it gets, no matter how often she plays the piece. Read More

Nathan Aweau’s ‘Mau Loa’ an impressive one-man project


• Updated on  June 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Nathan Aweau’s latest recording, “Mau Loa,” displays Aweau’s immense capabilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer in impressive style. Read More

R&B legends Boyz II Men bring Philly soul back to Honolulu


• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm
Having three songs that each spent 10 or more weeks at the top of the Billboard charts? That’s a triple-double that only one group can claim, and that group will be in Honolulu this weekend to perform at Blaisdell Arena. Read More
 

Float away on a whopper of a margarita at Mexico


• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Looking for a south of the border escape to let the good times roll? Look no further than Mexico Restaurant. Read More
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Hope clashes with belief in “First Reformed”

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• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in “First Reformed.” Read More
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A family gets uprooted in “Hereditary,” an ambitious though devastating film by Ari Aster

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• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy noted. If Tolstoy got a look at “Hereditary,” he might’ve added: “Well. There’s unhappy, and then there’s grief-stricken-hideously cruel-unholy family secrets-­horror movie-unhappy.” Read More
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Low-budget “Hotel Artemis” is a first-rate, no frills thriller

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• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
“Hotel Artemis” is a shining example of how it is not the amount of money spent to make a movie, but how the budget is being spent. Read More

To Do: Rita Rudner, Bruno Mars, George Lopez


• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 5:56 pm
Highlights of upcoming events in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
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Uneven ‘Ocean’s 8’ puts amusing twists in caper tale

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• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
“Ocean’s 8” is a big shiny cubic zirconia of a movie. It’s designed to look and feel exactly like the best moments of the previous “Ocean’s” installments, but there’s something slightly off. Read More
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Filmmaking in “The Seagull” recalls the revolutionary play

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• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Anton Chekov’s work endures, and remains relevant. With the help of playwright and screenwriter Stephen Karam, director Michael Mayer has brought a new cinematic adaptation to the screen of Chekov’s ”The Seagull,” imbuing the tale of complicated family dynamics, creation and heartbreak with an unprecedented sense of intimacy. Read More

Stage Calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Music and Nightlife Calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Glamour and talent on display at 35th annual Universal Show Queen Pageant


• Updated on  June 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Nine contestants are competing for the title of Universal Show Queen 2018. They’re judged in four categories — Black & White Couture, Evening Gown, Talent and ShowGirl Costume. Read More

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