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Hollinger returns; ‘Collaborations’ introduces Rendezvous

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 6:12 pm
Two-time Hoku Award winner Stuart Hollinger returns with his third album, drawing on a variety of genres to present songs reminiscent of the Police, Steely Dan and Crosby Stills & Nash — but nothing sounds borrowed from other artists. Read More

Crime, corruption strike Outback in raw ‘Goldstone’

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm
“Goldstone,” awash in noirish mannerisms and a sunstroke-inducing palette, harbors a robust social conscience beneath its hotbed of bribery and sex trafficking. Read More

Virtual competition has high stakes in ‘Ready Player One’

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Pressing rewind is, if anything, an understandable desire these days. But in today’s reboot, remake-mad movies, it’s not exactly swimming against the tide. Yet Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” a rollicking virtual-world geekfest flooded by ’80s ephemera, doesn’t just want to wade back into the past — it wants to race into it at full throttle. Read More

Award-winning pianist Broberg seeks artistic excellence

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm
Pianist Kenny Broberg has a lot of sports in his background. Growing up in Minnesota, he played hockey in high school – “Everyone in Minnesota plays hockey. The women play hockey, the men play hockey, everybody plays hockey,” he said – as well as baseball, until his piano teacher told him that playing catcher was too risky. Read More

Teen girl experiments with sex in ‘Flower’

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm
“Flower” doesn’t have a dull frame in it, thanks mainly to the star-making performance of Zoey Deutch, who dazzles the screen as Erica with her mix of humor, sensuality, volatility and vulnerability. Read More

Big Mountain bringing new music to Blue Note

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm
Hawaii loved reggae band Big Mountain and bandleader Quino, known for his mellow voice and charismatic presence, even before the group’s remake of Peter Frampton’s 1976 hit “Baby, I Love Your Way” became a hit in 1994. Read More

Jay Park brings swagger, soul, hip-hop style to K-pop

Updated on  April 2, 2018 at 12:13 am
With a hip, swagged-out R&B style and electric charisma to match, Korean-American pop artist Jay Park has helped revamp the perception of Korean pop, aka K-Pop music, around the world. Read More

To Do: Jackson Browne, Primus, Willie K, Halsey

Updated on  March 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm
Highlights of top events scheduled in the weeks and months ahead in Honolulu, courtesy TGIF. Read More

Queens of the Stone Age take control, rock The Republik

Updated on  March 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm
Queens of the Stone Age is a pro operation, through and through, and it kept the train rolling right on time, with nearly two solid hours of sinuous, showy rock. Read More

Stephen Inglis pays homage to Grateful Dead

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm
Until now Stephen Inglis has had the most visibility for his work as a musical associate of slack key master Dennis Kamakahi. Read More

‘Sherlock Gnomes’ a middling mystery mashup

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm
“Sherlock Gnomes” is quite a bit more pleasant than “Peter Rabbit,” but doesn’t touch the wonder of “Paddington 2.” It’s a fairly serviceable animated feature, with a few inspired elements, and more than enough gnome puns to go around. Read More

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ a refreshing, funny sequel

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:57 pm
At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick “Pacific Rim,” a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay closed? No, of course not. Read More

Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ delivers on thrills, chills

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:57 pm
“Unsane” director Steven Soderbergh has shot an entire movie — a nerve-­wracking, gripping, artistically composed thriller — using an iPhone 7 Plus. Read More

‘Midnight Sun’ plagued by mismatched pair, tone

Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm
The ailing teen romance genre is a rite of passage for many young stars. Read More

Comedian Eddie Ifft finds humor in happiness

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm
Don’t worry, get happy. Stand-up comedian Eddie Ifft is back in town for a quick visit at Hawaiian Brian’s. Read More

‘Star Dust’ updates ballet with modern music and movements

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 4:16 pm
It’s unlikely if anyone imagined ballet as a backdrop when David Bowie sang “Let’s Dance” in 1983, but Bowie’s music will definitively serve as the accompaniment for ballet, performed by classically trained and superbly conditioned dancers, as Complexions Contemporary Ballet brings “Star Dust: A Tribute to David Bowie” to Honolulu. Read More


Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Vikander’s ‘Tomb Raider’ takes us on a fun ride

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm
Angelina Jolie left her indelible mark on Lara Croft back in the early 2000s, but this video game character constantly regenerates with impunity, whether we want her to or not. Read More

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