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New Order announces Hawaii shows

British rock band New Order announced its 2018 tour dates today, and it included October dates on Oahu and Maui. Read More
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Like the game, ‘Tag’ is a whole lot of fun

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One antidote for blockbuster fatigue during the summer is a loose, lighthearted and playful comedy. Read More
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Long-awaited ‘Incredibles’ sequel is entertaining, witty

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It’s been 14 years since the premiere of Brad Bird’s beloved animated superhero film, “The Incredibles,” one of the mega-hit Pixar films that cemented the animation studio’s reputation as the production company for film humor and heart that would satisfy both parents and children. Happily, Bird has pulled it off again, in the long-awaited sequel which is as good, if not better than the original. Read More

Hook good bites during happy hour at Herringbone

Herringbone, a restaurant with a “fish meets field” concept, is a winner for seafood-lovers, as its menu focuses on the ocean’s bounty. Read More

Pianist John Bayless creates masterpieces with 1 hand

Close your eyes when John Bayless plays the piano and you will be enchanted. Read More
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A honeymoon goes awry in ”On Chesil Beach”

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According to a famous poem by Philip Larkin, “sexual intercourse began in 1963.” It hardly seems accidental that “On Chesil Beach,” director Dominic Cooke’s new film, like the Ian McEwan novel on which it’s based, takes place mostly in the previous year. Read More
 
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A trafficker tries to get out of the business in ‘Superfly’

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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’

“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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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

Do It: Christian McBride, Little Dragon, T.S.O.L.

Top events of the weekend and week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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“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

Highlights of upcoming events in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More

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