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‘Last Taxi Dance’ examines relationship of lonely soldier, Hawaiian woman

The year is 1945. The place is downtown Honolulu. A lonely soldier, a combat veteran far from home, seeks refuge in a taxi dance hall. Welcome to “Last Taxi Dance,” Hawaii-born indie filmmaker Brayden Yoder’s 18-minute look at a dramatic moment in Hawaii’s history. Read More

Storm previews next album with ‘30 Minutes’

Frank De Lima wasn’t the only one who found inspiration in January’s infamous “false alarm” ballistic missile incident. Read More

Shoppers and vendors converge at a signature state event Made in Hawaii

Made in Hawaii began in 1995 with 61 booths, operated by vendors selling items largely produced in the islands. Read More
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Turmoil roils a Hungarian town in ‘1945’

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The premise is simple but compelling: Two strangers get off a train in a small town and nothing is ever the same again. Read More
 

Limon serves up spicy, enticing, authentic Peruvian cuisine

If you’ve never experienced Peruvian cuisine, you are in for a treat at Limon Rotisserie. Read More
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‘McQueen’ documents the life of legendary designer

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First came the actor, then the British director. But if you live and die for fashion, a documentary called “McQueen” could tell only one story, that of designer Alexander McQueen. Read More

Kevin Hart adds second Oahu performance in November

Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart has added a second show for his return to Hawaii in November. Read More
 
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‘Buybust’ is a bloody, funny film from the Philippines

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Featuring one villain in leopard pants and another in a bathrobe, “BuyBust” is surprisingly funny for a movie that’s basically a massacre in progress Read More

New Asian rom-com changes the game

It’s been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. But that dry spell is about to end with the release of the opulent romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians.” Read More

Rare Earth’s original lead vocalist returns to Hawaii

By the time Peter Rivera was 18, he was making more money playing drums in local nightclubs than his father was bringing home from his full-time factory job. The gigs got bigger and better until the band, then known as the Sunliners, was one of the top club bands in Detroit. Read More

Pe’a’s second CD ‘award worthy’

Kalani Pe‘a made history early in 2017 when he became the first Hawaii-resident recording artist to win a Grammy Award since Hawaiian music was absorbed by the catch-all Regional Roots Music category. Read More
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Hawaii filmgoers identify with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ storyline

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It’s about time. That is the feeling behind “Crazy Rich Asians,” the first major studio production in 25 years to feature all-Asian talent on both sides of the camera. Read More

To Do: George Lopez, Nelly, Jim Jefferies, Trevor Noah

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

The latest monster of the sea surfaces in “The Meg”

On the tail of “The Shallows,” ”47 Meters Down,” ”Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying degrees, use our fond memories of “Jaws” as bait to reel us back in the water again. Read More
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Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ details wild sting operation

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In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth, who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. Read More
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‘Gauguin’ recalls painter’s experiences in Tahiti

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“Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti” is an immersive, strikingly shot, wisely telescoped look at the years — 1891 to 1893 — in which famed post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin escaped the artistic and financial struggles of his Paris life for the jungles of French Polynesia, where he would create some of his most pivotal artwork. Read More
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‘Dog Days’ a canine caper that only slightly warms the heart

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“Dog Days,” an omnibus comedy about the unique ability of dogs to connect us to others and ourselves, is the kind of mildly amusing, pandering film that shows up in movie theaters at random times throughout the year when nothing else notable is playing and people are willing to watch just about anything. Read More

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