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COURTESY DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE
                                Drew Niles stars as Che Guevara and Jody Bill Bachler plays Eva Duarte in the pop-rock opera “Evita” at Diamond Head Theatre.

Drew Niles highlights ideal cast at DHT

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Drew Niles highlights ideal cast at DHT

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

5 Things We Love

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                                A Turkish cotton towel is extra soft.

5 Things We Love

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A Turkish cotton towel is extra soft.

Updated on  March 27, 2017 at 12:23 am
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

She Speaks

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Library lets mom relent to voracious requests

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                “At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading?” writes Donica Kaneshiro in this week’s “She Speaks” column.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
At the library where books are free, how can I say no to my boys who have inherited my passion for reading? Read More

In the Lineup

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                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Saying goodbye to old friend brings reconnection

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                                Jock Sutherland blows on a conch shell as Sammy, Gavin and Noelle Sutherland look at family memorabilia.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:19 pm
Now, 40 years later, I stood on a big lawn overlooking a sandy cove and the rocky break named Jocko’s after James Sutherland’s older brother, 1960s champion surfer Jock Sutherland. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle.

The countdown begins for the end of season seven

COURTESY CBS 
MacGarrett and Danny finally track down the missing uranium, which has been used to build a bomb located in the middle of the jungle.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm
The start of spring is usually the time when some of the best storylines, character conflicts, and great guest stars start appearing on “Hawaii Five-0.” Read More

On the Scene

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

On the Scene with Lilian Zhang

COURTESY LILIAN ZHANG
                                Lilian Zhang, 41, will introduce a special collection of her designs at “East Meets West,” a fashion show presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii on April 2 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Lilian Zhang grew up so isolated in China’s impoverished Anhui province that she didn’t see a sewing machine until she was a teenager. Read More

Garden Party

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                                A container garden can be placed on a lanai or in a small space. Garden Club of Honolulu member Pat Wassel holds a sample container.

Container gardens perk up tiny spaces

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A container garden can be placed on a lanai or in a small space. Garden Club of Honolulu member Pat Wassel holds a sample container.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm
Easy-care cactuses and other succulents are a good choice when space is limited because they don’t require a lot of watering. Read More

Health Options

BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Taro grows in one of Steven Bolosan’s taro farm in Waialua.

Varied diet offsets harm from natural toxins

BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Taro grows in one of Steven Bolosan’s taro farm in Waialua.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm
People often express concerns about toxic substances in their food, but what is rarely appreciated is how many toxic chemicals are present naturally. There is little or no regulation of these toxins produced by nature. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                The author with an armful of blossoms from a gold tree.

Gold trees and relatives can make splendid, colorful lei

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                The author with an armful of blossoms from a gold tree.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm
The combo weather we’vebeen having — dry, then wet, calm, then windy from all different directions (trades, Kona, weird easterlies, superstrong southerlies) — seems to have triggered a stress response in gold trees and their relatives that is making them bloom so beautifully this year. Read More

K-­Drama

COURTESY HIFF
                                Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all-star cast of Rae-won Kim, Suk-gyu Han, Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The Hawaii premiere coincides with the official release date in South Korea.

‘The Prison’ will capture attention at HIFF’s Spring Showcase

COURTESY HIFF
                                Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all-star cast of Rae-won Kim, Suk-gyu Han, Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The Hawaii premiere coincides with the official release date in South Korea.

Updated on  March 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm
The must-see South Korean film at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase is the opening-night film, “The Prison.” Read More

COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                                More than 10,000 B-25 medium bombers were built for World War II, and by 1965, two remained in Hawaii. One B-25 can be found at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. The B-25 pictured here is not the one stolen by Ashdown.

Pilot’s Waikiki joyride in WWII B-25 was cause for alarm

COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
                                More than 10,000 B-25 medium bombers were built for World War II, and by 1965, two remained in Hawaii. One B-25 can be found at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. The B-25 pictured here is not the one stolen by Ashdown.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm
It all took place in the early morning hours of May 7, 1965. James A. Ashdown, a former military pilot, told police that after drinking at several Honolulu bars, “I had an urge to fly again.” Read More

Briefs

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school.

Submit your event to the Star-Advertiser’s Summer Fun Guide

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday Magazine will publish a Summer Fun Guide with listings for programs and camps focusing on academics, art, music, dance, sports, technology and other themes for kids through high school. Read More

Show Biz

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

PBS Hawaii to air Kamae documentaries

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Eddie Kamae.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 7:58 pm
“The Films of Eddie and Myrna Kamae: From the Heart” will air April 6 to 9 on PBS Hawaii. Read More

Wood Craft

COURTESY WARNER BROS.
                                “Kong” topped box-office receipts with $61 million last weekend. Some $70.5 million was spent on the $185 million picture during 42 days of filming on Oahu at Waikane Valley, Kualoa Ranch and Chinatown.

Oahu is ‘Skull Island’ in Kong’s latest ape movie

COURTESY WARNER BROS.
                                “Kong” topped box-office receipts with $61 million last weekend. Some $70.5 million was spent on the $185 million picture during 42 days of filming on Oahu at Waikane Valley, Kualoa Ranch and Chinatown.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm
Wanna get your mind off ugly local and national politics, the high cost of Oahu’s rail, soaring medical care costs and potholes? If so, take in “Kong: Skull Island” to escape. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Team Move workouts take fitness outdoors

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Beach boot camps were trending nearly a decade ago, but the outdoor workouts seemed to disappear as more and more people moved indoors for gym memberships or Zumba and mixed martial arts classes. Read More

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Updated on  October 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Calabash

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Updated on  October 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Book Reviews

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                Malcolm Naea Chun’s ‘Kahuna,’ left, details ravages of Western maladies, while Charles Langlas’ “Under the Volcano: The People of Kalapana, 1823 to 2010,” right, examines the former rural seaside village on Hawaii island.

Hawaii books examine ravages of Western disease, Kalapana village

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                Malcolm Naea Chun’s ‘Kahuna,’ left, details ravages of Western maladies, while Charles Langlas’ “Under the Volcano: The People of Kalapana, 1823 to 2010,” right, examines the former rural seaside village on Hawaii island.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 11:10 am
Malcolm Naea Chun’s ‘Kahuna’ details ravages of Western maladies, while Charles Langlas’ “Under the Volcano: The People of Kalapana, 1823 to 2010” examines the former rural seaside village on Hawaii island. Read More

Deal Me In

Discounts available at Shangri La, Buffalo Wild Wings

Score free admission to Doris Duke’s oceanside estate and save 50 percent off traditional wing orders at Buffalo Wild Wings. Read More
Updated on  November 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm