It's sing-along time at The Plaza at Mililani, an assisted-living community for senior citizens, and David Kim and his Sing a Song of Life group are ready to give their audience a blast of some new tunes. Story »
"The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions" • "Cold War Kid: A Memoir of Sorts" • "Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir" • "From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese American Experiences in Hawai‘i" • "Reunion: Finding Gilbert" • and more Story »
Gabriel Yanagihara is taking children's obsession with the video game "Minecraft" and turning it into a Hawaiian studies learning tool. Yanagihara is offering a "‘Minecraft' in Hawaii" workshop that focuses on recreating a Hawaiian island. Story »
The summer Obon season is nearly here, honoring the Buddhist tradition of commemorating family ancestors, who are said to return to this world to visit relatives. Here is a list of festivities across the state. Story »
At this year's Eckankar Spiritual Fair attendees are invited to experience "Adventures in the Light and Sound of God" through past lives, dreams and soul travel. The public may drop in at any time during the free event set.
The Unitarian Universalist Leeward Ohana Group will be launched as a new branch of the Unitarian Universalist church on Sept. 13 at Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei. The Rev. Jonipher Kupono Kwong, minister at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu (FUCH), will deliver the opening sermon. Story »
You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.
The equation for good health includes variables we can control, and others, not so much. With diet and exercise, we can make choices to enhance health. But when it comes to the everyday stresses in life, the triggers may be primarily out of our control. Life happens! Story »
Kumu hula Kunewa Mook, left, opened with a medley of Hawaiian standards and then got into the songs from his debut album, “Oia Ka Manawa,” when he presented two hours of Hawaiian music and hula on “Pakele Live!” Thursday at The Willows. Mook talked with “Pakele Live!” crew members Joseph Wilcox Jr., and D.J. Pratt while his musicians were getting into position before showtime.
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When the videojournalists at Waianae Intermediate planned to produce a story about a transgender classmate for "Hiki No," the student news show on PBS Hawaii, Robert Pennybacker held his breath — but only for a moment. Story »
Summer is the perfect time of year to plant a pollinator garden.
Creating a habitat is one of the best ways we can support our pollinators and slow the declines we have experienced in Hawaii due to habitat loss, pesticide usage, disease and introduced species. Story »
By CATHERINE E. TOTH / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Sue Cowing calls it a “burning wing.” It’s a sharp pain that would flare up under her left shoulder blade whenever Cowing, an award-winning poet and writer, sat for too long at her computer or while writing in her notebook.
As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food. Story »
Former Kahala Hilton public relations chief Kay Ahearn, 80, died Aug. 5. Kay was much more than a PR woman dealing with media at the hotel, now The Kahala Hotel and Resort; she was more like a manager helping to see that guests. Story »
La Pietra — Hawaii School for Girls will mark its 50th anniversary with a Sunset Jazz gala Sept. 14 on the Great Lawn on the slopes of Diamond Head. The campus' entertainment beacon, singer and teacher Shari Lynn has assembled some first-rate talent for an evening of song and supper on the historic site. Story »
A free screening of the Korean film "Papa" will be shown at the Mamiya Theatre at Saint Louis School at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. This special screening is made possible with the sponsorship of the Korea Foundation, the Korean Consulate of Hawaii and KBFD TV. Story »
"Slow jams" was the term used in the 1990s to describe songs with slow rhythms, introspective lyrics and heavy, solid bass lines. Vocalist Maryanne Ito and her producers revive that genre with her debut album and toss in an up-tempo dance club cut as well.
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