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                                Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Okieriete Onaodowan. Odom and Miranda will be leaving the cast July 9.

Visitors to New York can pick from a plethora of performances

Visitors to New York can pick from a plethora of performances

Briefs

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                                Moanalua High’s entry into the Vans Custom Culture design competition.

Moanalua High runner-up in Vans contest

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                                Moanalua High’s entry into the Vans Custom Culture design competition.

Updated on  June 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm
Moanalua High School was a runner-up in the seventh annual Vans Custom Culture design competition, bringing home a $4,000 donation for the school’s arts education program. Read More

On the Scene

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A grand night for Hawaiian music

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Updated on  June 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm
John Berger’s “On the Scene” photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

5 Things We Love

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Stunning images enhance stories about America

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Updated on  June 22, 2016 at 12:09 am
Suzuki’s teammates were waving him from the dugout to third, where he could’ve reached the cycle with a triple, but he was content and wise to stay put. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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Left to Right: Joslyn Fiddler, Daniel Dae Kim, Debra Rego and Rhona Joy Staszkow

Fans confirm that Kim rules Broadway

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Left to Right: Joslyn Fiddler, Daniel Dae Kim, Debra Rego and Rhona Joy Staszkow
Whenever I ask fans what they think about actor Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly on “Hawaii Five-0” -- they will often tell me how incredibly kind and genuine Kim is, no matter where they are-- on the set of Five-0, at “Sunset on the Beach,” and lately-- after seeing him on Broadway in “The King and I.” Read More

Garden Party

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                                Judy Hidano holds an anthurium.

‘Hobby’ blossoms into collection of nearly 2,000 orchids

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                                Judy Hidano holds an anthurium.

Updated on  June 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm
Judy Hidano treats her orchid plants like children. She spends hours in her garden, talking to them and pruning, repotting and nurturing their delicate flowers. Read More

Good Fit

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                                Lifeguards Rachel Bruntsch, left, and Chelsea Bizik run at Kailua Beach Park as part of their fitness routine.

Lifeguards: Ocean challengers

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                                Lifeguards Rachel Bruntsch, left, and Chelsea Bizik run at Kailua Beach Park as part of their fitness routine.

Updated on  June 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm
To become a city lifeguard, excellent swimming skills and being in top shape are a must, but being able to handle the pressure of a life-and-death situation is just as crucial. Read More

Health Options

Why Americans are fatter now

It is common knowledge that the average American now is heavier and has a higher body fat percentage than 50 years ago. Read More
Updated on  May 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Cranky Dad

Armor forged by workouts and willpower has worn thin

My downward dog barked as I assumed the position, butt pointed to the ceiling, hands pressed into a rubber yoga mat. My shoulders throbbed from the effort to keep still. Sweat ran off my face like a flash flood, and my arms began to shake. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Hawaii Gardens

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                                Hawaii’s official state flower — Hibiscus brackenridgei — can be found on all of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Rare state flower deserves to be propagated in islands

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                                Hawaii’s official state flower — Hibiscus brackenridgei — can be found on all of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Updated on  June 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm
Question: Please tell us about our state flower. It’s a yellow native Hawaiian hibiscus, right? And where can our ohana go and see it this summer? Read More

The Green Leaf

Restaurants recognized for cutting plastic waste

It’s not necessarily going to solve the problem, but it’s a good start. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm

K-­Drama

South Korean consulate oversees alliance with U.S.

Many are not aware of the importance of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu. Read More
Updated on  June 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Looking Back

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                                Lawrence Sherwin “Bob” Berger: He purchased KHVH radio and television, paying Henry Kaiser $4 million in 1964.

Groundbreaking broadcasts were the domain of Berger

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                                Lawrence Sherwin “Bob” Berger: He purchased KHVH radio and television, paying Henry Kaiser $4 million in 1964.

Updated on  June 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Fifty years ago KHVH, which is now KITV, became the first local television station in the islands to receive a live satellite feed from the mainland, during the broadcast of the Notre Dame-Michigan State football game. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Steve Jones, left, and Jason Tam

Broadway actor makes visit to cast of ‘Lysistrata Jones’

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                                Steve Jones, left, and Jason Tam

Updated on  June 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm
Broadway singer-actor Jason Tam, who was home to attend Punahou’s recent 175th alumni anniversary celebration, did a Q&A with the cast of Manoa Valley Theatre’s “Lysistrata Jones.” ’Twas a treat for the company, which is staging the play beginning July 7. Read More

Wood Craft

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                                This undated photo shows Kimberly Morris, one of the people killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the nightclub, killing dozens in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Magazine shares tragedies of 2 women with Hawaii ties

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                                This undated photo shows Kimberly Morris, one of the people killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the nightclub, killing dozens in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Updated on  June 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm
Tragedies are responsible for two women with Hawaii backgrounds, Kimberly “KJ” Morris, 37, and Anna Akana, 26, beingfeatured in the June 27 issue of People magazine. Read More

Tryouts

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                                Gary Dalzell, above, leads participants at the free Bragg Longer Life, Health & Happiness Club exercise class at Fort DeRussy.

Longer Life club keeps seniors fit

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                                Gary Dalzell, above, leads participants at the free Bragg Longer Life, Health & Happiness Club exercise class at Fort DeRussy.

Updated on  June 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Three years ago, when Gary Dalzell left California for Hawaii, he was totally out of shape. He was a smoker, maintained a sedentary lifestyle and lacked energy. He had moved to Hawaii after his wife died, and found a home in Waikiki. Read More

Sunday Comics

Sunday ComicsTrouble in Paradise

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Trouble in Paradise

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Updated on  June 25, 2016 at 8:02 pm

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Updated on  June 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

CalabashSunday Comics

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Calabash

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Updated on  June 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Book Reviews

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Slavery’s sorrow crosses 8 generations

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She Speaks

Hopes for wholesome camp dashed by all-nighter adults

My idea of a camp-out is in the backyard, where I have easy access to a hot shower and clean bathroom with basicnecessities like toilet paper and soap. Read More
Updated on  June 22, 2016 at 8:22 pm

In the Lineup

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                                Author William Finnegan in 1966, age 13, in his family’s Kulamanu Street backyard.

Surfer with a Pulitzer Prize writes of being an outsider

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                                Author William Finnegan in 1966, age 13, in his family’s Kulamanu Street backyard.

Updated on  June 24, 2016 at 6:57 pm
One day out at my home break, Suicides, a surfer surprised me by asking if I’d read William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.” Yes, and it’s good, I said. “Get Diamond Head, Makaha,Mokes — even Tonggs, ah?” he’d heard. Read More