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PBS Hawaii to air ‘Hawaiian Room’ documentary

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm

PBS Hawaii to air ‘Hawaiian Room’ documentary

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm

5 Things We Love

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                                Freeze-dried instant coffee made with 100 percent Kona beans from Island Vintage Coffee.

5 Things We Love

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Freeze-dried instant coffee made with 100 percent Kona beans from Island Vintage Coffee.
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

She Speaks

Naked to the roots — and 50 shades of gray

Life is a journey. And so is going gray. Read More

In the Lineup

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                                Momo Sakuma heads to shore after surfing at Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu in 2016.

Sometimes you just have to take a chance on adventure

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                                Momo Sakuma heads to shore after surfing at Laniakea on the North Shore of Oahu in 2016.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 12:18 am
That first day at Laniakea, I lost my board. It occurred to me, as I struck out for the receding shore, that I could also lose my life. Read More

Five-0 Redux

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"Ua hoʻi ka ʻōpua i Awalua" -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ʻohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island.

Bidding a fond aloha to a Five-0 favorite, Masi Oka

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"Ua hoʻi ka ʻōpua i Awalua" -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ʻohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island.

Updated on  January 14, 2017 at 1:19 am
There have been many times when “Hawaii Five-0” has moved me to tears. Usually, it is because one of the main characters has experienced a profound and dramatic moment, or when the show has delved into a time in Hawaiʻi history that has impacted my people as well as the rest of the world. Read More

On the Scene

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                                Tsun-Hui Hung.

On the Scene with Tsun-Hui Hung

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                                Tsun-Hui Hung.

Updated on  January 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm
Tsun-Hui Hung wasn’t planning to become an erhu player when she started music lessons as a second-grader in Taiwan. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.

Array of food grows in ever-changing garden

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                                Aucello’s children — Isabella, 12, and Luca, 10 — with the family’s chickens.
When the Aucellos moved into their Wilhelmina Rise home, the backyard was a jumbled mess. Now their 5,000-square-foot yard boasts Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, kale, eggplant, garlic, aloe and more. Read More

Health Options

Journal doubles down on research faulting federal dietary guidelines

A 2015 research article showing the science behind the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines is weak motivated a group of academics and physicians to sign a petition demanding its retraction. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST

Bougainvillea blossoms make fine lei

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
Yes, a florist would be faster and easier, but making lei with bougainvillea are a timely way to take advantage of the winter blooming plant. Read More

K-­Drama

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Big Bang’s farewell performance draws 64K

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K-pop group Big Bang said farewell with the “0 to 10 Final in Seoul” concert Jan. 8 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Read More

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                                The Waikiki Theatre screen had a rainbow proscenium arching over it, and a ledge on the sides sported artificial papaya and banana trees and other tropical plants. Flanking the screen were full-size coconut palms, with concrete trunks.

Theaters in Hawaii have long, colorful history

COURTESY LOWELL ANGELL
                                The Waikiki Theatre screen had a rainbow proscenium arching over it, and a ledge on the sides sported artificial papaya and banana trees and other tropical plants. Flanking the screen were full-size coconut palms, with concrete trunks.
Consolidated Theatres historian Lowell Angell shares memories of a few noteworthy movie houses in Honolulu from decades past. Read More

Briefs

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Stylish pop-ups now open at Royal Hawaiian

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Barrio Vintage and Gillia Clothing have opened temporary pop-up stores at Royal Hawaiian Center. Read More

Show Biz

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                                Eddie Kamae died Jan. 7 with “E Ku’u Morning Dew” playing in the background, a smile on his face and his wife at his side.

Cazimero becoming more active by composing new music

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                                Eddie Kamae died Jan. 7 with “E Ku’u Morning Dew” playing in the background, a smile on his face and his wife at his side.

Updated on  January 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Roland Cazimero has been out of the limelight for nearly two years but is trying to get rolling again by composing new music. Read More

Wood Craft

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                                Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year.

2016 a busy year for two sons of Hawaii

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                                Amy Schumer accepts the Critics’ Choice MVP award at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year.
Columnist Ben Wood takes a look back at the year that was in local entertainment. 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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Calabash

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Updated on  October 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Book Reviews

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Texas dad has ‘crazy’ Hawaiian daydream

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Reviews of Hawaii-themed books by Texas dad Mike Guardia, Constance Hale and Ruth Moen. 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