Sunday, May 24, 2015         

TGIF

Movies, movies, movies
It's a milestone year for the fan-favorite Hawaii International Film Festival. "HIFF 30" marks three decades' worth of unspooling stories for eager Honolulu audiences from around the world, and according to director of programming Anderson Le, there are even new things to look forward to when the fall fest kicks off next week. Story »
Peter Rockford Espiritu, who has used his Tau Dance Theater to illustrate everything from nature to the history of the islands, turned to Hawaiian legend for his latest production, "Poli'ahu: Goddess of Maunakea," but didn't feel obligated to limit himself to Hawaii's traditional dance. Story »


It's always fun to pay a return visit to a bar after an extended period of time — especially when it's your job to share what you discover with others. I may have been raised in Kailua, but I've been a card-carrying townie for nearly a decade. Story »

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Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine have enjoyed at least a decade of success reworking pop and hip-hop hits as cocktail lounge music -- imagine how, say, "Me So Horny," "She Hates Me" and "Smoke Two Joints" would have sounded if recorded by Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett.
Several artists have described their music in recent years as "Hawaiian jazz." Vocalist Paul Shimomoto makes a more convincing claim than most.
Countless singer-songwriters accompany themselves on acoustic guitar. Paul Hanna sets himself apart from the crowd by having violinist Stephen Normand sit in on one song and bassoonist Bill Lamden as a guest on several more.
HIFF marks three decades of movie festival madness on the island this year
It's a milestone year for the fan-favorite Hawaii International Film Festival. "HIFF 30" marks three decades' worth of unspooling stories for eager Honolulu audiences from around the world, and according to director of programming Anderson Le, there are even new things to look forward to when the fall fest kicks off next week.
A new production blends different types of dance
Peter Rockford Espiritu, who has used his Tau Dance Theater to illustrate everything from nature to the history of the islands, turned to Hawaiian legend for his latest production, "Poli'ahu: Goddess of Maunakea," but didn't feel obligated to limit himself to Hawaii's traditional dance.
Hawaii's Hispanic population might seem invisible amid the state's Asian-Pacific-flavored ethnic stew, but tomorrow's Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will try to put an end to that.
Revisiting Pinky's Pupu Bar & Grill reveals an entertaining establishment
It's always fun to pay a return visit to a bar after an extended period of time — especially when it's your job to share what you discover with others. I may have been raised in Kailua, but I've been a card-carrying townie for nearly a decade.
An orchid show and plant sale starts off a week blooming with family and cultural events
WEEKEND 8 / 9 / 10 • 71st Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale • Justin Bieber-My World Tour • Oh Baby! Family Expo • and more
Why wait till after Thanksgiving to start shopping for Christmas? Veteran local record producers Bob and Patti St. John are accommodating early shoppers in search of newly released Hawaiian-style Christmas music with this compilation.
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Hawaii's Hispanic population might seem invisible amid the state's Asian-Pacific-flavored ethnic stew, but tomorrow's Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will try to put an end to that. Story »


PAU HANA PATROL
The idea of a "happy hour" that starts at 2 in the afternoon and ends at 5 might seem odd even for Waikiki, but then consider the dual themes of Alan Jackson's 2003 hit, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," and the fact that Jimmy Buffett appeared as Jackson's guest on the record and in the music video. Story »


QUICK BITES
In keeping with the theme, Bacardi will feature a $.09 specialty drink available to only those who wear orange. Story »


IN THE MIX
A lot of people in Honolulu don't realize — or simply take it for granted — that we have some of the most talented young adults working among us. Story »

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