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Things We Love

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                                Aiea playwright and author, aka “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” Lee A. Tonouchi shares some Christmas gift ideas for da keiki! He’s holding one of the little plush keychain characters you can get from your favorite Island Heritage children’s picture books.
5 Tings We Love: Christmas gift ideas for da keiki

Aiea playwright and author, aka “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” Lee A. Tonouchi shares some Christmas gift ideas for da keiki! Read more

She Speaks

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                                The Backstreet Boys performed at the Neal Blaisdell Arena for their “DNA World Tour.”
She Speaks: Will Hawaii concertgoers ever get to see today’s popular music stars?

In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of ’90s-era performers announcing shows in Hawaii. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if performers at the height of their success — such as Adele, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, just to name a few — announced concerts in Hawaii? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

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                                While McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin, right) tags along with Danny (Scott Caan, left) while he tracks down the father of a boy who has been bullying Charlie (Zach Sulzbach), Grover (Chi McBride) and Tani (Meaghan Rath) investigate a murder at a private golf course involving a man who was frozen to death in the locker room’s cryo-chamber.
Five-0 Redux: A question of loyalty catches ‘Hawaii Five-0’ red-handed

Since the start of “Hawaii Five-0,” the theme of loyalty has fueled their storylines and been an important element that has sustained the veteran series. Read more

On the Scene

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                                Jamie Ming See Lee is a marketing coordinator at The Queen’s Health Systems and was crowned Hawaii’s 71st Narcissus Queen at the Hawaii Theatre on Jan. 11.
On the Scene with newly-crowned Hawaii Narcissus Queen Jamie Ming See Lee

Jamie Ming See Lee is a marketing coordinator at The Queen’s Health Systems and was crowned Hawaii’s 71st Narcissus Queen at the Hawaii Theatre on Jan. 11. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

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                                Tiare, or Tahitian gardenia, makes a lei that can last for several days. Pictured is a lei made from rainbow plumeria and tiare buds.
Hawaii Gardens: Deadheading plants boosts blooms and control pests

Deadheading helps you groom your plants, so you can rub or cut off the pest-infested parts. Read more

K-­Drama

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                                Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.
K-Drama: Taewon gets a lead on mother’s case on ‘Flower in Prison’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

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                                Duke Kahanamoku.
Rearview Mirror: Duke Kahanamoku’s birthplace is open to debate

In November I wrote about the 1869 Hawaii visit of Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh. Read more

Briefs

Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

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                                Jim Brickman is one of the music industry’s most prolific artists; he concertizes sitting at a piano and engages in conversations with his audiences, hosts a weekly syndicated radio show and travels annually with fans on a shipboard cruise.
Show Biz: Songwriter Jim Brickman to celebrate 25th anniversary at Blaisdell concert

Jim Brickman is celebrating his 25th anniversary on Jan. 25th, preceding the upcoming release of his first all-vocal compilation of his biggest hits. Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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