John Berger, Author at Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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On the Scene with Angela Lee

Born in Vancouver, Canada, to parents active in martial arts, Angela Lee was already following in their footsteps when they brought the family to Hawaii several years later. Read More

Island Mele: Kapono sings of love, family, friends, travel and Hawaii

With his newest album “Welcome 2MY Paradise,” Henry Kapono’s list of lifetime achievements continues to grow. Read More

UB40’s Ali and Astro return for another Blaisdell performance

Almost 40 years after he helped put the original group together, Ali Campbell is still going — bringing the hits he made famous in the 1980s and 1990s to audiences around the world. Read More
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Hawaii musician Kalani Pe‘a wins second Grammy

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The Maui resident’s second album, “No ‘Ane‘i,” won in the best regional roots category. Read More

On the Scene with Kevan Scott

Kevan Scott has contributed to Hawaii’s arts and entertainment scene as a journalist, a gofer for famed entertainment entrepreneur John F. Leonard, a radio show host and a niche-market concert promoter. Read More

On the Scene with Tom Holowach

After 18 years managing Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College and producing shows there, ­Tom Holowach, 68, is retiring effective Feb. 28. Read More

Singer, actress, former Miss America Vanessa Williams comes to Blue Note Hawaii

Hawaii will see more of Vanessa Williams’ creative stagecraft and musicianship this weekend when she returns to Honolulu for three nights at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Island Mele: ‘Kalikoikawai,’ ‘Na Wai ‘Eha’

Brickwood Galuteria returns with an all-star single, and Na Wai ‘Eha makes a memorable debut with an album by the same name. Read More

Review: Diamond Head Theatre’s ‘Noises Off’ ramps up comic action

Patience is more than a virtue. It is the key to getting the full entertainment value from Diamond Head Theatre’s current production of British playwright Michael Frayn’s play-within-a-play comedy, “Noises Off.” Read More

On the Scene with Matt Grim

The youthful-looking, 54-year-old entrepreneur currently lives in Singapore but passed through Honolulu earlier this month. Read More

Island Mele: Camarillo blends genres, ‘Waiting for the Sunrise’ supports veterans

The integration of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, hip-hop and R&B with Hawaiian island themes continues with the release of a sweet and smooth song by Maui-born multi-instrumentalist Kamaka Camarillo. Read More

John Sebastian brings hits, new music to Blue Note Hawaii

If John Sebastian had retired from the music business when he left the Lovin’ Spoonful in 1968, he would still be one of the significant American songwriters of the ’60s. Since leaving the Spoonful, Sebastian has still enjoyed a prolific solo career. Read More

On the Scene with Chev-Vaughn Lum

Chev-Vaughn Lum is making his debut as a leading man, starring as Princeton opposite Jody Bill as Kate Monster, in Manoa Valley Theatre’s production of “Avenue Q,” which runs through Feb. 10. Read More

Review: ‘Shipwreck’d’ explores tale of adventure, personal growth

Veteran actor/playwright Daniel A. Kelin II brings James O’Connell to life in his new one-man show, “Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man,” at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Read More

Beach Boys’ Al Jardine arrives for Blue Note Hawaii debut

Al Jardine has played in Hawaii many times with the Beach Boys. His first visit with the then-teen idols was in 1963. But his shows this weekend will be the first time he performs here solo. Read More

Olomana’s Jerry Santos returns to Hilton Hawaiian Village

The Shakespearean adage “all’s well that ends well” is appropriate this weekend as Jerry Santos — officially “Olomana’s Jerry Santos and Friends” — opens a new engagement at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Read More

Island Mele: ‘Mr. Chang’ makes impressive return post-Kupa’aina

Kevin Chang made a significant contribution to the Hawaiian music scene with his band, Kuap’aina. Now he’s back, 15 years later, as a solo artist. Read More

On the Scene with Kurt Kaminaka

Kurt Kaminaka recently completed work on his first film, “Tales of the Circle Keys,” about a writer who becomes obsessed with a character he created while writing the screenplay for his first film. Read More

Review: ‘Avenue Q’ hits it big at Manoa Valley Theatre

“Sesame Street” has such a prominent presence in American culture that “Avenue Q,” the Broadway parody of Jim Henson’s beloved children’s show, is easy to appreciate. Read More

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