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Show Biz: Hilo-born actor takes lead in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

Marc delaCruz, a ­Hilo-born actor, takes the lead role of Alexander Hamilton for the first time tonight in the New York company of “Hamilton,” playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. He’s been understudying the character since December. Read More

Hawaii Gardens: Hard-to-pluck ‘dinosaur plant’ brings luck

This classic slow-growing plant used to be found in many Hawaii gardens. Read More

Students plant future and restore past at Ka‘ala Farm in Waianae

Through teaching traditional Hawaiian resource management and life skills, by “reaching back into the past to prepare us for the future,” the farm is intended to be a model for systemic change. Read More

She Speaks: Busy moms grab ‘me time’ whenever they can

Moms then, now and forever need “me time.” It’s a scarce commodity for any mother until the kids are grown and out of the house. We grab it where we can find it: a pedicure, lunch with a friend, window shopping at the mall. Read More

K-Drama: Action film ‘The Villainess’ becoming U.S. TV series

The South Korean action-packed film of 2018 “The Villainess” directed by Jung Byung-gil, starring Kim Ok-vin, aka Kim Ok-bin will be adapted and remade into a TV series by Skybound Entertainment for the U.S. market. 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

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

Bubbling with a zeal for baths

Bathing promises serenity on tap, but it also has purely aesthetic appeals. Read More

Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is more than just attire

Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” know the show’s clothes deliver eye-popping color and to-die-for style, but they might not know the costumes represent more than 1950s couture. Read More

New Year celebration continues at art museum

Let the new year festivities continue with a lion dance, taiko drum performance and more at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday. Read More

Hawaii Pacific esports arena opens for gaming fun

HPU’s new esports arena is equipped with 25 gaming computers, 13 console stations, two virtual reality stations and an ultra-wide-screen computer monitor. Read More

How to protect your kid from ‘Fortnite’ scams

“Fortnite’s” incredible popularity among kids has made it an easy target for rip-off artists trying to make some actual bucks while the game is hot. Read More

Parental Guidance: ‘The Upside’

While “The Upside” isn’t exactly a kids’ movie, it’s appropriate for older kids and teens if they’re interested. Read More

Athletic excellence still starts at the dining table

A new, comprehensive review about the science of sports nutrition provides a lucid overview of what currently is known — and not known — about how athletes should eat. Read More

The 31-day plan to lose winter weight

Through each step you’ll try to maintain the previous ones as you add to them. But if you slip up, you can go back and pick them up again. This is a change for a lifetime, not a crash diet. Read More

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