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Review: Eminem gives Hawaii fans an entertaining, fast-paced show

For his concert at Aloha Stadium on Friday night, rap legend Eminem delivered a 90-minute set stuffed with 31 songs. Read More

‘Soundshop’ music program features hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces

Critically acclaimed hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces comes to the Doris Duke Theatre on Friday, during an exciting week in Honolulu, with Pow! Wow! Hawaii in full swing. Read More

Eminem returns to Hawaii, still angry after all these years

Eminem has remained relevant for 20 years in the quick-turnover world of hip-hop, where rappers routinely come in like meteors and flame out like falling stars, where the parade of trends can make hits from five years ago sound dated. Read More

Do It: Super CW, George Lopez, Ray Gunn, ‘Taylor Camp’

Highlights of the top events in Honolulu this weekend and next week, courtesy TGIF. 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

Pau Hana Patrol: International fare awaits at The Street in Waikiki

The Street is a cheery collection of food stands with central seating on the ground floor of the International Market Place. Read More

Review: ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ plays on rom-com cliches

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They’re so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Read More

Review: ‘Alita’ puts manga-inspired world on screen

Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn’t typical in other ways. Read More

Review: Boy struggles for freedom, survival in ‘Capernaum’

“Capernaum,” Nadine Labaki’s hectic and heartbreaking new film, borrows its name from an ancient city condemned to hell by Jesus himself. Read More

Motown Valentines at The Republik

Motown Valentines: The 7th annual tribute to Motown featured Paula Fuga, Kings of Spade, DeAndre Brackensick, Big Mox, Yoza, Maryanne Ito, Izik, Keilana, Mindy Smokestack, Kahnma K, Melodie Soul, Melissa Diallo and Jared Ming. Cabaret performances by Violetta Beretta, Madame X and Luna Velour. Read More

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2019 in Kakaako

More than 100 artists took to the streets ands walls of Kakaako this week. Active painting and finished murals made for colorful attractions for kamaaina and malahini alike. Read More

Review: Romance clashes with politics in ‘Cold War’

Giving the lie to its frigid title, “Cold War” smolders and even burns with the gorgeous, intoxicating atmosphere of star-crossed romance. Read More

Review: Liam Neeson stars in dark comedy ‘Cold Pursuit’

Part of the fun of “Cold Pursuit” is watching Liam Neeson’s character maintain his earnest composure as the world spins out of control around him, becoming increasingly more preposterous as he peels back layers of a crime organization in his small ski resort village. Read More

Review: Latest ‘Lego’ movie a sly call for unity

Even silly movies about Lego bricks are not immune from the shifting sands of time and a turbulent cultural climate. Read More

Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s walls of color return for 2019

Pow! Wow! Hawaii, a street-art festival that attracts dozens of local and international artists to Kakaako and beyond for live-painting on curbside walls, seems to get more colorful and sprawl more widely each year. Read More

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