More than 200 fans of the hit television series LOST from around the world are currently registered to attend LOST 2020, a fan festival on Oahu, May 21-24.Read more
Consolidated Theatres announced the opening of Olino, the company’s ninth cinema in Hawaii and its first to break ground sinceRead more
Actor Daniel Dae Kim is part of the team bringing the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama “Hold These Truths” to Hawaii. Dedicated to the memory of the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the show tells the true story of second-generation Japanese American Gordon Hirabayashi, who resisted the Japanese American internment during World War II in the famous case, Hirabayashi v. United States.
Set in Seattle during World War II, “Hold These Truths” follows Hirabayashi, then a University of Washington student, as he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution.
President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hirabayashi (1918-2012), the nation’s highest civilian honor, in April 2012.
Kim said: “I was deeply moved by ‘Hold These Truths’ when I saw it in New York. Having lived in Hawaii for almost nine years now, I recognized how inspiring Gordon Hirabayashi’s story would be to our community.”Read more
Film and television actress Sarah Wayne Callies, known for her role on AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” grew up in Honolulu. And she’s now returning to the islands for a special presentation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, set for Saturday, Dec. 8 at Kennedy Theatre.
It’s being described as the final event in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Theatre and Dance’s “undead marathon,” following the conclusion of Kennedy Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya and Zombies.”
Callies will come to Kennedy Theatre to offer her insights on the zombie phenomenon and its connection to Anton Chekhov. This public presentation will be presented free of charge; tickets will be handed out at the box office before the event.
Callies grew up in Honolulu before attending Dartmouth College, where she majored in Drama and graduated magna cum laude. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the National Theatre Conservatory, spending two seasons in principal and understudy roles at the Tony Award–winning Denver Center Theatre Company.Read more
“Catching Fire,” the 2013 sequel to “The Hunger Games,” started principal photography yesterday in Atlanta. The film will then be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December.
According to Lionsgate, “Catching Fire” will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
“We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel,” Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig. “The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”Read more
Taylor Wily, who plays shave ice entrepreneur Kamekona on CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-0,” is hosting a “Wrap ‘Um” partyRead more
Music group Allstar Weekend’s “Next Big Thing” is happening in Hawaii. The Polynesian Cultural Center is kicking off the summer season with the group’s Hawaii debut performance on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the 2,675-seat Pacific Theater.
Best known for their appearances on the Disney Radio’s “Next Big Thing” contest, and popular new songs like “A Different Side Of Me” and “Come Down With Love,” the group’s newest single, “Not Your Birthday,” is currently being highlighted in the feature film Prom. Their debut album, “Suddenly Yours” peaked at number 62 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
“We’re very excited that Allstar Weekend has accepted our invitation to headline the Polynesian Cultural Center’s summer concert,” said Raymond Magalei, marketing director for the center.Read more
The Hawaii-based husband and wife duo behind one of the world’s most successful blogs and podcasts devoted to the TV show “LOST” has launched a new daily pop culture show.
Ryan and Jen Ozawa, hosts of “The Transmission,” launched “Popspotting” on May 23, exactly one year after “LOST” left the airwaves. But instead of devoting over an hour of conversation a week to a single show, “Popspotting” serves up a bite-sized chat every weekday, and covers movies, television, music, books, and much more.
“Popspotting” also adds guests into the mix, with regular trivia challenges and special interviews planned.Read more
UFC Gym announced today that it will partner with UFC superstar and former two-division champion BJ Penn to establish a signature BJ Penn fitness facility in the fighter’s home state of Hawaii.
The facility, which will begin enrolling members in Summer 2011, is set to open for workouts in January 2012, and will be located in the Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako neighborhood, at the former Pipeline Café on Pohukaina Street in Honolulu.Read more
A stand-alone, state-of-the-art professional audio and video HD recording studio will debut in Honolulu tomorrow as part of a nationwideRead more
CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 took the beloved police procedural drama set in the picturesque backyard of Hawaii, and updated the show’s brand appeal with a new generation of fast-paced, high-action, eye-seducing, crime-fighting quartet.
On Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12-noon in the House Chamber, The State Legislature will honor representatives from CBS, the show’s producers, cast and crew on the global success of Season One.Read more
Pearl City library received a notable donation of over 20 DVDs featuring Korean soap operas courtesy Palama Supermarkets.
Palama Supermarkets, one of the largest Korean-owned businesses in Hawaii with three locations on Oahu,
selected Pearl City Public Library to receive the DVDs because of the close proximity to its recently-opened Waimalu store.
Comedian, actor and rapper Mike Epps is coming to Honolulu to ring in the new year. “Breaking in the NewRead more
Experimental world folk group HuDost has added Hawaii to its cross-country tour, and will perform at Studio Maui in Haiku next Saturday, Dec. 11. This after Wednesday appearance on Mana’o Radio’s “Alanamana Show” on 91.5FM on Wed., Dec. 8.
HuDost has been getting rave reviews across the board for their latest releases “Trapeze” and “Waking the Skeleton Key.” As one music critic said: “It’s nice to see a band that doesn’t sacrifice content for commercialism, yet has a theoretically almost limitless upside for hit potential.”Read more
The local hard rockers Kilroy thrive on guitar riffs and lyrical hooks to drive their success. The band looks at different sources of inspiration for their 12 track debut album “Something’s Gotta Give,” due out in December 2010.
Kilroy’s music leaves the listener feeling a sense of familiarity. The listener hears a song that is not immediately recognized and it doesn’t sound like anything they have heard in a while. Then it hits the listener, the sound of guitar driven riffs and hard rock beats that are synonymous with hard rock & roll music.Read more
Internationally renowned pianist Donna Stoering will be giving free concerts throughout Hawaii. This will be her first-ever performance tour in Hawaii. All of the concerts will be free to the public but donations will be collected to benefit specific causes in Hawaii.
The beneficiary organizations were selected by Ms Stoering through her Notes for Nourishment series, a project of the global non-profit Listen for Life.Read more
Out of more than 600 films screening at the 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, ‘One Voice,’ a local documentary from Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) about the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, was this year’s audience award winner.
“The Harrah’s Rincon Audience Award is special because it is chosen by the people who attend the festival and actually saw the film,” says Ruth Bolan, producer of ‘One Voice’ and executive director of Pacific Islanders in Communications. “It reaffirms our mission of sharing the stories of the Pacific with the world, and the importance of perpetuating Hawaiian language and culture.”Read more
The 35th annual Mrs. Hawaii America Pageant is seeking Hawaii’s married women as contestants for the coveted 2010 title. TheRead more
Governor Linda Lingle today announced that Hawaiâ€˜i will be the location for â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,â€ theRead more
“White on Rice,” an award-winning comedy film directed by Brigham Young University student Dave Boyle, is on the verge ofRead more
On Friday, October 9, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Arts District Merchants Association and Honolulu Culture andRead more
CMH kicks off the 2009-2010 season with Chamber Music 101, a casual event of conversation, music, and refreshments. Public Radioâ€™sRead more
Southern California residents Tyra Moe and Richard Hidalgo received the destination wedding of their dreams on the Magic Isle ofRead more
Hawaii fans who watched ABCâ€™s â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ Jillian Harris bid aloha to Reid Rosenthal after their romantic date on MauiRead more
Hawaii Film Partnersâ€™ animated series of 38 episodes of Ape Escape for Nickelodeonâ€™s NickToonsâ„¢ will premiere on the cable networkRead more
The tastes and talents of Hawaii will take center stage in the national spotlight on Thursday as President Barack Obama,Read more
A classic Hollywood movie musical is reviving the romantic appeal of Kauaiâ€™s beautiful beaches and lush flora for a newRead more
On “Fat Tuesday,” February 24, Nuuanu Avenue transforms into a whirl of percussion, samba and smiles. Parades with floats, sambaRead more
The 28th annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented its 2008 awards today during a luncheon at theRead more
The Sixth Annual Waikiki “Spam Jam” is set for the first Saturday in May; May 3, 2008, from 4 p.m.Read more