A handwritten card is placed among flowers at a small memorial to Canadian actor Cory Monteith outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday July 14, 2013. Monteith's body was found in a room at the hotel Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

‘Glee’ convention becomes memorial for Monteith

What was supposed to be a weekend celebration of the musical TV series "Glee" turned into an impromptu memorial of song and dance for Cory Monteith after news of the "Glee" co-star's death rocked a "Glee" fan convention in England.…
Kakaako Mural

Local artist creates beauty in Kakaako

The local art scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. One of the catalysts encouraging art and reinvigoration of the urban core is a Kalani High School graduate whose passion is to create art for others.…
Tersty Treats

Waimanalo shop to be featured on popular TV food series

One of the hottest programs on the Travel Channel recently taped a show in Hawaii. Host Andrew Zimmern, of "Bizarre Foods America," visited several local businesses, sampling some of Hawaii's most unique local eats. One of his stops was at a small shop in Waimanalo.…
Disney Animator - HBA Students

Former Disney animator teaches children about movie making

Students at Hawaii Baptist Academy are spending their dog days of summer in class. They're not hitting the books, but molding small clay pieces into colorful animals and using their creations to make claymation films.…
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2008 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini accepting the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for his work in "The Sopranos" at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.…
Netflix-Dreamworks

Netflix cuts original TV deal with DreamWorks

Netflix said Monday that it would offer new TV shows from DreamWorks Animation starting in 2014 in what the company described as its biggest transaction ever for original first-run content.…
Pan-Pacfiic Festival

34th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival kicks off Friday

The 34th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival kicks off with the Hoolaulea block party Friday night. Groups, performers, dancers from around the Pacific rim will enjoy three days of celebration.…
Rail transit

Deadline extended for Oahu rail transit art program

The $5 million transit art program will highlight and display site-specific work created by artists and integrated into the facility design at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the train control center in Waipahu.…
Charice Pempengco

International pop star Charice Pempengco reveals secret

International pop star Charice Pempengco, known for making headlines for her voice and appearances on shows like Glee and Oprah, is making news again after sharing her secret on a Filipino talk show.…
Major Feature Film

‘Godzilla’ casting call kicks off Hawaii film boom

It could be a star-studded summer for Hawaii. Sources say the remake of "Godzilla" will be filmed on Oahu in the summer and film executives are having an open casting call this weekend for speaking roles and extras.…
Japan Benefit Concert

Charity concert to benefit Japan earthquake victims

It's been just over two years since a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan, but the problems aren't over for the region. An upcoming concert and luau at the Bishop Museum will help raise funds for Japan relief efforts.…
FILE-  In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 file photo, actress Angelina Jolie poses for a portrait to promote her directorial debut of the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey"  in New York. Jolie authored an op-ed for Tuesday’s May 14, 2013 New York Times where she writes that in April she finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts as a preventive measure. She says she’s kept the process private but is writing about it now with hopes she can help other women. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File) ITALY OUT

Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.…