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The Unlikely Story of How the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra Came Back to Life

Five years after declaring bankruptcy, the newly renamed Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is not only on budget, it’s traveling to perform on the Neighbor Islands again, hosting internationally renowned guest musicians and attracting new audiences. What happened?
2016.02.10 12:01 PM

The 25 Greatest Hawai‘i Songs of the New Century

As voted by a panel of experts. Plus, read the stories behind the music.
2015.10.29 11:37 AM

Field Notes: Get Funky With Live Jazz Music at Medici’s

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Medici’s at Mānoa Marketplace.
2015.10.20 10:00 AM

The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century

Here are HONOLULU Magazine's 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century.
2012.09.18 10:32 AM

The Day the Honolulu Symphony Died

We had a front-row seat at the implosion of the 110-year-old Honolulu Symphony.
2011.02.01 02:31 PM

100 Years of Hawaiian Music

Hawaiian music, however flexible, has its own distinctive personality.
2010.12.07 08:32 PM

Ancient Hula Hawaiian Style

Nearly a dozen vintage recordings of mele (songs or chants) for ancient hula have been resurrected, remastered and compiled on a new album, Ancient Hula Hawaiian Style, Volume 1: Hula Kuahu.
2010.09.07 07:21 PM

50 Greatest Songs of Hawaii

An esteemed panel of musicologists, producers and artists select the 50 greatest songs in Hawai‘i music history.
2007.06.01 12:00 AM

When Eddie Met Gabby

In a Waimanalo backyard, an ailing Gabby Pahinui asked Eddie Kamae to play a few tunes with him. It was the jam session that changed Kamae’s life—and set off the Hawaiian Renaissance.
2004.11.01 12:00 AM