Doris Duke Theatre

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Theater news: Admission is FREE for kids+

Since March 3, the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre has offered free admission for visitors age 17 and...

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First Sundance ShortsLab: Honolulu—fostering talent and building community+

“A film set is a rolling ball of chaos and imminent failure,” said visiting filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean at the...

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‘D’Arranged Marriage’ finds comedy in intergenerational conflict+

Fresh off the first Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival, the museum keeps the funny coming April 9 and 10 with D’Arranged...

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Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival+

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series Hi-5, the original Broadway cast...

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Cinephiles’ delight: Doris Duke Theatre’s sexy new projector+

Fans of Doris Duke Theatre’s dynamic film program have even more reason to get their cinema fix at the museum—last...

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Docent Andrea Snyder on the Jewish Film Festival’s “Bar Mitzvah year”+

When the Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival opens in the Doris Duke Theatre on March 7, it enters...

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You be the judge: Docent Sandra Simms on the Honolulu African American Film Festival+

This week the Honolulu African American Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre for two weeks of films, guest...

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The Hawaiian Room: Complete at last and screening at ‘Ōiwi Film Festival+

When Ann Marie Kirk’s documentary The Hawaiian Room, about the famed Hotel Lexington’s nightspot in New York, opened the 2012...

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Teens drop beats, rhymes, and mics at third Soundshop+

“This one feels really good,” said Navid Najafi about the museum’s third Soundshop program, which took place last Tuesday in...

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Abe Lagrimas on his new album, upcoming show and ‘ukulele beasts+

Homegrown music star Abe Lagrimas’s career may have taken him everywhere from Malaysia to the Czech Republic, but he hasn’t...

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Where Egyptian tradition and dubstep meet: The creator of Shimmy Showcase on this year’s extravaganza+

Malia Delapenia created the Hawaii Belly Dance Convention a decade ago, and this year she kicks the weeklong program off...

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Angel Azul drips with Artistic Practicality+

This Saturday, Doris Duke Theatre is proud to screen three showings of Angel Azul, a documentary film that follows the work of...

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Old lions pay tribute to Ricky Grigg at Honolulu Surf Film Festival closing night+

On July 31, big-wave legends Peter Cole, Kimo Hollinger, Jock Sutherland, and Randy Rarick took the Doris Duke Theatre stage...

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Q+A with Tyrone Wells+

Pop-folk singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells performs at the Doris Duke Theatre Saturday, August 9. He talks about his inspiration, his many...

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Talking tech with AV maestro Eric Kelekolio+

In the past year, music programming at the Doris Duke Theatre has enjoyed a phenomenal reboot. As discussed in our...

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Inside supertease Violetta Beretta+

Violetta Beretta is at the forefront of Hawai‘i’s burlesque scene. The professionally trained dancer got her teasing start with Cherry...

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Music programmer Brandon Apeles:+

Honolulu Museum of Art music programmer Brandon Apeles attended his first concert when he was five—his parents took him to...

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Call to filmmakers: ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2013 submissions+

The museum, with filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk, launched the ‘Oiwi Film Festival in 2010 as a venue for native Hawaiian...

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Behind the scenes at the Doris Duke Theatre: Samsara+

As the AV manager at the Doris Duke Theatre, I preview screenings for the week ahead. Yesterday, I watched Ron...

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Images from the ‘Oiwi Film Festival+

Mahalo nui to everyone who attended the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival! Here are images from the opening-night reception—it was great fun,...

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The governor knew James Jones+

Last night the Doris Duke Theatre screened From Here to Eternity, as part of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day AND the...

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Surf legends night at the Doris Duke Theatre+

Last night was the closing of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival sold out—and it was a sellout. We were honored...

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We have a winnah! 2: Dr. Tom Shearer+

At the opening night of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival, we had a drawing to win a Surftech SUP board....

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We have a winnah!: Layne Fitzpatrick wins Surftech SUP board at HNL Surf Film Festival+

The Fourth Annual Surf Film Festival started with a bang on Friday—sold out house, eats from Whole Foods, beer from...

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When you’ve lived through what’s on screen+

Academy Curator of Film Gina Caruso reports that at last Saturday’s screening of Le Rafle (The Roundup), during the fascinating...

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Friends of Film Friday: Tanya Hamilton’s ‘Night Catches Us’ 1/14+

After a couple documentaries in a row, Friends of Film Friday is back with a powerful narrative feature—Night Catches Us....

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We’ve got a winnah!: BOE candidate Melanie Bailey gets the Wade Tokoro surfboard+

For the second year in a row, the Academy’s Surf Film Festival included a drawing for a prized Wade Tokoro...

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Nathan Apffel in the house+

Here are Academy Film Curator Gina Caruso and director Nathan Apffel having a pre-festival pow wow in Pavilion Cafe. Just...

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Surf Film Festival is back better than ever. + FREE beer at opening nite+

The one time a year surfers come to the Doris Duke Theatre is almost here. And this time film curator...

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Rainbow Film Festival: Long weekend of must-see films+

The 21st Rainbow Film Festival kicked off last night with actor Mindy Cohn in attendance. (Here she is with Whole...

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