Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 23, 2008
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Marsha Thomason
Marsha Thomason

JASON MRAZ RETURNS! The last time Jason performed before a sell-out crowd at Hawaii Theatre, one of the faces in the audience was Jack Johnson. Since then, Mraz has won a Grammy Award, packed houses on a relentless tour and released the award-winning Mr. Mraz. He’s back to visit at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the Waikiki Shell. The guy is HOT HOT HOT! His latest hit, I’m Yours, is much requested on Star 101.9. Thanks to huge local reaction, Mainland stations are climbing onto the bandwagon. 10 Feet liked the song so much, they recorded a Jawaiian-style version ...


A new movie is filming in town next month called The Reef and starring Marsha Thomason. This Manchester, England, native is known for her role as Nessa Holt in Las Vegas and most recently as Naomi Dorrit in Lost.

Hats off to the ladies! Hawaii’s Red Cross honors eight prominent and phil-anthropic women at the Society of Women Leaders’ Luncheon at Halekulani. The eight to be honored are Carolyn A. Berry, Joey Harris, Kitty Lagareta, Kimi Matar, Camille McCormack, Jean E. Rolles, Madison Shimada and Barbara Wong. Proceeds benefit the Hawaii chapter of the American Red Cross to sustain the humanitarian legacy of Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani ...

Ka'alaka'iopono Faurot
Ka’alaka’iopono Faurot

Speaking of Princess Kaiulani, it seems I misnamed the actress portraying young Kaiulani in the recently wrapped film, The Last Princess. The real actress is a part-Hawaiian lass by the name of Ka’alaka’iopono Faurot of Hanahau’oli School. You may recognize her from her latest role as Pono in Chief, featured at the Sundance Film Festival 2008. She’s currently working on a small role in a documentary being filmed here ...

Hermosa Beach felt the aloha this past Saturday when John Cruz played its hot new club Saint Rocke. The place was jam-packed ...

This week in 1952: Fred Matsuo presents Frank Sinatra in his first Honolulu concert appearance at McKinley High School’s auditorium. Tickets are priced at $1.80, $2.40 and $3.60 ...


The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Wheel Of Fortune by Kay Starr ...

50 Years of Radio & Rock Stars - see and read all about them. From Elvis to Elton, Mariah to Britney ... Jimmy Buffett, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Clapton and much more in Uncle Tom’s best-selling book “Showman Of The Pacific,” written by Jerry Hopkins available at leading stores and online at amazon.com.

 

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