Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 28, 2008
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Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

LAST THURSDAY NIGHT, John Mayer performed a private concert at the Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay.

The island was buzzing with rumors as to whether or not his new gal pal, actress Jennifer Aniston, was with him. Sources say no. But if so, it would be a Johnifer time on Lanai ...

The ‘80s invade Hawaii ... the Steinlager Pure Mega ‘80s Music Festival happens Saturday, June 14, at Aloha Tower Marketplace with three stages of live performances by more than 20 bands and DJs. Relive the decade with leading acts including El DeBarge, Klymaxx, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Eight O Eight, Club Nouveau and Quadrophonix.

Fun Fact: Lisa Lisa and Exposé were here last June for the Ladies of the ‘80s Concert at Pipeline Café ...

Speaking of Pipeline: James Coles presents That Big ‘80s Show featuring none other than Bobby Brown! He had two No. 1 records: Don’t Be Cruel and She Ain’t Worth It (a duet with Hawaii’s own Glenn Medeiros). I wonder if Bobby will invite the personable Maryknoll High School history teacher on stage to perform the hit with him ...

Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman

Fun fact: Bobby last performed here on May 29, 1997, with his ex Whitney Houston at Aloha Stadium ...

The Maui Film Festival has confirmed some great actors for the upcoming June 11-15 event at Wailea. Confirmed for MFF honors are Felicity Huffman, Pierce Brosnan, Dennis Quaid and Virginia Madsen. Huffman is best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives ...

This Week in 1975: Grand Funk Railroad performs at HIC Arena. Harvey Roesler writes the following in his Sunbums column: “Promoters are barraged with all manner of requests for free tickets or press passes for rock shows, but Tom Moffatt got one the other night that deserves at least a 90. He got a call from a gentleman who wanted to cover photographically the Grand Funk concert for, and get this, the National Geographic. It seems the magazine is doing a piece on how civilized Hawaii is getting. Was the National Geographic rap real? Remember, you read it here first.” No, Harvey, when asked for National Geographic credentials, the would-be photographer faded into the night ...

The No. 1 record is Shining Star by Earth Wind & Fire.

 

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