Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - June 18, 2008
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Cara Horibe
Cara Horibe

THIS YEAR’S Flavors of Honolulu June 27, 28 and 29 on the spacious grounds of City Hall has the biggest variety of food ever! More than 20 top restaurants serving up their favorite recipes. How about seared Kona kampachi on a bed of Maui onions and tomato fondue from Bali By The Sea, or India Café‘s Vegetarian/Vegan sampler served with fresh peas over jasmine rice and wickedly spicy eggplant? And there’ll be much, much more.

Hawaii’s dancers move! Cara Horibe, a 2002 Castle High grad and former captain of the University of Hawaii’s Rainbow Dancers, made it past the second season of live auditions for the popular MTV series America’s Best Dance Crew with her homies, Fanny Pack. Get the latest results when the show airs this Thursday at 10 p.m. on Channel 17 ... Kudos too to Mark Kanemura, a teacher at Hawaii’s popular dance studio 24/VII Danceforce. He’s a finalist on FOX’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance? Look for him Wednesday at 7 p.m. on KHON 2.

Van Halen in Hawaii? Sorry, not this time. The latest tour ended this month ... 74 shows grossing more than $93 million!

Hawaii ticket buyers will be happy to learn that Ticketmaster now will now have outlets available in the customer service stations of Macy’s stores statewide ...

Fat City
Fat City

Matt Damon is planning to vacation on Oahu with his wife and kids after filming The Informant, scheduled to begin here June 23. Warner Bros. is looking for extras, SAG members or not - golfers with clubs, Asian and European businessmen, and resort guests. Submit photos, sizes and contact numbers to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

This week in 1965: Ron Jacobs, Tom Rounds, Mel “The Moneyman” Lawrence and yours truly are launching Waikiki’s first teen nightclub, Fat City, located on Kalakaua Avenue just diamondhead of Kaiulani Avenue (now home to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki). It features the Spirits, Undertakers, MoppTops, Val Richards Five and more! Our Fat City Dancers are Amy Tom and Bev Darr, chosen from 200 applicants. More than 50,000 young fans visit the club during the summer of ‘65 ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Wonderful World by Herman’s Hermits ...

Read and see about Fat City and 50 years of stars in Hawaii From Elvis to Elton, Mariah to Britney ... Jimmy Buffett, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Eric 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 www.amazon.com


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