Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 03, 2008
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Leilani Emosi
Leilani Emosi

THERE’S A SPECIAL fundraiser for Sweet Leilani Emosi and her fight against leukemia from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Pipeline Café. Meet Leilani and her family and enjoy live entertainment including 7 Simple Pieces, The Gregg Hammer Band, Hulili, Pegasis, A Touch of Gold and more. There’ll be a silent auction, door prizes, children’s games and activities, and food! For tickets and more information, contact 349-1459 or http://www.sweetleilani.org. Cost: $25 per person (free for children age 11 and under) ...

Also on Sept. 13 at noon, catch the sixth annual Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival as Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine and PA’I Foundation present a celebration of Waikiki ‘s romantic and “wicky-wacky” era of hula and music ...

This Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. on KHON TV2, Emme’s Island Moments takes viewers on a journey through a culinary universe with Chef Alan Wong, former Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai, award-winning chef and owner of Mélisse Restaurant Josiah Citrin, World Pastry Cup gold medalist En-Ming Hsu, plus chefs Roy Yamaguchi, Alan Takasaki, Hiroshi Fukui, Donato Loperfido, Philippe Padovani, Nobu’s Lindsey Ozawa and Toshiyuki Sasajima, restaurateur Henry Adaniya and more! Sounds like a tasty hour, Emme ...

The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds

Hawaii-made Chief wins best drama! Chief, written and directed by Brett Wagner and produced by Dana Satler Hankins, won the “Best Dramatic Short” at L.A’.s International Short Film Festival, L.A. Shortsfest, an Academy Awards-accredited film festival. Winners are eligible to be nominated for an Oscar. Filmed on Oahu, Chief tells the story of a high-ranking chieftain from Samoa who flees his village after the drowning death of his young daughter and winds up a taxi driver in Honolulu ...

This week in 1966: Two super rock guitarists in one great group! The Yardbirds perform at HIC Exhibition Hall and Hawaii is lucky to see both Jeff Beck and future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, because this Yardbirds lineup only lasts four months (Jimmy joined in late June and Jeff will leave the group in late October). They’re performing as part of Fall In, a dance concert from 8 till midnight which also features The Spirits, Undertakers and The Val Richards Five. Ticket cost $2! ... The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Bus Stop by The Hollies ...


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