Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 26, 2008
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Béla Fleck

PREMIERING THEIR brand new holiday album Jingle All the Way, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones celebrate the holidays with Matt Catingub and the Honolulu Symphony Pops

Orchestra this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Ticket buyers often ask about tickets to “her” concert. He (Bela) is possibly the world’s top banjo virtuoso - to the banjo what Jake Shimabukuro is to the ukulele ...

Funny story: Friend and vocalist Ginai receives a beautiful bouquet of red roses at the end of her set at the Ray Charles tribute with Ellis Hall (original singer of So Very Hard To Go by Tower of Power). The card read, “GINAI ... BRAVO ... sorry I couldn’t be there ... OBAMA.” Needless to say, everyone’s jaws dropped when they read it. No word on who actually sent the flowers ...could it be??

Gavin Rossdale and Kingston were back on the beach sharing some quality father-son bonding time. After building sand-castles on the beach, the boys head back for a swim and to reunite with baby brother Zuma and hot rocker mom Gwen Stefani for more Hawaiian holiday fun!


Emme‘s Thanksgiving special A Moment of Thanks airs this Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. on KHON2, and features Emme’s trip on Hawaiian Airlines’ inaugural flight to Manila, a visit with Sharon Cuneta, the “Oprah Winfrey” of the Philippines; Broadway star, Hawaii’s Loretta Ables Sayre, and special tribute to Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award winner, legendary jazz vocalist Jimmy Borges.

Fun fact: The first song ever sung by Jimmy was Pennies From Heaven. A very young Jimmy - he was 2 years old!

Happy to be involved in Band Champ, the search for Hawaii’s top band with two to six members between 13 and 18 years of age. Material can be original or previously recorded and any type of music is OK. Brought to you by Burger King and Mobi, entry blanks are available at participating outlets statewide or online @ bandchamp.com. The winning band gets $5,000 cash, a recording contract, a Washburn custom guitar, Mobi phone service for a year and will be the opening band for one our top concerts in 2009 ...


This week in 1962: Roosevelt High School’s Aulani Ching is crowned the second Miss K-POI at the Civic Auditorium in a special Show Of Stars featuring Dee Dee Sharp & the Four Amigos. Just before introducing Dee Dee, I introduce the star of the new ABC-TV series Stoney Burke and he comes on stage with cowboy hat, lariat and saddle ... and that was the Hawaii stage debut of Jack Lord!

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Bobby’s Girl by Marcie Blaine.

 

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