Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 08, 2009
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Mark Ellman and Ron Wood

IT WAS AN AMAZING end to my March Madness as Journey put on three sell-out shows at Blaisdell Arena, a show on Maui and one in Kona. When Haumea Ho learned that Journey’s Arnel Pineda was a fan of her late husband, she surprised him after their last arena concert with a copy of Don Ho: My Music, My Life. Truly a special moment when I introduced them backstage. Arnel was really pleasantly surprised and told me later that earlier in the day he had visited Don Ho’s Island Grill ...

Missing from last week’s issue: Apicture of Rolling Stone Ron Wood and Mark Ellman after dining at Mala in Lahaina ...


From the Golden State to the Aloha State, it’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, his gorgeous wife Maria Shriver and their children! They just left Maui after a relaxing vacation where Arnold read the paper and Maria did some snorkeling ... They too dined at Mala, but at the new Wailea Beach Marriot location ...

Also spotted: Jeremy “Hobie” Jackson from Baywatch (played the role of David Hasselhoff’s son), recently seen on VH1’s Confession of a Teenage Idol. The now reformed and sober Californian may be ready for a comeback ...

Staying at the Kahala was Rihanna!

Maria Shriver

She was here for a few days doing some recording work and enjoying some time to herself ...

Performing live! Grammy Award-winning artist Deniece Williams, Ray Parker (Ghostbusters), Brian Simpson, Freddie Washington and Michael Paulo. April 10 and 11 @ 7 p.m. in the Royal Hawaiian Theatre at Royal Hawaiian Center. For more information, check out www.smoothjazznights.com ...

This Week In 1964: Ron Jacobs,Tom Rounds, Mel “The Money Man” Lawrence and I present the first show in the new Honolulu International Center Arena. Called “A Million Dollar Party,” it features Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Rydell, Paul & Paula, Betty “Shoop Shoop” Everett, Jan & Dean, Johnny Crawford, April & Nino, The Dovells, Ray Peterson, Bobby Freeman, Paul Revere & The Raiders and Hawaii’s Casuals and Telstars.


Tickets? $2! The show is backed by the Joe Castro Orchestra featuring top Hollywood recording session musician Hal “The Drummer Man” Blaine. The K-Poi Top 10 includes The Wonder Of You, No. 9 by Ray Peterson; The Shoop Shoop Song, No. 7 by Betty Everett and New Girl In School No. 3 by Jan & Dean ...

The No. 1 record is Twist & Shout by The Beatles ...

 

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