Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 07, 2009
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PIPELINE’S GOT TALENT! Congrats to the winners of the Pipeline’s Got Talent competition that dazzled the judges and audience. Stasia took first place with an original song, catchy lyrics, endearing stage presence and heavenly voice. Izreal came in second, also with an original song melding unique songwriting abilities with catchy wordplay and a strong voice ... Keep your eyes and ears on these two.

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more of them ...

Pay a visit to King Kalakaua and Princess Ruth‘s historic Hulihee Palace in Kona, recently reopened and welcoming visitors after sustaining severe damaged during the 2006 earthquake. Renovations cost $1.5 million ...

It pays to be creepy! Michael Emerson wins the Emmy for his portrayal of one of the creepiest characters on television, Lost villain Benjamin Linus! Emerson was noted as saying, “I always sort of cringe when people say, ‘You’re that creepy guy.’ Sinister I can live with, that’s fine. But creepy is like someone you wouldn’t sit next to at a diner ...”

The Mushroom Music Fest features Mark Farina Saturday, Oct. 24, at Pipeline Café; age 16 and over welcome. More info at http://www.Mushroommusicfestival.com. ...


Taste of The Pacific and Twilight Expo are featured at the 45th Annual Food & New Product Show Oct. 16 to 18 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. This year’s show includes hundreds of local and Mainland exhibitors, shopping, great prize giveaways and an unbeatable eating experience. For more information, e-mail Yemun Chung at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

This week in 1960: The Pacific Jazz Festival, featuring Mavis Rivers, George Shearing and his quintet, The Hi-Lo’s and the Cal Tjader Quartet, happens at the Waikiki Shell. Ticket prices cost $3.75, $2.75 and $1.50. Mavis is pregnant at this time and will give birth to a son six months later - March 25. She names the baby Matt ...

Fun fact: Matt’s full name: Matt Catingub! Today he’s the acclaimed conductor of the Honolulu Symphony Pops ...

The No. 1 record is Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson ...

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