Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - June 28, 2006
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MICHEL’S AT THE Colony Surf Hotel is on my short list of favorite restaurants in Hawaii. It still has the greatest atmosphere of any restaurant in the state - the view of Waikiki Beach is beyond breathtaking ...

Dawn Sakamoto, director of sales and marketing for Watermark Publishing, called with the exciting news that the Michael Jackson Fan Club posted a mini-review of my book on its official website, and cited the pages on which the King of Pop is mentioned. It seems his fans from around the world have generated quite a few hits on Watermark’s site in their search for more info ...

Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith

By the way, I’ll be autographing Showman Of The Pacific from 1 to 2 p.m. this Saturday in the book department of the NEX Navy Exchange on Bougainville Avenue near the Navy Marine Golf Course. Checking out the Exchange a couple of Saturdays ago, I ran into Jaclyn Smith as she was making an appearance there. I hadn’t spoken with her since she appeared here over 30 years ago as a ballet dancer in a special episode of the long-running series, McCloud (before she became one of Charlie’s Angels). She’s more beautiful than ever - stunning, and a genuinely nice person ...

Hot concert ticket: Rock fans are rejoicing over Tool‘s long overdue return to Honolulu, with two concerts slated for the Blaisdell Concert Hall, Aug. 17 and 18. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at Blaisdell box office and Ticketmaster ...


Also hot - Michael Bublé‘s July concerts and his latest CD, It’s Time, which retailers can’t keep in stock! My favorite tune is, of course, Home. Take a listen to the song’s intro and then listen to the beginning of Eric Clapton‘s 1992 hit, Tears In Heaven. Nearly identical and every bit as emotive ...

Aloha Airlines hosted a fabulous fete at its hangar this past week, with employees competing in a retro fashion show to celebrate the re-introduction of their groovy Funbird jet. Sporting a pair of white go-go boots, First Officer Debbie Lim flew off with the grand prize ...

Recording artist Jamie Cullum spent a recent week at Kona Village Resort on the Big Island. Cullum is an amazing talent - if you haven’t heard him yet, you’re missing a real treat. His music is infectious and totally hip ...

Hawaii’s own Yvonne Elliman has just signed to appear with the Village People, Sister Sledge, Taste of Honey and more at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Aug. 19 ...


Popular HTY actors Nara Cardenas and the mighty Bulldog are proud new parents of a bouncing baby girl ...

This week in 1972: Rockers Jethro Tull featuring Ian Anderson performed at the H.I.C. Arena. The show started at 10 p.m. and among the band’s last-minute requests was a complete scuba outfit including tank, mask and fins. I ended up borrowing them from the Kahala Hilton. When Ian donned the gear and performed their hit, Aqualung, it brought the house down ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii (for the third week in a row) was Life And Breath by Climax featuring Sonny Geraci ...

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