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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ - February 10, 2010 | Uncle Toms Gabbin | Midweek.com

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - February 10, 2010
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Julio Iglesias

KUSI, the top-rated TV news station in San Diego, has recently started using Aloha Friday as its end-of-the-week sign-off music ...

In April of 1983, my good friend Dick Alen, senior agent with William Morris, asked if I would present a relatively unknown singer in Hawaii. I cautiously agreed to one evening at the Concert Hall when the manager of a major hotel, who happened to be a fan, donated the hotel rooms. As luck would have it, J. Akuhead Pupule, reigning king of morning radio, began playing his music, too. Lo and behold, we had a sellout - a second show was added, and Julio Iglesias became a cherished friend. Now, in 2010, when Alen called about a return engagement, I readily agreed. I can’t wait: Julio at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Saturday, March 13 - 27 years and a few million records/CDs later, and this time around Julio will be playing his first concert ever on Maui at the MACC’s Castle Theater ...

Fun fact: Julio has collected 2,600 platinum and gold records and has performed more than 5,000 concerts in 600 cities around the world ...

Spotted in the 808: Sopranos star Drea de Matteo showing off her sexy physique in a brown bikini, beach side ...

Drea de Matteo

Passion Party with Don Tiki at Mu’umu’u Heaven in Kailua this Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring Don Tiki dancers, a special Love Potion No. 9 elixir and a preview of Mu’umu’u Heaven fashions. For more information, go to http://www.muumuuheaven.com ...

WOW, what talent! There were more 50 submissions for the Bon Jovi Opening Act Contest: 20 semifinalists, five finalists and two winners! Congratulations to Mike Corrado and Kings of Spade, who will open for Bon Jovi! Corrado will be accompanied by Jason Nobriga (backup guitar), Matt Cole (drums), Chazz Harbison (bass) and Ikaika Tecson (keyboard). Kings of Spade consists of KC (vocals) J Boy (guitar) Matty (drums) Max (bass) A2Z (turntable) and Obie (percussion) ...

This week in 1987: The Moody Blues perform at Blaisdell Arena. The first time I brought them to Hawaii was Jan. 27-28, 1974. Backstage this time around, lead singer Justin Hayward mentions that he wrote their classic rock ballad, Nights In White Satin, in four or five minutes!

The No. 1 record is Livin’On A Prayer by Bon Jovi ...

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