Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - February 24, 2010
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Kehau Sullivan

I LOVE presenting concerts that involve more than one big musical star, so I’m really excited about Boz Skaggs and Michael McDonald and their groups on the same bill! Boz first performed here in 1970 at the Civic Auditorium in a show that included The Elvin Bishop Group, guitarist Mike Bloomfield and legendary blues great John Lee Hooker. McDonald made his Hawaii debut on keyboards with Steely Dan in 1974 at Blaisdell Arena. Don’t miss this amazing double-threat March 11 at the Waikiki Shell and March 12 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Welcome back, gentlemen ...

Support “Friends of Kehau” at the Aloha Jam Friday, March 5, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Hard Rock Café. The benefit features entertainment by Brother Noland, Tavana and friends, Jake Shimabukuro and many other special guests in support of North Shore surfer Pancho Sullivan‘s youngest daughter Kehau, who was born with a congenital heart condition and has had multiple surgeries. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to Kehau’s medical fund, with a donation made on behalf of the Sullivan family to Ronald McDonald House Charities ...

Spotted at the airport: Hilary Duff with friends and family on her way to a sunny vacation ... reportedly sporting a nice ring on her left hand. Did BF Mike Comrie pop the question, I wonder? ...

Hilary Duff at Honolulu airport

Also spotted on a little Valentine’s Day getaway, Jon Gosselin and new girlfriend Morgan Christie ... looks like plump Jon enjoyed a few too many Valentine chocolates ... Fun fact: Jon met the 25-year-old Emory U. grad while snowboarding in Utah over Thanksgiving. Sources say they’ve been inseparable ever since ...

Correction: Dr. Mark Stitham, mentioned last week, is a psychiatrist, not psychologist.

This week in 1984: The Police perform at Aloha Stadium before a crowd of 31,653 fans with opening acts Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bryan Adams. Three days later, they win a threesome at the 26th annual Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for the song Every Breath You Take, and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for the album Synchronicity ... The No. 1 record is Karma Chameleon by Culture Club ...

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