Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 10, 2010
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HAWAII’S Brian Viloria is the color commentator for Saturday’s live Philippines telecast of the world championship fight between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Pacquiao will probably make upwards of $15 million while defending his welterweight title - a bit more than he’ll make March 21 singing at the Waikiki Shell ...

Fun Fact: The last I recall of a world-champion boxer doffing his title belt to belt out tunes was in Jack Cione‘s presentation of the “Joe Louis Knockout Review” at the Forbidden City on Ala Moana across from Fisherman’s Wharf! ...

Hawaii Five-O starts filming this week, with McGarrett’s office located in the YWCA building within sight of his previous office at Iolani Palace. Konno will now be delightful Grace Park of Battlestar Galactica, whose name is rumored to be - get this - Kona Kalakaua, reminiscent of Don Ho‘s character Al Moana in an island episode of McCloud ...


 

Fun Fact: The governor of Hawaii will be a she ... The Honorable Pat Jameson. Up for the part are Tia Carrere, Demi Moore and Kelly Hu. ...

Lucky Charms featuring DJ Irene is set for Saturday March 13 at Pipeline Café with DJs G-Spot and SCRRD leading 20 more, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., 16 and over. For more information, go to http://www.oospot.com ...

This Saturday night the Royal Hawaiian Theater hosts the “Smooth Jazz Nights” concert featuring Paul Taylor and Gregg Karukas with Hawaii’s pride and joy on the sax Michael Paulo,who has developed into a world-class artist. Show starts at 8 p.m. on the fourth level of Royal Hawaiian Center. For tickets, go to honoluluboxoffice.com ...


This week in 1977: Rod Stewart performs at Blaisdell Arena for two nights, with Carmine Appice, former drummer for Vanilla Fudge,in his band. One of the highlights of the show is Rod’s performance of Tonight’s The Night, which just finished a seven-week run as No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. The Sunbums review reads as follows: “Rod was everywhere, even dancing on the top of the piano, and belting out his notes for the unusually responsive crowd who danced in the aisles. Besides Tonight’s The Night, other highlights included Sweet Little Rock And Roller, You Keep Me Hanging On and Twistin’ The Night Away.” ...

The No. 1 record is Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) by Barbra Streisand ...

 

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