Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - July 28, 2010
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Matt Damon

A special night in Waikiki…Captain Jack Sparrow drifts into Playbar Waikiki, formerly Scruples ... Yep, Johnny Depp arrives around 11 p.m., dazzling the 250 plus bar-goers with his welcoming attitude and willingness to take pictures. He parties till closing and is extremely friendly to all…

Spotted tearing up some waves: Matt Damon enjoyed a little surf session ... Fun fact: Matt is expecting his fourth child with sizzling Argentinean wife Luciana, married for almost five years ...

Branscombe Richmond is in Hollywood shooting scenes for Hawaii 5-0 before heading home to Hawaii to continue filming. Looks like he may have an ongoing role as head of the Hawaii crime syndicate ...


Tap on, tappers!

This Friday at Bishop Square Tamarind Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 40 plus members of the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars and celebrity guest “tappers” will put on a Tap-a-Thon fundraising event. Monies raised will go to their 2011 spring trip to perform in New York City. For more info, contact Kari Nettel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

Branscombe Richmond

Elton is back! Well, “Almost Elton John” will be on stage at Pipeline Cafe next Friday, Aug. 6. Multi-talented singer/pianist Craig A. Meyer brings his top Elton John Tribute act to town. Celebrate and rock-out to decades of chart-topping songs from Bennie and The Jets to Candle in the Wind. More info at pipelinecafehawaii.com ... Fun fact: Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the real Elton John in Hawaii. We brought the comparatively unknown singer to the Arena for his first Hawaii concert on May 1, 1971. Earlier that year he’d scored his first top 10 song, Your Song ...

Looking for some fun in the sun? Mark your calendars for the Sandy Beach Kickball Tournament on Sept. 4! It’s a 32-team, double-elimination tournament, 12 players per team - $240 entry fee and $2,000 winner-take-all prize. Call 888-9530 ...

This week in 1963: I have the pleasure of introducing Peter, Paul and Mary on stage at the Waikiki Shell in their first Hawaii concert. Earlier in the year they win two Grammy Awards for their recording of If I Had A Hammer. By the time they arrive they’ve added two more hits to their impressive list of accomplishments, Puff the Magic Dragon and Blowin’in the Wind. Ticket prices are $3.50, $2.50 and $1.75 ... The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Surf City by Jan & Dean ...

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