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Wednesday - October 13, 2010
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Orianthi with Michael Jackson in ‘This Is It’

HEY, SOUL SISTER ... It’s the eighth annual “STAR 101.9 Band Camp” with Train Dec. 2 at Blaisdell Arena! Also performing is internationally recognized guitarist Orianthi, who appeared with Michael Jackson in This Is

It, and Hawaii-based bands The Throwdowns and Pimpbot. Tickets are on sale at Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets ...

Here filming in Off the Map and having a blast doing so is our favorite ex-Twilight vampire Rachelle Lefevre. During her downtime she was spotted having a wonderful dinner at a Kaimuki restaurant (whose name we can’t mention) she’s been frequenting. I’ll say this: She has great taste ...

This Saturday is the PACIFIC PADDLER PARTY fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Program. Paddlers, come and show support for those who have made sacrifices for our freedom. Races start at 9:30 a.m. from Magic Island. Participants will party after the races, and the public is invited to join them around noon at Jimmy Buffett‘s at the Beachcomber Hotel in Waikiki. For more information, visit pacificpaddler.com ...


Ballet Hawaii presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet by the New York Ballet Company, which will be in town for one night only this Saturday at 8 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. Complexions is much admired for its mix of methods, styles and cultures, and will present three exhilarating works. For more information, visit ballethawaii.org ... Fun Fact: Ballet Hawaii dancers Mercy, Hissy Fits and Rise were recently featured on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance ...

Local girl making it big time ... Shay Todd Swimwear has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and on the cover of Sports Illustrated, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach ... it’s sold at the most exclusive retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Nordstrom and her own string of boutiques. Her clientele include Eva Longoria-Parker, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Lindsay Lohan and Heidi Klum. Who is Shay Todd, you ask? She’s a 1987 Kaiser High School grad and former dancer with the Don Ho Show, whose father, Johnny Todd, was Don’s musical conductor. Her mom is the late Ethel Azama, who, with support from friends like Martin Denny, Jimmie Rodgers, Mel Tormé and Marty Paich (father of Toto‘s David Paich), wowed ‘em across the U.S. Don Ho called her the greatest jazz singer to come out of Hawaii ... Jimmy Borges agrees and I third the motion! ...


Fun Fact: Shay is the 2011 Kim Taylor Reece calendar cover girl ... This week in 1987: Billy Joel makes his Hawaii concert debut before 25,000 fans at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii fans stomp, wave and sing along to their favorite Joel songs. Tickets are $17.50. Right after the concert, Billy heads to Australia and New Zealand ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Bad by Michael Jackson

 

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