Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 02, 2011
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Shaun White

SPOTTED: John Travolta with daughter Ella Bleu hanging at Princeville’s pro shop, tennis racket in hand. He was here celebrating his 57th birthday with family ... and pro snowboarder/skateboarder and two-time Olympic gold medal-ist Shaun White taking a break from the cold out at Turtle Bay Resort ...

Don’t miss the Oahu premiere of Johnny Cash Bash at downtown’s The Venue this Saturday. Bo Lozoff sings the music of the Man in Black, with special guest Starr Kalahiki as June Carter. Tickets are available presale at brownpapertickets.com ... show starts at 8 p.m. for 21-plus. Fun Fact: I have fond memories of presenting Johnny at the Shell, the Sheraton and the Arena with The Highwaymen - always a gentleman, always gracious and always appreciative of his Hawaii fans ...

A must-see-and-hear on the Big Island on the first and third Sunday of each month at the Blue Dragon at Kawaihae: The Olliephonics, a 15-piece big band featuring retired Hollywood session players such as Ollie Mitchell, Slyde Hyde and local favorites Gary Washburn, Volcano Choy and Archie Grant, among others. ...

This Sunday at Soho Mix Media Bar ... The English Beat, with featured guests Go Jimmy Go and Hell Caminos. The show is at 8 p.m., 18-plus welcome! Purchase tickets at groovetickets.com and select locations: Soho Mix Media Bar and The Downbeat Diner ...

Joyce Yang

Critically acclaimed as “the most-gifted young pianist of her generation” with a “million-volt stage presence,” pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences around the globe with her stunning virtuosity and interpretive sensitivity. Watch her perform at the University of Hawaii Manoa Outreach College Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Orvis Auditorium. Tickets are available at etickethawaii.com. Yang also will appear at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 13 ...

This week in 1967: “Gentleman” Ed Francis presents “50th State Wrestling” at the Arena ... Tosh Togo ( Oddjob in 007‘s Goldfinger) and Kongozan fight to a draw against Beauregard and The Masked Executioner in the opening tag-team match ... and Ripper Collins defeats Cyclone Negra in two out of three falls. In a one-fall match, Hans Mortier pins McDonald Kamaka to the mat, while Karl Gotch wins two falls to defeat Skull Murphy.

A bloodied Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea wins the U.S. Heavyweight Championship co-main event with two falls over “Handsome” Johnny Barend ... Then, in the U.S. World Tag Team Championship main event, Jim Hady and Ed Morro take two falls to unseat current champions Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson. The event is subsequently aired on TV with Lord “Tally-Ho” Blears providing commentary ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Lonely Too Long by the Young Rascals ...


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