Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 04, 2011
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With B.B. King. Photo from Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ ... brought to you this week with a little help from B.B. King, who ignited the stage last week at blaisdell arena. He brought the blues all right ... WoW what amazing pipes he has!

“LIVE LIKE SION” this Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at lanikuhonua @ Ko olina.†The benefit concert and auction to perpetuate Sion Milosky‘s legacy features Hawaii’s top artists including Hapa, John Cruz, Acoustic Terry, Aidan (little grom ukulele player) and special guest Jack Johnson! For tickets, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

24 original songs ... only one winner: Olivia Perez, a singer-songwriter from Hawaii, is climbing her way to the top ... currently in the semi-finals of the Usaa’s Garage band Playoff 2011 with her catchy Drive These Blues Away. stay logged onto garagebandplayoff.com to see if she’ll win the crown may 13, with its grand prize of $4,000 and a professional photo shoot for a feature in Usaa’s national magazine.†check her out and “like” her at facebook.com/dancedivine ...

Spotted: Anthony Kiedis, strolling the beach with a female friend ... and Joe and Nick Jonas playing football on the shore - shirtless!†While the bros were enjoying their Hawaiian vacay last week, Joe tweeted his newfound phrase, “as the Hawaiians say, Hele me ka hau’oli - go with joy” ...

The 2011 miss Hawaii High school scholarship Pageant, prelim to the miss High school america Pageant, happens may 14 at 6 p.m.†at artZone in nuuanu.†be there for that special moment when reigning 2010 titleholder, Natachia Agres, crowns her successor ... Fun Fact:† Former mrs. Hawaii 1996, Cristy Louden-Agres,†is natachia’s mother. beauty runs deep with these “Queens of Hearts” ...

Get to Jimmy Buffett‘s at the beachcomber for cinco De mayo this Thursday night!† enjoy live music by Rolando Sanchez and the All Star Band from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Chris Murphy from 6 to 9 p.m. and KBB from 9 p.m. to midnight. special price pupus, margaritas and other drink specials ...

Time magazine’s current issue recognizes 100 people who’ve changed our lives in the past year. on the list is our own Bruno Mars - way to go, bruno! and the latest issue of Rolling Stone features a pic and story headlined, “best Ukulele Hero: Jake shimabukuro,” noting that Jake’s “jaw-dropping †ukulele cover of the beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps has earned him 8 million-plus views on YouTube.†Yay, Jake! ...

This week in 1963: Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars perform for two nights at the Waikiki shell.† The armstrong ensemble journeys through a cross-section of classic new orleans jazz including Yellow Dog Blues and Stompin’ At The Savoy.†The crowd really gets into the magic when the band, featuring Trummy Young on trombone and Hawaii’s Danny Barcelona on drums, get them on their feet with When The Saints Go Marching In ... Here’s a link to satchmo and the all-stars performing this classic: http://bit.ly/mcvh08 ... and the no. 1 record in Hawaii is I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March ...


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