Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - June 08, 2011
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Sacha Boutros. Photos from Tom Moffatt

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED vocalist, multilingual singer, composer and producer Sacha Boutros returns to jazz it up next Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Sarento’s top of the Ilikai ...

You say tomato, I say ... come on down to Haleiwa Farmers market next Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate vine-ripened tomatoes at the tomato Fest! Enter your original salsa or entrée in the tomato recipe contest, or show off your prize-winning homegrown tomato in the tomato taste off. Contestants compete to win one of three $100 gift certificates to chef Hector Morales’ Italian restaurant, leonardo’s at turtle Bay resort. Eemail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to enter ...

Speaking of tomatoes ... The cute little redheaded one named Amy Adams reportedly had an enchanting dinner at the Waikoloa in Kona ...

Shop local from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 at the second annual eat, Pray, Shop at Kahala mall ... take in a special performance by Ka Hale I o Kahala Halau Hula, cooking demos with chef Thomas Ho from Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel & resort, and chef Kevin Hanney of 12th ave. Grill, in-store specials, trunk shows, local designers, product lines and more ... all the info is at http://www.kahalamallcenter.com ...

Amy Adams

This week in 1981: Johnny Cash and family perform two nights in the Hawaii Ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. tickets: $12.50. on the second night, Johnny’s manager Lou Robin discovers that one of their party can’t go with the rest of the group to Australia for a series of concerts. Lou, a good friend, asks if I’d like to come along instead.I jump at the opportunity and the next day off we go! during our layover at Auckland airport, most of the group goes shopping while I elect to hang out at a coffee shop with Johnny and a couple of his musicians.†I’ll never forget the story he tells†of his first visit to new Zealand: Johnny’s host took him to a well-known pub on the outskirts of Auckland. Word of his visit spread quickly, and a local farmer in the neighborhood, who had named his horse after the country music superstar, leapt at the chance to introduce it to its namesake. What a moment, listening to the man in Black, with his unmistakable voice, relating the tale†of the farmer leading his horse into the bar with the introduction, “Johnny cash ... meet Johnny cash!” ...

And the 1981 Na Hoku Hanohano album of the year is The Fabulous Krush by The Krush, and Song of the year is Hawaiian Eyes by John Osorio and Randy Borden ...


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