Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 03, 2011
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Jake at the wedding. Photos from Tom Moffatt

Big congrats to film director Stephen Gyllenhaal, who tied the knot with film maker and professor Kathleen Man at Turtle Bay Resort in an intimate beach wedding. Son Jake and daughter Maggie where among the attendees ... Fun Fact: the bride is a Hawaii native who graduated from Punahou School…

Mainland fast food chain Sonic has tapped a familiar tune for their newest “You Can Do Sonic” TV commercial. The song? You Can Do Magic by America ... and you can catch America’s 40th Anniversary Tour at Kauai Marriott Aug. 24, Blaisdell Concert Hall Aug. 25, MACC Aug. 26 and Hilton Waikoloa Village Aug. 27 ... Fun Fact: America was recently selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for 2012, a well-deserved honor for an act with so many hits: Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway, I Need You, Tin Man, Lonely People, You Can Do Magic, The Border, Woman Tonight, Daisy Jane and Don’t Cross The River among them. See them perform these favorites live! Tickets are on sale now ... and we bid an aloha oe to Dan Peek, co-founder of America who passed away last week. I remember meeting him when I first presented them on March 17, 1973 at the HIC. He left the band in 1977…


Justin Bieber, Missy Elliot, Usher, Ciara, Omarion and Britney Spears

are just a few of the artists who’ve mastered their moves with the help of internationally accredited dancer/choreographer/actor Anthony Carr. Now you can learn the same skills and techniques from Anthony himself at classes offered this Saturday and Sunday at Nix Performing Arts Center and Academy in Aiea. For more info or to sign up call 484-1155…

The Rascals

See who will be crowned the next Miss Chinatown Hawaii on August 20th at the Hawaii theatre. The pageant starts at 6:30pm…

This week in 1968: The Rascals sell out two nights at HIC Arena. Opening acts: Boys Towne, folk singer Leonard Arthur, The Phive Lads and a light show by California Spectrum ... Fun fact: the night before the first concert, the Rascals stop by Tommy Sand’s show in the Main Showroom of the Outrigger Hotel and sing a couple of songs. The following week we present the Rascals at the Kauai War Memorial on Aug. 8 and at the Maui War Memorial on Aug. 9…

The Rascals, from left: Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Felix Caveliere.


The No. 1 hit in Hawaii is, of course, The Rascals’ People Got To Be Free...

Celebrate Hawaii’s Rock N Roll era with Tom Moffatt and Uncle Tom’s Rock N Roll Drive-in Saturday mornings from eight ‘til noon on 107.9 Hawaii’s Kool Gold!

 

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