Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 14, 2011
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A HEARTWARMING SHOW BIZ STORY: Dad founded the top “oldies” group in Hawaii ... Dad being Pete Hernandez, who with his Love Notes was a great addition to shows I presented featuring names such as The Shirelles, Little Anthony, The Diamonds, Coasters, Drifters, Four Preps, Chubby Checker, Jimmy Clanton, Dee Dee Sharp, Lesley Gore, Teddy Randazzo, Tommy Sands, Bobby Rydell, Dion and more. Pete, a proud papa, too, included his talented young son Pete Jr. in these shows whenever possible. Pete Sr. is of Puerto Rican ancestry and Pete Jr. is, of course, better known as Bruno Mars ...

It’s touching to learn that Bruno flew dad, first class, to Puerto Rico last week to reunite with family there and catch Bruno’s sold-out concert at San Juan’s 18,000 seat Coliseo de Puerto Rico ...

If you missed this month’s brunch fashion show at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, then you missed one heck of a kickoff to Hawaii fashion week, Polynesian style, featuring the beautiful designs of Tiare Teiti ... and if you’d like to see the models again, they are contestants in the second annual Mr. & Miss Polynesia Pacific Pageant taking place Sept. 17 at the Pacific Beach Hotel ...


Wow! Supermodel Naomi Campbell vacationed here over the long weekend with beau Vladimir Doronin, close friends Edward Norton and his girlfriend Shauna Robertson. Naomi looked incredible in a black and white animal-print bikini ...

And cooling down with delicious ice cold Ono Pops at the new Ala Moana Market over the holiday were globally renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto and Mayor Peter Carlisle ...

Carolyn Sapp. Photos from Tom Moffatt

Feeling a little dee-ranged? Head to Hula’s for the Universal Showqueen 2011 DVD premiere party featuring the 28th and 2011 queen, Dee Ranged, with emcee Coco Chandelier, USQ live performances, go-go dancers and live DJs! Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ...

Riverdance is coming first time in Hawaii. After touring for 16 years, the 60-member cast and crew will be here for eight performances Dec. 7 to 11 in Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets on sale beginning Sept. 24 ...

This week 1991 ... Hardly seems like it’s been 20 years ... Miss Hawaii Carolyn Suzanne Sapp is crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J. She becomes the first Hawaii resident to win the national crown. And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is I Adore Mi Amor by Color Me Badd ...


Celebrate Hawaii’s Rock ‘n’ Roll era with Tom Moffatt and Uncle Tom’s Rock N Roll Drive-in Saturday mornings from 8 till noon on 107.9 Hawaii’s Kool Gold!

 

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