Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 19, 2011
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Pono Fernandez. Photos from Tom Moffatt

MULTI-PLATINUM and multitalented Brian McKnight will appear at Blaisdell Concert Hall Nov. 3 and at Maui’s Castle Theater Nov. 4, treating audiences to an intimate concert including favorite hits and new songs from his 14th release, Just Me. Tickets are now on sale at the Blaisdell and MAAC box offices ...

Happy belated to Bruno Mars, who celebrated his 26th birthday last week ...

Sixty Honoluluans recently cruised the Mediterranean and discovered a local gem ... Elika Santos, former lead singer for Society of Seven (Waikiki), now performs nightly aboard the M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship. Santos masterfully entertained the hui from Hawaii with a repertoire that included a little Pavarotti. Before disembarking, the group showered Elika with local kine snacks and sang him a warm Aloha ‘Oe ...

“Pono’s Pink Affair” celebrates life, hopes and dreams at the Villa next Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kapiolani Breast Center for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in Hawaii. Live entertainment by Na Hoku Award winners Ben & Maila, with Champ Kaneshiro as emcee and Pro Table Magic by Alex Iverson. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to VEGAS and other great prizes ... Visit 808djs.com or the Bridal Boutique for tickets ...

Fun fact: The lovely Pono Fernandez, Miss Waikiki 2010, has been a Hawaiian language teacher at UH since she was 21 years of age while completing a master’s degree in Hawaiian language. Beauty and brains! ...

Colby Benson

Rising star Colby Benson and her band are the featured entertainment at PACT‘s (Parents And Children Together) annual fundraising gala, “Casino Royale” Oct 22. Colby was Hawaii’s finalist for American Idol this past year. Tickets available at pacthawaii.org ...

Join local singer-songwriter Kainalu Busque and a few special guests at the CD release celebration of his self-titled album, Kainalu. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Gordon Biersch in Aloha Tower Marketplace. For more info, visit kainalumusic.net ...

This week in 1997: Kool Gold 107.9 presents “The Two Million Dollar Party” at Blaisdell Arena and what a lineup! Martha and The Vandellas, Lou Christie, Mitch Ryder, Ray Peterson, The Marvelettes, Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, Sonny Geraci and Hawaii’s Robin Luke ... and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John ...

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

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