Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 26, 2011
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Paul Blackthorne. Photos from Tom Moffatt

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS of this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival was the gathering of some of the cast of Hawaii Five-0 before an audience of festival supporters at Halekulani Hotel. The festival awarded the show’s executive producer Peter Lenkov with this year’s Mahalo award. And when star Alex O’Loughlin was asked about the reaction to Five-0 in his native Australia, he replied “Well, my mom watches it” ...

Spotted: a very fit Paul Blackthorne running up the Makapu’u Lighthouse trail. He’s keeping in shape for his role in The River, an ABC television adventure-mystery set in the Amazon jungle. The network’s spokesperson says the show is currently in production, with the series premiering in midseason. The River stars Bruce Greenwood, and Blackthorne is joined by co-stars Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford and Daniel Zacapa ...

Just in time for Halloween! Little Shop of Horrors returns to the Manoa Valley Theatre stage Oct. 27-Nov. 13. This spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies is charming, tuneful and hilarious. Purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com ... And speaking of MVT, its former costumer and Po’oklela award-winner Athena (Espania) Keehu is now designing treats! Her new bakery service, Sweet Dough, is sure to dress up special occasions with baked goods, cookies, cakes you name it! Check her out on Facebook under “Sweet Dough” (Honolulu, Hawaii) ...

Jimmy Buffett‘s at the Beachcomber announces “Monsteritaville,” a Halloween Spooktacular that runs this Friday through Halloween, with food and drink specials and “The Best Spook in Waikiki” costume contests. Enter for your chance to win prizes, including a deluxe Waikiki staycation, cash and other exciting Oahu activities rewards ... For more information, call Jimmy Buffett’s at 791-1200 ...


Anuhea, recently in D.C., got to jam with SOJA ... See her live for her CD release on Saturday at the “MayJah Halloween RayJah” at Waterfront in Aloha Tower Marketplace along with J Boogs, Natural Vibrations, Josh Heinrichs, Cease Fyah, Hot Rain, Common Kings and H Trey ...

Get jazzy at the second annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival Oct. 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. in the Hawaii Convention Center’s Kalakaua Ballroom. It’ll be a spectacular event with an incredible lineup including Jeffrey Osborne, Boney James, David Benoit, Mindi Abair, Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo, Rene Paulo, Pauline Wilson and Melveen Leed, to name just a few. Get your tickets quick at tix.com ...

This week in 1973: Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band are here for a one-week gig at the C’est Si Bon in the Pagoda Hotel, performing two shows nightly at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Cover charge: $5. Audience favorites include Travelin’ Man, Hello, Mary Lou and his 1972 hit, Garden Party. And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Paper Roses by Marie Osmond ...

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