Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 02, 2011
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Kara Jordan. Photos from Tom Moffatt

ASK ANYONE who saw his two sensational shows on Maui earlier this year wow! Sir Elton John returns to the Blaisdell with his band, backup singers and more to deliver the same amazing performance the first weekend in January! Tickets now on sale at Blaisdell Box Office and Ticketmaster ...

HPU grad and surfer gal Kara Jordan, my former employee, has taken her show on the road in the first ever acai café “Blenders and Bowls” ... on wheels in Austin, Texas. Follow the fun on Facebook or at http://www.blendersandbowls.com as she tours the “live music capital of the world,” creating one acai addict at a time ...

No, that wasn’t a Five-0 crew seen filming recently at Yokohama Bay and Lanikai. It was a crew filming a TV commercial for the iPhone 5, slated for release in 2012 ...

Hats off to the Hawaii International Film Festival for this year’s great event! It wrapped its run with the best of the best, Descendants, starring George Clooney. What a movie and what a soundtrack the first mainstream American movie scored exclusively with Hawaiian music! Can’t wait for the soundtrack CD, to be released by Sony Nov. 15 with 18 selections performed by Keola Beamer and George Winston, Charles Michael Brotman, Sonny Chillingsworth, Pancho Graham, Sol Hoopii, Ray Kane, Lena Machado, Makana, Gabby Pahinui and The Sons of Hawaii, and Jeff Peterson ...

Joe Manganiello and friend

Spotted: Joe Manganiello frolicking with a mystery babe on Maui for a weekend getaway ... Fun Fact: Joe’s Two and a Half Men episode recently aired. He starred as Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) estranged wife Bridget’s (Judy Greer) new boyfriend ...

Yep, that was Fiji who popped in to see the very talented bunch at last week’s “Mai Tai Rumble.” You can check them out every Tuesday night, now through Nov. 29 ...

This week in 1966: The Mamas and The Papas makes its Hawaii debut at HIC Arena before a crowd of about 5,500 fans. There would have been more ... but that night was one of the wettest in Honolulu that I can recall, pretty much eliminating last-minute ticket-buyers. The well-received performance includes I Call Your Name, I Saw Her Again, Monday, Monday and California Dreamin’. Opening act is The Association, also making its Hawaii debut, thrilled the crowd with its recent No. 1 single, Cherish. Tickets: $5, $4, $3 and $2. The concert is presented by pal Lou Robin, and I’m delighted when he asks me to emcee the event ... and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Love Is A Beautiful Thing by the Young Rascals ...


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