Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - December 14, 2011
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Danica Patrick. Photos from Tom Moffatt

NEIL SEDAKA continues his love affair with Hawaii this Saturday night at Hawaii Theatre! It’ll be a night of Neil’s galaxy of hits plus a song or two by the “classical” Sedaka and a couple of holiday favorites including R. Alex Anderson‘s Mele Kalikimaka.

Fun fact: Neil was headed for a career as a classical pianist ... He was a prize student at the Juilliard School of Music when he was introduced to rock ‘n’ roll at the fabled Brill Building in NYC. Five-hundred hit songs later, we welcome Neil back to Honolulu, to Maui and this year, he’ll make his first ever appearance on Kauai at Kauai Community College’s PAC ...

Driving us wild! Race car diva Danica Patrick showed off her curves in a smoking, red-hot bikini on Maui ... Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst cooled down in the sand sipping brewskies with a male friend ...

Island-born, Japan-grown Dustin Wong performs live at Hanks Café next Thursday, Dec. 22 from 8 to 10 p.m. Dustin’s second release, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads, a distillation of his live show into recorded form, drops Feb. 20 ...

Check out the art at the new downtown hot spot Rakuen! The collection, by Rob DeLoach, is on display through the end of the month. Rob, who played college football in Virginia before a stint with the Augusta Stallions arena team, was training full time for the NFL tryouts when illness curbed his career and allowed him to revisit his artistic childhood hobbies, resulting in several gallery exhibits in Atlanta. Now a kama’aina, he says, “I am blessed to live in Hawaii as I am surrounded by divine beauty that offers inspiration everywhere I turn” ...

Kirsten Dunst

Legendary Paul Oakenfold, L.A.‘s DJ Reza, G-Spot, Scarrd, Tide and more will rev up Makapuu Meadows at 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy. this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; 16 and over welcome ... More information at www.saturdaynightsessions.com or 591-3500 ...

Two new radio stations in town: 97.1 J-POP, featuring Japanese pop songs, and 107.5 K-POP featuring Korean contemporary hits ...

This week in 1977: Dan Fogelberg performs an acoustic concert “under the stars at the Waikiki Shell.” He accompanies himself on guitar and piano in a one-hour, 40-minute performance. The opening act is Keola and Kapono Beamer, who premiere their new song Honolulu City Lights. Tickets cost $6 in advance and $6.50 at the door ... and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone ...


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