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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ - September 13, 2006 | Uncle Toms Gabbin | Midweek.com

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - September 13, 2006
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A CAST OF about 40 is arriving with Japanese superstar Ken Matsudaira for his concerts this Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. Can’t wait to see him and his lovely dancers dressed in full kimono, dancing his famed Matsuken Samba ...

Congratulations to restaurant wiz Fred Livingston on his latest eatery opening this week, the Tower Grill. Located on the second floor of the diamondhead side of the Aloha Tower Marketplace, it’s an American bistro featuring Hawaiian plantation decor - with floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor wrap-around lanai. Some of Fred’s Tahitian Lanai favorites will be making a comeback, like its unforgettable Eggs Benedict and its special bran muffins freshly baked on site. Mmm, ono! Beginning Tuesday, open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily ...

Augie Tulba starts his statewide, 25-school “Comedy In The Community” tour Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Kaimuki High School auditorium; $5 of the $10 admission charge will go to a fund benefiting the community and the other $5 will go to an educational fund. Meanwhile, the affable ex-boxer continues drawing full houses Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Sheraton Waikiki’s Esprit Lounge ...

If you missed Joe Moore‘s acclaimed Unlikely Lawman at Mamiya Theater, you’ll be able to see it at home. Joe hired Video Designs to film the play for cast members, and when the folks at Oceanic saw the edited show, they got excited and made arrangements to air it on OC-16 this Saturday at 7 p.m. I really enjoyed the show at Mamiya and look forward to this Saturday’s presentation ...

This past Saturday, the renowned Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, just outside of Washington, D.C., hosted several thousand visitors for the premiere of Face of America: Hawai’i ,featuring live performances by Halau O Kekuhi, Ledward Ka’apana and Keali’i Reichel, and giant-screen HD footage of traditional dances recorded on location at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Chickenskin stuff! There are plans to bring this event to Hawaii and Seattle in the very near future, so stay tuned for more information ...

This week in 1971: On Thursday and Friday, Led Zeppelin performed at the Civic Auditorium. Thousands of fans paid only $5 each to witness this concert by a band that many experts at the time hailed as “the top rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.” After Friday night’s Led Zeppelin concert, the building configuration was transformed for the following night’s 50th State Wrestling event. The main event featuring Bearcat Wright vs. Mad Dog Mayne in a Pier Nine Brawl. During the rest period prior to the seventh round, Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea ran up the ring steps and hit Mad Dog over the head with a foreign object. Just then the bell sounded, Mad Dog fell to the mat and was counted out by referee Wally Tsutsumi. With a little help from “The Bull,” his pal Bearcat was declared the winner ...

The No. 1 song in Hawaii for the third week in a row was Go Away Little Girl by Donnie Osmond ...

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