Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 08, 2006
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Kong and Trump
Kong and Trump

Former Hawaii DJ Kamasami Kong, now a radio star in Tokyo, is always looking for new sponsors. From this photo taken last week in Japan, it looks like he may have found a live one ...

As always, a big turnout is expected for multi-talented Wayne Brady‘s Dec. 29 Concert at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. Wayne’s family alone will fill up a number of tables. He is married to local girl Mandie Taketa ...

After a sell-out concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Jimmy Buffett spent a few days of R&R in Hawaii surfing and celebating Halloween in Lahaina. Congratulations, Jimmy! Your latest album Take the Weather with You debuted at No. 4 on Billboard and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart ...

Branscombe Richmond

Usually cast as a Native American, part-Hawaiian Branscombe Rich-mond’s new show Good Morning Hawaii can now be seen on KHON TV2 and soon to go national. Happy to be one of the first guests, I was in good company with the likes of Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss, Musashimaru, Melveen Leed, Sistah Robi Kahakalau, NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone and Richard Roundtree...

Last Friday I was pleasantly surprised when my book The Showman of the Pacific received an honorable mention in the Special Interest category at the 2006 Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards. Longtime friend Brother Noland also received an honorable mention in the Nonfiction Category, for The Lessons of Aloha: Stories of the Human Spirit. A crowd favorite was Leonard J. Villanueva, winning the Children’s Illustrative Category for The Hungry Pua’a and the Sweet Sweet Potato. Congrats to all literary award winners ...

Elvis in Hawaii 1957
Elvis in Hawaii 1957

This Week in 1957: Rock ‘n’ roll takes Honolulu by storm as Elvis Presley appears for the first time in Hawaii at the old Honolulu Stadium. The stadium boxing ring sans corner posts and ropes sets the stage for Elvis, with stage lighting consisting of circular boxing lights. Still the most memorable concert I have ever attended ...

The No. 1 Record in Hawaii is Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley…

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. ‘til noon every Saturday morning during Uncle Tom’s Rock and Roll Drive-In on Oldies 107.9 FM or on the web at www.oldies1079honolulu.com.

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congratulations, tom, on your ka palapala po`okela award for your book, The Showman of the Pacific!

and thank you for mentioning my children’s picture book in your column; that was kind of you.  have a good week.

leonard j. villanueva

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