Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 15, 2006
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Cheetah Girls
Cheetah Girls

DISNEY STARS the Cheetah Girls rumored to be heading to Hawaii for a possible concert in early 2007 ...

Looking for good eats? Head to Turtle Bay Resort for the Taste of the North Shore’s Shrimp Truck Invitational on Friday, Nov. 17… come hungry, because the following day Sam Choy celebrates the annual Poke Festival ...

What a twosome! Hulk Hogan and Dog the Bounty Hunter (and their families) seen dining together at Morton’s recently ...

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly

A great reason to start your holiday shopping early: Gucci is premiering its 2006 Holiday Collection starting Nov. 21 (items will be on sale until Dec. 31). Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly is on board to help launch this luxurious collection that benefits UNICEF’s programs supporting children orphaned by AIDS ...

A sweet surprise last week from my new Waimanu Street office neighbor Darin Yokoyama of Sweet Nothings, who stopped in with a box full of treats. From their light cream puffs to their smooth cheesecake-topped brownies, the real treat is that every low-salt, sugar-free pastry is baked fresh daily. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., your one-stop, sugar-free bakery - right across from KHON TV2’s studios ...

This week in 1957: The first Show of Stars is presented at the Civic Auditorium starring the Five Satins, Don & Dewey and Sonny Knight. We come up with an idea that helps sell tickets - the school selling the most tickets gets a private concert by the Five Satins. The winner: Waipahu High School! I have just recorded a rock version of the Alfred Apaka classic, Beyond The Reef. It becomes a local hit, and my record company thinks I should sing the song at the school. On the way to Waipahu, I ask the Satins if they would back me - and they agree to ... wow! When the show opens the following night at the Civic, I was to sing my “hit” backed by the Charlie Santos “Show Of Stars” orchestra. I walk out on stage, and who should be sitting in the front row? Hawaii’s singing superstar Alfred Apaka and Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Kaiser! Looking down at their smiling faces, I immediately discard any plans to sing and just emcee the show. This Show of Stars draws thousands over a three-day period and sets the stage for the more than 30 “Show Of Stars” that follow, featuring many stars who were later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ...

The No. 1 Hit in Hawaii, You Send Me by Sam Cooke ...

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Dear Uncle Tom;

It’s such a joy reading your columns and reminiscing about the good ol’ days of local entertainment. As a former employee of the old KGMB, which turned into K59 and currently KSSK,and KKUA, it puts a smile on my face when you talk about your KPOI days. I can remember when your station would broadcast the Top 300. I used to make a list of the songs just about every year. Great stuff. And I can also remember when I won a clock radio on your show. The question was what year did LBJ first visit Hawaii…..Any way keep up the good work…Aloha

Best wishes;
Greg Preddy
Atlanta, GA.

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