Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 03, 2007
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THE BUZZ on the Valley Isle is about Kula resident Mick Fleetwood‘s new group, Island Rumors Band, featuring Mick on drums, Lennie Castellanos on bass, Lopaka Colon on percussion, Willie K and Eric Gilliom on guitar/vocals, Raiatea Helm on vocals, and Rick Vito on guitar. The word is that Raiatea does a killer rendition of the Fleetwood Mac smash Rhiannon ...

I’m looking forward to the return of the always new and exciting Shanghai Circus! With stops on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island beforehand, the Amazing Acrobats of China will begin a five-show, limited run at Hawaii Theatre beginning Friday, Jan. 12.

A bit of trivia: None of the members in the traveling group can speak a word of English, except for one with the unlikely name of Meow Meow ...

HOT HOT HOT! Augie Tulba‘s latest DVD, Then & Now, is a bestseller, recorded last August at his alma mater,

Farrington High School. It’s hilarious and contains more than two hours of bonus material, including Augie in Alaska, Lihue and Honoka’a. Keep ‘em laughing, Augie ...

Finally, fine dining in Honolulu ‘round the clock! Check out MAC 24-7, serving breakfast day or night and featuring specialty favorites such as Lobster Pot Pie and MAC Daddy Pancakes - they’re huge! Like the name says, it’s 24/7 at MAC 24-7 in the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. Winner!

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

This week in 1997: Michael Jackson breaks all box office records, selling out two Aloha Stadium concerts in one day. Because of the time difference, Michael is asleep in Southeast Asia while his managers agree to a second show, but we’re unable to confirm if he would like a day off between shows or perform two nights in a row.

Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton

Fans gobble up the second show tickets imprinted with “time and date to be announced.” People still stop me today and say that Michael’s concerts were the best show ever in Hawaii. I’d still beg to differ - his ex-father-in-law holds that honor ... Elvis’Aloha From Hawaii! ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton ...

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