Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 17, 2007
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GET READY, HAWAII ... not since Stomp has there been a show like AntiGravity! These high-energy, cutting-edge athletes, based out of New York City, have overwhelmed crowds with appearances on Good Morning America, MTV Video Music Awards with P. Diddy, Salt Lake Winter Olympics, David Letterman, and the Grammy Awards. Catch these high-flying aerial stuntmen in action at Hawaii Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 11…

I was chatting with Marlene Sai the other day, remembering two of Hawaii’s greatest voices, when she brought up an interesting fact. Moe Keale was the uncle of Israel Kamakawiwoole. Moe’s sister is Iz’s mother ...

Scott Ian, Kirk Hammett, K.C., Bonnie Raitt and yours truly
Scott Ian, Kirk Hammett, K.C., Bonnie Raitt and
yours truly

Rock royalty came together for a night under the stars at Bonnie Raitt‘s Waikiki Shell concert. We were in good company with Scott Ian of Anthrax, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Harry Wayne Casey (K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band) ...

FUN FACT: If Bonnie’s drummer, Ricky Fataar, looked familiar, it’s because you may have seen him back at the sold-out 1975 Beach Boys concert at the HIC Arena where he alternated sets with Dennis Wilson ...

Millions of viewers got a special treat when the broadcast from the People’s Choice Award turned its cameras to Adam Sandler live on the green at Waialae Country Club, who graciously accepted the award for Funniest Male Star on behalf of his good friend, Robin Williams. Sandler, a frequent Isle visitor, has become quite a regular participating in the Sony Pro-Am. After receiving the award, he gamely resumed play ...

HOT TICKET: The Temptations, led by original member Otis Williams, performs at the Blaisdell Concert Hall this Thursday through Saturday with the Honolulu Symphony ...

On an interesting note, this week in 1976: The Honolulu International Center, affectionately referred to as “The HIC,” ceases to exist with a name change to ... the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

This Week in 1975: The Stylistics make their first appearance in Hawaii, performing in the HIC Arena. The demand for 7 p.m. concert tickets is so great that a 9:30 p.m. show is added. They wow the crowd with last fall’s hit, You Make Me Feel Brand New ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis & The Playboys.

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