reads aloud to kids gathered in his store Chips & Cookies at 609 Kailua Road, every Saturday at 2 p.m. Aficionados say that Wally's new creations are as good or better than his original ..." />

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Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 24, 2007
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SHADES OF FAMOUS AMOS: Aside from baking five delicious flavors of cookies, Wally “Famous” Amos reads aloud to kids gathered in his store Chips & Cookies at 609 Kailua Road, every Saturday at 2 p.m. Aficionados say that Wally’s new creations are as good or better than his original ...

One of the reasons Antigravity received a 45-second standing ovation with P. Diddy at the MTV Music Awards Show is their patented Antigravity boots that enable them to jump 15 feet in the air. They will have room to spare with the 21-foot proscenium at the Hawaii Theatre, where they begin a five-day run Feb. 7 ...


An ukulele lover’s must-have CD is Anahola, released by Hawaii’s super musician Byron Yasui. He is a professor of music at UH, and a prolific performer on bass, classical guitar and ukulele. Though his first instrument was the trumpet, Byron became fascinated with the ukulele in the eighth grade. His Anahola is great listening ...

Tracy Larrua
Tracy Larrua

My former secretary, Tracy Larrua, now PR director for the Santa Monica Fairmont Miramar, spotted Earth, Wind & Fire‘s Verdine White in the hotel’s coffee shop last week. Tracy reminded Verdine of the show we did in Hawaii, and after giving her a hug, sent along a big ALOHA! Bring the band and come back anytime, Verdine. Hawaii loves Earth, Wind & Fire! ...

Just about as long as I’ve been doing shows, Noa Lyons, son of famed Waikiki beachboy-singer Splash Lyons, has been handling the rigging for concert sound and lights, making sure they’re hung safe and secure. Noa celebrated the “31st anniversary of his 29th birthday” last Friday at the Waikiki Shell ... so he’d feel right at home ...

Paul Anka
Paul Anka

This week in 1957: One of Hawaii’s memorable rock ‘n’ roll concerts, the third Show of Stars, is happening at the Civic Auditorium. The headliners: Paul Anka, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly & The Crickets. It’s a real thrill introducing these young rock superstars on stage before two sold-out audiences in one night! Each of them brings the audience to their feet performing their current hits: Buddy & The Crickets with Peggy Sue, Jerry on the Civic’s grand piano singing Great Balls Of Fire ... and the crowd goes wild when the 16-year-old from Canada steals the show singing You Are My Destiny. Why? Because the No. 1 hit in the Territory of Hawaii is ... You Are My Destiny by Paul Anka ...

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