Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 15, 2006
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GREAT PERFORMANCES: A lot of interesting events happen in the most quiet of places - they may not get as much press as the big venues, but they provide us with an exceptional range of entertainment. Example: Tenney Theater at St. Andrew’s

Brenda Wong Aoki
Brenda Wong
Aoki

Cathedral is the site of Tim Bostock‘s offering Mermaid
Meat & Kuan-Yin
, this Wednesday and Thursday. Brenda Wong Aoki leads a masterful roster of artists in an evening of Chinese and Japanese ghost stories (really good ones, too). Next weekend the theater hosts Loose Screws’ improvisational kabuki performance, Screwbuki!?! With such a comfortable theater, this much talent, and reasonable ticket prices - why stay home? ...

Fans have been asking where Eddie Sherman is these days. The truth is he’s gone from writing a column to being on one - at Compadres Bar & Grill in Ward Centre, that is. Owner Rick Enos decorated an entire pillar with photos of Sherman and such fine folk as wife Patty, former Mayor Jeremy Harris, Dr. Chuck Kelley and actor Bob Conrad. Compadres GM-Hawaii Jim Wagner added a spotlight in response to Eddie’s nagging ...


ArtZone in Nuuanu, that fabulous home owned by Kurt Kaminaka, will be the location for an upcoming episode of the TV series Look What I Did, debuting on HGTV (cable) in June. Kaminaka is finalizing plans to bring the Howard Hughes Collection, an exhibit of memorabilia belonging to the eccentric entrepreneur, to ArtZone this summer ...

The Who has announced their latest tour, to include stops in Singapore and New York City. I’m hoping Hawaii is on the short list of other places they’ll visit - folks still rave about their recent concerts in Honolulu and on Maui ...

Former Isle deejay Kamasami Kong, now at Tokyo-FM in Japan, dropped a note that Olivia Newton John packed 10,000 people into the Nagano Sun Plaza last week. He even sent along an mp3 of the interview he did with her after the show ...

Star 101.9’s afternoon jock Maleko was spotted at Fashion 45 this past Friday celebrating his engagement to the beautiful Gwendolyn Phelps ...

Event producer Alan Arato is just back from two weeks in Thailand, where he was hired as a consultant for “The Roof 24/7,” a 24-hour nightclub, in the city of Pattaya. The grand opening is in May ...


While surfing amazon.com I came across Wai Kiki‘s book, Something Told Me, and was glad to see it getting rave reviews from readers. If you haven’t read it, you ought to - packed with real stories from his life, it’s both enlightening and uplifting - and available at a store near you ...

Al Waterson
Al Waterson

Nancy Bernal is elated with the response to the weekly singing competition she and husband Al Waterson are holding each Sunday at Don Ho‘s Island Grill in the Aloha Tower Marketplace. “Al Waterson and You” is the only all-ages competition of its kind in the state. If you’re looking for your big break, this could be it - finals aren’t until the end of the year, so call Nancy at 947-5736 to register ...

This week in 1960: the 21st Show of Stars at the Civic Auditorium featured Paul Anka and future Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee (1990) LaVerne Baker. She was a tough act to follow ... she had the Civic rockin’! The No. 1 song in Hawaii was Puppy Love by Paul Anka.

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. every Saturday morning during Uncle Tom’s Rock and Roll Drive-In on Oldies on 107.9 FM.

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