Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 31, 2007
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SUPER BOWL tickets are hot! A top Los Angeles ticket broker told me tickets are going from $3,500 to $8,000 - per ticket. Asked what they’d be going for if the Saints and Patriots were playing, he responded, “about $2,000” ...

Here at home, the Cheetah Girls are the hot Super Bowl weekend ticket. Hopefully a few more seats will be available once their stage setup is completed. The “Cheetah-licious” trio concertizes at Blaisdell Arena this Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. ...

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

One of the stars of Antigravity, opening next Wednesday (Feb. 7) at Hawaii Theatre, is two-time national champion and international competitive wake-boarder, Ryan Jones. His love for flying and flipping brought him to Antigravity, where he’s been for six years. When Ryan’s not performing, he focuses on product development and testing for Ronix Wakeboards and Guru Tramp Boards - look for him this summer on the Pro Wakeboard tour ...

Voting has begun for the 10th annual Hawaii Music Awards, so log on to www.hawaiimusicawards.com and vote for your favorite entries. The New Artist category shows the breadth of styles that Isle musicians are making these days, with everything from cha-lang-a-lang to rap. Big congrats to all who made the nomination lists, and mahalo for making the music that moves Hawaii ...

This week in 1979: Chicago performs at Aloha Stadium. It’s a unique setup: “the Concert Corner of Aloha Stadium” is how the configuration is described. The stage is built at second base, facing the south stands. Fans love it and pack all the available seats! Only one problem arises: Once the music starts, so does the rain. It rains and it rains. And then it rains some more. The concert is postponed that night, the next night, and the night after that. Finally, on the fourth night, the weather clears up and Chicago performs a memorable concert.

The No. 1 one hit in Hawaii is Le Freak by Chic.

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