Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - February 28, 2007
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JOHN LEGEND’s GRAMMY-nominated hit Save Room showcases a melody from a familiar top 1968 Hawaii hit, Stormy by The Classic IV. Take a listen, there it is, note for note ...

‘Aloha Elvis’ cover
‘Aloha Elvis’ cover

Pal Jerry Hopkins has written his latest, Aloha Elvis, filled with lots of pictures old and new.

Included is an intriguing picture of a shirt that Elvis wore in Paradise Hawaiian Style that sold for $10,000. The book demonstrates the feeling that Elvis had for Hawaii. Jerry sums it up by saying, “His love affair with Hawaii, and its romance with him, likely will never be matched.”

Its release is timed perfectly, as Elvis is finally being honored with a life-size bronze statue this July at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Elvis fans are gonna love this one! Hardcover, over 100 pages, retailing at $14.95 in bookstores everywhere ...

Iaorana! Three Plus is heading for Tahiti this week for a show at the Sheraton Hotel in Papeete and a big concert celebrating the community of Mahina. When the band asked a friend in Tahiti what he would like from Hawaii, he replied, “Bring Rainbow Drive-In!” ...

FUN FACT: Point Venus, a low sandy peninsula part of Mahina, Tahiti’s northern most extremity, is also where Captain James Cook made first landfall in 1769. ...

Looking for a sweet and shiny treat? Visit Accents Gallery for its monthly Wine, Cheese & Chocolate event featuring oil paintings by Hawaii landscape artist Susan Miyachi and trunk show with Italian Murano glass jewelry by Vetro Veneziano. See these unique pieces March 7 from 5 p.m. at 3520 Waialae Ave. ...

Two-time Grammy-nominated Miami-based group Tiempo Libre has introduced the world to timba - a lively and engaging combination of Latin jazz and traditional Cuban sounds. Come see what all the accolades are about this Saturday, 8 p.m. at Leeward Community College ...

This week in 1983: The Beach Boys perform at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. It is the last time that Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston perform together in Hawaii ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Baby Come to Me by Patti Austin with James Ingram. Patti’s sure to sing this great hit as part of A Smooth Romance this Sunday night at the Waikiki Shell ...

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