Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 09, 2007
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IT’S TOO BAD that it didn’t happen while Don was still with us, but like I wrote here back in February 2006, our airport should be The Don Ho International Airport ...

Loved the Luau Show at the newly renovated Carriage House at Kilohana on Kauai. And what a show! With the stage in the round, it’s a really unique experience featuring a very talented cast, innovative costumes and excellent sound and lights. Congratulations to the producer, former Miss Hawaii Haunani Asing Marston, for putting together one of the best shows in the state. A must-see when visiting the Garden Isle ...

The Kauai Film Commission is buzzing over the new Dreamworks movie, Tropic Thunder, about to go into production for 3 1/2 months from mid-July.

Directed by and starring part-time island resident Ben Stiller, the cast also includes Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Mos Def ...

Pake Zane
Pake Zane

Antiques Alley resident guru Pake Zane is hitting the road this summer with Antiques Road Show, joining its appraisal crew in San Antonio, Louisville and Spokane during July and early August ...

Writer and local girl (Kalani High and UH grad) Carole WhangSchutter premiered her first major motion picture this past Wednesday in Hollywood titled September Dawn and starring John Voight. It opens nationwide June 22 ...

Congrats also to another local gal, Sky Reynolds, who tied the knot with Brett Brewer, co-founder of MySpace, earlier this month in LA ...

Good to hear from former MidWeek editor Vera Benedek,now living in Kodiak, Alaska. She’s enjoying reading MidWeek more than ever and sends greetings to pals in Hawaii ...

Lots of concerts this week at Pipeline Café! Reggae star Pato Banton is returning to Hawaii with a concert this Thursday night. And if you don’t have tickets for 30 Seconds to Mars May 13, you can still get tickets - as of this writing - to their show on

May 11! ‘Grats to the BAMP Project fellas for putting that one together ...

Bob Marley
Bob Marley

This week in 1979: I present the first reggae event in Honolulu, Bob Marley & The Wailers - on a late Sunday afternoon and lasting until sunset - at the Waikiki Shell. Admission is priced at $8.50. Later that night, Keola and Kapono Beamer sweep the Hoku awards with Honolulu City Lights ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Reunited by Peaches & Herb ...

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