Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 16, 2007
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Danielle Riley-Keough
Danielle Riley-

WHAT A SHOW! With John Travolta and Kelly Preston as emcees - and stars like Kenny Chesney and Lisa Marie Presley performing, the Narconon Benefit at the Waikiki Shell scheduled for May 24 sounds like a real winner. I hope Lisa Marie brings along her 18 year-old daughter, model Danielle Riley Keough ... a real doll. Elvis would be proud ...

Chicken-skin trivia: Elvis made his first appearance in Hawaii at the old Honolulu Stadium in 1957…

It was a special farewell to Don Ho as family and close friends gathered at the Ho home in Lanikai the day after the Waikiki ceremonies. Such an outpouring of love as members of Don’s family performed. His daughters danced a special number together for Dad. Out of town guests - Kui Lee‘s widow, Nani, with daughter Mahealani ... Big Island ranchers Larry and Bev Mehau ... Shep and Renee Gordon ... Judy Jensen and Toby Allen ... Branscombe Richmond and his wife, Lei Maa ...

Lani Misalucha
Lani Misalucha

Welcome home to the Society Of Seven, performing July13 and 14 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. They’ve been getting outstanding reviews on their Las Vegas shows! I presented their first Blaisdell concert accompanied by the Ernie Freeman Orchestra in the Arena on Aug. 20, 1973. The evening also featured Polynesia ‘73 - a stellar group of dancers: Leinaala Heine, Darrah Lau, Sweetie Moffatt, Kaipo Kincaid and Beverly Noa. The SOS are just as dynamic and entertaining as ever, and this time, they’ll be joined by the sensational Lani Misalucha. What a talent! ...

Congratulations to newlyweds Maleko (afternoon jock on STAR 101.9) and his lovely wife, Gwen. They were joined on their special day at Kualoa Ranch by hundreds of guests including G Spot, Guy Hagi and Kim Gennaula, Jack Law, Tina Lau, Kim Taylor Reese and Flash Hansen.

This week in 1961: Professional wrestler Ed Francis purchases the wrestling territory from promoter Al Karasick and becomes Hawaii’s new wrestling promoter. In matches this week at the Civic Auditorium, Ed wrestles to a draw with Sammy Steamboat. The Mixed Six-Man Tag Team Match results in Neff Maiava and the midgets Billy The Kid and Red Taylor defeating Maurice La Pointe and his midget partners, Fuzzy Cupid and Tom Thumb. Luigi Macera gets the better of Lou ” Shoulders” Newman ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Travelin’ Man by Ricky Nelson ...

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