Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - June 20, 2007
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The Shins
The Shins

INDIE ROCK GROUP The Shins have confirmed a stop here in the Islands before heading to the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan! Albuquerque-born, Seattle-bred - being compared to a modern day Nirvana - The Shins have burst on the scene, enticing fans with hypnotizing original lyrics. Catch this subpop sensation July 23 at Pipeline Café ...

Oh Owen! One of our favorite frequent visitors, Owen Wilson, seen enjoying the island night life before heading back to work on the big screen. Next project in the works: Outsourced , set to co-star old friend Vince Vaughn (the dynamic-duo also starred in the comedy The Wedding Crashers back in 2005). Can’t wait to see this one, due out in 2008 ...


“Music fans in search of imaginative singing from a mature and intelligent artist would do well to checkout Rankin’s future appearances” - Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times. You can see Kenny Rankin live this Friday, 7 p.m. at Mamiya Theatre ...

Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan

Mommy and me! Meg Ryan and 2-year-old daughter Daisy spotted vacationing, enjoying time laughing and playing on the beach ...

Hot-hot-hot! The all-girl group MighTy J dropped by for a surprise visit with its debut CD Calling Out. It’s fresh and original. The combination of three women, Mailani Makainai (Keahiwai), Tiare Suan (Milo Shade) and Jenn Wright (Kanalo & Simple Souls) has brought together a unique sound, look and style. Check it out, in music stores everywhere ...

It’s that time again for the 34th Annual King Kamehameha Hula Competition featuring some of the best hula halau in the world. There will be great song, dance and even a unique solo chant competition. Don’t miss this entertaining cultural event June 22 and 23 at Blaisdell Arena ...


This Week in 1958: One of the more popular Show of Stars comes to the Civic Auditorium, starring Teddy Randazzo and Frankie Avalon and featuring the Hi-Fives with David Brigati (who a couple of years later, as a member of the Starliters with Joey Dee, would put the Peppermint Lounge in New York City on the map as the world’s hottest twist nightclub) ... Dee’s brother Eddie will take Hawaii by storm in the ‘60s as a member of the Young Rascals.) The show also includes the Six Teens, Robin Luke, Ronnie Diamond, the Royal Drifters, and yours truly introducing the great array of stars. It’s the hot entertainment ticket of 1958 ... reserved: $1.80, general admission: $1.20 and a special teenage price: 90 cents!

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers ...

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