Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - July 11, 2007
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GO GWEN! Tickets for Gwen Stefani‘s Aug. 24 and 25 Blaisdell Arena concerts proved to be popular at $67.50 and $47.50 ... they were all but gone shortly after they went on sale three months ago. Tickets for her MGM Grand concert last Saturday, as mentioned in Kimo’s Vegas, ranged from $152 to $1,275! Hawaii is indeed looking forward to the arrival of Gwen and son Kingston, who just celebrated his first birthday last month. Happy Birthday, Kingston ... HOT HOT HOT! Hoku Ho just confirmed she’s opening for Gwen ...

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

The Radio Express 14-hour broadcast of the Live Earth Concert last weekend was heard by 1.3 billion listeners in 127 countries. Performers included The Police, AFI, Madonna, UB40, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys and many more great names in music. President of Radio Express ... former Poi Boy Tom Rounds ...

ROCK OUT! New York hip-hoppers Gym Class Heroes are headed here for one night only. This urban funk movement will have you dancing with Cupid’s Chokehold all night long! Mark it on your calendar, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., Pipeline Café ...

Nearly two Academy Award winners in an awesome cast: Prophecy & Honor stars Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss and almost starred another ... F. Murray Abraham, who won the Best Actor Oscar for Amadeus. Abraham had committed, but had to bow out to begin filming a major motion picture. Not to worry, folks - the fabulous cast also includes Joe Moore, George Segal, Don Stroud, Terence Knapp and Frank DeLima. Don’t miss it Aug. 16-19 at the Hawaii Theatre ...

Pal Glen Larson is visiting, along with producer/screenwriter Michael Gleason. They’re finishing the script for the long-awaited movie version of Knight Rider. In their spare time, they wanted to view Sunset, Bruce Willis‘s second film, released back in 1988 in which Bruce plays cowboy star Tom Mix. After my office queried every movie rental store in town with no success, out of the blue good friend Paul Bloch called to say hello. Paul, Bruce’s PR guru, just returned from Paris with the star, where they promoted his latest Live Free or Die Hard. Paul said, “Sunset? No problem! I’ll rush you a copy!” ...

Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver

Gleason was the producer of Glen’s episode of McCloud filmed in Hawaii starring Dennis Weaver and guest star Don Ho. I played a night club emcee introducing Don, who performed in the show as Hawaii’s singing star ... Al Moana. With that stage name, I had a tough time keeping a straight face as I introduced Don - as Al Moana ...

This Week in 1975: Supergroup Aerosmith performs live at the Blaisdell Arena…The No. 1 Album in Hawaii is, The Best of the Stylistics ...

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