Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - July 25, 2007
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R U READY HAWAII? Rock The Bells has confirmed a stop here in the islands on their North American tour! Headlining is the infamous Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Supernatural for one insane night. I remember back in 1993 when friend Eazy-E told me over dinner at John Dominis about a then-undiscovered group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Eazy auditioned them live backstage at a show - he signed them on the spot. Hawaii is the only stop for the Grammy Award Winners on this festival tour. Rock out, September 1 at the Blaisdell Arena…

A favor for Harrison Ford - who got the word that no copies of the L.A. and New York Times are to be found in Hilo. Our office rushed copies of both papers on the next flight out on Aloha Airlines…

Among the Island folks working on Indiana Jones 4 on the Big Island: Hair stylist Debra Rego of Rego Styling in Honolulu ...

Jordan & Yasmin
Jordan & Yasmin

Let’s Dance! Destination: Groove Dance Hawaii is the latest reality hit - a televised dance competition hosted by Jordan Segundo and Yasmin Dar. Taping is underway with 12 of the hottest dancers selected to demonstrate their talent with all kinds of beats including jazz, hip-hop and ballroom. Debuts on KHNL (channel 8), Sept. 16 at 7 p.m….

Congrats to Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Wally Yonamine, Bert Kobayashi, Koon Hin Choy and Wally Tsuha, the honorees at the Governors Hall of Fame Awards dinner this Wednesday night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village ...

What a party! Jeff Portnoy‘s birthday party at the ‘70s Soul Jam on Sunday night with some 60 guests included some of our top lawyers there to wish their esteemed colleague a happy 60th. Joining the abundance of jurisprudents were Manoa Valley Theater’s Dwight Martin, KITV boss Mike Rosenberg, UH Law School Dean Avi Soiser, radio honcho John Aeto, private eye Steve Goodenow and Prosecutor Peter Carlyle. A special moment…the Stylistics sang their super hit song, You Make Me Feel Brand New to the birthday boy - a dedication from Jeff’s wife, Sandy...

Looking for Hot Summer Nights? Visit Chai’s Island Bistro for the summer event everyone is talking about. Come experience tantalizing tastes, mixes by DJ Epidemik, and the beautiful people with your host Russell Tanoue this Saturday night…

This Week in 1986: Frank Sinatra is in concert at Aloha Stadium. Anxious to see the stage where he would be performing, Ol’ Blue Eyes eludes his ‘round the clock security at the Kahala Hilton and surprises us at the stadium when he arrives by himself ... in a cab…

The #1 record in Hawaii is Glory of Love by Peter Cetera...

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