Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 07, 2007
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STILL STEPHEN - A true American singer and songwriter, Stephen Stills, returns to the islands for three special evenings. Selected by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s top guitarists, his musical genius has been the cornerstone for some of the great rock bands. I first met Stephen in 1969 when I presented Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Arena ... I still get chicken skin when I play Stephen’s composition For What It’s Worth, that he sang when he was with Buffalo Springfield. Don’t miss an unforgettable night with Stephen Stills and his band on Kauai Aug. 7, Maui Aug. 9 and in Honolulu at Hawaii Theatre Friday, Aug. 10 ...

Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

Makeup artist extraordinaire Lon Bently, with prosthetics specialist son Kona, will be traveling soon to Halifax, Nova Scotia with Tom Selleck to begin filming Thin Ice. Based on a novel by Robert Parker, Tom will again play Jesse Stone, the character that got him a nomination for an Emmy earlier this year as outstanding actor in a TV movie Sea Change. The Emmy awards will be aired Sept. 16 on Fox/KHNL2 ...

OH, GAVIN! Rocker Gavin Rossdale spotted in the Islands while recording his solo album the past few weeks. What you may not know is that Gavin has also tapped in to his acting skills, recently wrapping his latest flick How to Rob a Bank, co-starring alongside Nick Stahl, Erika Christensen and Terry Crews. This cop-and-robber comedy is due out in theaters later this year. Gavin will be back in paradise to rock out with son Kingston and his gorgeous wife Gwen Stefani Aug. 24 and 25 at the Blaisdell Arena. A HOT concert ticket - both nights have been sold out for weeks ...

Back from Thailand, event promoter Alan Arato along with partner Yemun Chung bring island-style music to Panama Hatties every Saturday night at 10 beginning Aug. 11. Island bands to rock the house include Hot Rain, One Drop and All Natro. Alan will bring his beautiful bride Kanjana back from Thailand in early 2008. Welcome back, Alan! ...

$$$ for Hawaii’s economy - Ticketmaster reports that residents in 40 states have already purchased tickets for the upcoming Jimmy Buffett concert Oct. 4 at the Waikiki Shell. From Maine, Florida, Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York to California, parrottheads from around the country are jumping on the Buffett bandwagon to Hawaii. Go, Jimmy, go!! ...

This Week in 1979: The Beach Boys & Heart at Aloha Stadium ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is My Sharona by The Knack ...

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