Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - November 21, 2007
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Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger

POLICE ALERT! Looks like they’re set to play the Blaisdell Arena in mid-February. Stay tuned for more ...

Local gal Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of Eden’s Crush and the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, has a new CD titled Her Name is Nicole, due out in stores Nov. 20. It’s being heralded in a full page ad with a gorgeous picture of Nicole in Rolling Stone magazine. Attaway, Nicole! ...

Author Jerry Hopkins is excited about his forthcoming book on Don Ho, and reports it should be in stores by mid-December. Don, having liked what Jerry had done with my book, gave Jerry his blessing to write his life story ...

Producer Phil Arnone also pays tribute to Don in a 90-minute Don Ho Remembered special that will air on KGMB TV Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ... with a repeat showing Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. ...

Branson, Mo., is some town! I guess you can call it the entertainment capital of the Midwest. It reminded me of Las Vegas before the corporate boom there. Great shows, priced inexpensively, and free lounge entertainment. Lots of name attractions - the biggest is Andy Williams, who appears year-round in his Moon River Theater. Unlike Vegas, the theaters are all free-standing, with state-of-the-art sound and lights. A prime example is Dick Clark‘s American Bandstand Theatre, where old friend Dave Sommerville, lead singer of The Diamonds, is performing. It was great seeing Dave, and running into pals Paul Revere and Bill Medley, who also are starring there ...

Tom Moffatt and Dave Sommerville
Tom Moffatt and Dave Sommerville

Congrats to the Wedding Caf, opening its newest location at Ward Warehouse! Visit for your healthy food fix, great soups, salads and sandwiches, and all your wedding and bridal services - also in Manoa Marketplace ...

This week in 1952: Jazz at The Philharmonic comes to Honolulu, opening at Roosevelt High School for one night followed by two nights at McKinley High School Auditorium. The lineup: Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, Flip Phillips, Hank Jones, Lester Young, Charlie Shavers, Buddy Rich and The Gene Krupa Trio. The top ticket cost $4 plus an 80-cent entertainment tax. The No. 1 record ( a 78 rpm!) in Hawaii is You Belong to Me by Jo Stafford ...

Listen to Tom Moffatt from 8 a.m. till noon every Saturday morning during Uncle Tom’s Rock and Roll Drive-In on Oldies 107.9 FM or on the web at www.oldies1079honolulu.com

50 Years of Radio & Rock Stars - see and read all about them. From Elvis to Elton, Mariah to Britney ... Jimmy Buffett, The Stones, Clapton and much more in Uncle Tom’s best-selling book “Showman Of The Pacific,” written by Jerry Hopkins available at leading stores and online at amazon.com

 

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