Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - January 23, 2008
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Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga

LADIES ON PARADE - One weekend, three ladies, three shows! Coming to town: Melissa Etheridge Friday, March 7, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, Lea SalongaSaturday, March 8, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Margaret Cho Sunday, March 9, at the Hawaii Theatre ...

Don’t miss Don Ho Remembered for an intimate look through the eyes of family, friends and fellow performers. See everything from our Kamehameha School star athlete, jet pilot and beloved Hawaii superstar at his best. For the special moments in Don‘s life told by those closest to him, tune in Jan. 22 and 28 at 8 p.m. on wonderful KGMB 9 ...

Viva Indashio! Spotted at the fashion event of the year - Russell Tanoue, Rick Rock, Peter Maharaj, Leslie Fair, Mark Malalis and Derin Derego ...

Congrats to Tinseltown’s latest arrivals - Nicole Richie and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte welcomed baby girl Harlow Winter Kate. Granddad Lionel (one of the nicest guys I’ve presented here) must be proud! Also, songbird Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman welcomed baby boy Max. The first thing Mom did? Sing her son a lullaby ...

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera

This week in 1973: The Rolling Stones make their second appearance in Honolulu with two sold-out concerts at the HIC Arena. The opening act is ZZ Top, making their Hawaii debut. On Jan. 22, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin opening night review by Beverly Creamer mentions, “At the last minute, promoter Tom Moffatt had to send out for 500 orchids.” They were needed because Mick Jagger throws handfuls of them into the audience during the last song of the concert, Street Fighting Man. Interesting note: After the concerts, the Stones are stranded in Hawaii and can’t fly to Los Angeles because of a domestic airline strike. I jokingly suggest routing through Tokyo - and they depart the next day on a very, very long flight to L.A. ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Crocodile Rock by Elton John ...

 

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