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Tom Moffatt

Alanis Morissette, DJ Hapa Boy and more celebrity news

A MUST-SEE on Maui! Next to a perfect sunrise at Haleakala, the best thing you’ll see is Burn’n Love, the spectacular new show at the Maui Theater in Lahaina. Congratulations to its producers,

who’ve built a memorable show around star Darren Lee, Las Vegas’s longest-reigning Elvis impersonator and a winner of the World Elvis Competition in Memphis, who’s surrounded himself with a very talented group of 12 dancers, singers and musicians. By the end of the show, it was like I actually was watching Elvis …

Spotted: Alanis Morissette, arriving on Kauai from L.A. for a two-week stay in a private house on Kauai’s North Shore … and one of Michael Jackson‘s famous clan is expected to arrive in Honolulu this Friday, though exactly which one is currently unknown …

MMA and former Ultimate Fighting champion Chuck Liddell has been checking out the local nightlife around town, in addition to his two-hour seminar at Egan Inoue‘s Grappling Unlimited Hawaii …

DJ Hapa Boy aka Taylor Tadani will be droppin’ beats internationally into the new year, departing home in Honolulu from Dec. 29 through Jan. 11 for tours of Shanghai and Dubai. Tadani is teamed up with EKM Records artists including Siaosi, Kiwini and Jasmine Lee

Spreading aloha coast to coast … CBS4 in Miami recently announced that it “just got really, really diverse: Enter the new native Hawaiian anchor!” The “native Hawaiian” they speak of is Emmy Award winner Walter Makaula, previously at Fox5 San Diego. He’ll co-anchor its CBS4 News This Morning show starting Jan. 20. You’ll likely recognize this handsome former Mr. Hawaii USA for his local series Hawaii’s Most Wanted, which aired on KHNL and won the CrimeStoppers International Media Award … Sister Roz Makaula is on the Hawaii office staff of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz …

This week in 1989: I present a galaxy of concerts in the Hawaii Ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel: Dec. 28 is the madcap comedy of Bobcat Goldthwait … Dec. 29 is “The Show of Stars” featuring the Coasters, Drifters, Shirelles and Ray Peterson … and New Year’s Eve, the night kicks off with the Stylistics followed by Rich Little bringing in 1990 … And the No. 1 record is Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

To all our readers, here’s to another great year in paradise – Hauoli Makahiki Hou! …

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