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Tom Moffatt

Anuhea, Jake Shimabukuro, John Travolta and more celebrity news

CONGRATULATIONS to Anuhea, who recently announced she’s expecting a baby boy in November! We hope she’s passing her pipes on to the little guy! And speaking Anuhea, she’s just signed with Jimmy Buffett‘s Mailboat Records, joining fellow Hawaii artist Jake Shimabukuro on the roster …

Yes, that was Philip Bailey, lead singer for Earth Wind & Fire, spending quality time with KFVE honcho John Fink … and former executive assistant to former mayor Peter Carlisle, Jim Fulton … at Oahu Country Club last week. Bailey, in town for the group’s sold-out Blaisdell show, golfs every chance he gets …

Check out the Paula Fuga + Mike Love project at Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort next Saturday, Aug. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $10 …

Hawaii Theatre will bring the movie Grease to life with its “Singalonga Grease” night … actually three nights … in which you get to dress and sing the part along with the stars on the screen! The evenings begin at 7:30 August 16-18 … you’ll get a goody bag with audience participation props too! Not quite The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but the possibilities are staggering. Details are at hawaiitheatre.com …

If you happen upon groups of dazed and confused young folk wandering around Ala Moana’s Ho’okipa Terrace the next few weekends, don’t panic. They’re just Pearl Ultraloungers, waiting for the popular nightclub to reopen in October once renovations are complete …

This week in 1974: George Benson makes his Hawaii debut at the second annual Hawaiian Jazz Festival at Waikiki Shell. Backed by jazz greats alto saxophonist Hank Crawford, tenor saxophonist Grover Washington Jr., keyboard player Johnny Hammond, flutist Hubert Laws and drummer Ben Riley, Benson delivers a crowd-pleasing set that includes It’s Too Late, Ain’t No Sunshine, What’s Going On, Summertime and Working On A Groovy Thing. Support acts include popular local band Ox featuring vocalist Pauline Wilson and the Paul Conrad Trio, and Richard Kaui. Ticket prices are: $6.50, $5.50 and $3.50 … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation

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