Candice Accola, Aloha Dalire and More Entertainment News

DA GOV TRUMPS Bruno Mars … At the recent Manoa Valley Theatre fundraiser, auctioneer Joe Teipel offered two stellar packages to the enthusiastic audience: two up-front tickets to the sold-out Bruno Mars concerts at the Blaisdell this past weekend, and a dinner engagement with Governor and Mrs. Neil Abercrombie. The result? Bruno’s tickets went for $1,100 … but the governor’s dinner brought in $1,200…

Spotted: The Vampire Diaries actress Candice Accola, frolicking at the beach on Maui with fiancé Joe King of The Fray. Candice tweeted, “Hanging out in heaven … Maui #FSMaui #MaiTaiTime #bliss” …


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Candice Accola. Photo from Tom Moffatt

Congrats to the hula ohana of Aloha Dalire, whose first granddaughter, Kili Lai, prepares for this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. All the Dalire women, including Kili’s mom Kapua and aunts Kau’i and Keola, have won the coveted “Miss Aloha Hula” title … And keeping with the family tradition, Kili’s music will be performed live by Robert and Roland Cazimero, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima

My humblest gratitude to Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City & County of Honolulu, who presented me with a Proclamation last week in recognition of 50 years of promoting the best of entertainment at Blaisdell Arena … It’s quite an honor to have had a “Tom Moffatt” day on April 12, 2014 … Mahalo, Mr. Mayor and everyone …

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort will feature a brand new 10,000-square-foot showroom and cocktail lounge … It’ll be home to “CabaRAE,” the highly anticipated two-hour extravaganza featuring music, comedy, acrobatics and magic from the stages of Las Vegas, Berlin, Australia, London and Paris. All the info is at

This week in 1975: Average White Band packs HIC Arena with a crowd-pleasing concert featuring hits Work To Do, Got The Love, If I Ever Lose This Heaven, Put It Where You Want It, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Cut The Cake. The audience ends up dancing in the aisles during the 20-minute version of their biggest hit, Pick Up The Pieces. The opening act is Cold Steel. Ticket prices are $6.50, $5.50 and $4.50 … And the No. 1 record is Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John

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