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Tom Moffatt

Alfred Apak, Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and More Entertainment News

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE to Alfred Apaka happens this Sunday (March 16) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Bar. The “Golden Voice of Hawaii” would have turned 95 this year … His sound-alike son Jeff has gathered several friends to entertain: Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom, Waipuna, Darren Benitez, Danny Kaleikini, Mihana Souza, Aidan James, Hailama Farden, Pa’ahana, Queenie Ventura, Aaron Mahi, Harry Bee and more …

Congrats to Jimmy Da Geek, who has a fun new OC16 show Ken Yo Dama for all you kendama fans! There’s a new episode every Thursday, with the finals airing April 10. Winner gets $2,000 in cash and a year’s supply of Dave’s Ice Cream … Joining Jimmy as co-host is sponsored kendama player Ivan Ho Kutmaster Spaz‘s Dis N Dat Media is producing the show …

Kaui Dalire and Mailani Makainai invite you to join them at their official HA Enterprises Open House in Kakaako next Friday, March 21, at 2 or 6 p.m. Each open house will feature a screening of the 45-minute documentary The Light In The Lady’s Eyes, which chronicles the hula legacy of the Dalire women – all Merrie Monarch “Miss Aloha Hula” title holders … For more information, visit poiplanet.com

Looking forward to having The Green on stage when they open the sold-out Bruno Mars shows April 18, 19 and 21 …

Sign up now to get kickin’ at P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc.’s third annual Kickball Tournament to kick child abuse and neglect out of Hawaii! Early bird registration for teams of eight to 15 players is only $250 if registered by this Friday (March 14) … Teams can be made up of adults or a mix of adults, teens and children over the age of 8 … The event is April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kaneohe District Park … Get info at hawaiiparents.org

This week in 1974: Kenny Rogers makes his Hawaii debut in a three-night sell-out stand at Blaisdell Arena. Backed by a seven-piece band and performing “in the round,” Kenny sings fan favorites including Lucille, The Gambler, Coward Of The County, Lady, Islands In The Stream and Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town. The opening act is The Righteous Brothers, who thrill the crowd with hits You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin‘, Soul and Inspiration and Unchained Melody. Ticket prices: $25 and $20 … And the No. 1 record is Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks

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