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Tom Moffatt

Bruno Mars and traveling party are in town.

BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno!

Jurassic World spent its first two days of filming at the Honolulu Zoo, where the crew “dressed” the elephant compound into what is supposed to be the spot for some very dangerous reptiles. The $150 million production has some 200 cast and crew all staying at the Waikiki Marriott. JW reported using a monstrous-looking Mercedes Benz, 8 feet high, 9,000 pounds with six 27-inch tires. This is Mercedes-Benz’s second trip into the Jurassic Park universe …

Joe Moore and Pat Sajak are back at it again in another play, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, June 19-29 at Hawaii Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Saturday and are available online at, or call 528-0506 …

A few weeks ago, Eddie Murphy‘s daughter was spotted on Hawaiian shores, and now we spot Eddie and his girlfriend, Australian model Paige Butcher, taking a dip at the beach on Maui … Eddie surely is surrounded by beauties …

Help in the fight against child abuse at the 17th annual Teddy Bear Round-up and Family Resource Fair at Windward Mall Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of Plush Toys! For more information on how you can help, please call Aileen at 497-4140…

Now through May 4, check out Heritage, an ensemble play that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a very different light. (Look for MidWeek‘s own Rasa Fournier in the cast.) Performances are Thursday through Saturday at Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, located on the windward Hawaii Loa campus. For tickets, call 375-1282 or visit

This week in 1967: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass performs before a sold-out crowd at HIC Arena. Herb and his band play for more than an hour and toot out a polished, potent parade of tunes that include Zorba The Greek, The Girl From Ipanema, What Now My Love, Spanish Flea, The Lonely Bull and A Taste Of Honey. The opening act is comedian Bill Dana, best known for playing the part of Jose Jimenez on TV … Fun Fact: The month before his Hawaii performance, Alpert won a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Instrumental Performance” for the song What Now My Love … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You by The Monkees

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