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Tom Moffatt

Chelsea Handler, Emma Stone, Mindi Abair and more celebrity news

SPOTTED … FUNNY GAL Chelsea Handler recently was out paddle-boarding and enjoying our Hawaiian waters …

Oscar winner Emma Stone, co-starring in Cameron Crowe‘s Deep Tiki, spent an afternoon at Blaisdell Concert Hall filming a commercial for Revlon with a reported budget of $250,000 …

Hawaii jazz great Gabe Baltazar recently was interviewed by Heidi Chang for a broadcast on National Public Radio, which you can hear by I highly recommend Gabe’s autobiography If It Swings, It’s Music, available at Did you know? Gabe’s biggest audience was in 1973 when he was seen and heard by millions worldwide performing with Elvis during his “Aloha From Hawaii” satellite concert from Blaisdell Arena. His flute solo on An American Trilogy was a special moment. Fun fact: On my first trip to New York about 50-some years ago, I was crossing 5th Avenue with friends Judy Tannen and Teddy Randazzo, and who was crossing from the other side? Gabe! It was a quick and fun reunion …

Speaking of jazz, our newest jazz legend Michael Paulo will present his fourth annual King Infiniti Pacific Rim Jazz Festival Nov. 2 in the Hawaii Convention Center ballroom. Featured international jazz greats including Sheila E, Bobby Caldwell, Keiko Matsui, American Idol saxophonist Mindi Abair and … of course, Paulo. They will be joined by local jazz favorites Rene Paulo (Michael’s dad), Genai and the incomparable Jimmy Borges. Tickets available at For more info, visit …

Camile Velasco provides the music this Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., when you can check out the swank-yet-affordable new Haleiwa boutique salon, Nixie Nails+Face+Boutique … There’ll be food and prizes, too. Nixie, which also is home to Hair by Lisa Frangipane, was created using mostly recycled materials and features a 4-by-6-foot living plant wall … Fun fact: Frangipane has styled celebrities including Coco Ho and Kim Basinger

This week in 1988: Crosby Stills and Nash performs before a sold-out crowd at Waikiki Shell. Their 90-minute, two-encore acoustic performance includes Blackbird, Southern Cross, Marrakesh Express, Teach Your Children, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Our House. Tickets cost $22.50, $18.50 and $14.50 … and the No. 1 record is Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

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