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Tom Moffatt

Elton John, Mailani Makainai and More Celebrity News

THE LADIES OF HA Enterprises, Kau’i Dalire and Mailani Makainai, are spearheading a fundraiser to help repair the recent damage at Iolani Palace. “Ola Ka Ha,” which means “the essence lives on,” is slated for April 6 on the palace grounds. Admission is free, and so far it will feature Mailani along with Jerry Santos, Weldon Kekauoha, Sean Na’auao, Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea and Manu Boyd‘s Halau ‘O Ke A’ali’i Ku Makani. More performers are being added as we go to press … Email for details …

Elton John fans, rejoice! Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano will screen Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at several Hawaii locations: Prince Kuhio 9, Dole Cannery 18 and Makalapua Stadium 10 theaters Captured live during Sir Elton’s Colosseum concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the show features all his greatest hits, including Rocket Man, Your Song and Tiny Dancer.

There’s also an exclusive behind-the-scenes flashback to the making of his landmark 1973 album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online at …

The recent issue of Golf Magazine lists its top 100 golf courses in the U.S. – and only one from Hawaii made it, coming in at No. 55: the extremely exclusive Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, designed by David McLay Kidd. Topping the list is Pine Valley in New Jersey …

This Friday’s ARTafterDARK turns its lens on photography with “I Heart FOTO.” The evening features special tours, red-carpet models, an Instagram contest and a performance by Streetlight Cadence … More info is at, or call 532-8700 …

This week in 1974: Harry Belafonte performs for three nights in the Coral Ballroom at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Backed by an eight-piece band and six backup singers, Harry receives a standing ovation for a marvelous 90-minute, two-encore performance. The hits include, Don’t Stop The Carnival, Mr. Bojangles, John Henry, Jamaica Farewell, Matilda and the Banana Boat Song, Day-O. Tickets cost $10 … And the No. 1 song is Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

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