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Tom Moffatt

Nick Jonas is back for a repeat Hawaii Five-0…

IT’S A $50 MILLION PARTY! Blaisdell Arena celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., and yours truly will host a huge dance party featuring the music of many of the stars who’ve appeared through the years. Tickets cost just $19.64 each and go on sale this Saturday (March 22) at 9 a.m. at Blaisdell Box Office and Ticketmaster! We’ll have 1960s prices for select food and beverages from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., so come early … Doug Oshiro will provide the tunes … There’ll be door prizes, video, a giant dance floor and tons of fun! Limited table seating also is available; outlet service charges apply. See you there …

Nick Jonas is back for a repeat Hawaii Five-0 appearance, tweeting “Back on the set of @HawaiiFive0CBS feels good to bring the character of Ian back to cause some trouble” … Also in town for the series, my pal Richard Burgi, who first filmed here during One West Waikiki and went on to star in Desperate Housewives, The Sentinel and Body of Proof

Not many amateurs would have the courage to sing to Neil Sedaka, but last week, on his 75th, I called him and sang Happy Birthday… He joked back with, “I’d like to do your future bookings!” I also got to watch the BBC documentary Neil Sedaka: King of Song - what an amazing special! Featured Sedaka fans include his lovely wife Leba Sedaka, the incomparable David Foster, lyricist Phil Cody, and a rare appearance by Connie Francis … Sure hope we get to see it here …

“King of Country” George Strait is slated to retire from touring this summer. He’s made mention of a desire to spend quality time in Hawaii. He was stationed here while in the Army in the ’70s and said he wanted to find his old house and visit the places where he hung out …

This week in 1968: Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, featuring vocalist Lani Hall, the future Mrs. Herb Alpert, perform two sellout evenings at HIC Concert Hall. They produce fascinating rhythms joining soft rock harmony, mariachi, jazz, bossa nova and American pop while performing hits like Going Out Of My Head, The Boy From Ipanema, Day Tripper, Spanish Flea and The Look Of Love. Tickets cost $5, $4 and $3 … And the No. 1 record for six weeks in a row is La La Means I Love You by The Delphonics

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