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Tom Moffatt

Rachel McAdams, Kristian Lei and more celebrity news

HOTTEST NEW SHOW in Hawaii: “Burn’n Love” at the Maui Theater in Lahaina … More next week …

Spotted: actress Rachel McAdams, star of Cameron Crowe‘s as-yet-untitled film project on Oahu, relaxing at Salt in Kaimuki … and obliging the fans who sought photos. In related news, the rumor mill reports there’s been some restructuring on set, and a second camera crew is now on the job …

Congratulations to the “Kokua for the Philippines” cast and crew, who pulled together under thundering skies to nonetheless raise $1.7 million for typhoon relief last week. Everyone pitched in for the revamped fundraiser, including several of the planned entertainers who also manned the phones …

Hawaii Theatre hosts “Aloha for Philippines Mahalo Concert” this Saturday at 7 p.m., featuring Kristian Lei, Jasmine Trias, Little Albert and Pauline Wilson. The Filipino Community Center and the Consuelo Foundation will match the concert proceeds dollar-for-dollar up to $2 million to provide relief to typhoon victims. Visit hawaiitheatre.com to purchase tickets …

Looking for fireworks for the new year? Kakaako Waterfront Park will feature a fireworks spectacular along with its end-of-year concert featuring The Green and nationally renowned hip-hop indie musicians The Cataracs. Presale tickets cost $30, while limited VIP tickets cost $100 at ticketmaster.com … Or if you’re interested in a more upscale celebration, The Modern Honolulu is throwing a Great Gatsby-inspired soiree at its pool deck and ballroom. Tickets cost $75 and $100, with reserved tables for four to 25 ranging from $800 to $5,000. Reserve your space at http://bit.ly/19Www8B …

This week in 1971: I’m in San Francisco on a business trip and Buddy Miles calls and asks me to meet with his manager Carlos Santana and Carlos’ manager Stan Marcum that night at Stan’s home in Mill Valley. At the meeting, it’s agreed that Buddy and Carlos will come to Hawaii to perform for free at “The Sunshine Music Festival” in Diamond Head Crater on New Year’s Day 1972 … More than 80,000 people attend the event with no clue that there’s a musical surprise … So when Carlos and Buddy walk out on stage and begin playing, the crowd erupts with cheers of excitement! Their performance is recorded by Columbia Records and released as Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles! Live!

And the No.1 record in Hawaii is Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites

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