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Tom Moffatt

Stevie Wonder, Bradley Coope, Emma Hearst and more celebrity news

Stevie Wonder to perform in Honolulu this Saturday night – but it’s a strictly private affair at Ainahau Triangle (Kuroda Field) at Fort DeRussy. Sadly, there aren’t any tickets for the public … Hopefully, we’ll be able to bring him back for a show Hawaii can enjoy in the near future …

Diamond Head Crater stands in for Kabul, Afghanistan, in Cameron Crowe’s film Deep Tiki, shooting locally since last week – which gives the all-star cast an opportunity to hang out in Honolulu. Actor Bradley Cooper seems only too happy to ditch his shirt to soak up some Hawaii sunshine … He also was spotted on a recent night off at Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii Kai with co-star Rachel McAdams

New York chef Emma Hearst, who, at 24 years of age was the youngest cuisinier ever to compete on Iron Chef America, purchased a home on the North Shore late last year. She recently tapped the local landscape wizards at Geobunga to beautify the property, at which she hosted a luau to celebrate the release of her cookbook Sorella … Pictures and details will be featured in the October issue of ELLE magazine, but you can peruse the online version now at elle.com …

Standing ovations are the norm in the SOS Showroom at Outrigger Waikiki, as Hawaii’s newest singing sensation Arshiel performs with the Society of Seven - what a star! Call 923-7469 to book your chance to hear her for yourself. Not to be missed! …

It’s that time of year again … Lucky 13 for “Mai Tai Rumble,” celebrating its 13th year in 2013! The always-packed ultimate live band competition runs every Tuesday from Oct. 8 through Dec. 3 at the Mai Tai Bar, Ala Moana Center … nine weeks of the best music in town. Bands are competing for more than $18,000 in cash and prizes, so if yours hasn’t entered yet, get ahold of Ben@Tihati.com …

Hot Spot Alert: Dress to impress Saturday nights at Grand Leyenda Cantina at Ward Centers. The party starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m., with free parking, live DJs, go-go dancers and more …

This week in1962: Lippy Espinda‘s Chevron Service Station – 18 years at the same location on the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue – is awarded the title of “Best Chevron Station In The State Of Hawaii For 1962″ by the Chevron Corporation. Lippy’s offers the “best in sales, service, cleanliness and friendliness” and “a free car wash with the purchase of 10 gallons of gas.” Lippy also sells cars at the same location – his motto is, “Every used car I sell, I guarantee … for as long as I can see it after it leaves our lot.” Shaka, Lippy! … And the No. 1 record is Sherry by The Four Seasons

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