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Tom Moffatt

Alanis Morissette, Irina Shayk and More Entertainment News

BEACH BALL WAS the order of business for rocker Alanis Morissette, on Maui for her annual family vacation … Fun Fact: Morissette wrote and performed a campaign song for independent congressional candidate Marianne Williamson … The tune, Today, went live on YouTube last week …

Russian-born model Irina Shayk - frolicking sans top for some of it – was here for her annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot. You’ll recall she was on the iconic issue’s 2011 cover …

Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the popular Jurassic Park franchise, has wrapped production on Oahu and heads to Kauai this week for more filming … looking forward to seeing its stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt when it opens in theaters in June of 2015 … Fun fact: Bryce Dallas Howard is the very talented daughter of actor/director/producer Ron Howard

Spreading aloha worldwide … Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson, with Moanalani Beamer, are touring Argentina for two weeks as part of the “American Music Abroad” program. Jeff will collaborate with artists along the way, playing songs from his Slack Key Travels album … Kohala is about to embark on a June tour of Japan, with 16 shows across Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka. Special guests Raiatea Helm, Nathan Aweau and hula dancers will join them …

Written by Gary Kubota and directed by Keo Woolford, The Legend of Ko’olau opens this Friday (May 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. The one-man play stars Moronai Kanekoa as Ko’olau. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hawaiitheatre.com …

This week in 1969: Led Zeppelin (John Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) make their Hawaii debut at the Civic Auditorium. Their powerful performance includes Good Times Bad Times, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times and Communication Breakdown. Tickets, priced at $4.50 in advance, are sold at Thayers Music, Stone Henge, Records Hawaii and the Civic Auditorium Box Office. Tickets at the door: $5. Fun fact: The group’s original name was The New Yardbirds … And the No. 1 record is Aquarius (Let The Sunshine In) by The Fifth Dimension

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