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Tom Moffatt

Pretty Little Liars, Thor: The Dark World and more

Pretty Little Liars stars Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell, better known as Hannah and Emily, hit the beach in Hawaii on vacation. The gal pals appeared to have a blast, and were seen laughing up a storm …

Congrats to actor Zachary Levi … you may know him better as Fandral from Thor: The Dark World … and his lovely bride Missy Peregrym, who recently revealed via Twitter that they were “#marriedinmaui”…

Smokey Joe’s Café, one of the best musicals to grace any stage thanks to rock ‘n’ roll hit makers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, is rockin’ Manoa Valley Theatre with performances now through July 20. Saw the opening performance, and I give it five stars … terrific cast, terrific show! Reserve your seats today at 988-6131 or visit

Hawaii Five-0 begins filming this week for the new season … the first episode airs Sept. 26 on CBS…

As part of its Summer Concert Series, Honolulu Museum of Art presents Lisa Loeb at Doris Duke Theatre this Thursday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. For her opening act, Lisa hand-picked ukulele whiz kid Aidan James! For tickets, visit

Fun fact: Aidan is featured in HILux Magazine‘s June-July edition as one of two “ones to watch” in their Blooming Talent feature….

This week in 1970: Janis Joplin makes her first and only appearance in Hawaii before a crowd of more than 7,000 fans at HIC Arena. Backed by the five-piece Full Tilt Boogie Band, she receives three standing ovations for her 80-minute, two-encore performance that includes Try (Just A Little Bit Harder), Maybe, Summertime, Get It While You Can, Piece Of My Heart and Ball And Chain. At one point during the concert, Janis jumps off the front of the stage and begins dancing with members of the audience! The opening act is a group named Day Blindness … and the No. 1 record is Forevermore by Tokyo Happy Coats

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