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Tom Moffatt

SOJA, Anuhea and more Entertainment

WHILE YOU’RE WAITING for the upcoming SOJA Waikiki Shell concert Aug. 30, you can preorder their latest CD, Amid the Noise and Haste, featuring special guests Michael Franti, Damian Marley, Collie Buddz, jBoog, Anuhea and more at

Spotted slippin’ down a waterslide, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio with kids Anja and Noah spent their family vacation in Waikiki. Ambrosio and Anja even hit the beach in matching swimsuits …

MidWeek‘s “Art & Stage” columnist Rasa Fournier does more than write about the local theater scene — she’s also a very talented participant. In fact, she just won a Po’okela award for being part of the “Best Ensemble in a Play” — she played Abraham Lincoln‘s stepmother in Heritage at HPU Theatre, directed by Joyce Maltby. Other ensemble members include Jim Tharp, Beth E. Barry, Melinda Maltby, S. Rick Crump, Hailey Farah, Rachelle Gesselman, Joel McClure and Samuel Filbeck. Kudos to all Po’okela winners …

Leeward Community College Theatre features Hawaii-raised Broadway star Kristian Lei and her Honolulu Broadway Babies, who celebrate their 10th anniversary this Friday and Saturday with “AWOL: Art Without Limits,” an awareness concert on behalf of the Best Buddies program, which helps intellectually and developmentally disabled middle and high school students. Lei has invited scores of friends from around the world to participate in the performance … For tickets and the lineup, call 979-6679 …

On Sunday, enjoy the music of Makana, Lopaka Colon and Lono Kaumeheiwa as they return to The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Maile Ballroom for an epic evening of Hawaiian music with special guest po’e hula Delys Hulali Recca! Tickets include the show and a Hawaii regional dinner buffet. For reservations, call 739-8760 or email …

This week in 1974: Boz Scaggs performs before a sell-out crowd at Andrews Amphitheater on University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Backed by his four-piece band, Scaggs begins his exciting, two-encore evening with We Were Always Sweethearts and continues with Let It Happen, Might Have To Cry, Downright Woman, Runnin’ Blue, Loan Me A Dime, Dinah Flo and Slow Dancer. The opening act is hot local band Golden Throat featuring Nohelani Cypriano. Tickets cost $4 in advance and $5 at the gate … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Rock Your Baby by George McCrae

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