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Tom Moffatt

Tony Orlando, miss A Suzy, La Toya Jackson and more

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN it in the local news, Tony Orlando, who’s in concert this Sunday (July 6) at Blaisdell Concert Hall, recently took time out of his travels to visit with the families of three missing Israeli teens at their homes in the West Bank. Popular for his hit Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ol’ Oak Tree, Orlando’s calling for fans to tie three yellow ribbons — one for each teen — around their trees in support …

Spotted: Cooling off on the shores of the Kahala Resort, former Dallas Cowboy Larry Allen … and Korean model/actress and singer with K-Pop group miss A, Suzy, was in town on a photo shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine and Cartier …

Zippy’s, the must-stop eatery for locals — and many entertainers arriving for a repeat visit, like Wayne Brady and Bruno Mars — is offering Ono Pops once again for summer! Four new flavors: Hawaiian Vanilla, Waialua Chocolate, Dobash Cake and, of course, Apple Napple. It’s gonna be a sweet summer …

Congrats to La Toya Jackson, who recently got engaged in Hawaii! After a relaxing yacht cruise, La Toya’s new fiance Jeffré Phillips sent her to the spa while he transformed their hotel suite into a romantic paradise filled with flowers, candles, dinner, champagne and a 17.5-carat diamond ring! The two have been best friends forever and had not been out on a single date before the proposal …

Hot, hot, hot comedians Sommore and Bruce Bruce are on tap for Capone’s Comedy Smash III this Friday at Blaisdell Concert Hall. If you haven’t got your tickets, don’t wait — these two are hilarious and you don’t want to miss them …

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of skateboarding icon Shogo Kubo, who passed away recently while visiting Hawaii. Kubo was an original member of the Zephyr Surf Shop’s legendary Z-Boys skateboarding team in 1975, and was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2012 …

This week in 1991: The 10th annual Blue Hawaiian Moonlight Festival, titled “A Midsummer Shower Of Stars,” is held at the Waikiki Shell. The concert, a benefit for the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association, features Peter Moon Band, Frank De Lima and Na Kolohe, Makaha Sons Of Ni’ihau, Ho’aikane and The Ladies of Ke Ala O Ka Laua’e. Ticket prices: $10 in advance and $14 at the gate … And the No. 1 record is Rush, Rush by Paula Abdul

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