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Tom Moffatt

Ireland Baldwin, Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm and more Celebrity news

TALK ABOUT good genes … Kim Basinger and her equally gorgeous daughter Ireland Baldwin were spotted on Maui grabbing quality time at the beach …

Speaking of spottings … If you thought the guy in the lobby bar at The Modern Honolulu last week looked a lot like cool R&B singer John Legend, it’s because it really was him …

The Season Six premiere episode of Mad Men, starring Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare, was filmed on-site at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki last week. Filming continues on the North Shore, where a 50-foot temporary pier extends into Kawela Bay …

Wyland Gallery celebrates it new art galleries at Aloha Tower Marketplace with a First Friday Artistry event full of art, entertainment, food and drink!

Performers from Tuffy Nicholas‘ “Aloha Live” and “South Beach Waikiki” will enchant audiences with ballet, contortions, live aerialists and more, 5-11 p.m.

this Friday, no cover charge. Enter to win prizes, including a Castle Resorts weekend, signed artist prints and more …

Beautiful songstress Cathy Foy-Mahi hosted a star-studded party at the SOS Showroom of the Outrigger Waikiki last week to celebrate the release of John Berger‘s Hawaiian Music and Musicians: An Encyclopedic History, John’s labor of love and follow-up to Dr. George Kanahele‘s original 1979 volume. I knew it was going to be a very special night when, early on, Melveen Leed did an impromptu hula while Puamana sang Irmgard Aluli‘s classic composition Puamana. Among the others on stage were Gary Aiko, Alan Akaka, Jeff Apaka, Kaipo Asing, Henry Kapono Kaaihue, Danny Kaleikini, Dennis Kamakahi, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Eddie Maligmat, Kawena Melcher, Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson and Joe Recca … while industry vets like Mountain Apple Company’s Leah Bernstein, ESPN Honolulu’s Mike Kelly, Territorial Airwaves host Harry B. Soria Jr. and Cox Radio’s Alan Yamamoto walked away with armloads of autographed copies of the book. John offered an eloquent mahalo to those gathered and a heartfelt tribute to the late Dr. Kanahele …

The third annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival is set for this Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. More than a dozen international and local artists and bands perform throughout the day, with VIP food tasting from local chefs representing 3660 On The Rise, Sarento’s, Sidestreet Inn, d.k Steak House, Kai’s Market, The Chart House and more!

This week 1981: Pat Benatar performs to a sell-out crowd at Blaisdell Arena. Dressed in a black-and-gold jumpsuit, black leotards and ankle high boots, Pat jackhammers her way through an intense three-encore concert that includes Treat Me Right, Fire And Ice, Promises In The Dark, You Better Run, Heartbreaker and Hit Me With Your Best Shot. Fun fact: Earlier in the year, Benatar won her first Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for the 5x platinum-selling album Crimes Of Passion at the 23rd Grammy Awards. And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross

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