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Tom Moffatt

Jasmine Trias, Camille Velasco, Joyce Yang and more Celebrity news

FOLKS ARE STILL talking about the recent CNN report that Hawaii has the worst voting record in the country. On the brighter side … when Hawaii’s Jasmine Trias and Camille Velasco were in the running for American Idol, Hawaii cast more votes per capita than any state in the country! …

The Rascals - Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli - are together again for their first concerts since the early ’70′s! The shows are scheduled for Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, N.Y. – and all three nights are sold out! Additional shows have been added for Dec. 20, 21 and 22. The guys are looking for pictures and memorabilia of their many Hawaii visits for inclusion in these concerts … anything sent their way will be carefully handled and returned. For ways to kokua visit www.therascalsarchives.com, and for a truly unique investment, check out the group’s kickstarter.com pitch at http://kck.st/SnNCoz, orchestrated by E Street Band’s Stevie Van Zandt. Maybe we’ll see Hawaii concerts scheduled for next year!…

While the non-profit marine conservation ship Sea Shepherd docked here last month, its crew forged lasting friendships with some of the locals that crew on boats moored at Kaka’ako. One of the locals, Captain Cristina gifted the Sea Shepherd with a piece of Hawaii to lighten their spirits and entertain them during their arduous mission to save endangered whales near Antarctica … her very first ukulele, owned since childhood. Talk about spreading the aloha!…

Here’s some fitness with flare…the first annual Color Run in Honolulu is this Saturday! The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and courses around Barber’s Point. For sign-up and the full map visit www.thecolorrun.com/hawaii…

You don’t want to miss this year’s Hawaii Music Teachers Association’s 45th annual convention, going on now through next Tuesday at UH-Manoa’s Music Department. Van Cliburn Award silver medalist Joyce Yang is among the features of the event. For the full list, head to www.hmta.org…

Hawaii’s first major motion picture comedy has just been released to DVD. Get A Job, the award-winning motion picture comedy produced entirely in Hawaii with stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, and many of the island’s top entertainers and musicians, is now available for purchase online at www.GetAJobMovie.com. Also now available is the excellent Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by the Barefoot Natives

This week in 1976: Average White Band packs the Blaisdell Arena on the last stop of their tour. Their well-received performance includes If I Ever Lose This Heaven, Work To Do, Cut The Cake and Pick Up The Pieces. Ticket prices cost $7.50, $6.50 and $5.50. Fun Fact: Few acts have ever been popular enough to sell out twice in one year but AWB did it, having sold out their first Blaisdell appearance just nine months earlier on Feb. … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is If You Leave Me Now by Chicago…

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