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Jason Momoa, Misia, and Game of Thrones – Celebrity News

LOCAL BOY Jason Momoa was spotted doing the haka at the beach in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s been said that he’s obsessed with Polynesian culture. This isn’t the first time he was spotted doing the haka … he performed it as part of his Game of Thrones audition, in which he plays Kahl Drogo

Japan’s top R&B singer MISIA presents her 15th anniversary concert July 7 at Blaisdell Concert Hall … the date also is her birthday! MISIA, who represented Japan at the Washington, D.C., 100th Cherry Blossom Festival last year, is a huge fan of Hawaii, having shot videos and album covers here. Tickets are now on sale at Blaisdell and Ticketmaster …

Attention, ladies! You can get a bit of “Magic Mike” entertainment on the Alii Kai catamaran thanks to Na Kane-The Men of Paradise, premiering this Friday and Saturday. Reserve your seats for their red-hot excursions now by calling 954-8643 … Fun fact: Na Kane director David Abrams is a veteran of the world-famous Chippendales male revue …

Chocho rocks BAR 35 this Saturday, playing the best of ’80s music as well as original songs, with DJ beats provided by DJs Rhombus and Nocturna. Fun fact: Three of the four members of Chocho (Marti Kerton, Byron Lai and James Ganeko) played together in one of Honolulu’s best live bands of the Madonna era, Hat Makes the Man

This week in 1978: It’s a Keola and Kapono Beamer concert at the Waikiki Shell to promote their newly released album, Honolulu City Lights. With the album garnering radio play across top local stations, thousands of fans show up to hear their new favorites … the brothers respond with the title song, along with Seabreeze, Only Good Times and Kaliponi Slack Key as well as Beamer favorites Sweet Okole, In The Real Old Style and Mr. Sun Cho Lee. The opening act is Rap Reiplinger, the current comedy star at the Plantation Bar in the Ala Moana Hotel. Ticket prices are $5.50 in advance and $6.50 at the gate. Fun fact: This month is the 35th anniversary of the release of Honolulu City Lights. In June of 2004, both Honolulu Magazine and the Honolulu Advertiser name it first on their lists of the 50 most important Hawaiian albums of all time … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb

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