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Tom Moffatt

Margaret Cho comes to Honolulu

GET SET FOR an earful of laughs from the always hysterical, R-rated Margaret Cho. She’s in such demand there’ll be two performances this Saturday – at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre …

Broadway star Lea Salonga makes a concert stop in Hawaii for two very special evenings: Feb. 22 at Maui’s Castle Theater, and Feb. 23 at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now …

Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz and girlfriend Elycia Turnbow were spotted on vacay in Hawaii … Elycia was sporting some new engagement bling that sure did sparkle! …

All grown up from her Spy Kids days as spunky Carmen Cortez, Alexa Vega showed her cheeky side in a barely there bikini on Maui … which she tweeted to nearly 200,000 fans …

Rock group Train was so impressed with Hawaii’s newest ukulele sensation Aidan James that they included him in their soon-to-be released music video, filmed here during Pro Bowl week. Look for it on VH1 or VEVO online. Maybe Aidan will give us a few strums of Hey, Soul Sister at the American Lung Association’s Breathe Concert Feb. 15 at Hawaii Theatre …

Congratulations to one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet, Jim Nabors, who tied the knot with longtime companion Stan Cadwallader in Seattle. The two are back in Hawaii, their longtime home …

The inaugural Hawaii Ukulele Museum Benefit Concert will be held this Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the Hilton Hawaiian Village lawn. The benefit for a Hawaii Ukulele Museum to be constructed at Kakaako Waterfront Park will feature top musicians John Cruz, BEGIN (from Japan), Ho’okena, Raiatea Helm, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui, Bryan Tolentino, Ukulele Orchestra of Japan and more … Visit ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org …

Acclaimed off-Broadway show Hold These Truths comes to Honolulu Theatre for Youth! The one-man drama, performed by Jeanne Sakata, tells the true story of second generation Japanese-American Gordon Hirabayashi and is presented by producer Daniel Dae Kim. You can catch the show from Feb. 21 to March 2 … order your tickets at htyweb.org …

This week in 1989: I present Barry Manilow before a sold-out crowd at Blaisdell Arena, one of the stops on his “Big Fun” tour. His two-anda-half-hour performance includes Mandy, Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again, Looks Like We Made It, Can’t Smile Without You, Copacabana, Somewhere In The Night and I Write The Songs. He receives a well-deserved standing ovation from the appreciative crowd. Tickets cost $20 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton …

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