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Tom Moffatt

Molly and Jason Mesnick and more Celebrity news

ONE OF HAWAII’S all-time favorite bands, Chicago, returns to the Islands for concert dates at Blaisdell Arena Jan. 11, Waikoloa Bowl Jan. 12, and MACC Jan. 15! By the numbers: 100 million records sold, 21 Top Ten singles, 11 No. 1 songs, 47 gold and platinum albums. Don’t wait, get your tickets before they’re gone at ticketmaster.com and mauiarts.org

Spotted and sporting a baby bump … former The Bachelor stars Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney Mesnick celebrated the pregnancy on their favorite isle of Maui. Molly tweeted, “Another AH-mazing day in Maui! Topping it off with some food, drinks, and of course … some shaved ice ;)” …

Twelve-year-old actor Tristan Lake, here last week for an episode of Hawaii Five-0, came down with chicken pox and had to wear a mask while on the set, only removing it when actually filming …

Was on the phone with Ozomatli‘s agents, chatting about Ozo’s upcoming Nov. 30 MACC and Dec. 1 Republik shows. The band is really looking forward to seeing its Hawaii fans! Tickets on sale now …

Rollingstone.com shares some insights into Bruno Mars‘ new CD Unorthodox Jukebox, revealing the serious musical genius that went into the recordings. Bruno recruited his team of A-list producers, Jeff Bhasker (notable for his work with Kanye West and Beyonce), Paul Epworth (thank him for Adele‘s Rolling in the Deep), and Amy Winehouse collaborator Mark Ronson. What a team! The CD drops Dec. 11…

Worldwide ukulele ambassador and local favorite Jake Shimabukuro takes the stage Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre for the first “Jake Shimabukuro & Friends” concert. Fun fact: Jake’s been busy around the world, strumming his stuff alongside a host of superstars including Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Les Paul, Diana Krall, Yo Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett and even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Start your holidays with a sparkle at Hawaii Kai Towne Center’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration … the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring the family for shopping and fun-filled activities: hula performances, face painting, balloon making, Christmas music performances, keiki train ride … and Santa! Details are online at hawaiikaitownecenter.com

Karaoke singers, this is for you! Karaoke Contest 2 is next Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Bar 35, with DJs Rhombus, Nocturna and Dymentia. Interested in entering? Email your full name, phone number, name of song and name of artist to djnocturnaandlana@gmail.com, before noon Nov. 23 …

This week in 1969: K-POI presents Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who pack the HIC Arena, wowing the audience with their distinctive harmonies. Hits of the evening include Marrakesh Express, Helplessly Hoping, Wooden Ships, Long Time Gone and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Tickets: $6, $5, $4 and $3! And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday by Stevie Wonder

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