Neil Sedaka, Emma Stone and more celebrity news

NEIL MEETS DA TITA … Prolific hitmaker Neil Sedaka returns to Honolulu March 28 at 8 p.m. at Blaisdell Concert Hall, with his very special guest, Hawaii’s own Melveen Leed. Throughout his career, Neil has gifted the world with more than 500 songs and inspired countless musicians who are proud to call themselves fans — Elton John, Carole King and David Foster, to name just a few. Tickets are now on sale at Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000 …

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Neil Sedaka Photos from Tom Moffatt

The ninth annual Peace on Earth Concert, a benefit for National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, is slated for Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre. Eumir Deodato, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter from Brazil, will headline his first Hawaii performance and will feature Gerardo Velez, veteran percussionist formerly with Jimi Hendrix. Other music ensembles will be on the bill. For concert details, visit hawaiitheatre.com …

It was sad news about the passing of Larry Little. After his tenure as UH basketball coach, Larry became executive director of the Hula Bowl. With declining attendance for the game at Aloha Stadium, Larry approached me for assistance, suggesting entertainment. So, for the Jan. 16, 1988, Hula Bowl, I brought in The Beach Boys for a post-game concert. As a result, 30,657 fans attended … in comparison to the 1987 attendance of 15,774. Aloha, Larry …

Jimmy Buffett returns to Hawaii Five-0 for his recurring role as Frank Bama, retired Vietnam War helicopter pilot. The episode, titled, “Pono Kaulike,” airs this Friday (March 6) at 8 p.m. on KGMB …

The romantic comedy Aloha, filmed in Honolulu, is due out in theaters May 29 … Directed by Cameron Crowe of notable films Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray

This week in 1975, Roberta Flack performs before a sold-out crowd at HIC Arena. Backed by her five-member band and three backup singers, Roberta mesmerizes the audience, singing hits including Suzanne, Reverend Lee, Jesse, Where Is The Love, Feel Like Makin’ Love, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Killing Me Softly With His Song. Hawaii’s Olomana is the opening act. Ticket prices are $7.50, $6.50 and $5.50 … and the No. 1 record is Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks

HOT! HOT! HOT! No. 1 on Saturday morning radio! “Uncle Tom’s Rock & Roll Drive In,” 8 to noon on Hawaii’s Kool Gold 107.9!