PINK MARTINI, Jimmy Borges and more celebrity news

PINK MARTINI CELEBRATES all things music! The much-acclaimed band with vocalist China Forbes is heading to Hawaii after concerts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul. With its blend of big band, jazz, Latin, film noir and everything in between, it will dazzle you April 12 at Hawaii Theatre. Get your tickets for next Sunday’s show at Hawaii Theatre Box Office, online at or call 528-0506.


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Pink Martini Photos from Tom Moffatt

Jimmy Borges and Mai Tai Sing both were in the national spotlight … Thanks to multimedia journalist Heidi Chang and her feature story on National Public Radio about Forbidden City and the Chinese-American nightclub scene in San Francisco. Borges and Sing were among the generation of performers at Forbidden City in the 1940s and ‘50s, a place that attracted the likes of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington. “These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz” is the headline of her story. Check it out at … Fun fact: Though Borges and Sing didn’t work at Forbidden City at the same time, they would later team up in the 1970s and ‘80s at Trappers in the Hyatt-Regency Waikiki …

Wyland and Wy’s gallery presents “Ancient Hawaii” … This amazing high-tech art exhibit unveils April 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Honolulu Museum of Art School, with a live musical performance by Makana. Admission to the exhibit is free, and it’s open to the public. Visit …

Learn how to play the ukulele! Complimentary lessons are available at Windward Mall center court on the first Tuesday of each month. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Instrument tuning begins at 5 p.m. and lessons start at 6. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from a limited supply. For more information, call 235-1143 …

This week in 1983: Pat Benatar performs for two nights before capacity crowds at Blaisdell Arena, the last stop on her “Get Nervous Tour.” Backed by a four-piece band, Pat begins her two-encore performance with Treat Me Right and continues with You Better Run, I Need A Lover, Fire And Ice, Promises In The Dark, Heartbreaker, Shadows Of The Night and Hit Me With Your Best Shot. Tickets cost $12.50 and $11. Fun Fact: Two months before her Honolulu shows, Pat wins a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female” for Shadows Of The

Night at the 25th annual Grammy Awards Show … And the No. 1 record is Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

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!