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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

I’VE KNOWN and admired Dick Clark since 1964, when we co-emceed his “Caravan of Stars” at the Arena and Schofield’s Conroy Bowl. The show boasted 10 of the top singing stars of the day, including Gene Pitney, Paul Peterson, The Coasters and Brian Hyland. The following year, Dick asked if I could arrange a Paul Revere concert at the Waikiki Shell so he could include the group in a pilot show he was filming here, in hope that it would become a series. The concert worked … and so did the series, Where The Action Is … Aloha, Dick …

Legendary Brit band Yes is ready to rock Blaisdell Concert Hall this Friday after concerts in Osaka, Tokyo and Jakarta. Wherever they perform, guitarist Steve Howe lights up the audience …

Rihanna is causing quite the stir after posting on Facebook nearly 200 photos from her trip here, earlier this year … showing off her bikini bod – and one shot that’s topless … Also sharing her fab figure with the locals: adult film star Jenna Haze spotted going for a swim in her teeny bikini …

That $200 mil-plus strategy board game-turned-movie shot in part in Hawaii, Battleship, will preview this Sunday at Consolidated Theaters’ Ward 16 for folks involved in the local production …

Plan ahead for this year’s annual “Cinco de Mayo Street Festival,” downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. Latino culture is represented in festivities highlighting music, dance, art and cuisine …

This month’s “Eat The Street” is an ode to Bacon … so ono … from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday on South St. Must tries: bacon popsicles and chocolate-covered bacon … Shogunai‘s DJ crew will spin some great beats alongside the live art battle and a bacon-themed poetry contest. Details at streetgrindz.com …

Sunday (April 29) marks the first fundraiser for Prayers on Wings, which raises awareness of the importance of communication between critically ill children and their families. Proceeds will help keep its free rubber ducky workshops afloat … 4 to 10 p.m. at Pupule Lounge, featuring entertainment by Yoza, Dave Toma, EMKE, Triple BG, Chaos, Kalliyan and Chloe from Chaotic Five, and Melanie. For tickets, call 341-5820 or 383-2832 …

This week in 1967: The Seeds make their Hawaii debut at HIC Arena in a benefit for The Inter-Cultural Exchange Program, with proceeds helping to defray travel expenses for Roosevelt High School’s marching band. The Seeds, who describe their songs as “flower music,” topped their performance off with their biggest hit, Pushin’ Too Hard … Fun fact: The supporting local acts on the show are The Spirits, The Calientes and a group from Roosevelt High School called We Folk that features a promising 16-year-old – Yvonne Elliman … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Groovin by the Young Rascals

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