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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

CELEBS CELEBRATED Hawaiian-style in Beverly Hills at the Huggies Hawaiian and Baby2Baby Luau event hosted by Modern Family beauty Julie Bowen. Among the attendees were hapai and happy Anna Paquin of True Blood and Busy Philipps of Cougar Town, who looked adorable in her aloha wear … complete with ukulele …

Making an appearance at the Maui Film Festival …Elizabeth Banks! The Hunger Games actress will pick up this year’s Navigator Award …

Huge congrats to Sheri Taflinger, who’s competing in the Mrs. International 2012 Pageant July 20-21 in Chicago! Mother of two, wife of five years, board member of Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, and one of Honolulu’s Finest … with HPD for eight years …

What a blast hanging with the Harlem Globetrotters this past weekend as they toured Maui, Oahu and the Big Island! Fans of all ages were in awe of the team’s incredible basketball wizardry. Captain “Big Easy” Lofton, “Buckets” Blake and their teammates kept the laughs – and the jump shots – in high gear …

Waikiki’s loss is Keeaumoku’s gain … Menchanko-Tei has moved from the Waikiki Trade Center to its new location on Keeaumoku Street … onolicious ramen and more, and lots of free parking …

After celebrating a decade of performances just a few months ago, Upstanding Youth will hold its farewell show May 25 at Hawaiian Brian’s … Lead singer and guitarist Marc Allred is pursuing a career opportunity on the East Coast. Don’t miss this final night of ska, punk and reggae with the band, family and friends! More info is at upstandingyouth.com …

Forty years and going strong: In celebration of Turtle Bay’s 40th anniversary, the iconic North Shore resort is offering sensational values throughout the year including great kama’aina discounts, $40 horseback rides, greens fees at Fazio Golf Course and chair massages, to name a few … and if you’re celebrating your 40th birthday or anniversary, you’ll receive a free $100 Adventure Credit with any four-night stay …

This week in 1979: It’s Blue Oyster Cult in concert at Andrews Amphitheater on the campus of the University Of Hawaii. The band was so loud that police received noise complaints from as far away as Kaimuki and Waikiki, causing a shakeup on campus resulting in limited use of the beautiful facility … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Reunited by Peaches & Herb

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