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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

JOHN TRAVOLTA and Kelly Preston escaped recent tabloid gossip with a Hawaii vacation … Kelly shopped for local fruits at a farmers market while hubby John took to the tennis courts for some cardio activity. The two are staying at a private home with friends …

Also spotted … Eddie Murphy and girlfriend Rocsi Diaz, relaxing on a Maui hotel balcony. The two also spent some quality time with Eddie’s kids Bella, Zola and Myles on the beach … And speaking of Maui, Ashley Tisdale recently celebrated her dog Maui’s birthday, dressing him up in a hat and bow and tweeting “It’s Maui’s birthday!!!! #bestdogever” …

Back by popular demand … Hiroshima for two shows at Hawaii Convention Center, 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday, July 28, in celebration of their new CD release Departure. Purchase tickets now at tix.com …

ABC is scheduled to begin filming its new series Last Resort on Oahu around the end of July … Locations so far are Kualoa Ranch and Coconut Island. The show’s about a nuclear sub with nuclear weapons on a tiny fictional South Pacific island … Cast includes Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Robert Patrick, Autumn Reeser, Daisy Betts and Dichen Lachman … Fun fact: Exotic beauty Dichen guested in Hawaii Five-O‘s “Manao” episode in 2010 …

Dance, dance, dance! 24-VII Danceforce Studio and Pulse Productions proudly present “LIVE 3: Les Trois Vie,” Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 30, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 1, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Paliku Theatre on the Windward Community College campus. “LIVE 3″ will feature vocal performances by some of the Islands’ most talented singers … It’s the dramatic story of three characters living in the city who are brought together by fate and inextricably intertwined forever after. For tickets, call 235-5141 …

Free family fun! Head down to Hawaii Kai Towne Center to enjoy food, merchandise and promotional items during a three-part concert series at the eighth annual “Sunset Serenade” Summer Concert Series at the Waterfront Stage … Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner Mark Yamanaka kicks off the series Saturday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m., followed by Sean Na’auao July 21 at 5:30 p.m., and Kapena Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m …

This week in 1978: It’s Tower of Power with Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars at Blaisdell Arena! Levon’s band includes Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, Steve Cropper on guitar, Ernie Cate on keyboards and the Saturday Night Live horn section. Tickets cost $8.50, $7.50 and $6.50. Levon isn’t feeling well, which leads us to the St. Francis emergency room, where he entertains me with stories of his days with Bob Dylan and The Band. Feeling better after the hospital visit, he drums up a storm with his RCO All-Stars … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb

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