Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

IT’S THE SUMMER Soul Fest featuring The Shirelles, The Manhattans, The Crystals and The Chi-Lites Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Blaisdell Arena! Tickets are on sale now at Blaisdell Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com …

Britney Spears is back … spotted on Maui with fiancé Jason Trawick and her sons Sean and Jayden. The family was on the island to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities … Also celebrating the holiday Island style was Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Erin Heatherton. The pair hung out on the beach with friends, including Tobey Maguire

Jason Trawick with Britney Spears and her kids

Jason Trawick with Britney Spears and her kids
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Jason Trawick with Britney Spears and her kids. Photos from Tom Moffatt

Mike Epps was hilarious both on and off stage last weekend, hanging out after the Honolulu show to swap stories from our respective careers. Among the guests … DMX

Hilo ukulele virtuoso Brittni Paiva‘s CD Tell U What is a thoroughly engaging release produced by and featuring legendary jazz saxophonist Tom Scott, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval and Michael McDonald, who lends his vocals to Brittni’s fresh rendition of his song I Keep Forgettin’.” I highly recommend a listen … Fun fact: McDonald’s song was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who penned so many great rock hits including Elvis Presley‘s Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock

Congratulations to John Hara & Associates, whose design of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion recently won the American Institute of Architects Honolulu’s People’s Choice Award 2012 Design Award …

It’s time for the 14th annual world-famous Love Festival! This year’s “Generation Celebration” Saturday, July 21, is larger than ever at its new location, Kakaako Waterfront …

This week in 1983: Peter Moon presents “Blue Hawaiian Moonlight” at the Waikiki Shell. Along with The Peter Moon Band, the concert, a benefit for the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association, features Frank DeLima and Na Kolohe, Jerry Santos, Frank Kawai Hewitt, Nina Keali’iwahamana and the Hawaii Youth Symphony … Tickets cost $6 in advance from the NBC box office and House of Music Ala Moana, Pearlridge and Kahala, and $7 at the door … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Every Breath You Take by The Police

Celebrate Hawaii’s Rock ‘n’ Roll era with Tom Moffatt and Uncle Tom’s Rock N Roll Drive-in Saturday mornings from 8 till noon on 107.9 Hawaii’s Kool Gold!