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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

SPOTTED AROUND town … Bruno Mars, back home for a couple days, was seen jamming on drums at the Hard Rock Café. Looks like his new album is completed – can’t wait to hear it! …

Did you know that hunky “Magic Mike” has heavy emotional ties to Hawaii? Channing Tatum proposed to beautiful actress/dancer Jenna Dewan in 2008 on the island of Maui. The two happily married in July of 2009 …

Hot Concert Tip, and this one should pack the Blaisdell Arena … Lady Antebellum, coming this fall …

“Music For Your Marrow,” a free-admission concert if you’re a registered bone marrow donor, is this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Anna O’Brien’s … an eclectic and fantastic night of live music featuring

Stephen Inglis, Pimpbot, Josh 86 and Pressure Band, Mary’s Meltdown, Mark Prados and Chris Vandercook, Nick Danger and The Kevin Hughes Ensemble. Not yet a donor? You can register at the door before 10:30 p.m. that night, or visit BeTheMatch.org beforehand …

Joe Moore‘s back after a successful 17-show run of The Odd Couple with pal Pat Sajak at the University of Connecticut. Congrats, Joe, on sold-out houses and great reviews in the New York Times, N.Y. Post and Hartford Courant

This week in 1989: Speaking of Joe Moore, he performs his one-man show, Will Rogers Returns at the Blaisdell Concert Hall as a benefit for Aloha United Way and the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation. A Honolulu Advertiser review reads, “Joe Moore proves that he can create a character that is consistent, genuine and likeable. He also gives a good reading of the traits that made Will Rogers so popular in his day: a combination of innocence and rugged western honesty” …

Fun fact: Will Rogers performed in Honolulu before a sold-out crowd on Aug. 2, 1934, at Civic Auditorium in a show that was a benefit for the Elks’ Milk Fund. Tickets cost $1, 75 cents and 50 cents. Will arrived in Honolulu on July 27 aboard the Matson liner Malolo and left one week later, the day after his performance …

And the No. 1 record in Hawaii during this week in 1989 is If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Simply Red

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