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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

APRIL 24, 1982 … I presented Jimmy Buffett in his first Waikiki Shell concert. Now, 30 years later on March 18, 2012, he’s returning to the Shell to celebrate! I’m excited, he’s excited and Parrotheads from everywhere will flock to the party of the year! Tickets on sale this Friday …

Spotted at the beach: Author, televangelist and senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church Joel Osteen and family. A staunch advocate for physical health, Osteen urges his multimillion-person congregation to take care of their bodies and definitely practices what he preaches, showing off some stellar abs …

We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz … at the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei now through Feb. 25. The lineup includes Celia Kenney (Dorothy), Thomas Olson (Scarecrow), Austen Amparo (Tin Man) and Douglas Nettel (Cowardly Lion). For tickets and information, go to packapolei.org …

Ska musician Chris Murray is back for one night only Friday at Anna O’Briens. Also performing that night are The Blue Ribbons, Pimpbot, Completely Insane and DJ Jet Boy. Ages: 21-plus, $7 cover charge …

A must-see show in Waikiki is Lani Misalucha at the Waikiki Beachcomber. What a talent!

Time to get your beads on … Fat Tuesday is Feb. 21, and the celebration will be big at the 12th annual Mardi Gras Street Festival, with rhythm, dancing, costumes, great food and as much laissez les bons temps rouler as several thousand Mardi Gras revelers can manage! Admission is free downtown on Nuuanu Avenue from 6 to 10 p.m. …

Emme’s Island Moments special, Ka’ilila’au’s Canoe: A Journey of Spirit, is part of the in-flight entertainment on Hawaiian Airlines’ Mainland-to-Hawaii flights through March. One of the song selections that truly fit the documentary: A Song for Sonny, which Makana wrote for the late Sonny Chillingworth. Interestingly, the namesake of the canoe is Ka’ilila’au, whose nickname was “Sunny” …

This week in 1992: Sting performs for two nights at Blaisdell Arena, the last stop on his 14-month “Soul Cages” tour. The two-hour show includes favorites like Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Message In A Bottle and a terrific version of the Jimi Hendrix classic Purple Haze. Tickets cost $25 and $19.50 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred

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