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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin

I BID A WARM Aloha ‘Oe to world-renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar, who passed away last week. He’s near and dear to me … He was my very first presentation at Blaisdell Concert Hall Feb. 17, 1968. I later presented his daughter Norah Jones April 23, 2005 next door at Blaisdell Arena …

It’s great to see that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is honoring my old friend Lou Adler, along with Quincy Jones, with the Ahmet Ertegun Award for 2013. I first met Lou when he managed Jan & Dean when they performed in the Show of Stars at the Civic Auditorium in the ’50s.

Lou produced both the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show and Carole King‘s Tapestry album … and among many stars, also managed Cheech & Chong and The Mamas and The Papas when they came to Hawaii …

We love Woody … and Woody loves Hawaii! Woody Harrelson took a break from filming Catching Fire to hit the waves … He’s now a local, living in Hawaii with wife Laura Louie and their three daughters. Woody says surfing is one of his favorite sports … He’s been spotted on the blue board taking lessons more than once! …

Congrats to Aria Park on her modeling debut … in her first print ad for Sears! Fun Fact: This little beauty is the product of promoter Thaddeus Park of Artist Groove Network and his lovely wife, former Miss Teen Hawaii Mahea - proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

Looking for laughs this holiday season? Check out A Comedy Story featuring Paul Ogata and Andy Bumatai, along with guest star Jose Dynamite this Saturday at Ala Moana Hotel! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 391-5673 …

This week in 1962: You can tune your television set to Channel 4 on Monday night at 8 to watch a new TV show called Stoney Burke, whose star graces the cover of this week’s Aloha TV News. The show’s plot revolves around a rodeo rider confronted by many violent challenges while competing for the national championship “Golden Buckle.” The actor who portrays Stoney Burke is a man of many achievements … an athlete who attended NYU on a football scholarship and was offered a contract with the Cleveland Browns … an artist who is represented in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum … a structural steel worker with 14 months of experience building roads and bridges in Iran … and a photographer with national magazine credits. Yes, folks, Jack Lord is Stoney Burk, starring in his first TV series, long before Hawaii Five-0 … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Return To Sender by Elvis

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