Uncle Tom’s Gabbin

JESSICA SIMPSON, fiancé Eric Johnson and baby Maxwell are headed to Hawaii for a family vacation, and have invited their closest friends and family to come along on the holiday trip. The couple also has informed their guests that they have a big announcement to make. Speculation is on the rise as to whether the Fashion Star judge may be planning a secret wedding as Jessica’s second pregnancy rumors have been around for weeks …


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Jessica Simpson. Photos from Tom Moffatt

Remember “Late night with Santino” from Dragon Upstairs and Jazz Minds? He is now performing weekly at a quaint little bar called House of Brutus on Guam. Santino still draws a crowd of Hawaii locals both visiting and stationed on Guam, local Chamorros and tourists … Fun fact: The jazzy croonerscatman is toying with the idea of trying out for the The Voice! Stay tuned …

New Year’s Eve celebrations! Head down to the 2012 Aloha Tower BLOCK PARTY with eight stages and 50-plus performers at signature venues Gordon Biersch, The Lanai, Villa, Waterfront, Hooters, Bikini Cantina and the brand new Sunset Room.

Buy your tickets now at AlohaTowerNYE.com!

This week in 1982: The “Kalapana Reunion Concert,” featuring Mackey Feary, Malani Bilyeu, Kirk Thompson, Alvin Fejerang, Michael Paulo and Kimo Cornwell is held at the Waikiki Shell. The enthusiastic crowd responds with high energy as Kalapana performs their greatest hits that include Black Sand, Naturally, The Hurt, (For You) I’d Chase A Rainbow, Juliette, Molokai Sweet Home, Moon & Stars, You Make It Hard and Nightbird. The concert is recorded “live” by Bluewater Records and becomes an immediate best seller upon its release in early 1983.Tickets cost $10 for reserved seats and $8.50 general admission … The No. l record is Maneater by Hall & Oates.

Need a late gift? Why not give the gift of entertainment in Hawaii … 50 Years of Radio and Rock Stars – see and read all about them. From Elvis to Elton, Mariah to Britney … Jimmy Buffett, Led Zeppelin, Gloria Estefan, The Stones, Clapton and much more in Uncle Tom’s best-selling book “Showman Of The Pacific,” written by Jerry Hopkins and available at leading stores and online at amazon.com.