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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

AMONG THE CELEBRITIES on holiday in Hawaii since … well, the holidays … Kenny Chesney and mystery girlfriend Mary, who’s the subject of much speculation on the interwebs these days … Reese Witherspoon, who hit the beach with husband Jim Toth and their three kids – including 3-month-old Tennessee James Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig and model girlfriend Nicole Pedra, adorable on a tandem standup paddleboard … and Glee star Lea Michele and boyfriend Cory Monteith, who snuck off to a private bungalow at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel …

Was able to preview the performances in the new Shanghai Circus show this weekend at Hawaii Theatre …

all I can say is, WOW! The artistry and acrobatics are amazing, with 2:30 p.m. matinees and 7:30 evening shows this Friday, Saturday and Sunday … Get your tickets now at HawaiiTheatre.com or 528-0506; ticket price for kids is just $10 …

The Republik hosts a tribute to Janis Joplin next Saturday, with Yoza, Erin Smith, Kahnma K, Violetta Beretta, Makke Farley, Big Mox, Devon Williams, Chris Chorney and Kings of Spade! For tickets and info, go to Janis.eventbrite.com

I hope you’ll enjoy The Show Must Go On, the hourlong TV special produced and directed by the impeccable Phil Arnone, and written by the talented Robert Pennybacker. I’m humbled that they considered me a suitable subject, and I’m appreciative of Michael W. Perry‘s eloquent narration. It airs Thursday at 7 p.m. on KGMB, and Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. on KHNL …

Get jazzy Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 p.m. at the Smooth Jazz Concert featuring Brian Culbertson, special guests Michael Paulo, DeShannon Higa, the Ornery Horns and drummer extraordinaire Chris Miskel at the Hawaii Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased at TIX.com or by calling (951) 696-0184 …

This week in 1987: Journey performs for three nights at Blaisdell Arena, one of the stops on their “Raised on Radio” tour. The 2-hour-and-20-minute, three-encore performance includes Faithfully, Lights, Wheel In The Sky, Don’t Stop Believing, Who’s Crying Now and Open Arms. Their bass player is Randy Jackson, who later gains fame as a judge on American Idol. All tickets are priced at $17.50 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles

Celebrate the fun days of radio with Uncle Tom’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive In every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Hawaii’s Kool Gold 107.9!

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