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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

MONKEE MEMORIES … Davy Jones & The Monkees held their very first concert together Dec. 8, 1966, right here in Hawaii at the H.I.C. Arena. It sold out quickly. Davy, just 19 at the time, was a gem to work with. While on vacation a couple months earlier, he agreed to do a last-minute radio station promotion during which listeners won a private dinner with him at The Willows. I’m sure the girls who won have fond memories of that special night with a very special Monkee …

Talk about a cover girl! Adorable Aya Laprete Powell recently graced the Pottery Barn Spring Break Gear Guide’s 2012 cover! Fun fact: Mom Angie Laprete is the production supervisor for Hawaii Five-0

Reps for Nicki Minaj are on Oahu scouting out shooting locations … making the short list is Kualoa Ranch, though things keep changing … including the producer …

Speaking of locations, Lifetime’s contemporary remake of the 1980s classic The Blue Lagoon is expected to film on Oahu for as much as five days in April … Australian actors Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans are following in the footsteps of Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields, who catapulted to fame as the original movie’s lead characters …

ABC TV’s latest pilot, Last Resort, will film on location until the end of the month. Jean Higgins, a producer of ABC’s Lost, is a part of the team along with talented cast members Dichen Lachman, Scott Speedman, Autumn Reeser and Daisy Betts

PBS Hawaii will air Great Performances-Tony Bennett: Duets II this Sunday, March 11, as its live pledge program between 7 and 9:30 p.m. This three-time Grammy Award-winning program celebrates Tony’s 85th birthday and features Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah and Willie Nelson among the star-studded guests. Tony’s duet with the late Amy Winehouse on Body and Soul makes it well-worth viewing … it was her last performance …

This week in 1969: The Everly Brothers perform in Ilikai Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom with the Honolulu Advertiser‘s Wayne Harada writing, “Don and Phil displayed a form never before seen in the Ballroom: twangy rock, with hints of bodily hysteria from the old school of teen idolatry. They have not lost their touch.” Highlights include All I Have To Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy’s Clown, Bye Bye Love and Let It Be Me. Tickets cost $5.50. Fun Fact: Their previous appearance in Hawaii was October 1961 at the “27th Show Of Stars” in the Civic Auditorium … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is

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