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SPOTTED: It’s looking like an annual tradition … Julia Roberts enjoyed quality time with hubby Danny Moder and children on the Garden Isle, searching for seashells on the beach. A recent report cites Julia’s thoughts about a move to Hawaii so her family can “live off the land, bask in the sun and surf 365 days a year” …

Hawaii favorite SOJA performs this weekend prior to a bunch of U.S. dates – don’t miss your chance to see the group live! Atmosphere joins the island tour Friday at MACC, Saturday at Kakaako Waterfront Park and Sunday at Kilohana Pavilion. Audience reaction to their concerts last year was some of the best I’ve ever experienced …

As previously mentioned, monster movie Godzilla has started filming in Vancouver, B.C., and will head here in early July for about a month … New to the cast is British actress Sally Hawkins in a lead role alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Brian Cranston and Juliette Binoche. The film is slated for a 3-D release May 16, 2014 …

Thirty years ago, two young musicians made their first recording together at Sounds of Hawaii Studios on Young Street. Tom Boyd, the brilliant Honolulu Symphony oboe player, and an unknown local musician named Audy Kimura … the song was Lovers & Friends, which became a No. 1 hit in Hawaii that year. Tom, now a sought-after session musician working with the likes of Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Lionel Richie and Alicia Keyes, and on movies such as Titanic and Disney’s Aladdin, recently sat in at Audy’s “home in Waikiki,” Hy’s Steak House, where they performed the song together again. Chickenskin time! …

This week in 1969: The Society of Seven makes its dynamic debut in the main showroom of the Outrigger Hotel in Waikiki for seven weeks during Tommy Sands‘ vacation. A reviewer says their elaborate music often sounds like a whole brass band, with singers bursting with energy! Fun fact: the Society of Seven legacy continues with a brilliant new show by the group’s founder, Tony Ruivivar, premiering in May in the very same room … and they’re still bursting with energy! … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by The Fifth Dimension

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