Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ – Celebrity news

CAN WE TALK? About Joan Rivers, that is, who appears July 3 in a special engagement at Blaisdell Concert Hall. The outrageously funny diva of comedy won’t leave any topic unturned … not world leaders, celebrities, family or fashion. Reserved tickets are now on sale at Blaisdell and Ticketmaster …


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Joan Rivers. Charles William Bush photo

Spotted: Big Sean with his new lady Naya Rivera. The couple had a blast with a few close friends on their Hawaiian dream vacation. Naya looked smokin’ hot in a leopard-print bikini on their stand-up paddleboard adventure … and rocker Alanis Morissette and hubby Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway had a blast on the beach with son Ever

Teen singing sensation Arshiel is now performing every Tuesday through Saturday with the Society of Seven in their new show at the Outrigger Waikiki … The Farrington High School senior has been wowing the audience with her soaring vocals on hits by her favorite divas such as Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. If you haven’t seen the SOS lately, you should! With affordable validated parking and a two-for-one special for locals, it’s the best entertainment deal in town … Call 923-SHOW for info and reservations …

Attention flappers and flyboys … Hawaii Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary with a gala evening in the Gatsby Glamour style this Saturday (May 25) at The Arts and Mark’s Garage. The swank speakeasy boasts nifty door prizes and spiffy libations for all at 7:30 p.m. Join your fellow eggs at Hawaii Theatre for a live and silent auction, and fantastic entertainment by The Hot Club of Hulaville, Jimmy Borges, Loretta Ables and Starr Kalahiki. It’ll be the cat’s meow for 21-plus! Call Angela at 791-1302 for tickets … Fun fact: Hawaii Theatre’s opening night festivities included the screening of The Three Musketeers starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr., but the film didn’t arrive on time … it was still on a boat making its way to Honolulu! To save the day, a concert was quickly organized featuring world-renowned local opera soloist Tandy MacKenzie performing with local soprano Ululani Robertson. Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington spoke, the Hawaii Theatre orchestra played … The next day, the newspapers reported the gala opening was a great social event …

This week in 1959: it’s the 15th Show of Stars at the Civic Auditorium, headlined by The Crests and Clyde McPhatter. The show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday … and Monday, the Territory of Hawaii’s most celebrated radio station, 1380 K-POI, makes its debut. It’s our first 24-hour rock ‘n’ roll radio station, featuring the irresistible POI Boys and zany promotions that, by the end of the summer, catapult the station to No. 1 in the new state of Hawaii … And the No. 1 record is Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison