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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ – Celebrity news

MAKING MEMORIES in Hawaii … Supermodel Heidi Klum and bodyguard/boyfriend Martin Kristen were here for a visit with six of their close friends. The group enjoyed Dillingham Ranch for the week …

Hilary Duff arrived at the Four Seasons Maui for a family vacation with hubby Mike Comrie and 10-month-old son Luca

After winning her Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards, Jennifer Lawrence got her hair dyed and flew to Hawaii for a couple weeks of Catching Fire reshoots …

The Rascals on Broadway! Sold-out performances extended its run at the Capitol Theatre in New York through December …and now, the Steven Van Zandt-produced The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream will open on Broadway … at the Richard Rodgers Theatre April 15, with 15 performances ending May 15 …

If you haven’t already heard, Hawaii favorite SOJA returns with Atmosphere April 19 on Maui, April 20 at Kakaako, and April 21 on Kauai (SOJA only) … Get your tickets at flavorus.com/event/SOJA/158224 for the Kakaako show …

Can’t wait to see Jake Shimabukuro‘s special Life on Four Strings next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS … and congratulations to PBS Hawaii president and CEO Leslie Wilcox, who was elected by the Association of Public Television Stations to its national board of trustees! She’ll serve a three-year term on the 11-member board …

A bit of history … March 9 through April 14 at Bishop Museum, the highly anticipated Congressional Gold Medal exhibit honors the World War II Nisei soldiers in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service. Opening day features a panel discussion, “After WWII-Hawaii’s Political War,” with former Govs. George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano, and the son and grandson of late Gov. John A. Burns - retired Chief Judge James Burns and Aina Haina Elementary School principal Brendan Burns. MidWeek‘s Dan Boylan will moderate. Admission is free. For more information, visit bishopmuseum.org …

This week in 1988: The Show of Stars features The Platters, Ray Peterson, Bobby Day and The Marvelettes in the Hawaii Ballroom at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Bobby Day rocks the ballroom, singing his composition Rockin’ Robin. Special moments by others … The Marvelettes with Please Mr. Postman, Ray singing Tell Laura I Love Her, and The Platters performing their last No. 1 hit, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

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