Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ – Celebrity news

SHE’LL GIVE YOU something to talk about March 15 when you see Bonnie Raitt in concert at Maui’s MACC, and March 16 at Waikiki

Shell! Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart and ticketmaster.com – and they’re going fast …


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Bonnie Raitt. Marina Chavez photo

I received a sweet email from dear friend Loretta Ables Sayre. She shared a fond memory of a night on Broadway when she starred as Bloody Mary in South Pacific: “Of all the celebrities that I met in New York, the one that thrilled me the most started with a knock at my dressing room door and the stage manager calling out to me, ‘James Taylor wants to meet you.’ I have adored him and his music my whole life, and he was the kindest, sincerest, loveliest soul” … Which segues nicely into the fact that tickets for Taylor’s Maui Arts & Cultural Center show Friday, April 12, and Blaisdell Arena show Saturday, April 13, are now on sale.

This’ll be his first time back in Hawaii in 12 years …

Attendees were raving about Jack McCoy’s Red Carpet premiere of A Deeper Shade of Blue at Hilton Hawaiian Village – and they should know a good surf history film when they see one! Many legendary and noteworthy wave riders were on hand to celebrate Jack’s award-winning homage to the history and evolution of Hawaii’s “sport of kings” …

This week in 1982: Crystal Gayle performs in the Coral Ballroom of Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel, backed by a nine-piece band. The audience loves her, especially when she sings her big hit, Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. Wayne Harada writes in the Honolulu Advertiser, “Crystal Gayle’s two concerts at the Hilton Hawaiian Village were resounding sellouts, and she earned hearty standing ovations. She came to Hawaii fresh from a week’s run at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Hawaii is the start of a big Down Under tour.” Tickets cost $17.50. Fun Fact: Crystal’s sister Loretta Lynn (of Coal Miner’s Daughter fame) stops backstage before the show to visit. It was fun watching the two sisters reunite! And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Centerfold by the J. Geils Band

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