In The Mix
UB40 makes return in '06
Less then two years after their last visit, British reggae superstars UB40
return to Honolulu in 2006.
Local promoter Tom Moffatt is handling the arrangements once again for Ali Campbell and the rest of the band, who did a quick multi-island tour in August 2004.
Tickets for the March 15 show at the Waikiki Shell go on sale Thursday at all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices range from $29 for lawn seats to $49 for reserved seating. Call 591-2211 ...
CHANGES ARE on the horizon for one local radio station.
After a successful five-year run at 102.7 Da Bomb, program director/morning show co-host Leo "Kid Leo" Baldwin is moving to the mainland. He's slated to take over the morning show at WRDW-FM in Philadelphia early next year.
With morning partner Paul Ogata leaving as well, afternoon jock Sam the Man is the only one left who has been with Da Bomb since its inception. Or will he decide to follow Baldwin to Philly?
Da Bomb's Big Koa is also on his way out -- he's been tapped to replace Slick Vic at night on Hot 93.9 ...
MOST PEOPLE didn't even notice, but Blue Tropix quietly closed its doors this month.
The owners of the club will reopen it as Koi, and have wisely decided to keep neighboring Skybox open with its current management. Unfortunately, I've also heard that Zen Nightclub will call it quits on New Year's Eve, and the hotel that houses Maharaja Ultra Lounge is rumored to be rethinking its late-night strategy ...
REMEMBER that Jan. 13 concert featuring Keith Sweat, Midnight Star and Zapp that I told you about last week? The show is being promoted by Pacific International Entertainment ...
IT'S CHRISTMAS break, which means more parties. Help DJ Byron the Fur and scenester Christa Curtiswittmeier celebrate their birthdays at the Wave Waikiki tonight ... Rick Rock presents his "Jingle Balls Jam" tomorrow at Pipeline ... Like punk music? Check out "Oi to the World" tomorrow at Coffee Talk ... Ooklah the Moc also plays tomorrow at the Hard Rock Cafe ... And congrats to the Star-Bulletin's John Berger. During our department's annual Christmas dinner last weekend, features editor Betty Shimabukuro announced that he's getting married! Berger won't divulge complete details, so I guess you have to pry the info out of him yourself ...
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