Smokey Robinson will return to the Waikiki Shell next year, bringing along a cache of his hit songs
Robinson, former lead voice of The Miracles, will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 29.
Tickets already are on sale online, but be warned – it won’t be on the cheap.
Reserved seats will be $150, $99.50 and $89.50, the higher the cost, the better the location. General admission lawn tickets are $69.50, but lawn chairs are not allowed.
Robinson is the legendary sweet-voiced Motown Records fave from the past, still a big draw today.
You’ll likely be singing along, when he unpacks that stash of signature tunes, including “Cruisin’,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Tears of a Clown” and “The Tracks of My Tears.”
Online data lists this as a BAMP Project-sponsored event.
Mars in orbit
Bruno Mars, our homegrown superstar, has added two more concerts – Dec. 17 and 18 – at the Dolby Live Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. This is an addition to his earlier-announced Dec. 30 and 31 New Year’s Eve gala at the same site.
Regular tickets start at $215 and range up to $815, but these are scarce, since most seats have tremendous resale prices into the thousands, depending on the location. Tariffs are even higher for the end-of-the-year gigs, which – if you can find them and if you can afford them – include packages with hotel rooms and other perks. …
‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ No. 1 among TV newbies
It may not be the best show of the fall TV season, but the island-based-and-filmed “NCIS: Hawai‘i” has been deemed the No. 1 newbie on the tube so far this year.
The ranking comes from The Wrap, an online entertainment site, that put our local CBS “NCIS” atop the survey, with a conclusion: “When your show starts with ‘NCIS,’ the (older) viewers will come.”
The rest of the top 10: “FBI International,” No. 2; “Ghost,” No. 3; “La Brea,” No. 4; “CSI: Vegas,” No. 5; “Ordinary Joe,” No. 6; “The Wonder Years,” No. 7; “Alter Ego,” No. 8; “Queens,” No. 9; and “Our Kind of People,” No. 10. …
And that’s Show Biz. …