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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, September 15, 2006

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BILLY JOEL IN DECEMBER

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow for a Dec. 16 concert by pop icon Billy Joel, who returns to the Islands after nearly two decades.

The singer/songwriter/ "Piano Man" has amassed six Grammy Awards and 33 Top 10 hits. Among his popular tunes are "New York State of Mind," "Uptown Girl" and "Good Night Saigon."

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Blaisdell Arena.

Tickets $65 and $95 will be available at the box office and Ticketmaster outlets. (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

WRESTLING RETURNS

Those big guys with big muscles return in another WWE spectacle at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Among the wrestlers heading this way: Randy Orton, The Big Show, Shawn Michaels and HHH. Tickets $20-$60 go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the box office and Ticketmaster outlets. (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

SECOND CITY OCT. 24

Chicago's Second City returns for an evening of sketches, songs and improv 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Tickets are $25, $35, $45, at Hawaii's Natural High and Ticketmaster outlets. (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

HOT DATES

Sept. 23 Taste at Kapolei, Ko Olina Resort & Marina

Sept. 23-24 Keali'i Reichel in concert, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Sept. 26-27 "Last Comic Standing," with Chris Porter and Roz, Pipeline Cafe

Sept. 30 Jake Shimabukuro in concert, Hawai'i Convention Center

Oct. 14 The F.A.C.E. of Nuuanu street festival, downtown/Chinatown

Oct. 20-21 Gridiron 2006, Diamond Head Theatre

Oct. 21 Chris Isaak, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Oct. 27 Hana Hou! concert series, with Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Hawai'i Theatre

Nov. 11 "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, Blaisdell Concert Hall

Nov. 18 Richard Thompson in concert, with Danny Thompson, Waimea Valley Audubon Center