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'Karl Katz' at MLH
'Karl Katz' band will be in action at the Mount Lavinia Hotel from December 22 to 31.

'Karl Katz' will perform at the gala Dinner dance at the Terrace on December 31 along with 'Antoinette and Rodney with Cross Section'.The tikets are priced at Rs. 3900/= per head.

'Karl Katz' band Comprises of Karl Katz, Charles Hollering, Roland Schneider, Lindy Huppertsberg and Peter Schucker

In his homeland Karl Katz, a multi-instrumentalist plays saxophone and piano, leads his own Karl Katz and Combo playing at many venues for lunchtime and dinner engagements. The Combo also makes broadcasts over radio and for this purpose he leads an orchestra including more strings and wind instruments.

A familiar figure in Sri Lanka Karl Katz artistry belongs to the fascinating era of Stephani Grappelly and with his amplified violin he has released many CDs in Germany.

Lindy is also known as Lady Bass. She plays the double bass and is one of Europe's best known double bassists. She was part of the Frankfurt Barrel House Jazz Band from 1979-89. In 1987 she formed her own band, a German American combination. In 1994 she was part of the group known as Swinging Ladies.

This group also included the 4 top lady soloists from USA.

Peter Schucker is the drummer. Also known as 'peshu'. Started his career drumming in the 60's. Later in the 80's and 90's he was playing with famous jazz bands in Germany such as Stuttgart Dixieland All Stars. He was invited for the jazz jubilee in Sacramento in USA 2002. In 1996 he was given honorary citizenship in New Orleans.

Charles Hollering plays the clarinet. He started his career at age 8 on the accordian. Then later played the clarinet. In 1958, he started playing jazz. He has toured over 40 countries. He represented Germany with the clarinet at the Benny Goodman festival in Italy.

Roland Scheneider is a jazz legend. A technical and emotional pianist who has played with big names such as Brook Benton, Miles Brothers, the Golden Gate quartet and Albert Nicholas.

KET come alive at Eden for New Year bash
Kumara Ekanayake (KET) will perform at the Hotel Eden for this year's New Year Dance.

This is the fourth consecutive year at Confifi Group and KET is in the music scene for the last fifteen years.

KET Comprises, Kumara Ekanayake, his wife and a guitarist.

For our performances we use superior quality sound equipment and our repertoire of songs and music styles are extensive and divers.

We have carved our niche in the entertainment field throughout Sri Lanka, also with our originals we got a good response from the public and the song of " LATHA LATHA" is a popular among the fans. With that I had many chances for the ontstation shows, but we missed good shows because of our special performances at the hotel Kumara said.

KET will be in action at the Eden on December 24 and 31. 'We've been at Eden on regular basis for the past four years,' he said. KET performans at Riverina on Tuesdays and Eden every Friday.

Although we play as a trio we can cover the out door Shows too and we are not tied down to any type of music.

With our wide repertoire, which includes contemporary chart hits to the evergreen of yesteryear, we have been kept busy and hope 2003 will also be successful for us? Kumara said.

Dish Asia: New TV
Dish Asia is providing in Europe two TV channels and one radio station, the project which is now very close to be finalized, is to get another two channels LIVE from India. Dish Asia, a leading network for South-Asian community Tamils (Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka), Malayalam (Kerala), Sinhala (Sri Lanka) with a patchwork of programmes from the major broadcasters of the region, Vijay TV, Jaya TV, Raj TV, Eenadu, Sirasa TV, Shakthi TV and MTV.

Direct to Home (DTH) services are available for the following satellites:- Hotbird 2 for Europe, Nilesat for the Middle East

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Eruption 2002 with Wild Fire
First ever new year celebration in Sri Lanka after 20 years with peace in the country, going to rock Colombo on this 31st night with different type of parties to celebrate.... Among all those celebrations the most happening dance will be at the Ceylon Continental hotel's BBQ & Beer Garden together with its adjoining Sapphire Ballroom, where over 1500 party lovers could gather. No worries about the rain out side and inside venues will provide the maximum entertainment for everybody.

YES FM will be presenting this glamorous 31st night dance with every -famous Wild Fire to makes sure the best music will be played for everybody. Famous red-hot YES FM crew will be spinning the hottest music in town for the hottest people.

Evening will comprise a mesmerizing fashion show, sexy belly dance, and best Latino dancers from the Dance max to keep the rhythm hotter and hotter every minute of the evening.

50,000 watts of mega sound, Unbelievable lighting show by Imagine, Redhot decor will create the most patronized dance in hi-fahion. The guest will be able to bring in liquor for a nominal corkage rate and that would be Rs. 500/- nett for foreign liquor and Rs. 300/= nett for local liquor and wines.

Tickets of this never to miss 31st Night Dance will be Rs. 2500/-nett including dinner - and Rs. 1500 nett dance only. Also a room package is available for couples who would prefer to remember the night than others for a nominal rate of Rs. 9000/= nett and it will include a Double room, two dance tickets, dinner and breakfast for two and evenign tea or coffee. Check-in time will be 12noon on December 31 and the Check-out time is 6.00pm on January1 2003.

All tickets will be available at the special events desk at the Ceylon Continental Hotel, Yes FM studio Crescat and rich and famous Majestic City and Crescat. Limited tickets available.

For reservation call Tel. 421221 (Ceylon Continental special events desk)

'Friends' come alive at Taj

One of Sri Lanka's most popular bands 'Friends', who have been performing in Switzerland are now in SriLanka after three years. They are now performing at Taj Samudra's Mix Bar. Catch them in action at the Mix Bar on every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The line up consists of Nihar Hameed, Udaya Welikala, Ushan Gunasekara, Marlon Amarasekara and the new female vocalist Gabriela Janska. Gabriela the newest addition to the band, who hail from the Czech Republic. 'Friends' who rocked Colombo three years ago are exclusively contracted with Taj Samudra this season and will be performing throughout December at various venues at the Taj.

On New Year's Eve, they will be in action at the North Lawn of the Taj, where a mega dinner dance will be held with a Grand International Buffet, dancing, prizes and much more giveaways.

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