by Shania Twain
By Sanath Weerasuriya
Canadian singer Shania Twain comes as the star of this
week's 'Original Music Competition', which is organised by M- Entertainment
in collaboration with TV Times.
This is the third contest for the year 2003 and the 'Original Music
Competition', which is the longest running competition on TV times,
as usual give away Sony CDs, audios, gift vouchers and posters to
the readers of TV Times.
The multi award
winning, million selling superstar returns with a brand new album
UP! Shania Twain is back on airwaves with a brand new album UP!
Her first in three years, and already the reaction from her fans
is a huge..... yes! UP! is preceded by the smash 1st single "I'm
Gonna Get You Good" written by Shania and Robert "Mutt"
Lange (husband/producer) this track is a continuation of her astounding
global success with her last album 1999's 'Come On Over' which notched
up a staggering 34 million sales. Known for her quirky videos that
have seen her walking in the desert in leopard print and singing
with a band of muscle bound men, this video is no exception. The
video sees a space age Shania leather clad and battling with aliens.
As a treat
to her fans UP! is released as a pack of two - for the price of
one. The contents of the album are two CDs/MCs called the Red album
and the Blue album. The Red album is the original album UP! featuring
19 brand new infectious pop tracks including the catchy first single
"I'm Gonna Get You Good". Now hold your breath.... the
Blue album contains remixes of the original 19 tracks remixed by
Indian born UK based DJs known as Simon and Diamond who were in
India to have the remixes done at a studio in Mumbai. The remixes
are purely Indian flavoured with an array of Indian musicians/instruments
filled in.... Yes Shania Goes Indian!!!
in Mumbai, India, the album features the talents of musicians like
Rakesh Chaurasia on flute, Raju Sardar and Shaikh Javed Mumtaz on
dholak, Sunil Das on sitar, Hansraj Bhawralji Jawda on violin, Ulhas
Bapat on santoor, Madhukar Dhumai on shehnai, Laiqth Ali Khan on
sarangi, Firoz Shah on harmonium, to name a few, and the vocals
of Dayal Thakar. British-Indian musicians Simon and Diamond Duggal
produced and played on the Blue version of the album.
The album is
currently at Number 1 on the US charts, and has also recorded the
second best first week sales for the year 2002 (874,000 copies in
the first week). It is clear that UP! is a perfect blend of eastern
and western melodies, proving that music is indeed a universal language.
album 'UP' by Shania Twain is now available for Rs.1300/- at all
M Entertainment authorized dealers.
All the winners
of previous contests can collect their prizes from Maharaja Entertainment
(Pvt) Ltd., at 330, T.B. Jayah Mw., Colombo 10.
To enter this
contest, all you have to do is to answer the question on the coupon
No.87 and send it to the address given below.
is "Listen to Original Music Contest, No. 87, C/o Maharaja
Entertainments (Pvt.) Ltd., 330, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Tell: + 941672425-8,
Fax + 941699070. E Mail: email@example.com
All the entries
must be originals from the TV Times and no photocopies or faxes
will be entertained. All correct entries will be drawn by a panel
should reach the above address by February 26, the latest. The decision
of the judges will be final and the names of the winners will be
announced in The Sunday TV Times accordingly.
will be announced in next week's issue.
Here are the
winners of contest no. 85 . The winners of two Sony original CDs
are M. Ashik Hussain of Dehiwela and Ruwantha Jayasinghe of Kandy.
Two audio cassette
winners are Natalia Tillekeratne of Kandana and M. Leanage of Colombo
10% off gift
Vouchers go to Stanley G. Dason of Talawakelle, N. Logachandran
of Colombo 15, Thimal R. Warnakulasooriya of Etul Kotte, Shamila
Weerasekera of Kandana, Maseli Fernando of Colombo 7 and Arnold
F. Palawandram of Mount Lavinia.
are F.R. Shahabdeen of Dehiwela, Gangani D. Jayawardena of Nagoda,
Chamira Dulanjan of Badulla, D. Geethanjalee of Matara and D. Jayasinghe
of 70's in Galle
of 70's" will come alive again on February 22 at the Karapitiya
Medical Faculty Auditorium, Galle. Starting at 7.00 p.m. the past
pupils Association of Sacred Heart Convent Galle have organised
this show as a fund raiser to collect funds for the new building
the Past Pupils Association is planning to build to accommodate
This is the
first time a "Stars of 70's" show is being held in Galle
and it's the first show of the year 2003.
Stars of 70's
was first held in the year 1997 and up-to-date the response has
been excellent. "I have taken the show to Moratuwa, Ratnapura,
Kandy and Negombo where the crowd response was very good, which
shows the group songs of the 70's are appreciated by both young
and old, said Annesley Malawana.
I have also
made it a point to limit the duration of the show to 2 1/2 hours.
To fit into this duration we can only accommodate ten artistes.
When a show drags on for more than three hours, we can see part
of the audience leaving the hal.
The show will
feature Noel Ranasinghe of La-Ceylonians, Indrani Perera of three
sisters, Anil Bhareti, Annesley Malawana of Moonstones and Super
Golden Chimes Fame, Shanaka and Lankika Perera of Golden Chimes,
Priya Pieris of La-Bambas, Errol Fernando of Los Cabeleros with
his daughter Maria, Joe B. Perera of Meemesso, Dharmaratne Brothers,
and Derick de Silva.
for the show will be provided by Mahesh Silva and his band Simple.
Channa Wijewardene's dance troupe will too entertain the audience
with their latest dances.
At the helm
of the show will be Sri Lanka No. 1 compere Dr. Vijaya Corea who
will be the MC for the evening.
Food and Music Festival at the Super Club
It is the 'Latin
Festival' back at the Super Club of the Lanka Oberoi. It is a Mexican
Food and Music Festival at theSuper Club.
The unforgettale duo of singing Chefs Sergio and Roberto is back
specially for this Mexican Food Festival with all time favourite
Mexican till February 23.
specialties from tacos to tostadas, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas,
tortillas will leave the taste buds screaming for more while the
two Mexican-born chefs will keep the visitors entertained as they
sing some sensational Spanish songs, dance to some Latino tunes,
spin some tall Mexican tales and teach the "art" of drinking
their "national drink" - Tequila.
Island' at Russian Centre Auditorium
The popular children's film 'The Treasure Island' will be
screened at the Russian Centre Auditorium on February 15 at 5.30
The movie 'The
Treasure Island' is based on the novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The film version of 'The Treasure Island' has become one of the
popular children's movie.
The film is
directed by Evgeny Freedman and the production of the Film was done
at Studio Gorky - 1971 and composed by Alekseyi Ribnikov.
Aare Laanemets, Layimohas Noreyika and Algimantas Masyulis star
in this movie.
of the film will be one and half hours.
details about the film could be obtain from the Russian Centre or
contact Chandi on 68 5429 or 68 5440 during office hours.