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The many faces of Evita

The many faces of Evita

For a journalist, meeting the cast of the Workshop Players’ forthcoming production of ‘Evita’ can be an intimidating business. One is faced not just with one, but four Evas…and three Ches and two Peróns besides. Do you blame me for saying ‘No, thank you,’ to meeting the Magaldis? Perhaps you should – after all here [...]

Mirror Magazine

Connecting mind and body

Though Devika Sekhar knows the basics of a dozen dance forms – from belly dancing to bharatanatyam – her movement classes aren’t about dance at all. Instead, with a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy from a London University, she uses movement therapy to help people deal with problems as diverse [...]

Bring on the Sunburn

Afrojack is heading to Sri Lanka, ladies and gentlemen. Need I say more? In a country where a scorching sun beats down mercilessly on a regular basis, not everyone is enthusiastic about sunburns . However, come October 7 all that is about to change, as Sunburn- Asia’s largest music festival-heads to our shores for a [...]

Telling a tale through dance

Telling a tale through dance

The Arpeggio Creative Dance Academy presented their eighth production to an international audience. ‘Kuveni-Vijaya: the lovers of Thambapanni’, a narrative of an age-old story told through contemporary dance was showcased in India recently in parallel to the world famous Buddhist Film Festival in Ladakh. In India, the group performed in front of a diverse and [...]

On with the show

On with  the show

With the semi-finals of the Inter-school Shakespeare Drama Competition ending amidst much speculation, one can only hope that the finals (on October 5 and 6) will deliver more of what the audience has been able to glimpse.  The nine finalist schools are putting in late rehearsals and sleepless nights to ensure that they don’t disappoint [...]

TV Times

Dance to the music of ‘Black Velvet’

Dance to the music of ‘Black Velvet’

Popular band ‘Black Velvet’ led by singing husband and wife duo Yohan and Honorine, has come a long way. With more than two decades of experience behind them in the music field ‘Black Velvet’ has become one of the leading dance bands in the city. They perform at Hilton, Cinnamon Lakeside lobbies on regular basis [...]

14 years of golden music with Gold FM

Gold FM celebrated 14 years of being pioneers in the Sri Lankan radio industry on 19 September. With the launch of a brand new concept of radio in 1998, Gold FM was the first 24-hour Sri Lankan radio station to fill the void in golden oldies music from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with [...]

‘Blue Black Explosion- 2’ at Musaeus College Auditorium

‘Blue Black Explosion-2’, yet another unforgettable evening of music and entertainment organized by the Old Boys Association of the S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia will come alive on 20 October at the Musaeus College Auditorium. The star studded combination of musicians for the evening consists of Desmond De Silva specially flown down from Australia to [...]

‘On the Rocks with Hitz of 70s’

‘On the Rocks with Hitz of 70s’, mega Retro party was held at the Club House for the seventh successful year at the Old Thomians’ Swimming Club (OTSC) recently.Seventies stars -Annesley Malawana, Mariazelle Gunathileka, Ronnie Lietch, Paul Fernando were among the star studded night performing ever popular songs of the 70’s to the musical backing [...]

‘Senasuru Maaruwa’ a suspenseful tragedy

‘Senasuru Maaruwa’ a suspenseful tragedy

Udayakantha Warnasuriya who was well-known for making suspense thriller movies in Sri Lankan cinema has returned to his popular genre after several years with ‘Senasuru Maaruwa’, a story of a terrible transaction that takes place between two friends. Having won critical acclaims and multiple awards in both Presidential and Sarasavi Award ceremonies, Udayakantha, the director [...]

AF bring films of variety

Alliance Française de Colombo, one of the regular hotspot for French movies will bring French cinematic creations with various genres of cinema during the month of October. The weekly shows will bring two screenings on Tuesday at 3 pm and Wednesday at 6.30 pm at the Alliance Francaise auditorium. Screening on Tuesday and Wednesday, month’s [...]

‘Nemo’ back in Water

‘Nemo’ back in Water

‘Finding Nemo’ an American 3D-animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Andrew Stanton, is now being screened at Ultra in Majestic Cineplex Colombo. Walt Disney Pictures released in 2003 and re-released in 3D in September, 2012, ‘Finding Nemo’ will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on December 4, 2012. The film won the Academy [...]

‘Heroine’ opens reality behind screen

‘Heroine’  opens reality  behind screen

‘Heroine’, a move that takes the viewers on a voyeuristic journey to see what really goes on behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans from the Bollywood, now being screened at Gold in Majestic Cinemplex Colombo. Starring Kareena Kapoor, as heroine the film revolves around the life of a once successful [...]

MJF Media Network launches Everlasting Radio 97FM

Everlasting Radio 97FM, the latest player in the radio scene, launched by its parent company MJF Media (Pvt.) Ltd. MJF Media (Pvt.) Ltd, part of the MJF Group, added that the English radio station will be the first of three planned channels, with radio stations for the Sinhala and Tamil speaking audiences also in the [...]

Persionality Development with A. W. Institution

The inauguration of the A. W. institution of Training and Etiquette was held at the Galadari Hotel recently. The head table was distinguished by Deputy General Manager Mr. Mangala Randeniya of the Sri  Lankan Foreign  Employment Bureau,  Anusha Withanage, Managing Director of A. W. Institution of Training and Etiquette, Lalith Rajapakse, Deputy Principal of International [...]

Santiniketan show

Char-Adhayaya, a dance and musical show and a painting exhibition organised by Santiniketan Friends will be held from October 15 to 18 in Colombo.  In collaboration with the SAARC Cultural Centre, the cultural show with dance and music tittled ‘Festival of Santiniketan’ will be held at the John de Silva Theatre and at the Museus [...]

Industry players in Ecotourism study tour/field trip

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) recently concluded its latest academy project on Ecotourism Business Development (EBD) programme at the Sri Lanka Institute ofTourism and Hotel Management (Ceylon Hotel’s School) for the members of the industry. The participants for EBD Programme was drawn from a cross section of travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka such as [...]

Big screen and bigger T20 deals at Colombo Courtyard

Big screen and bigger T20 deals at Colombo Courtyard

The city is abuzz. From the most ardent fans of cricket here in the island from across the globe, to even the slightly less cricket crazy, there is no way the excitement could escape anybody. Colombo Courtyard’s pieced together a fabulous array of offers on cuisine and special beverages – surely this is where it [...]

Over 700 Sri Lankan Inventions on display at National exhibition at BMICH today

Over 700 Sri Lankan inventions would be on display from September 30 (today) to October 2 at the ‘SahasakNimevum’ national exhibition at the BMICH Colombo, organized by the Sri Lanka Inventors Commission (SLIC). “I am extremely delighted by the enthusiastic participation of leading private sector organizations to support our inventors by way of active sponsorships [...]

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