to 'Eminem Show'
Singer Eminem comes as the star of this week's
'Original Music Competition', which is organised by M- Entertainment
in collaboration with TV Times.
Competition' as usual give away Sony CDs, audios, gift vouchers
and posters to the readers of TV Times.
It's all about
the title. First time around, Eminem established his alter-ego,
Slim Shady - the character who deliberately shocked and offended
millions, turning Eminem into a star. Second time at bat, he turned
out The Marshall Mathers LP, delving deeper into his past while
revealing complexity as an artist and a personality that helped
bring him an even greater audience and much, much more controversy.
around, it's The Eminem Show - a title that signals that Eminem's
public persona is front and center, for the very first time. And
it is, as he spends much of the album commenting on the media circus
that dominated on his life ever since the release of Marshall Mathers.
This, of course, encompasses many, many familiar subjects - his
troubled childhood; his hatred of his parents; his turbulent relationship
with his ex-wife, Kim (including the notorious incident when he
assaulted a guy who allegedly kissed her - the event that lead to
their divorce); his love of his daughter, Hailie; and, of course,
all the controversy he generated, notably the furor over his alleged
homophobia and his scolding from Lynne Cheney, which leads to furious
criticism about the hypocrisy of America and its government.
album runs a little too long at 20 songs and 80 minutes and would
have flowed better if trimmed by 25 minutes, but that's a typical
complaint about modern hip-hop records. Fact is, it still delivers
more great music than most of its peers in rock or rap, and is further
proof that Eminem is an artist of considerable range and dimension.
The album The
Eminem Show now available 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
To enter this
contest, all you have to do is to answer the question on the coupon
No.80 and send it to the address given below.
is "Listen to Original Music Contest, No. 80, C/o Maharaja
Entertainments (Pvt.) Ltd., 330, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Tell: + 941672425-8,
Fax + 941699070. E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 September 24, 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.
Here are the
winners of contest no. 76 . The winners of two Sony original CDs
are Nuwan Chinthaka of Matara and M. Rizmy of Bandarawela.
Two audio cassette
winners are Dinusha Liyanage of Matara and Biyanca Jayasinghe of
10% off gift
Vouchers go to K. Roshan of Kandy, Sathyapriya Thiyagarajah of Haldumulla,
Sageewa Thotagamuwa of Galle, W.K.A. Bandupala of Kahawatte, Gunoja
Manuli Jayaweera Nugegoda and Cabrine Tillekerathne of Kandana.
are P. Jeru of Colombo 06, Amila Ruwan Kumara of Balangoda, Chammi
Ratnasuriya of Kadawatha, Ananda Lalindra Silva of Galle and Gwendoline
Adams of Moratuwa.
to the Millennium
"70's to the Millennium", a musical show highlighting
the changes in the music trends from the 70's to this Millennium,
will be staged from 7.00 p.m. on September 22, at the B.M.I.C.H.
The show will
feature some of the popular artistes who have contributed to the
local music scene for the past three decades and the new wave singers.
and La Ceylonians, Indrani Perera, Priyantha Fernando, Rajiv Sebastian,
Ranil Mallawaarachchi, Nirosha Viragini, Sangeeth Wijesooriya, Deepal
Silva, A.E. Manoharan and Bathiya and Santhush will be featured
at this show.
will perform a variety of music from Calypso, Western, Sinhala pop,
Baila to modern day Sinhala music.
act will be performed by the "La Ceylonians'' with a selection
of Calypso music from the 70's.
will perform "Maa Bala Kale" and a medley of Classics
made popular by his late father C.T. Fernando.
sing a selection of hits from her early days with the Moonstones
and "Three Sisters". The veteran saxophonist Harold Senviratne
too will be featured.
The pop hits of the 70's will be revived by Rajiv, in his unique
singing style. Ranil Mallawaarachchi will pay tribute to his late
father Milton by singing a selection from him.
will perform a medley of bailas in all three languages.
the organisers, the second part of the show will feature the music
of the Millennium. Sangeeth Wijesooriya of "Rangahala"
fame and will be followed by Nirosha Viragini".
A special act
by Deepal Silva of "Rate Minissu" fame will be a surprise.
Rajiv will take the stage for the second time round to present his
The final act
of the show will be by Bathiya & Santhush who will perform a
selection of songs including their latest hits.
The music will
be provided by "Rajiv & the Clan" and, Dr. Vijaya
Corea will compere the show. The dancing will be provided by Channa's
The show is
organized by HCIMA Sri Lanka International group in collaboration
with D.R. Entertainments.
for the show will be available at all Torana outlets and Tharanga
Records Park & Shop Nugegoda.
Kusumak' at BMICH
A grand musical fiesta - Suwandethi Kusumak- will come alive
at the BMICH today at 6.30 pm featuring Sri Lanka's top artistes.
from the event organised by Neela Wickremsainghe's 'The mother'
organisation will go towards the medical funds of the ailing music
director Stanley Peiris.