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Dance to 'Eminem Show'
By Sanath Weerasuriya
Singer Eminem comes as the star of this week's 'Original Music Competition', which is organised by M- Entertainment in collaboration with TV Times.

'Original Music 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.

Third time 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.

Perhaps the 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 10.

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.

The address 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:

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 of judges.

The entries 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 Mattegoda.

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.

Posters winners 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.

70's 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. main auditorium.

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.

Noel Ranasinghe 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.

The artistes will perform a variety of music from Calypso, Western, Sinhala pop, Baila to modern day Sinhala music.

The opening act will be performed by the "La Ceylonians'' with a selection of Calypso music from the 70's.

Priyantha Fernando will perform "Maa Bala Kale" and a medley of Classics made popular by his late father C.T. Fernando.

Indrani will 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.

A.E. Manoharan will perform a medley of bailas in all three languages.

According to 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 new songs.

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 troupe.

The show is organized by HCIMA Sri Lanka International group in collaboration with D.R. Entertainments.

The tickets for the show will be available at all Torana outlets and Tharanga Records Park & Shop Nugegoda.

'Suwandethi 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.

All proceeds from the event organised by Neela Wickremsainghe's 'The mother' organisation will go towards the medical funds of the ailing music director Stanley Peiris.

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