from Mariah Carey
Popular singer Mariah Carey 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
very first 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.
career is truly the stuff of legend. Since she began her singing
career, Mariah has become the best-selling female performer of all
time, with an incredible 15 number one singles and two Grammy Awards.
Along the way
she became the only artiste to top the charts in each year of the
1990s, and, with ''Heartbreaker", she pushed ahead of the Beatles
as the artiste with the most cumulative weeks spent atop Billboard's
hot 100 Singles chart.
spectacular five-octave range, Mariah has proven that she is equally
at home with sweeping ballads and pop, often incorporating elements
of dance and hip-hop into the mix. Perhaps even more impressive,
she composes all of her own material.
In May 2002,
Mariah signed an exclusive recording contract with the Universal
Music Group's Island Records. In addition, Carey has formed her
own label, MonarC Music.
The first release
for MonarC Music being 'Charmbracelet' the studio album released
on December 3, 2002.
album features the songstress writing and co-producing with such
a-list names as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Jermaine Dupri among
others. The album, which is lyrically very personal, showcases Mariah's
stunning voice, prolific song writing and incredible versatility.
This is fully evident on the first single, the sweeping epic ballad,
"Through The Rain" which is a perfect example of what
Mariah does best.
The album 'Charmbracelet'
by Mariah Carey is now available at all M Entertainment authorized
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.85 and send it to the address given below.
is "Listen to Original Music Contest, No. 85, 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 5, 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.
The Heritage Blast
'The Heritage' in N'Eliya (formerly Ceybank Rest) which
comes now under the management of the Heritage Group, held its 1st
New Year's Eve Dinner Dance "The Heritage Blast - off for 2003"
on a grand scale on December 31.
The new management
ushered in the New Year with great mirth and merriment and the guests
both local and foreign had a rollicking time.
the old Victorian era building of British Governors now under the
management of Heritage Asia and The Heritage UK Limited.
Lanka Chief and the former General Manager of Villa Ocean View Hotel
Saman Rajapakse is the CEO of this hotel.
Rajapakse is seen crowning The Heritage Queen - 2003, Ms. Yoshini
Ultimate Collection of Dalreen'
Suby, a popular figure in the Sri Lankan music scene, released her
latest CD 'Tikki Tikiri - The Ultimate Collection of Dalreen' last
This CD comprises
eighteen Sinhala songs and two medleys. "Oba Ma Sathuwei Kiya",
"Ran Kurullai", "Chuda Manike," "Gepalata
Awa", "Tikki Tikiri", "Ram Mini Agana",
"Apa Dedena", "Oba Ha Semada", "Prana Hatharak",
"Surangi", "Udin Udin", "Raththran Manik",
"Nelawena Mawukule", "Ran Sande" and "Ran
Menika" are the popular songs featured on this CD.
The duets of
this CD were voiced by Desmond de Silva, Ronnie Leitch and Rajiv
music arrangements for these songs were done by late Clarence, Stanley,
Earnest Soyza, Sarath Dassanayake, Raymond Fonseka and Janapriya
Weeraratne. But it was nice Rajiv came forward to do the present
arrangement specially for this CD', Dalreen said.
music was provided by 'Rajiv and the Clan'.
collection of Dalreen' is a Torana Music Box production.
Great Sri Lankan Rock 2003'
'Levis Great Sri Lankan Rock 2003' , the talent search is
well underway in Sri Lanka. Levis in creating what is potentially
being billed as the biggest musical event Sri Lanka has seen of
are only a few days left for the release of 'Major Seventh - The
Levis Great Indian Rock vol VII' CD, rock bands in Sri Lanka are
busy preparing for participation in the first ever talent search
of this kind in Sri Lanka. The last date for receiving entries is
January 31st in Sri Lanka. Entries need to be sent to Levis Great
Sri Lankan Rock, c/o Pesons, Levis Dockers Clothing Store, Duplication
Road, Colombo - 4.
the five top bands in Sri Lanka , a big festival is being held at
the Viharamaha Devi- Amphitheatre in Colombo on of February 8, where
five of the best Sri Lankan bands will perform. Orange Street, winners
of last years 'Levis Great Indian Rock' will be given the opportunity
to play at the Colombo festival.
One of the Sri
Lankan bands will be chosen at this festival and will go to New
Delhi and will perform at the Levis GIR in Delhi on Febuary 22 and
23, where 14,000 people are supposed to attend over two days.
One of the
artistes from both the Sri Lankan and the Indian GIR bands will
be selected and given the opportunity to play in the United States
later in 2003.
the Mumbai-based group of musicians, was selected at the 2000-2001
GIR for a US foray and performed, to great acclaim, the opening
slot at an Aerosmith concert in Los Angeles.
The launch of
the Levis Great Sri Lankan Rock 2003 extends the wonderful platform
for original music to Sri Lankan bands as well, and not only will
it help create an exchange of music between India and Sri Lanka,
but also give Sri Lankan bands an equal opportunity to get exposure
on a International levelî
aspect of the Great Sri Lankan Rock Project is the continuing efforts
of the organizers, promoters and the artistes themselves in raising
a common voice against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
NGOs in Sri Lanka, using the GIR project as a vibrant, youth-oriented
platform for increasing the awareness and understanding of the fight
details, please contact: Amit Saigal or Simrita Singh at RSJ, F-17,
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