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Money’s worth in Entertainment

The Rotary Club of Colombo has spared no pains to provide music lovers the very best that they can ever get in a single night at the incredibly economical price of only Rs 750/- per head.

The night will indeed provide a unique and affordable opportunity of singing along with those evergreen, unforgettable, perennial favourites and, after that, grabbing your partner and taking the floor. A Song Book, replete with 145 songs, will be in your hands as a lasting memento at no additional cost. Padded onto the fun filled evening will be valuable prizes and surprises that include awards for the Best Singing Table, Entrance Ticket Draw, Business Card Draw and the Baila Competition. To crown it all, the Bandstand will be occupied by the Super Stars of Song and Dance, Nalin and the Star Combination. There will be a sensational attraction in the shape and form of the captivating, Anura Palihawadana, the Shadow Star of Gypsies’ Sunil Perera.

The wit and charisma of Sri Lanka’s award winning Compere, Vijaya Corea, will add the necessary colour to this fascinating Sing-a-Long cum Sundown Dance which will be held on Friday, 1st April at 7.30 pm at the Grand Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel where prices on food and beverage have been slashed for the occasion with an offer of free corkage .It might be worth recalling that on the last two occasions, every ticket was sold out five days prior to the event. This year too, with all this entertainment in a single package for just 750 Rupees, tickets are being snapped up at the exclusive Sales Centre at Torana, Liberty Plaza, Every purchaser of ten tickets will be entitled to a reserved table. If more information is required, the number to dial is 2587474 during office hours.

Be a rock star at Nightingale’s‘Apparel Night’

The ‘Apparel Night’, the latest theme to come alive at the Nightingale’s Karaoke Lounge, will be calling all ‘fashionista’s” to sing their hearts out at an entertaining night full of prizes and surprises.

‘Be it you are in the business of apparel making, a fashion designer, a fashion editor or even simply a trend setter, come sing the night away as we prep you for an extreme Friday night experience’ said Shiromala Kirielle, the PR of the Galadari Hotel..

The ‘Apparel Night’ goes underway on the 25 March from 9.00pm onwards. The revellers are eligible to win fabulous gifts by participating in the ‘Hidden Song’ competition and sing to be elected as the best Female/Male singer.

‘We are calling all crooners, rockers, and “wanna be” disco divas from far and wide to come and sing those blues away or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere while we prepare to host the finest Karaoke Evening in town’ she added.

The Nightingale Karaoke Lounge at the Galadari is the perfect venue to relive the nostalgia of yesteryears, with an impressive song selection and welcome cocktails on the house.

‘Celeb Chat’ tribute to Gamini Fonseka

CSN/Prime TV’s ‘Celeb Chat’ pays tribute to screen legend the late Gamini Fonseka on his 75th birth anniversary which falls on Monday 21 March. Long-standing collaborators in the Sinhala film industry Tony Ranasinghe and Veena Jayakody take you back to those good old days with unforgettable incidents and anecdotes, on-screen and off-screen, with Gamini Fonseka, while daughter Dr. Thanuja Fonseka Abeynayake recalls fond memories of her beloved father.

Doyen of Sri Lankan cinema Dr. Lester James Peries breaks a long silence and faces the television camera at his residence to pay tribute to one of his greatest pupils. Incidentally it was Dr. Peries who technically “launched” Gamini Fonseka’s acting career with a (seconds-long) minor role in ‘Rekawa’ (1956). It was also under Dr. Peries that Gamini Fonseka learnt the ropes of film making which parallely launched him as a successful film director.

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