TV Guide Magazine
|“IMMORTAL HITS - JUST
|A musical extravaganza
of ‘chimes of the 70’s’ in colombo
of The 70’s’, a western pop band which revives the golden
sound of 70’s Sinhala Pop Music introduced by the great late
musician Clarence Wijewardane, will make their first musical
appearance in Colombo on July 31 at 6.30 p.m. at the
Bishop’s College auditorium.
With a view to refreshing the memories of the ‘SUPER
CONCERT’ series done by late Clarence Wijewardane featuring
his band ‘Super Golden Chimes’ during the 70’s, this maiden
concert of ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ is titled as “IMMORTAL HITS
- Just For You”. In this concert many new songs will be
sung, all of which are composed by Rukshan Karunanayake, the
leader of ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band. As well as the
legendary stars of 70’s namely Indrani Perera, Anil Bhareti,
Nihal Nelson, Vernon Perera, Shyami Fonseka, Rukshan Perera
and Sri Kantha Dassanayake will add the colour to the
concert as the guest artistes. In addition to the members of
the ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band, Osanda Gamage and Sanduni
Athulage will be joining in singing while Wijith Peiris (ex.
Drummer of Moonstones and Golden Chimes) and Sri Kantha
Dassanayake (ex. Drummer Super Golden Chimes) will be
accompanying drums for some songs. The compere for the
evening will be Dr. Vijaya Corea who is one of the greatest
comperes in the island. Also, you can watch the superb
performances of the youngest drummer in Sri Lanka, Udesha
Karunanayake who is eight years old.
The line up of the ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band is Rukshan
Karunanayake (Leader/Lead Guitarist/Lyricist/Melody
maker/Music Director/Vocalist), Sohan Anuhas (Keyboards),
Dilshan Wijesekara (Rhythm Guitarist), Chamara Jayarathne
(Saxophonist), Chaminda Pushpakumara (Drummer), Isura Roshan
(Bassist/Lead Vocalist), Udesha Karunanayake (Child
Drummer), Nirmani and Windya (Female Vocalists)
The band will be musically accompanying all the guest
artistes and they are much assured to sustain the
originality of the songs without doing any harm. Presently,
Rukshan is recording two albums of two Sri Lankan artistes
residing in Australia namely Nalin Jayawardena and Nimal
Punchihewa (ex. Drummer of Super Golden Chimes). The album
of Nalin Jayawardena titled ‘Paata Paata Samanalayin’ which
consists of 18 songs will be released at this concert. In
addition to the songs written and music directed by Rukshan
for these two albums, lyricists such as Vernon Perera,
Bhadraji Mahinda Jayathilake, Sunil Govinnage, Dr.
Vicumpriya Perera, Sriya Kumarasinghe, Nalin Jayawardena,
Chrisanthie De Fonseka, Dilup Patabedi, Nimal S. Perera,
Nimal Punchihewa and Latha Perera have involved in composing
lyrics. Also Rukshan has composed new songs for artistes
such as Vernon Perera, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayathilake, Ronnie
Leache, Osanda Gamage, Sanduni Athulage and Eranga Jayanath.
Rukshan is very much delighted as he has accompanied
professional musicians namely, Premanath Kodithuwakku, Sri
Kantha Dassanayake, Nimal Punchihewa, Raju Jayakody for the
commercial recordings at the Studio Udeshan by Rukshan
himself. Within this short period of a year since the
establishment of the band, the number of new songs which has
been composed by Rukshan exceeds fifty.
In addition to the songs performed by the guest artistes
in this concert, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band will perform some
fabulous English hits of the 70’s while rest of the songs
are being their original compositions.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,500/=, 1,000/=, 750/=, 500/= and
are now available at the Torana Music Collection (Liberty
Plaza), Torana Music Box (Majestic City) and Studio Udeshan
- Gampaha. More details of this concert and the band are
available on their official website on
After their maiden concert in Colombo, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’
band is planning to take over this concert as a series all
over the island. The musical experience brought by late
Clarence Wijewardane to Sri Lankan musical lovers throughout
his ‘SUPER CONCERT’ series in the 70’s will never fade away.
As a band which preserves all Clarence’s compositions and
reviving the Sinhala Pop Music style introduced by him to
the coming generations, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band warmly
invites all the fans of late Clarence Wijewardane and all
the Sinhala Pop music lovers to witness the “IMMORTAL HITS
-Just For You” concert and to have an amazing musical
|SAYURI – GLITTERS
AMONG TOP SEVEN IN DERANA LONDON STAR
London star is a special kind of a Reality Show, first one
of it’s kind, organised by the ‘Yorlando Organisation’ in
London which gives an opportunity to retain Sri Lankan the
identity to its contestants. It has also provided an ideal
platform for young aspirants to showcase their talents and
dazzle the world of music lovers of our country and even in
the international arena.
Twenty three year old Sayuri is really proud to be a
prominent figure of this programme which now has pruned down
to seven out of more than 200 contestants. Besides a busy
schedule of her postgraduate course work, she finds much
fulfillment in putting lot of hard work in the preparations
for the performance which was rewarded by the success now.
Born with talents from ‘head to heels in rhyme and rhythm’
her music maestro Rohana Weerasingha had advised and blessed
her to reach the present appreciable heights. The exposure
and experience she has gained from this show is truly
wonderful and memorable.
Sayuri takes this opportunity to thank the organisers and
judges for everything that they have done to brighten her
journey so far.
Through this experience she looks forward to release an
album making her childhood dream come true.
Furthermore, she wants to express gratitude to her guru,
parents, brother, friends, fans, relatives and each and
every one who helped her in numerous ways.
“I am very happy, now that we are in semi final stage of the
competition, and all the competitors are extremely talented.
I know the contest of being the ‘Derana London Star’ will
become a very competitive and uphill task – yet I am
determined to face the challenge of this Crowning Show – I
very humbly request from all my dear fans, friends,
relatives and every one to support me by Sending your
Valuable text massage to DLS_107 send,” said Sayuri.
|‘SHREK 4 – Forever
After The Final Chapter’
Now Showing at Liberty Cinema
|After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful
princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what is an ogre
to do? Well, if you are Shrek, you suddenly wind up a
domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away
like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph
pitch forks. What has happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing
for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped
into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker,
Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted,
alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted,
Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met.
Now, it is up to Shrek to undo all he has done in the hopes
of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming
his one True Love.
John H. Williams
William Steig (Book)
Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Brogan (voice)
John Cleese ... King Harold (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Cookie (voice)
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Yong Duk Jhun
Also Known As:
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Production Status: Released
Genres: Kids/Family, Animation and Sequel
1 hr. 34 min.
PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
|iPod’s stuck on replay
Manjari Phadnis is most likely to be remembered as Meghna
(the girl who is in denial of the reality of her parents’
relationship) from Jaane Tu… Yaa Jaane Na.
She is an accomplished actress who has worked in a few
Bengali and Telugu films too along with a few Bollywood
movies. And apart from being a talented actor, she is also a
trained classical singer.
She loves listening to music, and says that Hip Hop, RnB and
House are her favourite genres. So, does she just listen to
songs for these genres?
“No”, she says adding that ‘that depends on my mood.’ And
which are her favourite songs that she can keep listening
“They definitely have to be Moonlight Kiss, Dreams On Fire
and A Gift Of Thistle from Braveheart”, she replies.