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32
The Arts
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
TIMELESS
MEMORIES
WITH
Corrine and her band
DIARY
by Mahes Perera
C
orrine Almeida is a living legend
in her own right. The music
industry in Sri Lanka has only
a few women legends to go down as
names in the books for posterity. Her
inherent talents as a singer, has brought
Corrine ever-increasing fruitful results.
She is one vocalist we know who
can sing any song - be it pop,
rock, soul, r&b and jazz
with ease. Language
wise she is well
versed in Sinhala, Hindi, Italian, Spanish - language as is no stumbling block
for her. Over the years she has proved
that the centre stage is hers and so
far no one has eclipsed her. Her mellifluous voice has taken her abroad
for countless tours and stage performances. So quite naturally she was the
ideal choice to steer the celebrations on
Fathers’ Day at the Kingsbury, where
the Sing-a-long and the spectacular
Brunch turned out to be a brilliant
interactive afternoon.
The Balmoral was trans-
formed to a grand setting event. The
guests were a crowd of fun and joy,
there was so much excitement, that
it was such a blast singing along with
Corrine. The event also saw some
surprise talented performances from
the guests that were amazing. Kudos
to Corrine’s band who played for the
performing guests with no problems
at all. The guests enthusiasm was
infections and to borrow a phrase
‘like Grease rocks,’ the Balmoral
rocked that afternoon!
SUNDAY
Guests in a happy mood
FILMS
SEEKING
FAMILIARITY:
Unrehearsed performance
MUSIC
TOURISM
The Strange
Familiar
generated
almost £4 bn
in 2015
UK Music is calling on policy-makers to create ‘optimum conditions’ for young people to enter the music industries, as a new report
reveals the employment and income generated by music tourists.
More than 10 million music tourists visited festivals, concerts and
small venues across the UK in 2015, generating almost £4 bn for the
UK economy, according to a new report into the live music industry.
Wish You Were Here, UK Music’s latest study into the economic
impact of live music and music tourism in the UK, has also revealed
that overseas tourists spent an average of £852 whilst in the UK, helping to sustain an estimated 39,034 full time jobs.
The report is built on ‘vast quantities’ of raw ticketing data collected from festivals, concerts and grassroots venues where live music
was the primary attraction.
The research measures direct and indirect spending – which
includes accommodation and travel – across England’s regions and
in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It defines music tourists as
people who either live overseas or travelled at least three times their
average commute to reach the event.
Across the regions
The report finds the highest total direct and indirect spend was in
London – almost £1bn. The East (£316m) and North West of England (£375m) generated a higher total spend than Scotland.
Wales recorded the highest proportion of music tourists (45%)
among its audiences for live music events, but London welcomed
the largest overall number of music tourists (3.2m) and reported the
most full time jobs sustained by music tourism (7,500).
Launching the report, Andy Heath, Chairman of UK Music commented on the need for policy-makers to recognise the value of the
music sector. He said: “The future of British music is dependent on
emerging talent, both in performance and business. Securing our
future depends on the creation of optimum conditions to support
young people to become musicians, songwriters, creative technicians
and one of the 39,034 jobs in this report.
“This report must focus policy makers on creating the right conditions for the future of an industry that astounds, entertains and
attracts the world.”
John Whittingdale MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media &
Sport said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a great testament to
both our live music industry and the musical talent it supports. This
is no surprise given British artists account for just over one in seven
albums purchased by fans around the globe.”
- Artsprofessional
ENTERTAINMENT
is also a film maker,
in 2010 in broaden
his horizons and,
along with his brother
Stéphane Foenkinos,
co-directed the film The
Delicacy, adaptation of
his eponymous novel.
The film was nominated
ver wanted to have a
twice to the 2012 César
cup of tea with literati?
Ceremony for the Best
Well, an afternoon tea
Adaptation and for the
at the Galle Face Hotel is
Best First Film. Following
in order when Ashok Ferry,
this success, in 2014,
the well known Sri Lankan
he co-adapted his novel
author and illustrator will read
Memories. The film,
and will be in conversation
directed by Jean-Paul
with David Foenikinos’and
Rouve, met a great
his novel Memories on 13th
success with over a
July at 4pm, at the 1864. The
million tickets sold in
turning point of David’s career
France. For all who wish
is done with The Delicacy
to watch the screening
(2009), critically acclaimed
of this novel Memories,
book that gets 10 awards and
which he adapted to the
over a million copies. In 2014,
7th art with Jean Paul
with his novel Charlotte,
Rouvesit will beheld on
D. Foenkinos
Wednesday, July 13th for
knows the
the opening of the French
consecration.
Film Festival.
This
Every year in June-July,
became
the Embassy of France
a best
and the network of
seller with
the Alliance Française
450,000
copies sold. have the pleasure to
organise the French
He
Spring Festival, a series
of multidisciplinary
E
July 10
Gunner Supercross – Minneriya Dhikthala Kaalagoda –
Lionel Wendt – 7 p.m.
International Food Festival –
Reefs Edge Resort – 1 p.m.
International Education Exhibition –
Hilton Colombo – 9 a.m.
Out of Time – Curve – 7 p.m.
Paul Perera – California Grill – 7 p.m.
Thusitha Dananjaya – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
Arosha Katz/Beverly Rodrigo –
Cinnamon Grand – 5 p.m.
Norma’n Jazz – Mount Lavinia Hotel – 11 a.m.
Savindswa Wijesekera – Cinna
Sam the Man – Harbour Room – 7 p.m.
Shasika + Upul - Sky, Kingsbury – 5 p.m.
Los Paradians - Curry Leaf, Hilton – 7 p.m.
Barefoot Band – Barefoot – 11 a.m.
MONDAY
July 11
Sam the Man – Mount Lavinia Hotel – 7 p.m.
Stella Karaoke – Il Ponte – 8 p.m.
Savindswa Wijesekera – Cinnamon Lakeside – 7 p.m.
Shasika + Upul – Kingsbury Sky Lounge – 5.30 p.m.
Ananda Dabare Duo – Cinnamon Grand – 7 p.m.
Shamal Fernando - California Grill – 7 p.m
Thusitha Dananjaya – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
DJ Shane – Library, Cinnamon Lakeside – 8 p.m.
TUESDAY July 12
Arosha Katz – Cinnamon Lakeside – 7 p.m.
Trio – Cinnamon Grand – 7 p.m.
Buddi de Silva – Cinnamon Grand – 5 p.m.
Thusitha Dananjaya – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
DJ Shane – Library – Cinnamon Lakeside – 8 p.m.
Mayura – Curry Leaf, Colombo Hilton 6.30 p.m.
Shasika + Upul – Kingsbury – 5 p.m.
Suranga Rajapakse – Curry Leaf – Hilton – 7 p.m.
Shamal Fernando - California Grill – 7 p.m.
Gihan – Kingsbar – 8 p.m.
Stella Karaoke – Il Ponte – 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
C & C – Kings Bar – 8 p.m.
Shamal Fernando - California Grill – 7.p.m
Shasika & Upul – Kingsbury Sky Lounge – 5.30 p
Kool – Curve – 7 p.m.
DJ Kapila – Library – Cinnamon Lakeside – 8 p.m.
Paul Perera – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
Suranga Rajapakse - Curry Leaf, Colombo Hilton 6
p.m.
Arosha Katz/Beverly Rodrigo –
Cinnamon Lakeside – 5 p.m.
DJ Effex – Magarita Blue – 8 p.m.
THURSDAY
DRAMA
by Dilshan Boange
July 13
July 14
Shasika & Upul – Kingsbury Sky Lounge – 5.30 p.m.
Funk Junction – Curve – 7 p.m.
Changing Lives – Park Street Warehouse
Ananda Dabare String Quartet –
Cinnamon Grand – 7 p.m.
Savindswa Wijesekera – Cinnamon Lakeside – 7 p.m.
Kismet – Galadari Hotel - 7 p.m.
Annesley – Kingsbar – 8 p.m.
Heart & Soul – Mirage, Colombo 6 – 7 p.m.
Paul Perera - California Grill – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY
July 15
Playing Doctor – Lionel Wendt Theatre – 7.30 p.m.
Bridal Exhibition – BMICH – 10 a.m.
Swarna Swara – Bishop’s College Auditorium – 7 p.m.
Donald & Mirage – Asylum Restaurant and Lounge
Bar – 7 p.m.
3 Play - California Grill – 7 p.m.
Train – Kingsbar – 8 p.m.
Arosha Katz – Cinnamon Lakeside – 7 p.m.
Kismet – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
Rebels – Mount Lavinia Hotel – 7 p.m.
Magic Box Mix up – Waters Edge – 8 p.m.
Los Paradians – Curry Leaf – Colombo Hilton 7 p.m.
Heart & Soul – Mirage, Colombo 6 – 7 p.m.
Crossroads/Effex Djs – Margarita Blue – 8.30 p.m.
Yohan and Honorine – Blue Waters, Wadduwa – 7 p.m.
DJ Shane – Library – Cinnamon Lakeside – 9 p.m.
Tamara Ruberu/ En Route – Cinnamon Grand – 5 p.m.
Shasika + Upul – Kingsbury Sky Lounge – 5 p.m.
Duraraij – Kingsbury Poolside – 6.30 p.m.
Audio Squad – Rhythm & Blues – 8 p.m.
SATURDAY
July 16
Stars of Sri Lanka – Nelum Pokuna – 6.30 p.m.
Playing Doctor – Lionel Wendt Theatre – 7.30 p.m.
Golden Memories of C.T. Fernando – MariansMuseaus College Auditorium – 7 p.m.
Bridal Exhibition – BMICH – 10 a.m.
Donald & Mirage – Asylum Restaurant and Lounge Bar
– 7 p.m.
Maxwell Fernando – Cinnamon Lakeside – 7 p.m.
Los Paradians – Curry Leaf, Colombo Hilton 7 p.m.
Mignonne, Maxi & Suraj Trio - Dance for your Supper,
California Grill - 7 p.m.
Norma’n Jazz – Mount Lavinia Hotel – 7 p.m.
DJ Naushad – Waters Edge – 8 p.m.
Mintaka – Curve Bar – 9 p.m.
Heart ‘N’ Soul – Galadari Hotel – 7 p.m.
Sheridan – Kingsbar – 8 p.m.
Duraraij – Kingsbury Poolside – 6.30 p.m.
Gravity/Effex DJs – Margarita Blue – 8.30 p.m.
DJ Shane - Library – Cinnamon Lakeside – 8 p.m.
Buddhi de Silva/G 9 – Cinnamon Grand 5 p.m.
Sam the Man – Blue Water, Wadduwa – 7 p.m.

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