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In aid of Gamini Dissanayake Institute : Grand musical show at BMICH on Nov. 16

What is described as a blockbuster in entertainment organised by Sri Sangabo Corea & Vijaya Corea, to raise funds for the Gamini Dissanayake Institute of Technology and Vocational Studies will be held at the BMICH on November 16. It is designed for lovers of music, song and dance both Western or Oriental, with performers carefully selected to give the audience a unique brand of entertainment.

Funds generated will go to finance scholarships offered by the institute to students who missed by a few marks to enter university and cannot afford to try a second time because they are born to poor parents.

The institute teaches the students English and trains them in Computer Science securing employment for them in the public and private sectors.

This is the second fund-raiser presented by Corea & Corea following the successful Better Mix. These two heavy weights in the show business world, one with his marketing expertise and the other with his media expertise, who have both promoted local talent have combined to give audiences in this country value for money in presenting 4 mini-concerts capsuled into one big blockbuster of an entertainer that will be vastly different from anything that has been seen and heard before.

Western vocals will be handled by Rajitha Rupasinghe and Wild Fire. Hits made famous by Bill Hailey, Chubby Checker, Del Shannon, Herman's Hermits, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Sandy Nelson, Gene Vincent, and super hits of Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley will all be performed by some of the most talented artistes in the country. Oriental dancing by Rajini Selvanayagam will feature Kaffringna and a fusion of Oriental and Western dances created very specially for 4 by 4 Exclusive. The Western dance spectacle will be presented by Darshan Wijesuriya of Footwork featuring El Latino and the Dance Academy.

The last will feature Oriental vocals with Annesley Malawana handling the best of Clarence Wijewardena's compositions. Errol Fernando some of the best of the Los Caballeros, Uresha Wickremasinghe and the choicest of Lata Mangeshkar's haunting melodies while Angeline Goonetilleke, who has sung some of the most popular film hits, will do justice to numbers specially selected for the occasion.

The grand finale will feature the ever-popular Sunil Perera teaming up with his brother Piyal. Sunil's choice is promised as a big surprise. Another item on the cards in 4 by 4 Exclusive will be "Nesan's Talking Drums" featuring Nesan Thiagarajan himself.

The musical backing for 4 by 4 Exclusive will be provided by Simple led by Mahesh Silva. The show will be compered by the father-son combination, Vijaya & Viran Corea. Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,000, 750, 500 and 200.

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