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Friday, March 24, 2006

Pop star hunt continues

THE elimination round of the search for the TFC Pop Star in the Middle East continues in Bahrain this Friday.

Twelve Filipino singers - Levie Nacional, Ariel Forbes, Hazel Lopez, Marestela Watson, Marietta Miranda, Miguelito Gamba, Mervin Flores, Jonathan Zumarraga, Laila, Felipe, Siegfred Plaza, Oscar Callope Jr and Venelyn Billiones - will take turns singing in front of judges at the Sampaguita Club and Restaurant at the Moon Plaza Hotel, Umm Al Hassam.

Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8.30pm. Tickets are BD1 per person.

The singers are being judged on their individual voice placement and style, intonation, timing, song-image compatibility, interview and interaction and potential in interpreting their prepared fast songs and voice quality and artistic rendition, plus stage projection.

The round continues on March 31 and April 7, when the judges will finally decide which eight will proceed to the Bahrain National Finals on May 8 at Al Ahli Stadium, Zinj.

The finals will also feature Jerome Salas and Tata Villaruel - winners of Star In A Million, a popular TV contest in the Philippines similar to the UK's Pop Idol.

The TFC Pop Star search is a regional project of the ABS CBN Middle East supported by Western Union International, MORE Etisalcom, Jealous Jeans and Identity.

For more information, call 17728001 or 39106589.

Back to the 70s at Dilmun Club

THE music and fashion of the 70s and 80s are to make a comeback at the Dilmun Club's Candles Restaurant, Saar on March 30.

Music will be provided by The Sid N The Tonics band, a four-piece British expatriate band based in Saudi Arabia.

Tickets are BD7.5 for members and BD10 for guests, inclusive of buffet dinner and beverage.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, the club is organising an Elton John and Freddie Mercury tribute to be held in the next few weeks.

Finalised details will be announced soon.

For more information, contact the club on 17690926 or 17692986.

Night of fun for film fans

A HUNGAMA Night will be held at the Indian Club, Manama, involving a live orchestra and a variety of entertainment programmes.

The social event will showcase songs by singers, such as Sushil Bhatia, Poonam Sagar and Salim Zakaria.

There will also be a variety of dances performed, as well as a mimicry performance.

Members are encouraged to attend, and guests will be charged BD1 for entry.

For more information, contact entertainment secretary Ashraf Khan on 39655652.

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