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Talent & Beauty performs at the Zonta Ball

American Voices presents CoCo York and the Mike Del Ferro Trio in Bel Canto

Riverside Restaurant promotes T-Bone Reggae night

Talent & Beauty performs at the Zonta Ball

Cheryl Keegan and Katherine Voll

The young visions in sharp black and red on the stage at ‘The Dance with an Angel’ Ball at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel on Friday night, September 12, were the ‘A Capella group’ from Prem Tinsulanonda International School. The ball, sponsored by the Chiang Mai Chapter to fundraise for their Grandma Project, was well attended despite the torrential rain that deluged the city on that evening. Prem students worked in a number of capacities at the function, distributing wine, seating patrons and entertaining.

The Prem A Capella group made their first public performance of the year at the Zonta Ball.

Musician, Teh Intaranan, and his superb band provided jazz dinner music, accompanied on stage at different intervals by Stephanie Hannah, a grade 12 student at Prem, Bill Beasley and Matt Lambert, two members of Prem’s adult community.

Zonta’s Grandma Project helps grandparents raise their own grandchildren whose parents have died of HIV AIDS. The children are sponsored to attend school, are given nutrition and care advice, and small material donations are given to their grandparents. The Prem students’ service program requires them to go out into their local communities to be of service where their skills are most useful. Helping to fundraise is a small but important part of this extensive program.

The Zonta Ball marks the Prem A Capella group’s first public performance of the year. The group has acquired several new voices and a talented new director, Gillian Maracari. They performed two numbers and were met with rousing applause. The A Capella group, part of Prem’s growing music program, looks forward to several upcoming performances, the next to take place at Prem’s International Day, Saturday October 4.

American Voices presents CoCo York and the Mike Del Ferro Trio in Bel Canto

American Voices will present an exceptional concert of Jazz and Blues on Friday October 3rd at 19:30 at the Grand Nanta Ballroom, the Westin Hotel, Chiang Mai.

The concert, sponsored by Philip Morris Thailand with additional support from KLM and the Westin Hotel, will feature the acclaimed Blues singer, CoCo York, in ‘Mississippi Blues Night’ and the equally renowned Mike Del Ferro Trio in ‘Belcanto’.

Their appearances in Chiang Mai are part of a greater Thailand tour featuring performances in Bangkok for the International Festival of Dance and Music and in Bangkok. Both performers have recently appeared in Jazz festivals in Milan, Amsterdam and Japan as well as in Taipei, Malta, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia for American Voices.

This special concert in Chiang Mai is an undertaking of Amsterdam-based American Voices Association.

The ‘Mississippi Blues Concert’ will highlight the story of the Blues in the American south. CoCo York, a native of Arkansas who was raised on Blues and Gospel singing, will sing such Blues favorites as ‘Unchain My Heart’, ‘Never Make Your Move Too Soon’, ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and ‘In the Midnight Hour’.

In ‘Belcanto’, the Mike Del Ferro Trio will present jazz renditions of popular opera arias from ‘Tosca,’ ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Carmen’ as well as Neapolitan songs such as ‘Funiculi Funicula’, ‘Tiritomba’, and many more.

Admission to the concert is free on a first come, first serve basis, but a reservation in advance is encouraged by calling Khun Anongknit Luanpraphai at 053-252629 ext. 2141.

Riverside Restaurant promotes T-Bone Reggae night


The Bangkok Reggae band, T-Bone, played to packed houses at the Riverside Restaurant last weekend. Aod and Judit, the owners of the restaurant said this concert was a cooperation between the restaurant and the Carlsberg Beer Company.

T-Bone performed for the Riverside Restaurant’s reggae night last week.

It began around 9.15 p.m. at the first stage of the restaurant and played for half an hour before moving to the second stage in the restaurant. The concert was so popular it was a standing room only event.

After the first set, the leader of the band, Mr. Gap, the guitarist and the lead singer, gave the history of the band, saying that the band had formed 14 years ago with only three members, Gap, Golf and Num. After that, the band just continued to grow with so many people wishing to join in. The band now features trombone, saxophone, percussion, guitars, base and drum. They have already cut four albums, and have another new one which should be ready this year.

A packed house rocks to the T-Bone band.