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Expats Club hosts US Consul General

Off to a rockin’ start

Expats Club hosts US Consul General

l/r Corien Schuurmans, Chas Begley, Alan Hall, US Consul General Bea Camp and Phillip Johnson.

Mrs. Bea Camp, US Consul General in Chiang Mai since 2004 was the guest speaker at the June 9th meeting of the Expats Club.
Consul General Camp will be departing Chiang Mai and will take on a new posting in Shanghai, China this summer.
She spoke about her experience as the chief diplomat at the American consulate in Chiang Mai.
The Expats Club meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road beginning at 10:30am. Visit their website at www.chiangmaiexpatsclub .com for more information.


Off to a rockin’ start

The first round winners Simple Tone receiving their 5000 baht prize and a chance to compete in the grand final in December.

JJ Market along with co-sponsors TITS 106.5 FM radio station and Paszo Magazine held the first round of the 2007 JJ Talent competition which brought out the first four bands competing for a prizes totaling 50,000 baht.
The Pa Jadd band was first on stage and they performed two jazz variations to an enthusiastic crowd. The pop performing band named The Other Side belted out some original scores and was a definite crowd pleaser.
The talent competition which was simulcast on TITS 106.5 FM then brought out band number three Pa Kilio who belted out some popular loud rock songs popular with today’s younger ones.
But it was Simple Tone who stole the show with some pleasing Thai pop music that placed them in first for the initial round. The winning band members received an enthusiastic applause as they were announced the winners and took home 5000 baht.
The talent competition will be held every month at JJ Market and winning band will compete in the grand finale in December. They will also be invited to play at the January 12, 2007 Charity Rooftop party at Hillside Condo 4.
Next month the competition will be held on July 13th. For more information please call 053-231-520. (CMM Reporters)

The Pa Jadd band performing some jazz numbers.



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