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Bol­ly­wood singer KK prom­ises to de­liver a top-notch show at The Globe

The Witness - - ARTS -

SUNCOAST Casino, Ho­tels & En­ter­tain­ment, has built a new mul­ti­pur­pose venue, The Globe, as part of a R1,6 bil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment on the Golden Mile.

With a tow­er­ing dome that reaches 15,8 m high and an in­te­rior floor space of 1 994 m2, the new venue can com­fort­ably hold 2 200 peo­ple.

It of­fers a se­lec­tion of con­fig­u­ra­tion lay­outs and has a cus­tom-built eight­metre by 10 m stage, two big screens, state-of-the-art lighting and au­dio-visual sound equip­ment, and sturdy in­te­rior trusses for the sus­pen­sion of ad­di­tional equip­ment.

The ver­sa­til­ity of The Globe means it can host world-class ex­pos, mu­sic con­certs, com­edy shows, fes­ti­vals, sport screen­ings, cer­e­monies, car shows and more.

Louise How­ell, Suncoast mar­ket­ing man­ager, said: “At the heart of the re­de­vel­op­ment has been the en­hance­ment of the Dur­ban beach front en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence into a pre­mier des­ti­na­tion for lo­cals and visitors alike.

“The Globe is a por­tion of our in­vest­ment in en­ter­tain­ment and events for the en­joy­ment of all.”

Open­ing the venue on De­cem­ber 8 will In­dian play­back singer Krishna Ku­mar Kun­nath, aka KK.

The mes­meris­ing Bol­ly­wood sen­sa­tion will per­form up­beat favourites in­clud­ing Tadap Tadap, Zara Sa, Awara­pan Ban­jara­pan and Tu Hi Meri Shab.

“We are ex­cited to be bring­ing out one of Bol­ly­wood’s all-time favourite play­back singers.

“This is KK’s first per­for­mance in South Africa and it’s worth men­tion­ing that this will be the first show in Suncoast’s new events venue, The Globe,” said Blu Blood man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Os­man Os­man.

“KK’s visit co­in­cides with the com­ple­tion of our de­vel­op­ments at Suncoast,” said Mike Dowsley, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at Suncoast, “so it is fit­ting to have an artist of KK’s stature to cel­e­brate the launch of The Globe ... we look for­ward to host­ing many more in­cred­i­ble events in our new venue.”

KK, who lives in Dehli, con­sid­ers him­self ex­tremely for­tu­nate to have made singing his ca­reer.

He said: “Many of my fel­low per­form­ers have boasted about the beauty of South Africa and its peo­ple, which I am look­ing for­ward to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing.

“I will be do­ing a mix of my songs, from the more up­beat songs to croon­ing the au­di­ence with some of my more ro­man­tic num­bers. I have a great show in store.”

Tick­ets are from R280 at Com­puticket.

Other acts ex­pected to fea­ture at the venue in the com­ing weeks are co­me­di­ans Loy­isa Gola and Ri­aad Moosa.

PHOTO: USHAKA

THIS­year’s­Dol­phins­By­Starlight,which­ has­ the­ theme­takes­ place­ atuShaka­ Marine­ World­ in­ Dur­ban­from­ De­cem­ber­ 7­ to­ 13.Ex­pect­to­be­wowed­by­the­dol­phins’aquatic­ aer­o­bat­ics,­ per­formed­to­Christ­mas­sound­track­sand­ live­ mu­sic,­ ac­com­pa­nied­ bya­maz­ing­lo­cal­artists.­Gates­ope­nat­6.30­pm­with­the­show­at­7­pm.Tick­ets­ are­ R199­ (chil­drenR160)­ at­ www.ushaka­ma­rine world.co.zaFor­ more­ in­for­ma­tion,­ phone031­328­8000­dur­ing­of­fice­hours.—­Arts­ Edi­tor. •­[email protected]­ness.co.za

PHOTO: BLU BLOOD

Krishna­ Ku­mar­ Kun­nath,­ aka­ KK,­ will­ be­ per­form­ing­ at­ Suncoast’s­ new­ venue,­ The­ Globe.

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