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- Admission to see Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
- When: Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- C$20.25 for orchestra, rows LLL–PPP or balcony, rows G–N (up to C$40.50 value)
- C$28.65 for orchestra, rows N–Z or balcony, rows A–F (up to C$57.25 value)
- C$36.15 for orchestra, rows A–M or mezzanine (up to C$72.75 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan
- Where you might have heard him: in over 30 Bollywood films
- Why you didn't see him on screen: as a playback performer, Khan records the vocals that make lip-synching actors look like great singers—kind of like Singing in the Rain without the qualms about lip-syncing or the rain
- Bollywood tune that propelled him to stardom: "Mitwa" from the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
- His other artistic gig: Khan fronted the popular alternative rock band Fuzön, which lived up to its name with a fusion of modern rock and classical Pakistani music
- Proof of how much Pakistan appreciates him: the government gave him the Pride of Performance award, one of the highest civil honors in the country
- But his true musical passion is: classical music—he's been studying it since he was four years old
- What to expect from the show: a performance of traditional ghazals—musical poems of love and melancholy—sung with internationally appealing vocals
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
The largest soft-seat theatre in Canada, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is perhaps most famous for its overhanging marquee outside. The diagonal canopy and its snake-like rows of lights were restored to their original form in 2010, along with the facility’s wood, brass, and marble accents. Inside the lobby, York Wilson’s mural, The Seven Lively Arts, fills eyes with fractured, panoramic representations of various artistic media, from slanted musical staffs to menacing Greek theatre masks.