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NEWS - Archive December 2010
Keyboard Satya is now a `B’ grade artiste with AIR
31 December 2010: For the first time, the All-India Radio (AIR) has recognized a practitioner of Carnatic music with a non-classical instrument keyboard. »
Nominations sought for best dance critic award
31 December 2010: 'Noopura Bhramari' is planning to conduct a Karnataka state-level competition for 'best dance review / criticism of the year-2010'. »
Expose common man to classical dance: Padma Subrahmanyam
29 December 2010: Bharatnatyam exponent Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam was at her articulate best, as she fielded a range of questions with aplomb at a coffee chat organized by Deccan Chronicle at the Rasam Restaurant here on the breezy morning of December 28, 2010. »
There is music beyond concert platforms, says Veena E. Gayathri
29 December 2010: For E. Gayathri, Veena is a `Rahasya Vidya’ and is equal to Sri Vidya Upasana. Veena is also a form of meditation for her. From a spiritual perspective, Veena gives sublime bliss to her. For Gayathri, this is a choice instrument. »
An artiste’s job is to resurrect interest in classicism, feels Carnatic vocalist Prasanna Venkatraman
27 December 2010: A concert is by and large an entertainment and revolves around satisfying fans. But a singer has to make his or her recital attractive within the Carnatic music idiom, asserts 27-year-old upcoming vocalist Prasanna Venkatraman. »
G.S. Mani wants Government to help take Carnatic music to masses
24 December 2010: A big push from the Government is a must for taking Carnatic music to masses, declares senior vocalist G. S. Mani. »
Melody is an experience, says Bombay Jayashri
17 December 2010: Vocalist Bombay Jayashri was at her eloquent best when she presented a lecture-cum-demonstration concert for Brhaddvani at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium here on Dec 17, 2010. »
Three big sabhas flag off music fest
16 December 2010: Three majar sabhas in the city have commenced their annual music festivals. The Music Academy, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha and Narada Gana Sabha have kick-started their December concerts on Wednesday. »
K.S.Venkataraman of Mylapore Fine Arts is no more
14 December 2010: K.S. Venkataraman, Secretary, The Mylapore Fine Arts Club (MFAC), is no more. He breathed his last on Monday. »
Commemorative stamps on 3 Carnatic musicians
12 December 2010: The Department of Posts, Ministry of Telecommunications, has come out with a set of three stamps picturing giants of Carnatic music. Musicians whose picture grace the commemorative stamps are: Famous nadaswaram artiste T N Rajarathinam Pillai, T Balasaraswathi, the renowned danseuse, and veena Dhanmmal. »
Chitravina Ravikiran lauds PM's support for the cause of cultural re-awakening
09 December 2010: Chitravina N Ravikiran, who formed a part of the All- India Musicians Group (AIMG) delegation that met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in the capital yesterday felt that the interaction would eventually catalyse a much needed renaissance. »
PM favours welfare fund for artistes
08 December 2010: The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has called for a re-look at the artistes' pension scheme. »
Exhibition on musicians
08 December 2010: An exhibition of oils on canvas on Carnatic and Hindustani musicians by artiste Deepak Patil of is being showcased at Studio Palazzo, an art gallery at No: 7, Seethamma Road, Alwarpet, Chennai. »