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NEWS - Archive January 2011
Padma Bushan for C.V. Chandrasekhar, Rudrapatna Krishna Shastry Srikantan & Padma Shri for S.R. Janakiraman, M.K. Saroja
25 January 2011: The President of India has approved the conferment of Padma Awards -2010. This year, the President has approved 128 awards. »
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is no more
24 January 2011: We regret to announce the demise of Hindustani vocalist legendary Pandit Bhimsen Joshi . He passed away at a Pune hospital on Monday after a prolonged illness. »
Paying homage to Thyagaraja in his home
24 January 2011: Musicians paid homage to Saint Thyagaraja by singing his Pancharathna kritis in chorus at the annual aradhana held at his samadhi on the banks of the Cauvery in Tiruvaiyaru. »
Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for Suguna Purushothaman, Srimushnam V. Raja Rao, Mysore Nagamani Srinath, Nagai R. Muralidharan &
Simhachala Sastry

21 January 2011: Girija Devi and Nataraja Ramakrishna, eminent personalities from the field of performing arts, have been elected Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna). »
Tyagaraja aradhana begins at Tiruvaiyaru
21 January 2011: The 164th annual Tyagaraja aradhana celebrations have begun at Tiruvaiyaru. »
Kuchipudi show of Narasimhacharis on Jan 29
20 January 2011: Legendary dancing duo Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi will present a grand Kuchipudi performance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on January 29, 2011. »
Over 60 artistes take part in Sundaram Finance Mylapore festival
18 January 2011: The 9th edition of Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival kicked off on the morning of January 6, 2011 with a Nadaswaram Kutcheri by S. Pandian and M. Mohan (Guru B. Raj) of the Tamil Isai Kalloori at the Chess Square of the Nageswara Rao Park. »
Good show by Karunya Raj
18 January 2011: Karunya Raj, a disciple of Shri. J. S. Murthy, presented a Bharatanatyam recital at Rani Seethai Hall on December 12, 2010. »
Classical dance is universal, feel Dhananjayans
14 January 2011: This darling couple is a daring twosome. From a husband-wife duo to a star couple, their journey to pinnacle wasn’t smooth. It was full of thorns. »
Duet is not just singing in Tandem, say Ranjani & Gayatri
14 January 2011: Carnatic music has been there from the Vedic times. So many great Vidwans have handled it with vision in their own ways. »
Make classical dance a must in schools: Chitra Visweswaran
14 January 2011: For her, dance is not an end in itself. "Dance is a window to great world culture," she says. For her, bhakthi is more to do with “spiritual awakening”. »
"Classical dance can be a tool to spread message on social issues" - Says dance couple Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi
12 January 2011: "Dance is a representation of beauty. It’s a powerful tool. We may not have a huge fan following. Yet, we can use dance to take up social causes." »
Learn classical dance for love of art: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala
11 January 2011: Classical dancer Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala is a daughter-in-law of the legendary play-back singer and music director late Ghantasala Venkateshwara Rao. »
Give music teaching a laya orientation: Parur Quarter
09 January 2011: The ‘Parur Quartet’ comprises three generations of violinists. Father M.S. Anantharaman, his two sons – M.A. Sundareshwaran and M.A. Krishnaswamy – and M.S. Anantakrishnan, son of Sundareshwaran, form the Quartet. »
Art of Living & Marg Brindavan to bring 5,000 musicians on a single stage
08 January 2011: The Art of Living, a not-for-profit educational and humanitarian organization, in association with MARG Brindavan, the real estate arm of one of India’s fastest growing infrastructure organization, will present ‘NAADHA VAIBHAVAM’, a historic event that will bring together 5,000 Carnatic musicians from all over Tamil Nadu on a single stage. »
Listen to recordings of past masters, Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna
tells youngsters

05 January 2011: Upcoming Carnatic vocalist Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna wants youngsters who aspire to become musicians to listen to the music recordings of yester-year greats. It is a sure first step towards learning a lot. »
Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival to host 4 vocal concerts
04 January 2011: As a part of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival, four kutcheris will take place at the Nageswara Rao Park this week starting Thursday. »
Leverage lens to reach classical dance to common man: Radhika Surajit
03 January 2011: If dance is an art, Bharathanatyam is a classical art. One needs to enjoy it. An art is a vehicle to learn life. Bharathanatyam is not just about giving performances on stage. »
It is important to know who you sing for, says Abhishek Raghuraman
03 January 2011: "At a surface level, music is a tool to express myself. At a deeper level, it has elements that connect one to the Divine. We want moments where we forget ourselves. »