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Margazhi Season 2011-2012
When her music elevates lyrical values … By Sudha Jagannathan
It was a classical recital by Bombay Jayashri on December 27, 2011 for Music Academy. The concert stood out for her interpretation of Varali and Sankarabharanam. »
Brand extension, the Lalgudi siblings show the way By Sudha Jagannathan
The violin recital of siblings Lalgudi G.J.R. Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi for Mylapore Fine Arts Club on the morning of January 1, 2012 for Mylapore Fine Arts Club was of Gold Standard. It was an unalloyed and tradition-rooted performance. »
A week-long dance Tapas!
Tapas dance festival this year presented a unique blend of various classical dance forms performed by leading dancers from January 8 to January 14 at T.N. Rajarathinam Pillai Muthamizh Peravai Hall. »
Bharathanatyam is an important part of my life, says Michelle Sequeira
She lives in Belgium. But, that has not deterred her pursuing this traditional South Indian art from. Thanks to her guru Kalpana Raghuraman, who is based in the Netherlands, she is able to learn, practice and perform Bharathanatyam. »
Where Bhakthi keeps cyclone Thane at bay
Even as the cyclone Thane was playing havoc with normal life in some coastal regions (Cuddalore, Vilupuram) of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, a tiny village near Kumbakonam had no semblance of the disaster. »
"Balasaraswati is akin to D.K. Pattammal"
A book on legendary Bharathanatyam artiste Balasaraswati was released here recently. The book was authored by Douglas Knight. The book was released at a function got up here recently by Westland Publishers, who are marketing the book. »
Practice a must for good musician, say Bombay sisters
They are simple and humble. They come from Bombay (now Mumbai) and made Chennai their home for music sake. A recipient of the prestigious Sangeetha Kalanidhi title from the renowned Music Academy last year. »
New York made my life: Anil Srinivasan
He is a born musician. He loves to learn. And, he doesn’t hesitate to experiment. Above all, he is an enthusiastic collaborator. He has a secular view on music and pursues a classical approach to music. »
Call take Mohiniyattam to schools
Samavesh 2011, organized by Aseema Trust in tandem with Lasyatarangini, an online Mohiniyattam group, celebrated the spirit of Mohiniyattam with talks and interactive sessions by eminent artistes. »
The arrival of young brigades
They are sincere, passionate and clear. They are the new stars on the horizon. They represent a welcome change. As a set of six young Carnatic vocalists open up their minds during a chat-session on the morning of December 12, 2011. »
Priya sisters play perfect duo By Sudha Jagannathan
They are charming. They play the perfect duo. And, they have the ability to balance their singing and temperament to adjust their styles. »
Classical texture, contemporary style By Sudha Jagannathan
In this modern mechanized world, Bombay Jayashri creates a tranquilizing effect with her magical ability to weave magnificent music. She was elegant as she brought lilting melody to the beautiful vivadi mela Vagadeeshwari with her impeccable voice. »
Music makes you more sensitive, says Aruna Sairam
She is contemporary, traditional and dynamic, all rolled into one. She is a fascination for the young and old alike. She has the uncanny ability to adjust her singing to suit the assorted sensibilities of multi-mood rasikas. »
`Edutainer’ Madhuvanthi on mission mode
She comes from an illustrious background. An accomplished dancer, a singer and an actor, she wears assorted hats. Above all, she is an educationist. »
An elegant presentation By Sudha Jagannathan
Sudha’s Hemavathy alapana shone like a ruby embedded in an ornament. She handled it with felicity and explored the raga brilliantly. »
Nithyashree strikes a perfect chord By Sudha Jagannathan
Nithyashree proved different with an expansive alap. She strictly adhered to the tradition and made it a point to present classical music in its purest form. »
iCarnatic to broadcast Charsur season concerts
iCarnatic has tied up with Charsur Arts Foundation (a not-for-profit charitable organisation) to bring you the December season Concerts being conducted by them. »
Mudhra to hold `Sangeethamum Sankeerthanamum’ on Dec. 20
Marudanallur Shri Sadguru Swamigal, a pioneer in Namasankirtanam, had traveled all over India and collected a wide array of compositions in different languages written by great composers. »
Gopalkrishna Gandhi to head Kalakshetra
The former Governor of West Bengal, Mr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, will be the new Chairman of Chennai-based Kalakshetra Foundation. »
Dhananjayans to get Mudhra Award of Excellence
Dance couple V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan will be presented with the Mudhra Award of Excelence. »
Sangeetha Kala Nipuna for Aruna Sairam
The Diamond Jubilee year art festival of Mylapore Fine Arts Club will begin here on December 11. The festival will continue till January 17, 2012. »
Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha to honour Sowmya with Sangeetha
Kalasarathy title

The 111th music festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will get under way here on December 15. It will continue till January 3, 2012. »
Ex-President of Singapore to inaugurate Music Academy fest
The former President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. S.R. Nathan, will kick-start the 85th annual conference and concerts of The Music Academy Madras here on the evening of December 15. »
Aacharya Choodamani title for Roja Kannan
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is gearing up for a month-long annual festivity.The festival will begin on December 10 and go well into the middle of January next year. »
Vani Kala Sudhakara award for T.M. Krishna
The 32nd Isai, Iyal and Nataka Vizha of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha will begin here on December 9. The Vizha will continue till January 12, 2012. »
Indian Fine Arts to honour Narasimhacharis and Nedunuri Krishnamurthy
The Indian Fine Arts Society will honour the dance couple Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari with Natya Kala Sikhamani award. »
An ageless show of a musical tradition By Sudha Jagannathan
Vasundhara Komkali, endowed with a rich voice, made an impact on the audience. Maru Bihag alaap by Vasundhara Komkali and her daughter- disciple Kalapini was presented with grandeur. »
Namasankirtanam is best way to promote peace, says Udaiyalur Kalyanaraman
By V. Balasubramanian
Chennai is slowly warming up to host the annual classical dance and music festival- Isai Visha - soon. Like the annual musical extravaganza, the decade-old Namasankirtanam Festival, too, has become quite popular among bhajan-lovers and audience, cutting across age. »
A musical treat for “Someone Special”! By Sudha Jagannathan
Yet another edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest began at the famed Music Academy here on Friday. »
Sruti teams up with Music Forum to host lec-dem mela
The Music Forum has joined hands with Sruti Magazine to organize a Lec-Dem (lecture-cum-demonstration) Mela during the upcoming December music season. »
Lec-dem series of Indian Fine Arts to begin on December 18
The Indian Fine Arts Society has announced the schedule for lec-dem (lecture-cum-demonstration) series for the upcoming music festival in December. »