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Icon of the middle class
The hilarious satirical play, "Chandrahari", a spoof on the ever-honest Harischandra had the audience in splits, writes KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.
Where the Millennium is lost: "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956). Bleak. In this one we aren't even in control of our future. The idea that aliens from outer space will take over the earth is one that can never lose currency and is as ...
STAR MEDIA embarked on its new project, "Mellinamae" a Tamil film being produced by S. Jeevan Babu, that has Gandhi and Dhruva, Shweta and Kalpana in the main roles. As is the trend these days, the film has a whole group of young faces. ...
Emmy winners ...
THE LIST of Emmy Award Winners: Comedy Series: ``Friends''; NBC Drama Series: ``The West Wing''; NBC Mini-Series: ``Band of Brothers''; HBO Television Movie: ``The Gathering Storm''; HBO Variety, Music or Comedy Series: ``Late Show With David ...
TWO WEEKS ago, word was received in Chennai that Viswa had passed away in Middle Town, Connecticut, where he had served for several years as Professor of Music at Wesleyan University. He had been in indifferent health for some time, and had a ...
Homage to the Oothukadu poet
A SPICY RTP in Nattakuranji in khanda triputa with pallavi lines, ``Paravasa miga ahude... Kanna unnai ninaindu ninaindu en ullam'' (lines from a composition by Oothukadu) highlighted Gayatri Girish's concert at the Oothukadu Venkatakavi ...
PANKAJ UDHAS was in top form as he regaled Chennai's ghazal lovers at a benefit concert this past week at the Music Academy. His soft and smooth voice is as captivating as it was 20 years ago, when he released "Aahat" in 1980. Looking as ...
Bhairavi sans gamakas
T. N. SESHAGOPALAN'S was the first concert in the five-day Sri Jayanti music festival organised by the Sri Krishna Fine Arts Society, Nanganallur, recently. Starting with the Saveri Varnam, Sarasuda, he sang next Swara vaaram and then took up ...
Vibrant and adventurous
THE PERFORMANCE of Mandolin Srinivas for the Krishna Gana Sabha was a testament to his energetic musical ability. Vibrancy of embellishment formed the core of his performing technique and the interpretation of songs was intensely precise. ...
IT IS a fact that audio recording companies have thrown their sluice-gates wide open in recent months to flood the market with devotional cassettes comprising light classical bhajans on the deities in the Hindu pantheon, chants of various ...
VEDIC SANGEETA Foundation, an organisation created to preserve and promote Vedic music and the flawless chanting of the Vedic hymns, had its first meeting at the TAG Centre. The feedback session began with soul-stirring recitals of the Rig, Yajur ...
In distant Canada, Bharatanatyam, as envisioned by Balasaraswathi, is being nurtured thanks to one of her first disciples. Priyamvada goes down memory lane with
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