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Friday, December 13, 2002
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Romance in a troubled milieu
Careerwise, things have not been looking too good for actor Anil Kapoor in the recent past. But his next release, "Rishtey", could change all that, as he tells
COME DECEMBER, Chennai basks in the glory of traditional music. Though it is Carnatic music concerts that dominate, yet there is also a smattering of Hindustani music here and there. The most sought after Hindustani recital of the season will ...
Wonder creations by the challenged
VIDYA SAGAR'S exhibition-cum-sale of products designed by the institute's spastic, autistic and multiple disabled children has colour creativity and king-sized smiles reigning supreme, where `everyone can play and every one can win'! And clearly, ...
LISTENERS HAD an exhilarating anubhava in the concert of Viji Krishnan and Sriram Krishnan (violin duet) under the auspices of Nada Inbam, for rarely the performing level of a youngster is at the peak of excellence right through. It is their ...
Listening was a pleasure
THE FLUTE concert of Prapancham Balachandran, senior disciple of N. Ramani, was heartening in the sense that there was a sizeable, knowledgeable crowd to enjoy the instrumental music in spite of the early hour. The excellent acoustics at the ...
An aura of devotion
FOR TEN days, the Krishna Gana Sabha, supported by the Integrated Academy for Performing Arts, reverberated with the sound of extraordinary music. It was Nama Sankirthanam at its best. It seemed the culture of the Cauvery and Thanjavur had ...
SRUTHI LAYA Kendra Natarajaalaya is celebrating its 15th year winter music festival for seven days from December 13 to 19 at the Asthika Samajam, Venus Colony, Alwarpet. There will be three concerts daily and admission is free. "Sri Guru ...
In melodious tranquillity
SUGUNA VARADACHARI seemed to value tradition and padanthara more than anything else, and this was proved in no small measure in her concert for Kala Kruthi. The ambience was typical for chamber music and one could discern a noteworthy compatible ...
SCHEDULING IS important for the success of a concert and if Savitha Narasimhan's concert at Kala Kendra received an encore, it was because of her good planning. She must have deliberately chosen Arunachala Kavirayar's "Yaro Ivar Yaro" for her ...
Grand display of Todi
OVER THE years the approach of Bombay Jayasree Ramnath seems to have undergone a change. Soft-tone based exercises appear to be gradually giving place to a strong voice base, which is clearly noticeable in the lower and first half of the middle ...
SINGERS WITH a not-so-exceptional vocal prowess, have to possess extraordinary talent to attract the audience. True, vocalist Geetha Rajasekar had a good schooling. But, unfortunately, she has a colourless, mediocre voice. Her training and ...
Veena at a fast pace
VIRTUOSITY SANS melody will be an apt description of Rajhesh Vaidya's veena recital at Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan's Raga Research Centre. That speed is his forte Rajhesh proclaimed even in his very first number _ Dikshitar's "Vatapi Ganapatim" ...
Chaste and pleasing
VEENA IS a sweet instrument, provided you use it caressingly and not `assault' it to produce unmelodious sounds. S. Srinivasan's recital at Nadopasana was free from all this. It was chaste and pleasing to the ears. Starting with Veena Kuppa ...
Tribute to Abhang singer
THE PERAMBUR Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha, T. Nagar recently felicitated Abhang bhajan singer Tukaram Ganapathi by conferring on him the title, `Panduranga Karya Thuranthara' at Sri Gnanananda Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, T. T. K. Road. Senior ...
Honour for tradition
This year, the Music Academy confers the titles Sangita Kala Acharya on three persons and honours three others with the TTK Award of Excellence.
Talent, literary and divine
The Thevara Moovar Festival held in Chennai featured Panasai Sampoornam, who has been nurturing the traditional art of rendering Thevaram for over 50 years.
Veritable aural feast
THE MARGAZHI festive spirit was heralded in the city this year by the release of a Harikatha cassette on Sri Andal Tirukalyanam by Srimad Andavan Swamigal of Srirangam, brought out by the family members of Dr. K. Sankaranarayanan of ...
PARVATI RAVI Ghantasala's presentation of the Five Tamil epics grouped as Aimperunkappiam, under the auspices of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kala Kendra and Kala Pradarshini seemed a marathon effort. While the well-known stories of Seevaka Chintamani, ...
Dance for a cause
AS YOU wind your way to the back of the beyond where the shelter is, you wonder at the enthusiasm and the energy of the people behind the venture. They are indefatigable in every way! They keep going and to be honest it does not seem like there ...
It was the becoming that mattered
Gender lost its significance when the performer donned the mantle, as LEELA VENKATARAMAN found at Samavesham.
Abstract theme skilfully executed
ANITA RATNAM knows exactly the ways and means of blending the traditional idea into a network of contemporary idiom of dance. Her recent production, titled "Vaitarani," focuses on the Hindu belief of the Soul's crossing the river of bondage, and ...
In theme, content and presentation, The Other Festival stood out for the way talent yielded to the artistes' imagination and innovation.
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