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NEWS - Archive January 2009
Venkataraghavan, creative & melodious musician
29 Jan 2009: The sweet strains of Mohana raga hooked me one December morning during my usual stroll in Girinagar. Mesmerised, I stood rooted in front of the house from where the music emanated—I was lost savouring the nice swara patterns.

Celebratory event in honour of vidwan Venkataraghavan on February 1 at Bangalore Gayana Samaj
29 Jan 2009: A celebratory event in Vidwan Mysore Govinda Rao Venkataraghavan’s honour for being awarded the Karnataka Government’s Rajotsava Award is being held on February 1 at the Bangalore Gayana Samaj.

Padma Bushan for Dhananjayans, Padma Shri for Aruna Sairam
26 Jan 2009: Carnatic musician Aruna Sairam and the Bharathanatyam dance couple V.P. Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan have been honoured with the prestigious Padma Award by the Government of India.

Rajguru Smruti to conduct Sur Prabhat
23 Jan 2009: Rajguru Smruti will present “Sur Prabhat”, its yearly early morning vocal recital. On January 25, there will be a Hindustani vocal recital by Veena Sahasrabuddhe at 7 a.m.

Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha dance fest gets under way
17 Jan 2009: The dance festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Sabha got under way here yesterday. The venue of the festival is R.K Swamy Hall, Mylapore. This dance festival is among the longest ones of the Chennai music and dance season.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna for 4 top artistes
16 Jan 2009: The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, has chosen four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts as Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna (Akademi Fellows).

Dhandapani Desikar birth centenary fete on Jan 18
16 Jan 2009: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha is planning to celebrate the birth centenary of Dhandapani Desikar on January 18.

Kunnakkudy School of Music to hold Tyagaraja aradhana
16 Jan 2009: Kunnakkudy School of Music, in association with Lioness Club of Sri Dharshan, will be celebrating the Tyagaraja aradhana mahotsavam on January 26.

CCMA to hold music competition for kids
16 Jan 2009: Ohio-based Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA) has announced that it will hold the 2009 Children's Music Competition on February 22.

Competition on Tyagaraja kritis for kids
16 Jan 2009: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, will conduct a competition on Tyagaraja kritis for those in the age group 12-18 on February 1.

Abbas & Kumaran Stores join hands to hold art festival
16 Jan 2009: Marghazi season may be over. But music continues. One more art festival got under way on January 15 in Chennai. Organised by Abbas and Five Maadi Kumaran Stores, it is currently on at Kamarajar Arangam.

Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha's annual fest from Jan 17
13 Jan 2009: The 23rd anniversary celebrations of Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha will begin here on January 17. The celebrations will go on till January 21.

Parthiv Mohan of California performs at Sundaram Finance Sunday Park concert
05 Jan 2009: The 2009 edition of the monthly mikeless ‘Sundaram Finance Sunday Kutcheri in the Park’ kicked off with a on-hour vocal carnatic music performance by 14-year-old Parthiv Mohan.

A fresh take on Bharathanatyam
04 Jan 2009: Here is a new take on Bharathanatyam by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna. In his composition “Na Jaaney Thava Dhyaanam Vina” in rag Hamir Kalyani, Dr.Balamuralikrishna gives a unique interpretation of the word “Bharatha” in “Bharathanatyam.”

IFAS begins dance talent search initiative
03 Jan 2009: The Indian Fine Arts Society (IFAS) began its three-day talent search programme for dance at the German Hall here yesterday. In this talent search programme, participants are given an hour’s time to showcase their wares.

Swathi Sangeethotsavam to begin on January 6
02 Jan 2009: The 10th edition of Swathi Sangeethotsavam will begin in Tiruvananthapuram on January 6. The festival will last till January 15.