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NEWS - Archive December 2012
Akademi awards for Priyadarsini Govind, N. Rajam, Vinayakram
CHENNAI, December 29: The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy of music, dance and drama, has chosen three eminent personalities in the field of performing arts - N. Rajam, T.H. Vinayakram and Ratan Thiyam - as Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna). »
TAPAS in tie up with TTD Channel to host Tiruppavai utsavam
CHENNAI, December 15: TAPAS Cultural Foundation has teamed up with Sri Venkateshwara Bhakthi Channel, TTD, to host Tiruppavai utsavam for the entire month of Margazhi at TTD Information Centre, Venkatanarayana Road, Chennai. »
Jayalalitha moots global art festival in Chennai
CHENNAI, December 15: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. J. Jayalalitha, Saturday, feels Chennai is ideally suited to play host to a global art festival in December. »
Amar Chitra Katha brings out graphic book on MS
CHENNAI, December 15: One more graphic novel on renowned Carnatic vocalist late M.S. Subbulakshmi is out. This time around, it is brought out by renowned publisher Amar Chitra Katha. »
Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is no more
CHENNAI, December 12: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is no more. He passed away in San Diego, the Ravi Shankar Foundation announced on Tuesday. He was 92. »
Darbar Picture
CHENNAI, December 10: Even as December has entered its second week, music season 2012 has started to gain momentum. Brahma Gana Sabha has proved a warm-up platform for many artistes. It has already seen some top-notch recitals by leading artistes. »
Natya Kala Acharya for Sudharani Raghupathy
CHENNAI, December 06: The Dance Festival 2013 of The Music Academy will commence here on January 3. It will continue till January 9. The dance festival will be inaugurated by Ms. Jennifer A. McIntyre, Consul-General, Consulte General of the U.S. Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy will receive the `Natya Kala Acharya' award. »
Mannargudi Eswaran to get Valayapatti award
CHENNAI, December 06: The annual Valayapatti Kaashyap Naadhalaya Festival will begin here on December 15, and continue up to December 21. »
Prithvi Harish impresses at Sunday Kutcheri at Park
CHENNAI, December 06: Even as the annual music is under way here in Chennai, 13-year-old Prithvi Harish, a student of Chettinad Vidyashram, got an opportunity to be a part of the season. »
Mudhra Award for P. S. Narayanaswamy
CHENNAI, December 06: The 18th Fine Arts Festival of Mudhra will get under way here on December 7 at the Infosys Hall, Ramakrishna Mission School Campus in T. Nagar. »
Nada Sudha fest begins on Dec. 23
CHENNAI, December 06: Nada Sudha will hold its annual music and dance festival at Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Ashram in Velachery. »
Sri Parthasarathy Sabha & Carnatica host global fest at 2 venues
CHENNAI, December 05: Sri Parthasarathy Sabha, among the oldest institutions in this part of the country, has been conducting music and dance festivals on its own at multiple venues for very many seasons now. »
Life-time Achievement Award for T.N. Seshagopalan
CHENNAI, December 05: Senior vocalist T.N. Seshagopalan will be honoured with Life-time Achievement Award by Chennai Cultural Academy Trust. The award will be given to him on Dec 6. »
P. Unnikrishnan to get Sangetha Kalasarathy title
CHENNAI, December 04: The 112th annual music festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will get under way here on December 15. His Holiness Sri Tridandi Sriman Narayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeer Swamingal will inagurate the festival and confer the titlte `Sangeetha Kalasarathy' on vocalist P.Unnikrishnan. »
Bombay Jayashri to get `Vani Kala Sudhakara' title
CHENNAI, December 04: The 33rd Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha and the 24th Bharatham Festival 2013 of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha will kick-start at Vani Mahal here on December 9. »
Mylapore Fine Arts to honour T.V. Gopalakrishnan & Shobana
CHENNAI, December 04: The Mylapore Fine Arts Club has decided to honour senior artiste Dr. T.V. Gopalakrishnan with the title `Sangeetha Kala Nipuna'. »
Anil Srinivasan, Sudha Raja team up to take December season to schools
CHENNAI, December 04: For the first-time ever, the December music season here will witness “Children’s Musical Rhapsody”. The objective is to help young ones understand and appreciate classical music. »
Brahma Gana Sabha honours T.N. Seshagopalan & Alarmel Valli
CHENNAI, December 04: The annual art festival of Brahma Gana Sabha commenced here on December 3. Mr. R. Natraj, IPS, inaugurated the festival, and conferred the title `Gaana Padhmam' on senior vocalist Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan. »
Sruthi Laya Kendra to honour T.V. Sankaranarayanan
CHENNAI, December 04: Sruthi Laya Kendra will honour veteran musician T.V. Sankaranarayanan with `Sri Gowri Manohari' award here on December 8. »
Where music starts before December arrives ...
CHENNAI, November 24: If winter comes, can spring be far behind. So goes an adage. In this city, however, music starts even before December arrives! »