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Musician uses recycled cans for Lord Ganesha tribute


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Popular Indian classical vocalist and percussionist Taufiq Qureshi has used a concoction of recycled cans and drums to create a special musical tribute on the ... Read more...

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Assam’s most celebrated voice to come alive on screen


September 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The voice of Assam's most celebrated singer and balladeer Bhupen Hazarika will come alive on screen on Friday with the release of the feature film "Akhon ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kammula’s ‘Life Is Beautiful’ pushed to Sep 14 (Southern Movie Snippets)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) This is the second time the release date of director Shekhar Kammula's "Life Is Beautiful" has been postponed. The Telugu film, initially slated to release Aug ... Read more...

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Instrumental tunes save ‘Joker’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


August 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Joker"; Music Directors: G.V. Prakash Kumar and Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyricist: Shirish Kunder; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Adarsh Shinde, Udit Narayan, Daler Mehndi, Sonu Kakkar and Shweta Pandit; Rating: **1/2"Joker" marks the ... Read more...

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‘God Father’ treat for Upendra fans (Kannada Movie Review)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "God Father"; Cast: Upendra (in triple role), Soundarya, Catherine, Ramesh Bhat, Sudha Belawadi, Kurigalu Prathap, Keerthiraj, Sathyajith, Siddaraj Kalyankar and others; Director: Sethu Sriram; Producer: K.Manju; Music: A.R Rehman; Editor: ... Read more...

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German honour for Zubin Mehta


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India-born Western classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will be honoured by Germany with its grand cross order of merit by new German Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Rahman to rock Olympics with Punjabi beats!


June 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A.R. Rahman is set to team up with Hollywood director Danny Boyle again - this time to compose a song for the London Olympics' ... Read more...

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Asha remembers Pancham-da, breaks down (With Images)


June 27th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle broke down while shooting for special R.D. Burman episode for singing reality show "Indian Idol 6".In the episode, the contestants are ... Read more...

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Asha Bhosle joins ‘Indian Idol 6′ judge’s panel


May 30th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Singing legend Asha Bhosle is set to join Anu Malek, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant as the fourth judge on the sixth season of popular singing reality ... Read more...

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Chaurasia’s magic flute charms Poles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) The profile of Poland has gone up by many notches as a cultural destination for Indian artists. After Bollywood films and translations of Urdu masters into ... Read more...

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Assam to pay rich tributes to Bhupen Hazarika


April 13th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Assam will pay rich tributes to legendary singer and music maestro Bhupen Hazarika on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival.Most of the Bihutolis (fields where ... Read more...

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Jasraj feels reality shows have benefited classical music


February 21st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 21 (IANS) The veteran vocalist Pandit Jasraj feels reality shows like "Indian Idol" have benefited Indian classical music and its artists."The winner of reality shows like 'Indian Idol', ... Read more...

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Hasina promises to make S.D. Burman’s ancestral house a museum


January 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to convert the ancestral house of legendary music maestro Sachin Dev Burman in Bangladesh into a folk cultural ... Read more...

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Anupam Kher to visit Bhupen Hazarika’s memorial


January 14th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher is in Assam on a work trip, but he plans to take time out and visit late music maestro Bhupen Hazarika's ... Read more...

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Bhupen Hazarika’s cremation wish was not met


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS) Two months after his death, it appears that music maestro Bhupen Hazarika's last wish of getting his funeral rites performed by a select few individuals was ... Read more...

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Hazarika’s songs fill the streets of Assam


November 6th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tinsukia (Assam), Nov 6 (IANS) He is no more, yet his voice filled the streets of many parts of Assam Sunday, as bereaved fans of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika pulled ... Read more...

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Massive preparations in Assam for Bhupen Hazarika’s final journey


November 6th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 6 (IANS) Massive arrangements are being made in Assam's main city of Guwahati for the funeral rites of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika who passed away in a Mumbai ... Read more...

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Nusrat brought me closer to god: Shekhar Kapur


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says working with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in "Bandit Queen" brought him closer to god."Working with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ... Read more...

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President, PM, other leaders pay tributes to Hazarika


November 5th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday led the nation in condoling the death of noted singer Bhupen Hazarika and paying ... Read more...

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Hazarika’s death big loss for music industry: Bollywood


November 5th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) After Jagjit Singh passed away last month, noted music-composer Bhupen Hazarika's death has further left a huge void in the Indian music industry, say ... Read more...

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Pall of gloom in Assam after news of Hazarika’s death


November 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended over Assam Saturday with the news of music maestro Bhupen Hazarika's demise coming in."I feel as if I have lost my ... Read more...

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Live fever grips B-town promotions


November 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Press conferences and mall promotions are not enough to push films. Now actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan are readily ... Read more...

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Rahman wins award for ‘127 Hours’


October 23rd, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman has added another prestigious trophy to his shelf -- the public choice award for "If I Rise" from "127 Hours" ... Read more...

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All forms of music coexist: Rahman


October 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Many believe Bollywood songs have overshadowed other forms of music genres but music maestro A.R. Rahman completely disagrees. He believes all forms of music will always ... Read more...

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We packed the ego and made a song: Band member A.R. Rahman


September 10th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) It felt good to pack the ego and simply be a band member, says music maestro A.R. Rahman who has once again put Indian culture ... Read more...

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Katrina as animated fairy in music album


September 7th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) She has a Barbie doll named after her and now actress Katrina Kaif will be seen as an animated fairy in the video of a children's ... Read more...

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Kashmiri treat for Imtiaz Ali, Rahman


August 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman and director Imtiaz Ali were treated to some delectable Kashmiri cuisine during a recent visit to the Valley while they were working ... Read more...

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Malayalam music maestro Johnson no more


August 19th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 19 (IANS) Master music composer of Malayalam cinema Johnson has died of a heart attack at Chennai, family sources said Friday. He was 58.He died late Thursday ... Read more...

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After Rahman, Yash Chopra signs Gulzar for his next


June 20th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) It seems Yash Chopra's next directorial venture is going to be a musical treat. After collaborating with music maestro A.R. Rahman, he has now roped ... Read more...

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Delhi government urged to build memorial for Mukesh


April 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A group dedicated to promoting Mukesh's songs has urged the Delhi government to set up a memorial to the legendary Hindi playback singer as he ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman launches his biography


April 7th, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman got a little nostalgic remembering his old days, during the launch of his biography "A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music" in ... Read more...

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Mani Ratnam to launch Rahman’s biography April 6 (With Images)


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A.R. Rahman's fans will soon be able to get an insight into the music maestro's life through his biography "A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of ... Read more...

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Double loss for Rahman - loses Oscar for original song too


February 28th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman lost the Oscar for best original song to Randy Newman, who won it for "We Belong Together" in "Toy Story 3".Rahman was ... Read more...

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Rahman loses Oscar for ‘127 Hours’ original score


February 28th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman lost the Oscar for best original score to composer duo Trent Rezmor and Atticus Ross who won it for "The Social Network" ... Read more...

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Bollywood wishes Rahman luck for Oscars


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and the film frat is hoping ... Read more...

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