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‘Jhalak…’ not a cake walk for Isha


June 29th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Isha Sharvani's background as a trained dancer left many saying that her participation in "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5" is unfair given the non-dancers on the show. ... Read more...

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‘We’re not rock stars, we’re musicians’


April 4th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) K. Mohan, the lead vocalist of music band Agnee, says they believe in making good music rather focusing on creating hit songs."Past experience has taught ... Read more...

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Bollywood, Katy Perry open IPL-V (Roundup)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood and cricket blended seamlessly to make for a glitzy opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Tuesday night ... Read more...

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IPL rides high on glamour quotient at fifth season’s opener (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) From a bevy of Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, as also US singer Katy Perry, the glamour quotient dominated the ... Read more...

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Big B opens IPL with Prasoon Joshi’s poem


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) In his mesmerising baritone, megastar Amitabh Bachchan set the stage alive at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read more...

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IPL-5 performance a new high for Lesle Lewis


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) He has given several performances but composer Lesle Lewis is eagerly looking forward to his stint at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of ... Read more...

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An India-US link in Bharatanatyam’s journey


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The kinship was quaint, spanning two continents and cultures. And yet American percussionist and Carnatic musician Douglas M. Knight jr. is one of the most ... Read more...

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Bhojpal, not Bhopal? Chouhan sparks debate


March 1st, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Shahnawaz Akhtar Bhopal, March 1 (IANS) Bhopal would be renamed Bhojpal, if Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had his way. He expressed the wish at a function to mark ... Read more...

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West Bengal artists mourn Bhimsen Joshi’s death


January 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The death of eminent Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Monday was mourned by classical singers of West Bengal who described it as an irreparable loss for music ... Read more...

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A taste of Bollywood at CWG closing ceremony


October 14th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Some of India's best singers took centre stage at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Thursday evening to put a closure to the 19th Commonwealth Games.Kailash Kher started off ... Read more...

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Top Colombian salsa band eyes Bollywood


July 31st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Colombian salsa melody, an energetic version of traditional Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean and American dance music with African influences, may soon find its ... Read more...

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Bandish collaborates with Pete Lockett for second album


July 21st, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Popular Indian rock band Bandish is out with its second self-titled album, for which it has collaborated with popular English percussionist Pete Lockett. "We are very happy that Pete ... Read more...

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INDIAN OCEAN TO GIVE AWAY THEIR NEW ALBUM FREE on 25TH JULY


July 17th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):"16/330 Khajoor Road" will be given away free on the netA set of words and sounds put together in a rhythm can form a tune. May be a ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean back to Bollywood with ‘Peepli Live’


July 14th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Fusion-rock band Indian Ocean returns to Bollywood after six years with Aamir Khan's production venture "Peepli Live"."Anusha Rizvi (the director) came to us with this ... Read more...

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Swiss musician regales audience in Dehradun with his alphorn


October 14th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Oct.14 (ANI): Music it is said, happens to be universal language and this was reiterated by Bruno Beiri, a musician from Switzerland who regaled a houseful hall of school and ... Read more...

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I practise on pillows: Drummer Sivamani (Interview)


October 6th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jodhpur, Oct 6 (IANS) Anandan Sivamani, the ace Indian drummer who is preparing for an international tour with Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman, says he first likes to practise his beats ... Read more...

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Drummer Bobby Graham dies at 69


September 15th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): UK's great drummer Bobby Graham has died of stomach cancer at the age of 69.The percussionist had played on more than 15,000 records, which saw him working with ... Read more...

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Cricketer Jhulan Goswami walks KFW ramp with eclectic bunch


September 12th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Accustomed to beating the opposition with her searing deliveries, Indian women's cricket captain Jhulan Goswami walked with elan on a different pitch Saturday - the ramp of the ... Read more...

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Taufiq Qureshi’s student’s stun the judges


June 17th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Ever wondered who a beat boxer is? Beat boxing is making percussion sounds with your mouth. This is one of the most fun styles of music and you can hear it ... Read more...

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Kathakali percussionist Kalamandalam Kesavan dead


April 25th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) Kathakali percussionist, actor and playwright Kalamandalam Kesavan died Saturday after a brief illness at a private hospital here, family sources said. He was 73. He is survived by ... Read more...

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Blind man joins Orissa poll fray as he sees people’s plight


April 8th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) A visually challenged man in Orissa has thrown his hat in the election ring and hopes he would win because he can visualise the sufferings of the poor ... Read more...

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Britain’’s most prestigious orchestras facing binge drinking problem


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Britain''s most prestigious orchestras are facing a huge drinking problem, with players regularly performing drunk. Bill Kerr, the orchestral organiser of the Musicians'' Union, revealed that there ... Read more...

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Kerala-born percussionist aims to break his record in Tamil Nadu


August 10th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
By Jehovah. G Coimbatore, Aug 10 (ANI): An Indian artiste is all set to better his own record of 101 hours of playing the ''Mridangam'' a traditional drum, non-stop in Tamil Nadu. ... Read more...

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Indian music bands rock on - experiment, innovate


June 23rd, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Music bands in India are growing by the day. No longer willing to be bracketed in set genres, they are experimenting, fusing entirely different formats and breaking ... Read more...

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