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April 25, 2018

Theatre fest: average quality of plays on stage

Theatre fest: average quality of plays on stage

When members of the audience have to keep yelling to ask the actors on stage to speak into the mike because they are inaudible then artistes have certainly not got their act prepared. It happened on Day Three of the […]

April 24, 2018

When Narendra Modi helicoptered into a play in Alwarpet

When Narendra Modi helicoptered into a play in Alwarpet

Dummies Drama, the theatre group attempts to present a taut play and have it played out amidst well-made sets. On Monday evening, at the 29th edition of Kodai Nataka Vizha of Kartik Fine Arts, Dummies Drama premiered ‘Kanavu Meipada’, weaving […]

April 23, 2018

Carnatic music scholar and guru Dr T. K. Govinda Rao remembered

Carnatic music scholar and guru Dr T. K. Govinda Rao remembered

Carnatic music scholar, guru and artiste late Dr T. K. Govinda Rao was remembered at a function held on the weekend at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz. Dr Premeela Gurumurthy, vice chancellor, Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University was the […]

April 23, 2018

Kartik Fine Arts’ annual theatre fest launched

Kartik Fine Arts' annual theatre fest launched

As summer breaks, it is time for Kartik Fine Arts to roll out its annual Kodai Nataka Vizha – where a bunch of theatre groups present their new plays, a sort of premiere for all of them. For theatre buffs […]

April 22, 2018

Tribute to Carnatic music composer Muthuswami Dikshitar

Veenavaadhini Sampradaya Sangit Trust (Regd.), based at Venkatakrishna Road, R. A. Puram will be celebrating the 243rd jayanthi of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar on April 28 and 29 at Arkay Convention Centre, Luz. The event will be inaugurated by S. Sivakumar, […]

April 21, 2018

Wellknown TV house ‘Minbimbangal’ launches first play

The legacy of theatreperson and film maker K. Balachander is moving in a new direction. On Friday evening, Balachander’s daughter-in-law Geetha Kailasam presented the first play of Minbimbangal, the well-known TV production centre based in Mylapore. The Tamil play ‘ […]

April 21, 2018

Thyagaraja Jayanthi: From April 23

Sri Thiagaraja Sangeetha Vidwath Samajam will be celebrating Sri Thiagaraja Jayanthi from April 23 to 27 at its premises at Thiagarajapuram, Mylapore. The event will be inaugurated on April 23. The chief guest T. S. Krishnamurthy, former chief election commissioner, […]

April 19, 2018

Vasant utsav of dance: At Sri Kapali Temple from May 1

The Saraswathi Educational, Cultural and Charitable Trust will be conducting this year’s Vasant Utsav of Dance from May 1 – 11 at Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore. The event will be inaugurated by dancer Dr. Sonal Mansingh. She and several other […]

April 19, 2018

Huge rush for Bombay Gnanam’s play on Ramana Maharishi leaves people fuming, hosts shaken

Huge rush for Bombay Gnanam's play on Ramana Maharishi leaves people fuming, hosts shaken

Mylapore Fine Arts Club’s auditorium zone looked like a cinema hall where a new film of a star was to be released. Over 1000 people were swarming the place, people walking in as early as two hours before the show. […]

April 18, 2018

Remembering Thirupoonthuruthy V. Venkatesan

Remembering Thirupoonthuruthy V. Venkatesan

Thirupoonthuruthy V. Venkatesan had a vision, and that was to spread the works of composer Sri Narayana Tirtha. He started a trust namely Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust and devoted his time to this cause. His sudden death on […]

April 18, 2018

Yet another edition of Kodai Nataka Vizha to be launched on April 22

The eagerly awaited Kartik Rajagopal 29th Kodai Nataka Vizha, organised by Kartik Fine Arts, is around the corner. Theatre buffs who would like to beat the summer heat can walk into Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet from April 22 to May […]

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