Archive for the Arts Category

January 26, 2020

‘Boom boom maadu’ and the fortune teller

'Boom boom maadu' and the fortune teller

During this Pongal festival, Mylaporeans were intrigued by this ‘boom boom maadu’ and its master Govindaraj. The duo went around streets in the neighbourhood to greet residents and tell little nuggets about their fortune. Adorned with a special jewellary, bells, […]

January 26, 2020

Seminar on Thamizh epigraphy: On Feb. 7 and 8

A two day seminar on science and technology in Thamizh epigraphy will be held at C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation on Feb. 7 and 8. Organised by C. P. Ramaswami Institute of Indological Research. At 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Ph: […]

January 23, 2020

Nagaswaram-tavil festival at Alwarpet auditorium. Jan.24 to Feb.2

Nagaswaram-tavil festival at Alwarpet auditorium. Jan.24 to Feb.2

Brahma Gana Sabha is hosting its annual nagaswaram-tavil music¬†festival from Jan.24 to Feb.2, 2020 at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Alwarpet, Chennai. Leading nagaswaram artistes are scheduled to perform at this festival, the only big one of its kind in the city […]

January 22, 2020

Remembering Carnatic music maestro Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar

Sriranjani Santhanagopalan will present a Carnatic music vocal concert on Jan. 23 at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz to mark the 53rd Commemoration Day that remembers the music maestro Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar’s. G. K. Vasan, president, Tamil Manila Congress will preside […]

January 21, 2020

Two young music artistes to be on stage at InKo Centre: Jan.23

InKo Centre, in association with Unwind Centre, is presenting yet another edition of AccessMusic featuring music artistes – Manoj Krishna and Simona Gilbert. The concert is taking place on Thursday, January 23 at 7.00 p.m. at The Gallery at InKo […]

January 17, 2020

Competitions for children

The Children’s Club Society is organising competitions for children from classes LKG to IX on Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 1 and 2. They can participate in story telling, drama and folk music, poetry recitation, art, vocal and instrumental […]

January 16, 2020

Play on legal luminary Nani Palkhiwala to be staged on four evenings at MFAC

Play on legal luminary Nani Palkhiwala to be staged on four evenings at MFAC

Nani A. Palkhiwala was a legal luminary, a leading critic of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency and a hugely respected public speaker and an expert on taxation. And Chennai was one of his favourite pit stops. On the occasion of his birth […]

January 15, 2020

Artistes and music rasikas celebrate Thyagaraja aradhana at Mylapore venue

Artistes and music rasikas celebrate Thyagaraja aradhana at Mylapore venue

About one hundred Carnatic musicians, artistes and rasikas gathered at the Sri Thiagaraja Vidwat Samajam hall in Mylapore this Wednesday morning to celebrate the annual Thyagaraja aradhana, a day when Carnatic music artistes remember one of the greatest music composers […]

January 14, 2020

14 years of ‘mikeless’ concerts in Nageswara Rao Park

14 years of 'mikeless' concerts in Nageswara Rao Park

The monthly ‘mike less’ Kutcheri in the Park series organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 14 years with the concert held on Sunday, January 12 which was part of the annual Mylapore Festival. To mark the occasion, 15 students of […]

January 14, 2020

Admissions open at local music school

Admissions are open at Shruthilaya School of Music and Arts for keyboard (western and Indian), vocal, veena, violin, guitar, Tanjore painting and more. Classes will commence on Jan. 18. At 65, Venkatakrishna Iyer Road, Mandaveli. For details contact 9841700157.

January 13, 2020

Transgender and LGBTQ artistes, writers and poets to feature at this weekend festival in Luz

The month-long Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha will open this year’s edition with a Trans-Festival¬†co-organised with volunteer organisations Nirangal and Kattiyakkari and the events are to be held in Luz. Titled Thirunar Vizha (A Rainbow Festival), the two-day event is to […]

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