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Chennai sabhas draw curtains again

Narada Gana Sabha has two auditoriums. Some 1250 plus seats. For over a year, less than ten percent have felt human warmth. For obvious reasons - the pandemic has caused the sabha halls, popuĀ­ lar destinations for concerts, plays and religious discourses to close their doors.

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Vocalist Lalitha of Hyderabad Sisters passes away

Senior Carnatic music vocalist Lalitha of Hyderabad passed away on March 23. She was 70. She and her sister Haripriya were known as the Hyderabad Sisters and performed on stages across the country and abroad.

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Rukmini Devi birthday celebration

Kalakshetra in Chennai is hosting the Rukmini Devi birthday celebrations on Monday, 1st March 2021 @ 8.30 am. Venue: Rukmini Arangam.

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Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival

Kalakshetra is presenting a five-day festival 'Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival' from 25th Feb to 1st March at its campus in Chennai.

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Live concerts begin in Chennai: after shutdown year

Live classical music and dance concerts are slowly but surely pepping up the cultural scene in Chennai - all of which had to be suspended early last year due to the pandemic.

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A quiet, short Thyagaraja Aradhana

This was a different kind of aradhana at Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The aradhana that pays homage to saint Thyagaraja at his samadhi on the banks of the Cauvery river.

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Many artistes chosen for Padma awards

A number of artistes have been chosen for the state's Padma awards this year. The names were announced on Jan.25, on the eve of India's Republic Day.

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Thyagaraja aradhana: note from organiser

The organisers of the annual Thyagaraja aradhana in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu have asked artistes who wish to take part in the mass singing of the pancharatna kritis at the 2021 aradhana to carry a Covid negative certificate if they wish to take part and to also register themselves with the host.

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Thyagaraja aradhana on Feb.1 and 2

The annual Thyagaraja aradhana at the place where the famed Carnatic music great attained mukthi, in Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu will be held this year but in a short format due to pandemic time regulations.

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Thamizh isai fest; online

Tamil Isai Sangam in Chennai is also going online with its annual Tamil isai festival for December. The fest, its 78th edition, from Dec.21 to 29 offers five days of concerts, with two concerts on some days.

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