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A. R. Rahman’s Jai Ho World Tour Re-Launched

HOUSTON: He slipped fleetingly into Houston for an unobtrusive visit with media this past weekend, but when A. R. Rahman stepped into the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s conference room, the famously private Mozart of Madras may have once again had it thrust home that his quiet days were over.

SEL’s Inspiration 2010: A Rock Solid Entertainer

HOUSTON: This concert season has been exceptional for Bollywood music. First, we saw and heard Shreya Ghoshal and Atif Aslam. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was next. Then came Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Last weekend, it was the blockbuster performance of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL) with Richa Sharma, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Shafqat Amanat Ali. IAA’s Black & White show and A.R. Rahman’s Jai Ho concert are yet to come. If there was a Bollywood music heaven, it is here!

The King’s Salon: An Outstanding Ode to the Devadasi Tradition of Dance

HOUSTON: The richly ambient royal courts of the Maratha kings of Thanjavur during the 18th and 19th century were recreated through the eloquent interpretation and honed dynamism of The King’s Salon, an outstanding dance recital by premier Canada-based artistes Dr. Srividya Natarajan and Hari Krishnan.

Resplendence of Art and Literature during Maratha Dynasty Revisited at Samskriti International Fine Arts Conference

HOUSTON: For the past four years, art lovers have looked forward to this time of the year when eminent scholars from all over the world converge on this city and nourish avid minds with their erudition.

A Tribute to Tagore with a Scintillating Amjad Ali Sarod Concert

HOUSTON: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, India’s leading sarod artiste, with the budding talents of his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, paid a fitting tribute to Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary with a concert on Friday, July 16 at the Cullen Hall of the University of Houston.

Opportunities to Enrich your Children’s Summer Experience

HOUSTON: There are some wonderful enrichment opportunities available locally, especially during the Summer Holidays, which will give us a very good idea about the inclination, aptitude and interest our children have towards a particular activity.

Houston Gears Up for the 3rd Annual Ratha Yatra

The Odisha Culture Center (OCC) and Shree Govindaji Gaudiya Matha in collaboration with the Hindus of the Greater Houston, Hindu Worship Society and ISKCON are all set to celebrate this grand festival of procession of the Lord Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, at 5 pm on July 24

TSH Gearing Up for a Year Long Celebration

HOUSTON: After a very memorable kick-off of Rabindra Nath Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebration (May 8, 2010), Tagore Society of Houston (TSH) is now gearing up for a year-long celebration of Gurudev’s sesquicentennial birthday celebration.

Pandit Jasraj: Ultimate in Classical Performance

HOUSTON: Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj created “naad brahma”, the ultimate in music, at his vocal rendition of Hindustani classical music concert at the new Stafford Civic Center on Sunday June 20th.

AR Rahman Reschedules Houston Tour Due to Detriot Stage Collapse

Bollywoodshows4u announces September 17, 2010 as new date for the show due to rescheduling of the North American Tour

Samskriti & MFAH to Present Art & Literature of Thanjavur Court

HOUSTON: Indian Performing Arts- Samskriti, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, is presenting an International Conference on the Art and Literature at the Thanjavur Maratha Court: A Confluence of Cultures 1674 – 1855

IAA’s Lamhe: Golden Voices Delight Houston’s Discerning Bollywood and Classical Audience

HOUSTON: A delightful musical evening, Lamhe, was hosted by the Indo-American Association last Sunday, June 6 at Jones Hall in downtown Houston. The live concert brought back nostalgic moments … lamhe … of an golden era of Bollywood music.

First Anniversary Celebration of Arts of India Gallery

HOUSTON: With wafts of sitar music in the air and delectable Indian finger food, select guests from the Indo-American community joined Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) staff and trustees in celebrated the first anniversary of the permanent Arts of India Gallery

Chitra Divakaruni’s Palace of Illusions Chosen by MFAH

HOUSTON: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) has selected internationally renowned award-winning author and poet Chitra Divakaruni’s best selling The Palace of Illusions for their summer Online Book Club.

Arif Memon – Bollywood Glory and Vanishing Trick

HOUSTON: Today’s generation have too many soft wares to help edit video, splice and render photographs. Not so when Arif Memon was the go-to technical director, hobnobbing with the greats of Bollywood

Singh is King of Concert Extravaganzas Across U.S

HOUSTON: The year 2010 has been a year of extravagant and dazzling concerts in Houston and across America. And when we think of music shows and concerts, one of the first names that comes to a Houstonian’s mind is Rajender Singh and his Star Promotions.

Incredible India Captured Essence of India’s Diverse Cultural Heritage

HOUSTON: The magnificent cultural heritage of India was venerated through soulful music and vibrant dance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on May 15. Incredible India, an audio-visual multi-media production presented by the Samskriti Society for the Performing Arts, enthralled a more-than-capacity turnout at the informal venue.

Rasaanubhava 2010: A Journey of Rhythm

STAFFORD: It was the annual celebration of the “Abhinaya School of Performing Arts,” on May 16, 2010 at the Old Stafford Civic Center. The participants incorporated students of all ages, starting from mere five year olds to adults.

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