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Bollywood Blast Sizzles with Masti and Magic

HOUSTON: As early as up to a year ahead of the annual Bollywood Blast stage presentation, Bollywood dancer/choreographer/teacher Mahesh Mahbubani at the Anjali Center for Performing Arts, is inundated with pleas from young people in the community eager to be included in the show.

Bhakti Hallmark of Pavitra Srinivasan’s Performance

HOUSTON: It was an afternoon quite extraordinary albeit emotional. And judging by the capacity audience at the Sri Meenakshi Temple Society’s (MTS) Kalyana Mandapam on August 29, it was evident that word of Pavitra Srinivasan’s prowess as an artiste of note had spread.

IAA’s “Black & White”: Exhilirating Journey to a Golden Era

HOUSTON: A theatre review is supposed to be critical with numerous sarcastic and witty comments. On the contrary, Indo-American Association’s “Black & White”, a walk down the memory land of the golden era of Hindi cinema, 1948-65, last Saturday evening at the Wortham Center, left even the most cynical members of the audience in a glow of satisfaction.

Krishan vs. Kanhaiya – Hilarious Play

Award winning actor and comedian Paresh Rawal is returning to North America with his hilariously entertaining and sensationally shocking Hindi play Krishan vs Kanhaiya on September 3, 2010 in Houston

Swami Vidyadhishananda Presents Discourses for Self Enquiry Fellowship

HOUSTON: Swami Vidyadhishananda, the ordained spiritual master and head monk of the Self Equiry Life Fellowship, is in the midst of presenting a series of discourses on a variety of Vedic topics in Houston.

UT Butler School of Music’s Bel Cuore Saxophone Quartet to Play Free Concert in Houston

AUSTIN: The Bel Cuore Quartet, a graduate saxophone quartet from The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, will perform a free concert at Houston Baptist University’s Mabee Teaching Theater on Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m

Indo-American Association Presents “Black & White” Live Musical

HOUSTON: Indo-American Association presents “Black & White”, a walk down the memory land of the golden era of Hindi cinema, 1948-65. The show is an ecstatic mix of singing, costumes, acting, dancing, and narration, all sewn together with the common thread of the music of the bygone era of bollywood.

Indian Film Festival of Houston to Celebrate True Winners of Feature Films, Documentaries

HOUSTON: The Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH) is a nonprofit organization devoted to creating a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing quality films that honor entertainment industry performers and film makers while promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora through an annual event.

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.