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Music Season earlier issues - Dec: 21 20 16 01

Even more monkey business
Can Peter Jackson's `King Kong,' releasing today pull Hollywood out of the doldrums?

Mother of all Music Conferences
CONFERENCE Abraham Pandithar, a doctor by profession, was the prime force behind the establishment of a sangam to debate issues relating to Carnatic music.

`The hard work continues'
Tavil exponent Haridwaramangalam Palanivel has just been honoured by the Mylapore Fine Arts Club.

Vijay talks to his fans
In a live session, Vijay, in Chennai, converses with his fans watching `Sivakasi' in Coimbatore.
`I'd love to do a period film'
Lara Dutta on how she keeps herself sharp and interesting.
Know Your City

In the city
K. Sathyanarayanan (keyboard); 10.30 a.m.: Papanasam Ashok Ramani; 4 p.m.: T. M. Krishna.
December 18, 9.30 a.m.
Kadri Gopalnath (saxaphone); 4 p.m.: S. Shashank (flute).
December 19, 4 p.m.
Bombay ...
Film Review

Blood flows too freely
With fast cuts and tight narration director Hari makes Gemini Productions' "Aaru" an interesting affair. Also he has taken care to chisel each character. But he has failed to realise that an overdose of violence does not guarantee a huge ...
The purpose is obvious
Storyline: The joy of a close-knit family is lost because of a criminal in the guise of a son in law.
Bottomline: The usual fare What can you say about an attempt so pedestrian and run-of-the mill? An effort where dad Satyaraj's ...
Of titanic proportions
Storyline: A ship lands on an isolated island where Kong, a gigantic ape lives. He falls in love with a Ann Darrow.
Bottomline: The director pays tribute to the original and the classics. Peter Jackson sure has the heart of a child. A very ...
Action aplenty
Cast Arjun, Vadivelu, Manoj K.Jeyan, Delhi Ganesh, Narasimha, Namitha, Sangavi, Kirti Chawla.
Storyline An ex-police officer rescues a collegegirl from a terrorist gang.
Bottomline Typical Arjun fare. In Vasan Visual Ventures' "Aanai," ...
On Location

On an adventurous trail
In ``Paramasivam," directed by P. Vasu, Ajith is appearing in three characters.

Musical waves with water
Personality She became a jalatarangam artiste with AIR when she was 41. Her very first cutcheri won her rave reviews. Now at 79, Seetha Doraiswamy still wields the sticks with joyous abandon.

Milieu charged with devotion
Tarangam Every facet of Narayana Tirtha's work was highlighted at the three-day mini-festival.
What determines true merit?
Issue The moorings of Carnatic music and the impulses of today's artistes work at cross-purposes.
Arts & Crafts

Vibrant colours
Items of Rajasthani craft, painted and sculpted, are on display at the Home Art exhibition.

Peppered with poignant similes
It was a pleasure to listen to Sundarkumar recite slokas with immaculate diction.
Symbol of a cultural transition
In December Chennai wakes up not just to music and the allied arts. It is also the time when discourses and harikatha find prominence.
The dawn ritual
When Andal decided to consecrate herself to the Divine, she chose this rite as a means to attain her end.
In the misty morning
A day in Margazhi begins with group chanting.

Focus on the lovelorn Azhwar
Vaijayanthimala Bali presents `Siriya Tirumadal' for Bharat Kalachar on Sunday.

Tv Serials

Madan's Thirai Paarvai
This week the director-cum-actor, Cheran will give an exclusive interview in Madan's Thirai Paarvai. He will discuss about his movie `Thavamaai Thavamirundhu,' which has been a success. Madan will also speak to Rajkiran, who will share his ...
Bharat Sangeet Utsav
As part of the musical repertoire, Southern Spice Music will air the Bharat Sangeet Utsav 2005, an event that presents performances by leading Hindustani and Carnatic classical artists from December 11 to December 24 — Monday to Saturday at ...
Paavayin Paamalai
DD Podhigai will present a special programme from December 16 to January 12, 2006, titled `Paavayin Paamalai,' at 6.30 a.m. The programme is based on Tiruppavai and Thiruvempavai. Tiruppavai will be rendered by carnatic musician R. Vedavalli and ...
Magalir Mattum
This week the programme will telecast the competition that was conducted among the ladies in Tiruchi. The programme which is being aired in Jaya TV on Sundays at 2 p.m. will cover various competitions such as rangoli, handicrafts, ...
SaharaOne brings Ramgopal Verma's "Sarkar" to the small screen. The world TV premiere of the film is on December 18 at 12 noon and again at 7.30 ...

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