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LEGENDARY violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam (LS to his friends) is all set to present his Amazing Trio concert with Jean Luc Ponty (electric violin) from France and Billy Cobham, one of the world's top jazz drummers.

His wife Kavita (nee Krishnamurty) is also expected to sing at these concerts which are part of the Global Sounds of Music concerts organised to honour the memory of her father-in-law.

Shows are to be held in three cities, starting with Mumbai's Gateway of India (January 18).

Ponty's daughter, Clara, is already in town for conerts on behalf of a liquor company with interests in the movie business.

Funny, how only the cigarette and alcohol companies come forward to sponsor the arts and entertainment!

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THE Max Mueller Bhavan and Hacienda Art Gallery are co-hosting Interchange an exhibition of works (in acrylic, wax and tar on paper) by Karin Dohler (January 2-14).

Frau Dohler studied Graphic Art in Munich and during a three year-stay in California continued work-study in aquarelle, printing and ceramics.

Karin Dohler has exhibited in various cities of the United States and Germany and won the Juror's Choice Award at the Santa Barbara County Art Fair.

She is now a lecturer at the Youth Art School and holds seminars on Visual Communication.

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MUMBAI might boast of a inter-schools organisation and sports ground of its own downtown near the Metro. But with the suburbs acquiring their own facilities, improved transportation and all that, we suppose it was only a matter of time when a suburban outfit decided to go it alone.

The Borivali Malayali Samajam conducts the 19th Mumbai Subruban Inter-School Athletic Meet at the Sports Authority of India Ground, Akruli Rd, Kandivali (E) on January 4 and 5.

The organisers put together some 60-plus events open to students of schools located between Bandra and Dahisar only.

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FROM January, the MMB introduces a change in its library system. An annual membership fee of Rs. 250 for three books, a music audio, video and a magazine will be levied. Those desirous of borrowing CDS will have to shell out Rs. 500. The first week of the New Year also sees MMB's first course (January 4 to April 20) to be held at the MMB head office (Fort). Other courses ( commence January 6 at MMB Fort with evening batches in various suburbs. Tel: 22027542/22027710. Website


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