Titles for artists

The 20{+t}{+h}arts festival of Sri Ragam Fine Arts will be inaugurated on December 17, 6 p.m. at Thiruvaduthurai T.N. Rajarathinam Kalai Arangham, R.A. Puram. On the occasion, the title ‘Sangeetha Kala Rathna’ will be conferred on saxophone wizard Kadri Gopalnath and ‘Nadaga Kala Rathna’ on Y. Gee Mahendra. For details, call 24953616.

18th music festival

Naadhalaya Trust has organised the 18{+t}{+h}year music festival of Valayapatti Kaashyap Naadhalaya from December 15 to 21 at Dharma Paripalana Sabha, next to Adyar Anantha Padmanabha Swami Koil at Chennai. Prof. T. N. Krishnan will inaugurate the festival. Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, chairman, ISRO, will preside and present the awards on December 15, 6 p.m.

The valedictory function will be held on December 21, at 6.30 p.m., in which T.K. Ramachandran, IAS, will participate. For details call 98400 45859.

Tamil play

Roshni Fine Arts is staging P.S. Raja’s ‘Poi Mai’ on December 16, 7 p.m. at TNR Kalai Arangham, (opp MGR-Janaki College), Adyar. For details, call 96771 60240.