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Some Moments from Dover Lane Music Conference 2010 | Washington Bangla Radio Exclusive

Live Dover Lane Music Conference Kolkata

Subhomoy Mukherjee, Washington Bangla Radio's Kolkata correspondent, writes about the fabulous 2010 Dover Lane Music COnference.

Dover  Lane : the street in Ballygaunge, Kolkata is famous for none other than the renowned Musical Conference organizing every year. The Dover Lane Music Conference is being attended not only by Kolkata Music Lovers but by Music Lovers from all over the India. Also one can notice presence of Foreigners in huge numbers in this Music conference. As told by Living Legends of Indian Classical Music like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, performing at Dover lane is homecoming to them ...

WBRi Kolkata Event News | Sourabh Goho - Tabla Solo Concert | February 18, 2010

Tabla Solo Recital

Sourabh Goho
Son of Pt. Jyoti Goho - Student of Pt. Shankar Ghosh

Bhawanipore Sangit Sammilani

Sarengi Accompaniment Bijoy Mishra

Entry - Free ( No Cards Required)

Thursday, February 18, 2010
5:30pm - 6:30pm
4, Ramesh Mitra Road, Kol 700025

WBRi Kolkata Event News | 1st Solo Recitation Programme of Shri Partho Mukhopadhyay

Bengali Recitation - Bangla Kobita Abritti

The members of Sarathi, cordially invite you to the 1st Solo Recitation Programme of Shri Partho Mukhopadhyay at 6 P.M. in Rabindrasadan on 2nd February, 2010

Please come to listen to the best of Bengali Recitation from the Guru of none other than Bratoti Bandopadhyay.

Australia’s Baz Luhrmann & India’s A R Rahman thinking of working together

Oscar nominated Australian film director-actor-producer-writer Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge!) dream is to make a movie in India, according to reports.
During his current India trip, he reportedly had lunch with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family and met Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), whom he calls a “friend” and “maestro”. After meeting Rahman, Luhrmann reportedly expressed that they were thinking of jointly creating some work.

Shahrukh Khan Statue in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Hollywood (USA) unveiled

Bollywood’s Shahrukh Khan “honored” in Hollywood
Bollywood’s megastar Shahrukh Khan’s lifelike wax figure was reportedly unveiled at renowned Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood (USA) today.
Filmfare winner Shahrukh (Chak De India!), 44, is the first Bollywood star to be inducted into this Museum, which boasts of wax figures of celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Beyonce, David Beckham, etc.
Museum calls Shahrukh’s induction as “historic addition” and adds that it “symbolizes a coming together of the world's two great film centers, Hollywood and Bollywood”.
Shahrukh, who is said to have starred in over 70 movies and is also a producer and television presenter, was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in the world. His "My Name is Khan"(Karan Johar) is set for release on February 12.
Welcoming coming closer of Hollywood-Bollywood with this induction, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that the collaboration of world’s two major film industries on various aspects was a step in the right direction. Cinema was a powerful medium and Hollywood-Bollywood engagement, if utilized positively, could bring East and West closer, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
The unveiling today was reportedly accompanied by a performance of America’s Bollywood dance troupe “Ishaara”, a recent America's Got Talent contender.
Headquartered in London, Madame Tussauds have wax museums in New York, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Berlin, and Hollywood. This Hollywood Boulevard located museum was opened in 2009, which marked 200th anniversary of Madame Tussauds.  Shahrukh’s wax figure reportedly cost about $300, 000.