Timeout 09-01-2009

Queens of melody

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 9.01.09
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Queens of melody
These were women who expressed themselves best through music, achieving fame and popularity through their immortal compositions. Having enchanted and intoxicated music lovers from across the globe, they have now become legends in their own right. The Songstress, this evening’s programme of Western music, pays tribute to these music queens, who have won the hearts of audiences over the eras. Including an incredible repertoire of songs ranging from Isle of Capri to I am alive, the event remembers and honours icons like Gracy Fields, Dame Veralynn, Shirley Bassey, Marlene Dietrich, Petula Clarke, Ella Fitzgerald, The Carpenters, ABBA, Madonna (picture along), Celine Dion and others. Media personality Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee will present interesting anecdotes about these divas and the way they revolutionised the music scene, attracting entire nations of ardent fan following. Veteran broadcaster and performer Gopa Ghosh will render classic numbers like Bless them all, Where have all the flowers gone and I have a dream as well as popular chart-toppers like Holiday and My love don’t cost a thing. Accompanying her on the music trip down memory lane will be jazz guitarist Carlton Kitto. Concept and direction: Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee. Hosted by Aicha.

Event: A programme to pay tribute to divas of popular Western music When: Today at 7pm Where: Aicha, 11 Lake Avenue

art

Till January 24 (except Sundays & holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): Review, an exhibition of artworks that aspires to redefine our perception and understanding of art of the 20th century. Participating artists: Abir Karmakar, Alok Bal, Debraj Goswami, Farhad Hussain, Jogen Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Mithu Sen, Paresh Maity, Partha Pratim Deb, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Samit Das, Santosh More, Sumitro Basak and Swarna Chitrakar. January 9 - 18 at Starmark, South City Mall; 10 am - 8.30 pm: Paintings by Santanu Ray. Till January 10 at Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery South ‘A’; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of sculptures by Chandrashekhar Das. Till January 10 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Beyond the Surface, a solo exhibition of paintings by Joydeep Chatterjee Till January 10 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A group exhibition of paintings. Organised by College Street Pentagon. Till January 10 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, #2228 9651: Scribble Artists Together presents an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and graphic prints. Till January 15 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #24752275, 24618812; 3 pm - 8 pm: Pata — paintings of Bengal (Santhal Pat, Vishnupur Pat, Kalighat type Pat and others) from the collection of C.K. Kejriwal. Till January 15 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027: Bengal 2009, an exhibition of art works by the city’s eminent artists. Till January 15 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: sEe, an abstract solo show of Deepak Tandon in three versions: painting, photographs and video. Till January 17 at the Abanindranath Tagore Gallery, ICCR: Calcutta Painters hosts a solo exhibition of paintings by Rabin Mondal. Till January 17 (except Monday) at Bose Pacia, Stephen’s Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: Recent works of Bari Kumar: Foreign Bodies. Till January 18 (except Saturdays) at Galerie La Mère, 3 Regent Park, #24712612, 24811557; 4 pm - 8 pm: Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture presents La Mère Annual, an exhibition of paintings and drawings. Till January 22 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, #24484925; 11 am - 8 pm: Balaka Bhattacharjee’s exhibition of paintings, ...sidesteps — a personal piece as well as a narrative on the emotional state of a city. Till January 31 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malalay Apartments, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Small is Beautiful 3, an exhibition of miniature artworks by some of the greatest living legends along with some of the exciting new talents. Till January 31 (except Mondays) at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, #9903235566; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings, titled Festive Hues, featuring works by B.R. Panesar, Debabrata Chakrabarti, Dhiren Sasmal, Ratan Acharya, Samir Paul, Subrata Das, Sukanta Das, Soumitra Kar, Ritu Singh, Milanendu Mandal, Atin Mitra, Anirban Seth and others.

DRAMA

January 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. The cast includes Sohini Sengupta, Sumana Mukherjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumanta Gangopadhyay, Swajan Srijan Mukherjee and Rudraprasad Sengupta. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. January 10 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Abhaash will stage Bhalobasha Bharatbarsho. Direction: Sekhar Samaddar.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till January 15 at Earthcare Books and Resource Centre, 10 Middleton Street; 11 am - 7 pm: Calcutta! — an exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Thomas Patrick Kiernan.

PERFORMING ARTS

Till January 12 at Rabindra Sadan: West Bengal State Music Academy, in association with EZCC, hosts Classical Music Conference 2009. Today at 5.30 pm: Piyali Mitra (vocal) with Bibhas Sanghai (tabla) and Hiranmoy Mitra (harmonium); Avijit Ghosh (sarod) with Arup Chattopadhyay (tabla); and Ulhas Kasholkar (vocal) with Sanjay Adhikari (tabla) and Jyoti Goho (harmonium). January 9 at Sisir Mancha; 5 pm: In memory of Subinoy oy, Rabi-Purabi presents and evening of Tagore songs and poems. Participants include Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Shikha Dutta, Uma Mukhopadhyay, Sudeshna Sanyal, Tania Das, Ishita Das Adhikary and Debashis Mitra. January 9 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 6.30 pm: Oxford Bookstore and Ranan present the cirtain raiser of Shunya Se, a revival of Ranan’s acclaimed choreographic production on the five elements: space, air, fire, water and earth. Concept & choreography: Debashree Bhattacharya and Vikram Iyengar. Till January 11 at Barisha High School ground, Behala Chourasta; 6.30 pm: Behala Milanotsav 2009, organised by Barisha Behala Sarsuna Thakurpukur Krira Sanskritik Kendra. Today: Songs by Srikanto Acharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Sulagna Mukherjee, Rezwana Chowdhury Banya and Sumana De Ghosh; and recitation by Shantilal Mukhopadhyay. January 10 at Mohitlal Majumdar Mancha, Barisha High School ground, Behala Chourasta; 6 pm: Recitation by Partha Ghosh, Gouri Ghosh, Bratati Bandyopadhyay and Soumitra Chattopadhyay; Tagore songs by Manoj Murali Nair, Manisha Murali Nair and Gopa Roy.

DISCOURSE

Till January 11 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Discourse in English by Sunandaji on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter IX - The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret. Organised by Vedanta Cultural Foundation.

SYMPOSIUM

January 9 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 5.30 pm: Symposium (in English, Bengali and Hindi): Life and Teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi. Opening song by Swami Atmajnananda. Participants: Swami Jagannathananda, Swami Nityajnanananda, Swami Sarvapriyananda and Swami Chidrupananda. Swami Sarvabhutananda will preside.

MEET

Till January 11 at IIM Calcutta, Joka campus: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta presents Intaglio 2008-09 — the annual international business school meet. Theme: ‘Cultivating Leadership... Redefining Horizons’. Major attractions: The Great Innovation Challenge - The Corporate Innovation Contest, i2I - The B-Plan competition; Olympus - The Quest for the Best Manager; Wizards of Biz - Business Simulation Challenge; and Quizzical - The Intaglio Quiz.

EXHIBITION

Till January 10 at Kanishka's, 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 10.30 am - 8 pm: Tussar Utsav — an exhibition of hand woven tussar sarees and fabrics from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. Till January 12 at 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: Soumya’s Creation presents Collection 2009 — specially designed and woven chanderis with extra silk for party wear, unstitched salwar suits in a variety of colours and surface ornamentation techniques, jewellery (costume and in silver with semiprecious stones), durries in stripes, checks and florals. Till January 11 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (near Rashbehari crossing), #24556942/43; 2 pm - 8 pm: Confetti Exports presents Hand That Feed, an exhibition of ceramics sculptures, studio pottery, terracotta and high-temperature earthenware by Suchismito Ghosh and traditional potters of Birbhum. Till January 11 at Finesse Gallery, 11/1B New Road, Alipore: Sujata Sarawgi showcases The Queen of Textiles - silk sensuous in any form. Featuring mulbury, munga and tussar; the show stealers are Matka Ghicha saree, Eri Ghicha saree and Dupione/katiya saree. Till January 15 at Design, 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road, #2466 4315: Paramita Viswanathan’s annual exhibition of silks from West Bengal and south India. Till January 20 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Symphony: An exhibition of Canvas and Chinese Ceramics. Featuring cermaic works and paintings by Asit Patnaik, Bhagat Singh, Gautam Mukherjee, Shyamal Mukherjee, Seema Kohli, Harish Kumar, Phalguni Dasgupta, Dhananjay Mukherjee, Gosto Kumar and others.

QUIZ

January 11 at IIM Calcutta campus; 12.30 pm: Quizzical, being held as part of Intaglio 2008-09 and organized by IIM Calcutta. To be hosted by quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders, it is an open general quiz. Maximum team size of three. Details with C.Ram Shankar (#97486-66807).All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph,6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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