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Ajitesh Bandopadhyay Tribute Program in Kolkata

Friday, October 16th, 2009
Ajitesh Bandopadhyay Tribute Program in Kolkata
Kolkata is celebrating the death Anniversary of Ajitesh Bandopadhyay today. Ajitesh Bandopadhyay was an powerful actor in Bengali Cinema. He started his careen in Bengali Films with Atithi, directed by Tapan Sinha in 1965. Some od best performances are as politician in Calcutta 71, as Srihari Ghosh in GanaDevata, as Lachhman in Hate Bazare etc. Ajitesh alro remained active in Bengali theatre as an director. He was awarded “Sangeet Natyak Academy award” in 1976.

Crossword is hosting an evening programme to pay respect to Actor Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay on his death anniversary. The show features performances from Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, Debjit and Riddhi Bandyopadhyay, Jagannatha Guha and others.

  • Also Known As:     Ajitesh Bannerjee / Ajitesh Bandopadhyay
  • Credited Years:     1965 – 1979
Ajitesh Banerjee Filmography:
  1. Mouchak 1983
  2. Ganadevata – Srihari Ghosh      1979
  3. Heerey Manik – Actor      1979
  4. Thagini – Actor      1974
  5. Achena Atithi – Actor      1973
  6. Sesh Parba – Actor      1972
  7. Padi Pishir Barmi Baksha – Bandit Uncle      1972
  8. Calcutta 71 – Politician (as Ajitesh Bandopadhyay)      1971
  9. Kuheli – Satyabhushan      1971
  10. Banajyotsana – Actor      1969
  11. Chhuti – Bhramar’s Father      1967
  12. Hatey Bazarey – Lachhman      1967
  13. Arohi – Actor      1965
  14. Atithi – Private tutor      1965

Berta Rojas-The Classical Guitarist is Performing in Kolkata

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Berta Rojas-The Classical Guitarist is Performing in Kolkata
The famous clsssical guitarist from Paraguay-Berta Rojas will be performing in Kolkata at Satyajit Roy Auditorium today. Berta Rojas is a a musician who moves easily from classical to other musical genres.

Time: Friday, October 16, 2009  6:30 p.m.  to 9 p.m.
Venue: Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations,
Address: 9A , Ho Chi Minh Sarani

Berta Rojas

Classical Guitarist (Paraguay): OnMusic Recordings’ Artist
Berta Rojas is a musician who moves easily from classical to other musical genres. Rojas has captivated music-lovers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.  Most notably, she’s appeared at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.  She sold out her performances at both the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the South Bank Centre in London. In 2004, she opened the International First Ladies Summit in Paraguay with special guest Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Praised by the Washington Post as a “guitarist extraordinaire,” and by England’s Classical Guitar Magazine as “Ambassador of the Classical Guitar,” her musicianship and cordiality make her an audience favorite.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has recognized Rojas’ artistic excellence and named her a Fellow of the Americas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music from Baltimore’s prestigious Peabody Conservatory.

Beyond her own musical talents, Rojas is committed to supporting South American artists. She has served as the Artistic Director for several competitions including the John and Susie Beatty Competition, the Ibero-American Guitar Festival in Washington DC, and the Cardozo Ocampo Competition in Paraguay. She is Paraguay’s Ambassador of Tourism and a Professor of Guitar at George Washington University in Washington DC.

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“90 minutes maintained at the highest level of performance and interpretation.”
Colin Cooper / Classical Guitar Magazine/ October 07

“Only once in a great while does a classical CD come along which is so impeccable in every aspect of professionalism –heart touching musical artistry, interesting repertoire, and excellent technical production. Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas’ Cielo Abierto is one of these.”                                                Jim McCutcheon / Soundboard / December 07

“The performance Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas gives on this enterprising, very entertaining new release is top class from beginning to end. Her phenomenal seemingly effortless technical ability allows her the luxury of presenting some very difficult works with finesse and beauty.”          Steve Marsh / Classical Guitar Magazine / October 2007

Mrs. Rojas’ mere arrival onto the concert stage enthralled all present with her beauty and graceful manner…her interpretation of “La Catedral” was the best ever heard by reviewer. The fabulous and effortless manner of her playing coupled whit the sensual quality of her phrasing provided convincing evidence that barrios truly wrote for her alone to perform
Charles J. Walsh / Guitar Magazine / USA 2005

“It takes a skilled guitarist to toss off the demanding reaches in the Agustín Barrios classic “Un Sueño en la Floresta”, while sustaining a fingered tremolo. The Peabody trained Rojas dispatched the song elegancy  whit a tremolo like  liquid crystal, so seamless that one could imagine a balalaika player had joined her onstage”    The Washington Post USA / December 99

Buy Cielo Abierto by Betra Rojas
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Tejas Art Gallery-Art Exhibition in Kolkata

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Tejas Art Gallery-Art Exhibition in Kolkata
Tejas Art gallery in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) promotes affordable but high quality art in every medium. Both established and upcoming artists are featured at Tejas Art gallery. Their first show featured work by Dhiren Sasmal & Ashok Ganguly. Tejas Art Gallery is currently hosting the 3rd annual DEVI presentation by 24 prominent artists. Enjoy the Gods and Goddesses in various art forms.

Previous Exhibitions at Tejas Art gallery:
[ReviewAZON asin="0525245642" display="inlinepost"]Exhibition 1: Dhiren Sasmal & Ashok Ganguly were featured in Tejas’ opening exhibition with small and affordable works from two of Calcutta’s favourite artists. Both have had a number of group exhibitions in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore and have won awards for their respective styles.

Exhibition 2 : Art Exhibition 2 at Tejas featured various creation of DURGA by 18 artists.
In Bengal Durga is worshiped as the mother goddess, the epitome of Shakti, who brings peace and propriety into our lives. Tejas celebrated the annual return of the most beautiful Devi of them all with an exhibition the inspired works of eighteen artists.

Exhibition 3 : Tejas organized a collection of small artworks from artists of Kolkata and Shantiniketan with affordable art works.. The artists displayed great ingenuity in their use of their medium with works ranging from oils and acrylics to pen and brush, watercolor and paperwork.

Exhibition 4 : Featured exhibition of paintings and holograms by four young Chicago based artists.

Exhibition 5 : Featured exhibition showcasing oil paintings by seven Vietnamese artists. It was extremely vibrant and colorful, it showed the influence of French impressionism on these young artists.

Tejas Art Gallery Address and Phone Numbers
11 Mayfair Road (Opposite Ice Skating Rink) After Punjab Bhawan
Kolkata : 700019
Telephone : +91 – 33 – 40076042
Mobile (Aban Desai) : +91 – 9830049825
e-mail: millennium@vsnl.com
Website: http://www.tejasgallery.com

Ramakrishna Behera Painting Exhibition

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Ramakrishna Behera Painting Exhibition
Ramakrishna Behera was born on 18th September 1977. He completed his intermediate degree from College of Basic Science & Humanities, OUAT, Bhubaneswar (1994-96). He later completed his bachelors degree in of Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee (1996-2000). He has been working  as a Self-Taught Artist in Barauni, Bihar and also working for Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Barauni Refinery as Senior Process Engineer.

Some Art Exhibitions by Ramakrishna Behera

  • Group Show, “Home Bound We”, Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar (2003).
  • Solo Show, “CURVATURE”, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi (2007)
  • Group Show, “Earth on Canvas”, WWF-India Secretariat, New Delhi (2007)
  • Group Show, “Dimensions & Directions”, Curated by Prof. Deba P. Patnaik, Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata (2008)
  • Group Show, “Towards a new viewership/audience”, Bakul Art Fest, Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar (2009).

Exhibition of new paintings by Ramakrishna Behera, the self taught artist from Orissa. The paintings of Ramakrishna Behera are most certainly landscapes and are inspired by real places: the caves of Ajanta, the mountains and monasteries of Ladakh, the countryside of Orissa and even the interior of the artist’s home. Yet the works employ distorted perspectives and fold in images of outer space to become something more like psychological maps or hallucinatory visions. While their palette of colors is realistic, their spaces certainly are not. The surfaces of his paintings are buttery and their details are seemingly coaxed spontaneously from their making.


Check out his unique Paintings at : Bose Pacia Stephen Court, 18 , Park Street, Kolkata; Wednesday, October 14th, 2009. 11 a.m. to  7 p.m.

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