So many different things happening that it is time for a news roundup.
1) Prince is no more - what a colossal loss to the global music industry to lose such an iconic figure. There can only be one Prince and he is not living and breathing anymore. Crying purple tears.
2) Our own melody queen, P Susheela garu entered the guiness world records for singing 17,695 songs in twelve indian languages. What an achievement and what a spirit she has for an 80-year old person. My mom met her at a cultural event recently and she mentioned to her that she apparently never kept track of all the songs she sang. So this achievement is a pleasant surprise to her and a well deserving one too. Mom said that she was extremely down to earth and pleasant to interact with. So many good wishes to her!
3)It is concert season in US and Shankar Ehsaan and Loy will be touring various cities in US. See your local listings for tickets and purchases.
SEL #AMERICA2016 Concert
- April 29 - San Jose
- April 30 - Seattle
- May 1 - Phoenix
- May 6 - Dallas
- May 7 - Austin
- May 13 - Fort Lauradale
- May 14 - New Jersey
4) Thaman Shivakumar is touring the US from April 17th - May 22nd. He will be performing in ten cities, San Jose, Dallas, Maryland, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Tampa, Houston, and Atlanta. I could not find a link that explains the show locations and dates for the individual performances. Guys, if you are marketing the musicians and going through the effort of organizing a show, can you at least do a decent job of posting the show locations, times, and ticketing options on the internet? Please check your local listings if you are interested in a show closer to your hometown.
Farhan Akhtar is touring in US from May 20th - May 29th. Tickets are available on Sulekha.
Dallas, May 20th - 9.00 PM - Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd, Garland, TX
San Jose, May 21st - 6.30 PM - Santa Clara County Fairground, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA
Houston, May 22nd - 7.00 PM - NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX
Chicago, May 27th - 9.00 PM - Odeum Expo Center, 1033,North Villa Avenue, Villa Park, IL
New Jersey, May 28th - 8.00 PM - NJPAC, 1 Center St, Newark, NJ
Washington, May 29th - 8.00 PM - EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA
Zakir Hussain and Hari Haran are touring in US from May 6th - May 14th. Tickets are on Sulekha.
San Jose, May 6th - 8.00 PM - City National Civic, 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA
Portland, May 8th - 4.00 PM - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, 1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR
Houston, May 14th - 8.30 PM - Brown Theater At The Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX
That's it for now. More Later!