SHREYA GHOSHAL TAKES TO THE STAGE SEPT. 28 IN ORLANDO
Popular Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal will take the stage 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Orange County Convention Center’s Linda Chapin Theater, International Drive, Orlando. The event combines entertainment with charity and put together by the American Association of Physicians from India, AAPI Charitable Foundation and Florida Federation of Physicians (CAPI, BIMDA, FAPI, TIPS, IAMA, PBIM, IPOF) who plan to use concert funds to help with medical services for the poor in United States and India.
The "Event for a Charitable Cause" is expected to be sold out. The mega-concert, full of colors, Indian songs and dramatic music will be something out of a Hindi blockbuster. So far, she has sung for more than 200 Indian movies, not only in Hindi, but in several other languages, too. Her playback-singing career began with “Devdas,” a 2002 Indian movie, and the same year she won the prestigious SaReGaMa contest. The concert features a full orchestra and other well-known singers.
The Indian community from all over Florida is expected to attend. The Rosen Centre Hotel is offering special rates for attendees - http://booking.ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?groupID=829294&hotelID=2018 Show tickets can be obtained at most Indian markets, TicketMaster, or by calling 407-308-5595. For special package deals, which include meeting Ghoshal, call Dr. Aravind Pillai at (407) 252-7487 or visit www.capimed.com
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General admission tickets range from $49 to $129.
Tickets also are available at House of Spices (Longwood, Orlando) and Apna Bazar (OBT) or call Jenny Patel at (954) 608-5420.
DR. ABDUL KALAM TO VISIT TAMPA (SEPT. 29), ORLANDO (SEPT. 30), JACKSONVILLE (OCT. 1)
Former Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam will be visiting Tampa (Sept. 29), Orlando (Sept. 30) and Jacksonville (Oct. 1).
Sponsored by Hindu Temple of Florida and India Cultural Center (ICC), the Tampa event on Saturday, Sept. 29, begins at 6 p.m. at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road. Tickets are $50 per person or $100 (VIP). For information, e-mail event host Dr. Renuka Ramappa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by The India Center at University of Central Florida, dinner with the President on Sunday, Sept. 30, will begin at 5 p.m. with a Hindustani classical concert by Aditya Shah and team. It will be followed by Dr. Kalam’s speech and dinner. Tickets are $75 per person for the event at Hilton Orlando – Orange Ballroom, 6014 Destination Parkway. To RSVP, call (407) 556-5408 or e-mail email@example.com
The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida will host a Dinner with President from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at University Arena (UNF), 4567 Saint Johns Bluff Road. Cost is $60 person for chamber members; non-members pay $100. For tickets and information, call chamber President Manjunath Charmani at (904) 382-1419 or visit www.indousnefl.info
ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF ‘SACRED EARTH’ ON OCT. 2 IN GAINESVILLE
University of Florida Performing Arts will present “Sacred Earth” by Ragamala Dance on Oct. 2 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Ragamala Dance is co-directed by mother and daughter Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy.
“Sacred Earth,” featuring a south Indian orchestra, explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. Inspired by philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam rice flour designs and the Tamil Sangam literature of South India, and the Warli paintings of western India, “Sacred Earth” brings both internal and external landscapes to life. As “Sacred Earth” builds from silent, meditative beginnings, performers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance derived from it.
Tickets range from $10 for students up to $25. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Curtis M. Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road, in Gainesville. For information, call (352) 392-1900 or visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/2012/
Flamenco-Kathak FUSION SEPT. 8 IN FORT LAUDERDALE
The Association of Performing Arts of India will present a Fusion of Flamenco and Kathak on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Fort Lauderdale. The duo of Clarita Filgueiras and Prashant Shah dance to live music on guitar, sitar, sarangi and tabla along with the students of Padmasri dance academy.
An artistic director, choreographer and dancer, Coral Gables-based Filgueiras has been designated “The Keeper of Flamenco” in recognition of her commitment to presenting authentic, traditional Flamenco; creating new works; and developing young artists. She has committed her dance company to the mission of building bridges between cultures using the universal spirit of Flamenco.
A disciple of Kumudini Lakhia, a world-renowned Kathak exponent, choreographer and founder of the Kadamb Centre for the Dance and Music in Ahmedabad, New York-based Shah is one of the outstanding male dancers in the Kathak dance style of his genre. He has traveled and performed extensively all over Europe, Asia, North and South America.
The event will be at 7 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets range from $20 to $55. For information, call the performing arts center at (954) 462-0222 or visit www.browardcenter.org/APAI2012 Or call APAI at (954) 885-1466, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.apaiart.com
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