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DC Area Nightlife & Activities Message Board › New Meetup: Ravi Shankar celebrates his 90th b'day @ 'Kennedy Center Concert

New Meetup: Ravi Shankar celebrates his 90th b'day @ 'Kennedy Center Concert Hall' - May 23.

Manan Singh K.
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Silver Spring, MD
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Area Nightlife & Activities!

What: Ravi Shankar celebrates his 90th b'day @ 'Kennedy Center Concert Hall' - May 23.
When: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:00 PM

Where: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Why: bcos check this­ &­

good evening friends...
hope everyone had a great weekend...
i spent the whole weekend... working with 2 professional screenwriters from NY...
on a new feature film project titled "LOVE 2.0" -
i love the way it has shaped up... and cant wait to have it completed/finished
and organize a script reading for my prospective-investors...
this is a $160,000 budget project... and so i am looking for maximum 32 people to put
$5000 each... or 16 people to put $10,000 each... -
ask me for the proper business marketing plan...
and yes, next year you can get a tax-writeoff...
anyhow - check the image i uploaded on facebook - with respect to "LOVE 2.0"...
love the title, love the script - with lords grace, we r gonna film it in DC METRO... starting september...

now... hope everyone saw the images from our first SANE event at buddha bar on april 13­

now this wednesday - we r having the 2nd networking event at CHICHA lounge­
check all the kewl people who are attending­

NOW... the concert of the year...
"Ravi Shankar celebrates his 90th birthday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on May 23."

Who: Ravi Shankar, sitar (Tanmoy Bose , tabla; Ravichandra Kulur, flute; with tanpura accompaniment)
Where: Kennedy Center Concert Hall
When: Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Tickets priced $35-$80 are available at­ or by calling 202- 785-9727.­

check this­

now check the press release below...
and i hope to see all of u this wednesday @ chi-cha lounge...
and may 23 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall...

also if u know someone looking to invest in a brilliant feature length film project... "LOVE 2.0"
connect us...
minimum block is $5000, which gives u 2.5% ownership of the film...

regards, jai mata di - manan singh katohora

Brenda Kean Tabor December 2, 2010 (202) 533-1886­

Ravi Shankar celebrates his 90th birthday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on May 23

Washington, D.C:– Legendary virtuoso sitarist, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar returns to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday, May 23.
Known worldwide as India’s most esteemed musical ambassador, Ravi Shankar was the student of the illustrious guru “Baba” Ustad Allaudin Khan. Already a star in India, Shankar came to international attention in the 1960s after attracting the admiration of leading western musical leaders George Harrison of the Beatles and violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
The youngest son of a Bengali family, Ravi Shankar was born in 1920 in Varansi (Benares), the holiest of Indian cities. At age ten, he accompanied elder brother Uday Shankar and his company of dancers and musicians to Paris, where the younger Shankar attended school before returning to India in 1938. From 1949 and 1956, Shankar combined concert performances with work for All India Radio, where he established the National Chamber Orchestra.
A prolific composer, Ravi Shankar has collaborated with Western musicians and composed numerous traditional ragas and talas. His Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra under AndréPrevin. A second sitar concerto, Raga-Mala (“A Garland of Ragas”), was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta in 1980. Shankar’s chamber works for sitar and other instruments includes violin-sitar compositions for Yehudi Menuhin and works for flute virtuoso Jean-Pierre Rampal, shakuhachi master Hosan Yamamoto, and koto virtuoso Musumi Miyashita. Shankar has enjoyed a close relationship with Philip Glass, collaborating with the composer on the 1990 album Passages and the recent multi-artist work Orion, which opened the 2004 Cultural Olympiad in Greece.
Ravi Shankar has composed extensively for film and ballet. He was nominated for both a Grammy and Oscar for his original score to the Academy-Award-winning classic Gandhi and composed and choreographed the ballet “Ghanashyam.”

Ravi Shankar is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Indian government’s highest civilian award, the “Bharat Ratna,” or “Jewel of India.” He is a Fellow of the Sangeet Natak Academy and Founder President of The Research Institute for Music and the Performing Arts.
Ravi Shankar’s extensive discography of more than 60 albums includes In Celebration, a lavishly documented four-CD retrospective of his greatest recordings issued in honor of his 75th birthday, and Full Circle, Carnegie Hall 2000, Shankar’s first live-concert recording in nearly two decades for which he received the Grammy Award for Best World Music Record.
He is the author of three books: My Music, My Life (in English), Rag Anurag (in Bengali), and Raga Mala (in English), an autobiography that was released in 1999. The father of two accomplished musicians, sitarist Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones, he divides his time between India and the United States, with regular visits to Europe and the Far East.
High-resolution images are available form the press room at­

Support is provided by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
WPAS is committed to making every event accessible for persons with disabilities. Please call the WPAS Ticket Services Office for more information on accessibility to the various theaters in which our performances are held. Services offered vary from venue to venue and may require advance notice.
Washington Performing Arts Society has created profound opportunities for connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, the careers of emerging artists are guided, and established artists who have bonded with the local audience are invited to return. In this way, the space between artists and audiences is eliminated, so that all may share life-long opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding and compassion of the world through the universal language of the arts.

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