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First Goa Open Arts Festival, an initiave of the state's creative prof...

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Kolkta/IBNS: The Open Arts Initiative, a group of creative professionals living in Goa, is organising the first Goa Open Arts Festival early next year.
500 years old Assam’s Bhaona performed on global stage in Dubai
Guwahati/IBNS: Almost 500 years after Saint-reformer Srimanta Sankardeva’s creation ‘Bhaona’, Assam’s mythological folk theatre has now entered into the global stage with an English avatar.
From Prince to Picasso, the arts can be just the tonic, new UN health agency study shows
New York/IBNS: From before birth, to the end of life, taking to the dance floor or sketching a still life, can positively affect our health and even prove more cost-effective than conventional medical treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) found in a new study published on Monday.
Kheyali Dastidar brings Bengali play Pratyasha
Kolkata/IBNS: Actress and theatre personality Kheyali Dastidar has come up with a Bengali play titled as Pratyasha which weaves a compelling story of the mismatch of expectations in the present day's busy urban life.
Delhi to host second Asian Curatorial Forum in November; first edition held in Bangladesh ...
Delhi/IBNS: Curators and representatives of art institutions from South Asian and East/Southeast Asian countries will be meeting in Delhi for the second edition of  Asian Curatorial Forum, which will begin on November 7, 2019.
Ninth edition of Art Bengaluru opens on November 2, will also feature Film Bengaluru
Bengaluru/IBNS: Artists and art lovers prepare yourself for a month-long extravaganza in November with Art Bengaluru slated to begin on November 2.
Slide guitar artist Rhitom Sarkar returns home after successful Canadian musical sojourn
Kolkata: Rhitom Sarkar has returned from after a whirlwind tour of eight concerts and two recordings in Canada.
Cross-pollination of cultures is a major force: percussionist Bickram Ghosh
Engaged in Bollywood projects and carrying forward his fusion experiments, percussion maestro Bickram Ghosh is busy creating what he does best: music. He shares glimpses of his musical journey and present works in a conversation with Subhojit Roy
The City of Chicago designates 2020 as the Year of Chicago Music
Chicago/IBNS: Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Commissioner Mark Kelly, Grammy and Oscar Award-winning artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith and many other civic, arts and music leaders on Friday announced plans to designate 2020 as the ‘Year of Chicago Music.’ 
Music museum: You are with the band
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles reveals the history, art, creativity and technology of American music. The museum is now partnering Bengaluru-based Indian Music Experience (IME), India’s first interactive music museum. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
Chicago : Life of the Drama in City of Big Shoulders
2019 is Year of Theatre in Chicago which for nearly four decades now draws audience with a half-price program called Hot Tix. Sujoy Dhar reports on the yearlong celebration in the city known for its diverse creative clans
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