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8 items from 2013


Big B, Srk and Waheeda Rehman honoured by Ndtv amongst the “25 Greatest Global Living Indians”

22 December 2013 6:41 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Marking 25 years of outstanding news broadcasting, the prestigious Indian channel Ndtv honoured 25 personalities as the “greatest global Indian living legends.”

Amongst these were Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, magical composer A R Rahman, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, iconic actor Rajinikanth and prominent actress of Bollywood’s golden era, Waheeda Rehman.

The awards were presented by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhawan – the official residence of the President of India.

While felicitating the awards, the President stated, “It’s indeed a pleasure for me to be amidst you this evening and to be associated with recognizing these 25 great Indians. While going through their introduction and some of their comments I found out that one striking commonality in all of them that each and every one of them believes in hard work, honesty, commitment to the job, idea to which they furnish…”

In an interview with Ndtv, Srk also commented »

- Aashi Gahlot

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Parallel concert to Zubin Mehta event permitted

6 September 2013 10:10 PM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Srinagar, Sep 7: After much delay, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have permitted a concert to be held parallel to that of India-born music conductor Zubin Mehta here Saturday.

"Finally, the authorities conveyed to us that we can go ahead with the 'Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir' (reality of Kashmir) concert in Srinagar's Municipal Park," Parvez Khurram, spokesman of the civil society initiative that is holding the parallel concert to oppose Zubin Mehta's concert, told Ians Saturday.

"The authorities imposed a rider on our plans, saying that since we are holding a parallel concert, we must hold it at the same time Zubin Mehta's concert. »

- Anita Agarwal

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Two militants held ahead of Zubin Mehta concert

6 September 2013 2:46 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Srinagar, Sep 6: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas have been arrested in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of Saturday's concert by the acclaimed Bavarian State Orchestra under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta, police said.

Police sources told Ians that the two were arrested from Chanapora locality Thursday. One of them had reportedly come from Sopore town in the northern part of Kashmir.

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from them.

Three lesser known guerrilla groups have threatened to target foreigners in Jammu and Kashmir if authorities went ahead with the concert.

Intelligence. »

- Abhijeet Sen

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Kashmir chose me: Zubin Mehta

6 September 2013 2:43 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, Sep 6: Kashmir "chose me", said India-born world-renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta who hopes to spread the message of peace when he directs the Bavarian State Orchestra in Kashmir.

"I didn't choose Kashmir, it chose me," Mehta, 76, told reporters here Friday.

"I hope to have the blessings of the people as music is the only language I know and hope to spread the message of peace with this performance," added Mehta who was born in Bombay (Mumbai) and received his first musical education under the guidance of his father Mehli Mehta, the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra.

Zubin Mehta is to conduct. »

- Smith Cox

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Parallel event to oppose Zubin Mehta concert

3 September 2013 2:04 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Srinagar, Sep 3: A group of people opposing the forthcoming Zubin Mehta concert to be held here in Jammu and Kashmir Sep 7 have decided to hold a parallel event the same day to show the "truth about Kashmir".

The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along with his 100-member orchestra Sep 5.

"We have invited poets, singers, musicians and other artists to our concert on September 7 at noon in the city's uptown Municipal Park," Khurram Parvez, spokesman for the joint initiative of various civil society groups and individuals, told Ians.

"The. »

- Ketali Mehta

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Separatists call for shutdown over Zubin Mehta concert

2 September 2013 3:49 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Srinagar, Sep 2: Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Monday called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir Valley of Jammu and Kashmir Sep 7 to protest the scheduled Zubin Mehta concert in the state capital.

Geelani also called for a shutdown in Chenab valley region of Jammu.

The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along with his 100-member orchestra Sep 5.

In a statement, Geelani said imams (clerics) of various mosques should lead the post-prayer protests Sep 6 against the holding of the concert in Kashmir.

"On September. »

- Anita Agarwal

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Zubin Mehta's Kashmir concert on course

31 August 2013 1:22 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Srinagar, Aug 31: The much-talked-about Zubin Mehta concert here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir scheduled for Sep 7 is on course, despite opposition from separatist politicians, officials said.

The 90-minute concert would be telecast live in over 50 countries. Zubin Mehta is scheduled to arrive in a special plane along with his orchestra Sep 5.

Organisers and security agencies are now busy with the arrangements.

The floriculture department that manages the Shalimar Garden, the venue of the concert, is refurbishing the garden to create a stage for the over 100-member orchestra to be conducted by Zubin Mehta.

There. »

- Diksha Singh

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DVD Release: Orchestra of Exiles

25 March 2013 2:06 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013

Price: DVD $27.95

Studio: First Run Features

Arturo Toscanini (l.) and Bronislaw Huberman in 1936 in Orchestra of Exiles.

The Orchestra of Exiles is 2012 documentary directed by Josh Aronson, who previously helmed the Academy Award-nominated 2000 doc Sound and Fury.

In the early 1930′s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With courage, resourcefulness and an entourage of allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved nearly 1000 Jews – and guaranteed the survival of Europe’s musical heritage.

Featuring commentary by musical greats including Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta and Joshua Bell, Orchestra of Exiles is a timeless tale of a brilliant young man coming of age, and the suspenseful chronicle of how his efforts impacted

cultural history.

Bonus features on the DVD include the following

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- Laurence

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