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Aretha Franklin, Count Basie to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame

Aretha Franklin: Aretha Franklin, Count Basie and Booker T and the MGs will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as part of the 40th class this year. According to Variety, the blues and R&B legends will be honoured at a ceremony to be held on May 8 at the Halloran Centre for the

Nonagenarian tribal musician gets AB Vajpayee Life Time award Agartala

Nonagenarian gets AB award: Thanga Darlong, a nonagenarian tribal musician, who plays Ro sem, a flute like tribal musical instrument made of bamboo, was conferred Atal Bihari Vajpayee Life Time Award by the Tripura government. Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev varma handed over the first AB Vajpayee Lifetime Achievement Award to Dar long on

How music helps people with dementia

How music helps people with dementia. The positive impact of music on human psyche has been known for a long time. Now, according to a new study, music may even help in improving the mood of people with dementia. The findings have been published in the journal Geriatrics & Gerontology. The study of 51 individuals

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check mark verification

Twitter suspends blue check: Twitter has suspended its account verification exercise a process that gives public figures on the micro-blogging platform a blue check mark next to their names. The announcement came after people criticized Twitter for verifying the account belonging to the organizer of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one

Rich Tribute to Batalvi, 23 years old recreates a song

DP Correspondent , Ludhiana:-Recalling the golden lyrics of prominent Punjabi romantic poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi, 23 years old Harjot Kaur has made a song which is trending on ‘YouTube’. Kaur has strikes the chord with her soothing voice ‘Ehna Akhiyan’ which is such a real tribute to the Shiv Kumar Batalvi.With the motive to revive

‘Despacito’ could soon surpass 3 bn views mark on YouTube

Louis fonsi Despacito soon 3 bn views. “Despacito” (American Spanish: [despa’sito]; English: “Slowly”) is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from the former’s upcoming studio album.Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito,’ the global smash hit has become the biggest song ever, as it continues to break records

How a Big Fat wedding turned into a source of Income

How a Big Fat wedding turned into a source of Income

POHIR, Sangrur district: Punjab loves the big, fat wedding. And longing for the glitzy band-baaja that accompanies every baraat is sweet music for a village, about 25 km from Ludhiana town. Pohir village of Sangrur district has around 30 pipe bands. And the number is growing, just like their reputation, across the north Indian state


AR Rahman : Sachin and I show patriotism through work

AR Rahman : Sachin and I show nationalism through work. Oscar-winning music composer  AR Rahman has composed the music for ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, a film based on the life of the Sachin Tendulkar. ‘Sachin Sachin’, the anthem song created by Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman for Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic, was released in Mumbai Rahman has


Taylor Swift working on new music ‘Around The Clock’ for her fans

Taylor Swift working on new music ‘around the clock’. Taylor Swift is reportedly working on new music “around the clock” and will share the details soon on social media. The 26-year-old songstress is focused on her upcoming project, so much so that she cannot wait to share it with her fans, according to source .“Taylor

Music is in my veins says Raashi Sood

Ludhiana: Music from ancient times has healing powers and is something we are all touched, no matter what culture we are from believes citys’ shining and renowned Singer Rashi Sood. She started singing at the very young age of six years and since then there has been no looking back for her. Step by step,

Navras festival to bring theatre, music, art under one roof

Jaipur: Theatre, music and art, in theirvarious forms, will be presented under one roof at an upcoming new festival. The royal city of Jaipur will echo to the tunes of classical and sufi music, at the 9-day long ‘Navras’ festival, that will see Shubha Mudgal presenting a mix of Hindustani classical music and Indian pop

Music is about love: Bruno Mars

Los Angeles: Singer Bruno Mars believes that 95 per cent of music is about love.The “Just the way you are” hitmaker believes music was created for “guys and girls to get together”, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “The girls I liked weren’t listening to Elvis. They were listening to New Edition, Boyz II Men. So that’s where I

Deepika Padukone is presenter at MTV Europe Music Awards

Rotterdam: Actress Deepika Padukone, who is gearing up for her Hollywood debut with “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” opposite Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, represented India at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2016. Deepika, along with her “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” co-star Nina Dobrev, was one the presenters at the award ceremony, which

Deepika Padukone to present award at MTV Europe Music Awards

Mumbai: Indian actress Deepika Padukone is set to present an award at MTV Europe Music Awards 2016 on November 6. The “Bajirao Mastani” star will make her international red carpet debut as she presents an award with singers Beyonce and Justin Bieber a few of the many renowned artistes nominated. The actress posted an image

Feel responsible as I’ve great music legacy in family: Teesha

New Delhi: Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam’s sister Teesha says coming from a family of great musicians like her father and brother, she feels responsible to take forward the legacy with same passion. Teesa, 25, who made her Bollywood singing debut with 2013 film “Singh Sahab the Great”, says she feels no pressure being the

A.R. Rahman might compose music for Vijay’s next

Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who is busy with multiple projectsi his kitty, is most likely to be roped in as the music composer of Tamil superstar Vijay’s yet-untitled next project, a source said.”Talks have been initiated with Rahman, and it might take a week or two to get some clarity. He’s yet to

Music is losing it’s purity: Daler Mehndi

New Delhi: Daler Mehndi has been an integral part of the indie-pop and Bollywood music scene but the singer is not happy with the quality of songs being churned out today. The 49-year-old Punjabi singer says the usage of cuss words and poor quality of music disappoints him. “These days, musicians add a portion of

Indian spiritual music festival in Egypt

Cairo:  An Indian spiritual singing group willperform here as they take the stage at the 9th edition of International ‘Samaa’ Festival for Religious Chanting and Sufi Music. The visit of the six-member group, led by Purna Das Baul Sarat, was organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Embassy of India in Cairo, in

Chuck Pratt to helm Lee Daniels’ music drama ‘Star’

Los Angeles: Chuck Pratt has replaced Charles Murray as the show runner of Lee Daniels’ upcoming music drama “Star”. Pratt has replaced original showrunner Murray, who recently departed “Star” because his vision for the series differed from that of Daniels and co-creator Tom Donaghy. Sources say the split was amicable, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Diljit Dosanjh writes screenplay of music video for first time

Mumbai:  “Udta Punjab” star Diljit Dosanjh has penned the screenplay of his upcoming music video “Do You Know”. Discussing his experience, Diljit, 32, said, “‘Do You Know’ was a great song to work on. I enjoyed working on every aspect of it. When I heard the audio, I could immediately imagine a wonderful story for