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World theatre day for children and young celebrated

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The World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People was celebrated through a colourful programme on Monday at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Child and young artistes and theatre enthusiasts joined the celebrtation with m uch enthusiasm. 
People’s Theatre Association, a member organisation of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, organised the programme, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
PTA founder and director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the programme, in presence of over a hundred child and young theatre enthusiasts. Following the inauguration, child artistes of different cultural organisations and students of different schools entertained audience through presentation of music, dance recitals, and theatre shows. Artistes of People’s Little Theatre commenced the cultural show with a dance recital synchronised with Abahelay Mrityu Ar Nay, a song protesting child abuse. Child artistes of Pidim Theatre staged a short theatre production named Banglar Mukh. Written and directed by Akhter Hossain, the play glorifies Bangladesh culture and her heritages.

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The World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People was celebrated through a colourful programme on Monday at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Child and young artistes and theatre enthusiasts joined the celebrtation with m uch enthusiasm. 
People’s Theatre Association, a member organisation of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, organised the programme, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
PTA founder and director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the programme, in presence of over a hundred child and young theatre enthusiasts. Following the inauguration, child artistes of different cultural organisations and students of different schools entertained audience through presentation of music, dance recitals, and theatre shows. Artistes of People’s Little Theatre commenced the cultural show with a dance recital synchronised with Abahelay Mrityu Ar Nay, a song protesting child abuse. Child artistes of Pidim Theatre staged a short theatre production named Banglar Mukh. Written and directed by Akhter Hossain, the play glorifies Bangladesh culture and her heritages.

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Mime Day celebrated
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Bangladesh Mime Federation has organised a three-day event titled ‘Jatiya Mime Utsab 2017’ (National Mime Festival) on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on the occasion of World Mime Day. 
Wednesday also marks the 95th birth anniversary of the world famous mime artiste Marcel Marcheau. Born on March 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France, Marcel Marceau became one of the most famous mime artistes in the world. In 2011, United Nations announced March 22 as World Mime Day. 
President of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Golam Kuddus inaugurated the festival on Tuesday evening. With the slogan ‘Shuddho Sangskriti Rukhbe, Apasangskritir Sakal Dar’, the festival will continue till tomorrow at the Studio Theatre of BSA, Segun Bagicha in the capital.
Presided over by Mime Federation President Zahid Repon, Kamal Bayezid and Khorshedul Alam were present as special guests at yesterday’s event. Muktomancha Nirbakdal, DU Mime Action and Shamuk Theatre presented mime performances.
On the occasion of Marceau’s birth anniversary and World Mime Day, a rally was brought out at BSA at 4pm on Wednesday, while Bangladesh Mime Federation secretary general Rijowan Rajon presented a keynote paper on ‘Artform of Mime’ at a seminar at 4pm. Presided over by noted thespian Ataur Rahman, Kamal Uddin Kabir, Israfil Ahmed Rangan, Zahid Repon, Ananta Hira, Farzana Mousumi, Nithor Mahbub and Mir Lokman, among others, took part in the discussion programme.
On the other hand, Swapnadal will stage their mimodrama ‘Jadur Pradip’ on Wednesday at 7pm at Studio Theatre Hall. A ‘mimodrama’, as the troupe calls it, ‘Jadur Pradip’ is based on the overly familiar fairy tale ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’. The play has been adapted and directed by Zahid Repon. The central message of the production is the triumph of good over evil.
On Thursday, Dr Enamul Haq attended the closing ceremony as chief guest, while Jhuna Chowdhury, Shahidul Hasan Shamim and Dheman Saha Jewel were present as special guests. Besides, Pantomime Movement, Gentleman Pantomime and Shruti Sangskritik Academy came up with mime shows at the event.

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Bangladesh Mime Federation has organised a three-day event titled ‘Jatiya Mime Utsab 2017’ (National Mime Festival) on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on the occasion of World Mime Day. 
Wednesday also marks the 95th birth anniversary of the world famous mime artiste Marcel Marcheau. Born on March 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France, Marcel Marceau became one of the most famous mime artistes in the world. In 2011, United Nations announced March 22 as World Mime Day. 
President of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote Golam Kuddus inaugurated the festival on Tuesday evening. With the slogan ‘Shuddho Sangskriti Rukhbe, Apasangskritir Sakal Dar’, the festival will continue till tomorrow at the Studio Theatre of BSA, Segun Bagicha in the capital.
Presided over by Mime Federation President Zahid Repon, Kamal Bayezid and Khorshedul Alam were present as special guests at yesterday’s event. Muktomancha Nirbakdal, DU Mime Action and Shamuk Theatre presented mime performances.
On the occasion of Marceau’s birth anniversary and World Mime Day, a rally was brought out at BSA at 4pm on Wednesday, while Bangladesh Mime Federation secretary general Rijowan Rajon presented a keynote paper on ‘Artform of Mime’ at a seminar at 4pm. Presided over by noted thespian Ataur Rahman, Kamal Uddin Kabir, Israfil Ahmed Rangan, Zahid Repon, Ananta Hira, Farzana Mousumi, Nithor Mahbub and Mir Lokman, among others, took part in the discussion programme.
On the other hand, Swapnadal will stage their mimodrama ‘Jadur Pradip’ on Wednesday at 7pm at Studio Theatre Hall. A ‘mimodrama’, as the troupe calls it, ‘Jadur Pradip’ is based on the overly familiar fairy tale ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’. The play has been adapted and directed by Zahid Repon. The central message of the production is the triumph of good over evil.
On Thursday, Dr Enamul Haq attended the closing ceremony as chief guest, while Jhuna Chowdhury, Shahidul Hasan Shamim and Dheman Saha Jewel were present as special guests. Besides, Pantomime Movement, Gentleman Pantomime and Shruti Sangskritik Academy came up with mime shows at the event.

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Shreya Ghoshal to perform in Dhaka March 31

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Celebrated Indian playback singer Shreya Ghosal is coming to Dhaka once again to perform at a concert titled ‘Shreya Ghoshal Melody Night Live In Dhaka’.
The event will be held on March 31 at International Convention Centre Bashundhara in the capital. Organised by Octopi Limited and ATN Events, the famous Bollywood artiste will perform live for the audience of Dhaka. Alongside Shreya, a group of popular singers from Bangladesh, including Anika, Pintu Ghosh and Miftah will also perform at the melody night.
Disclosing the upcoming concert at a press conference in the city on Wednesday, ay to Director of ATN Events Masudur Rahman said, “Shreya Ghoshal will fascinate the audience the concert amid a colourful arrangement. I believe the concert would be a successful one to satisfy the thirsty music lovers. We are taking preparation according to the target.”
Accounts Director of Octopi Ltd said, “The gate will be open at 4pm on the day of the concert. The concert will start after Maghrib prayer. The job of collecting all types of documents, including government permission has already been accomplished. If there would not be any big trouble, a fantastic concert will be held on March 31.”
Afrid Hasan, Head of Media, ATN Events informed that the tickets of the concert will be available for purchasing from The Westin Dhaka, Safhab and Floor Six in Mirpur, Cafe Darbar in Dhanmondi, Cafe Journal and Cafe Inners in Hatirjheel. Besides, tickets will be available online at shohoz.com, ticketchai.com and helloeventz.com. Moreover, tickets can be purchased by contacting the following numbers directly—01971 422 228, 01915 989 342 and 01717 946 000.
To note, Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards including five for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South (one for Telugu, two for Kannada, two for Tamil and four for Malayalam) with three Kerala State Film Awards, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award and several other major awards to date. She has recorded songs for film music in various Indian languages, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.

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Celebrated Indian playback singer Shreya Ghosal is coming to Dhaka once again to perform at a concert titled ‘Shreya Ghoshal Melody Night Live In Dhaka’.
The event will be held on March 31 at International Convention Centre Bashundhara in the capital. Organised by Octopi Limited and ATN Events, the famous Bollywood artiste will perform live for the audience of Dhaka. Alongside Shreya, a group of popular singers from Bangladesh, including Anika, Pintu Ghosh and Miftah will also perform at the melody night.
Disclosing the upcoming concert at a press conference in the city on Wednesday, ay to Director of ATN Events Masudur Rahman said, “Shreya Ghoshal will fascinate the audience the concert amid a colourful arrangement. I believe the concert would be a successful one to satisfy the thirsty music lovers. We are taking preparation according to the target.”
Accounts Director of Octopi Ltd said, “The gate will be open at 4pm on the day of the concert. The concert will start after Maghrib prayer. The job of collecting all types of documents, including government permission has already been accomplished. If there would not be any big trouble, a fantastic concert will be held on March 31.”
Afrid Hasan, Head of Media, ATN Events informed that the tickets of the concert will be available for purchasing from The Westin Dhaka, Safhab and Floor Six in Mirpur, Cafe Darbar in Dhanmondi, Cafe Journal and Cafe Inners in Hatirjheel. Besides, tickets will be available online at shohoz.com, ticketchai.com and helloeventz.com. Moreover, tickets can be purchased by contacting the following numbers directly—01971 422 228, 01915 989 342 and 01717 946 000.
To note, Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards including five for Best Female Playback Singer, nine Filmfare Awards South (one for Telugu, two for Kannada, two for Tamil and four for Malayalam) with three Kerala State Film Awards, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award and several other major awards to date. She has recorded songs for film music in various Indian languages, and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.

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Rock ‘n’ roll creator dies

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Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock ‘n’ roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.
“Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived. This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages,” Bruce Springsteen tweeted.
His death drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and other celebrities who praised him as a rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer.
Brian Wilson called Berry “a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock ‘n’ Roll. Love & Mercy.”
“R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music.” tweeted former Beattle Ringo Starr.
Other stars included Rod Stewart who said Berry “inspired us all. The 1st album I bought was Chuck’s ‘Live at the Tivoli’ and I was never the same.”
The Rolling Stones sent a group tweet hailing Berry as “not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter.”
Separately Mick Jagger also said “I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us,” Ronnie Wood called Berry “one of the best” and Keith Richards tweeted: “One of my big lights has gone out.”
Author Stephen King, a keen musician, said: “This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.”
Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as the baby boom generation came of age in an increasingly prosperous America.
The middle-class son of a carpenter and a high school principal, Berry grew up under segregation but instinctively sensed how to bridge the racial divide.
Berry had played blues guitar but found that his white audience was more interested in country. He merged the styles with an electric energy and consummate stage showmanship, although he hesitated to say that he created rock ‘n’ roll.
“It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm and blues,” he later said. “It’s called rock now.”
His 1958 hit “Johnny B. Goode” was so influential and recognizable that the US space program chose it to represent rock music for potential extraterrestrial listeners on the Voyager spacecraft.
“Roll Over Beethoven” from 1956 was almost a manifesto of rock ‘n’ roll as the charismatic Berry urged the DJ to switch off the classical records and turn to the new genre of the youth.

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Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock ‘n’ roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.
“Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived. This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages,” Bruce Springsteen tweeted.
His death drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and other celebrities who praised him as a rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer.
Brian Wilson called Berry “a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock ‘n’ Roll. Love & Mercy.”
“R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music.” tweeted former Beattle Ringo Starr.
Other stars included Rod Stewart who said Berry “inspired us all. The 1st album I bought was Chuck’s ‘Live at the Tivoli’ and I was never the same.”
The Rolling Stones sent a group tweet hailing Berry as “not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter.”
Separately Mick Jagger also said “I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us,” Ronnie Wood called Berry “one of the best” and Keith Richards tweeted: “One of my big lights has gone out.”
Author Stephen King, a keen musician, said: “This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.”
Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as the baby boom generation came of age in an increasingly prosperous America.
The middle-class son of a carpenter and a high school principal, Berry grew up under segregation but instinctively sensed how to bridge the racial divide.
Berry had played blues guitar but found that his white audience was more interested in country. He merged the styles with an electric energy and consummate stage showmanship, although he hesitated to say that he created rock ‘n’ roll.
“It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm and blues,” he later said. “It’s called rock now.”
His 1958 hit “Johnny B. Goode” was so influential and recognizable that the US space program chose it to represent rock music for potential extraterrestrial listeners on the Voyager spacecraft.
“Roll Over Beethoven” from 1956 was almost a manifesto of rock ‘n’ roll as the charismatic Berry urged the DJ to switch off the classical records and turn to the new genre of the youth.

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