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2017 Diwali festivities continue in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale (IRCC)

October 29, 2017

Dear readers:

Here are the 2017 Diwali festivities that continue in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale in November:

TAMPA BAY AREA

About 1,800 to 2,000 people are expected to attend Diwali 2017 organized by Telugu Association of Florida, Tampa Bay (TAF) on Saturday, Nov 11, at Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Hall, 4800 U.S. 301, according to its President Bhanu Dhulipalla. TAF, Tampa Bay was the first Telugu organization formed in Florida in 1997. Its goal is to promote the Telugu culture, traditions, and language to pass onto future generations. This year, TAF completed 20 years in Tampa. Ace comedian and movie actor Ali will perform along with popular anchor Sandhya Madduri at the celebrations, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Bhanu Dhulipalla at (813) 362-4925, Prakash Madabhushi at (813) 928-8736, or visit http://taftampa.com/

Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB), a not-for-profit organization for promoting Marathi culture, will celebrate Diwali from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at HCC Brandon, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa. The event is free for MMTB members and $20 for non-member adults and $10 for children above 10 years. For information, call Rajan Pednekar at (813) 546-1330, Aishwarya Pednekar at (813) 546-1331 or visit http://www.mmtbusa.org

SOUTH FLORIDA

FORT LAUDERDALE: The Indian Regional and Cultural Center will hold its Diwali festivities from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The program will include Bollywood, folk, classical music and dance, IRCC Children Show, and dance competitions. Other attractions are food, fashion, jewelry, arts and crafts, henna, yoga, kids’ zone and raffle prizes. For information, call Sanjay Gupta, CPA, at (954) 461-4003, Dr. Durgesh Thaker at (954) 554-8739, e-mail board@irccflorida.com or visit www.irccflorida.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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1st Tampa Bay Classical Music & Dance Festival May 21

May 15, 2016

Dear readers:

It is the first of a kind, started with the vision of turning into a grand tradition, something you don’t want to miss. The first annual daylong 2016 Tampa Bay Indian Music & Dance Festival will be held on Saturday, May 21, in Tampa. Among the artists performing are Sangeet Natak Academy winner Pandit Nayan Ghosh on both sitar and tabla, vocalists Sangeeta Lahiri, Radharaman Kirtane and Lavanya Dinesh, Shankh Lahiri and Thiru Pant on tabla, Bharat Natyam dancer Tara Priyadarshani, Kuchipudi dancer Madhuri Gudla, and K.V. Mahabala on sitar, and others. Besides a dozen world-class musicians and dancers of the highest caliber, the all-day extravaganza, aimed at both Indian and non-Indian audiences, will showcase yoga, kirtan, henna artists and Indian food and merchandise vendors.
The event is presented by India Cultural Center and Tampa’s Shruti Foundation. The festival is offered in two sessions, (11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) each is $25 or $39 for both. VIP combo tickets are available for $50 at the door as well. Discounted tickets can be purchased till May 15 at http://www.shrutischoolofmusic.com for $20/session, $35/combo. Kids ages 12 and younger are free.
India Cultural Center is at 5511 Lynn Road. For more information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit theshrutifoundation.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786