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  • Posted on Thu Aug 14, 2014
                   For Chitravina N. Ravikiran (Born 1967), music is not just a vocation; it is intrinsically tied to his family history. Ravikiran's father was a master musician himself, and in his son recognized remarkable musical gifts.  As a two year old, he shocked the Indian music community by identifying and rendering 325 ragas (melodic scales) and...
  • Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2014
    Leticia Rodriguez Garza EP Release Event  "Leticia Rodriguez's CD, La Americana, was one of my favorite recordings of 2012. Her vocals, the arrangements, the warmth of the recording, and the classic songs, made me imagine I was in a nightclub in Havana in the 1950s." ~ Michael Crockett, KUTX, Horizontes Doors Open at 8 pm with Sahara's Traditional of Free Dinner Buffet.   Guest...
  • Posted on Thu Aug 7, 2014
    Our Story - In the News While The Sahara Lounge has only been open since July 2011, the historic building at 1413 Webberville Rd. has a long tradition of housing popular Austin night clubs and restaurants. In 1962 Thomas Plummer opened "Lincoln Drive-in" in the thriving "Lincoln Gardens" neighborhood. In the late 60's it became "RC's" and in 1978 "TC Lounge". During his 33 years of operation,...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 5, 2014
    Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors.  Based in Coppell, TX, Chandrashekhar has been working with Ravikiran on three important features of the Carnatic vocal...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 5, 2014
    The land for the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple is located in the city of Frisco. Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and has grown to 100,000 over the last 10 years. The city is home to a diverse group of people and as mentioned by Sri Swamiji in Baton Rouge, the land is situated next to a church, across from a school, and in the heart of a residential area. Sri Swamiji...
  • Posted on Mon Aug 4, 2014
    Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors.  Based in Coppell, TX, Chandrashekhar has been working with Ravikiran on three important features of the Carnatic vocal...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
    The St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church will be organizing the 19th annual ArmeniaFest this year on the weekend of October 10-12 on the church grounds at 1805 Random Road, Carrollton.  This is a cultural and food festival with an entertaining program of folk dances and songs, circle dance instruction, children’s games, art exhibits, delicious offerings of food, raffle, silent...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
    It is hard to believe that less than 20 years ago this community had no church and no place that they could call home. In the early eighties the community was focused around the weekly Armenian school and the occasional mission visits of Fr. N. Jebejian to perform Divine Liturgy. Those visits became the seeds to help grow a church-based community.   A wave of immigrant families from the...
  • Posted on Sat Jul 26, 2014
    Keeping in tradition of my annual Big Squeeze blog post, I’d like to start this year’s recap by declaring 2014 the Year of the Armadillo. When Austin design firm Frank+Victor revamped our Big Squeeze logo to include the armadill-accordion image, my coworker Michelle mentioned that soon after, many other music programs and festivals were using the armadillo on promotional materials. Of course this...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
    "Mr. Max Kruger was responsible for building a dance hall and community center along with a bowling alley in 1869 that opened to the public in January 1870. These buildings were named The Twin Sister Hall and Bowling Alley. In 1967 the bowling alley burned to the ground and was later rebuilt in Spring Branch Texas. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall still serves to this day as a community center for...

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