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Norah Jones Collects Ravi Shankar's Posthumous Grammy Award

10th February 2013

Singer Norah Jones stepped up to accept a special posthumous Grammy Award on behalf of her late father Ravi Shankar at a special ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday (09Feb13).The celebrated sitar player was publicly...

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Joe Wright's New Play Eased His Grief After Ravi Shankar's Death

15th January 2013

Atonement director Joe Wright has credited his light-hearted new theatre project with helping him to cope following the death of his famous father-in-law Ravi Shankar.Wright, who is married to the Indian musician's daughter, Anoushka, was...

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Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Held In California

By Joe Wilde | 21st December 2012

Family, friends and fans have all congregated in California today to mourn the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who passed away earlier this month.Shankar will long be remembered for his inspirational style of playing...

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Hundreds Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

21st December 2012

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar yesterday (20.12.12).The legendary sitar played passed way aged 92 earlier this month and was mourned by a crowd of around 700 fans and celebrity...

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Norah Jones Joins Hundreds Of Mourners At Dad Ravi Shankar's Public Memorial

21st December 2012

Norah Jones and George Harrison's widow were among the hundreds of mourners to attend a memorial in honour of late musician Ravi Shankar in California on Thursday (20Dec12).The legendary sitar player passed away at the...

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Public Memorial Planned For Ravi Shankar

20th December 2012

Fans of late sitar legend Ravi Shankar will be able to bid their final farewells to the star at a public memorial in California on Thursday (20Dec12).The Grammy-winning musician, who is Norah Jones' father, passed...

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Ravi Shankar To Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

13th December 2012

Ravi Shankar will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Grammys.The virtuoso sitar player - who is best known for his work with The Beatles and who's daughter is 33-year-old musician Norah Jones -...

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Hindus Urge Oscars Bosses To Honour Ravi Shankar

13th December 2012

America's Hindu leaders are urging Oscars bosses to follow the example of their Grammy Awards peers and honour the late Ravi Shankar at the 2013 Academy Awards.The sitar player passed away late on Tuesday (11Dec12)...

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Norah Jones Breaks Silence On Father's Death

12th December 2012

Jazz singer Norah Jones has broken her silence following her father Ravi Shankar's death on Tuesday (11Dec12), insisting the celebrated sitar player will be "greatly missed".The Indian musician passed away in San Diego, California at...

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Late Ravi Shankar Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Grammy

12th December 2012

Indian icon Ravi Shankar is set to receive a postumous Lifetime Achievement honour at the 2013 Grammy Awards.The announcement, made by Recording Academy bosses, comes just hours after the celebrated sitar player died, aged 92....

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Ravi Shankar, The Godfather Of Indian Classical Music, Has Died At The Age Of 92

By Lorna Greville  | 12th December 2012

Shankar changed the face of modern music and opened the eyes of millions to sitar music as well as the Asian-sub-continent's classical music differences in tone, rhythm, harmony and timbre. Sitar music has entirely different...

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"A True Pioneer" - The Recording Academy Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

By Hayley Avron | 12th December 2012

The Recording Academy have paid tribute to the late Ravi Shankar, who passed away, aged 92.In a statement, from the organisation behind the annual Grammy awards, his influence is acknowledged in many musical fields, such...

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Musicians Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

12th December 2012

Musicians including Slash, K.D. Lang and Christina Perri have paid tribute to late sitar player Ravi Shankar, who died on Tuesday (11Dec12).The celebrated Indian musician, father of singer Norah Jones, passed away at a hospital...

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Celebrated Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar Died Aged 92

By Victoria Pavlova | 12th December 2012

Pandit Ravi Shankar, the virtuoso sitar player, who inspired the 60s psychedelic movement through his collaboration with the Beatles, has passed away at age 92. He was in his San Diego home at the time,...

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Ravi Shankar Dies Aged 92

12th December 2012

Ravi Shankar has died aged 92. The sitar player - whose daughter is 33-year-old musician Norah Jones - passed away yesterday (11.12.12) following heart valve surgery last week. In a statement issued this morning (12.12.12.),...

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Sitar Star Ravi Shankar Dies

12th December 2012

Celebrated sitar player Ravi Shankar has died in a U.S. hospital, aged 92.The Indian musician passed away on Tuesday (11Dec12) at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was admitted last week (ends09Dec12)...

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Sitar Star Ravi Shankar Dies

12th December 2012

Celebrated sitar player Ravi Shankar has died in a U.S. hospital, aged 92.The Indian musician passed away on Tuesday (11Dec12) at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was admitted last week (ends09Dec12)...

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Norah Jones Inspired By Elvis

29th April 2012

Norah Jones says everyone should visit Elvis Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.The 33-year-old musician is a huge fan of the late 'King of Rock 'n' Roll' and going to...

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The Things They Say 24657

19th March 2012

"I miss him very much... We became very, very dear to each other in the sense that it started with my teaching him sitar. And then gradually I saw his interest in Indian religion... philosophy...

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The Things They Say 24654

19th March 2012

"She was born here, grew up here and her music is American music. It’s so beautiful, there’s no need to do that, just for the sake of sitting together. But maybe we’ll just fool around...

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Ravi Shankar Lands Top Honour At The Asian Awards

16th October 2011

Celebrated sitar player Ravi Shankar will receive the prestigious Fellowship Award at an upcoming gala honouring outstanding Asians.The Indian musician will be the star guest at The Asian Awards in London on Tuesday (18Oct11), and...

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Visa Problems Prompt Ravi Shankar To Postpone Show

14th April 2011

Celebrated sitar player Ravi Shankar has postponed a second show in Los Angeles over a visa wrangle.The Indian musician scrapped his first show in October (10) due to poor health and rescheduled to this month...

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Sick Shankar Postpones Los Angeles Show

20th October 2010

Sitar star RAVI SHANKAR has postponed a Wednesday night (20Oct10) concert in Los Angeles after falling ill.Details of what ails the revered musician have not been released. The performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall will...

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Jones Gives Up Sitar Dreams

12th February 2010

NORAH JONES has given up on mastering the sitar because the instrument left her father RAVI SHANKAR with a twisted back.The multiple Grammy Award winner has revealed she once took sitar lessons from half-sister Anoushka...

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Shankar Hated Life As A Pop Star

16th December 2009

Famed Indian sitar player RAVI SHANKAR has blamed the BEATLES for turning him into a "pop star" - because he hated life as a famous musician.Shankar shot to global stardom after the Fab Four cited...

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Shankar Stable In Hospital With Pneumonia

18th October 2006

Sitar legend RAVI SHANKAR is recovering in a San Diego, California hospital after being admitted last week (ends15OCT06) suffering from pneumonia. The 86-year-old Indian musician, who is the father of jazz singer NORAH JONES, is...

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Harrison's Charity Super Concert To Be Remembered

31st July 2006

Late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON's landmark Concert For Bangladesh is to be remembered at the New York venue where it took place on its 35th anniversary. Harrison's widow, OLIVIA, will attend a ceremony tomorrow (01AUG06) at...

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Dombivli-fast Wins Jury Prize In Los Angeles

25th April 2006

Director NISHIKANT KAMAT's DOMBIVLI-FAST took home the top prize at the fourth Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in Hollywood on Sunday night (23APR06). The film, starring SANDEEP KULKARNI, claimed the Jury Grand Prize during...

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Norah Jones' Hollywood Debut

13th February 2006

Singer/songwriter Norah Jones is set to make her Hollywood breakthrough - in a film by acclaimed Hong Kong director WONG KAR WAI. Working under the title of MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS, the film will be...

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Norah Jones The Secret Rock Goddess

21st December 2005

Jazz singer NORAH JONES is a secret rock goddess, according to FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL. Jones, whose father is Indian musician RAVI SHANKAR, collaborated with the Grohl earlier this year (05), and left...

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