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April 23, 2003
On April 21, 2003, ELIZABETH M. (nee Loehr), beloved wife of the late Joseph Sitar, devoted mother of Joanne Levy and dear sister of Henry Loehr. Christian Wake Services will be held at the family owned LILLY AND ZEILER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 700 South Conkling Street, on Wednesday at 6 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Pompey Church on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment in Sacred heart of Jesus Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 P.M.
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By Julie Scharper | November 9, 2008
A man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in Middle River last night, Baltimore County police said. About 7 p.m., the man's body was found in the 2200 block of Eastern Blvd., Cpl. Robert Carman said. About 20 minutes later, a pedestrian was struck near Camrose Avenue and Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel police communications officer Vicki Sitar said. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Further details about the two incidents were unavailable.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
Though infatuated by the music of other lands, Tim Gregory treads humbly on new cultural ground. Last year, after three months of study, he entered the sitar competition at the annual Indian music and dance competition at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.Backstage, as Mr. Gregory practiced a jhala -- a complex playing technique found in the Indian melodic form called a raga -- a young Indian boy peered from around the corner. With his tabla, a small Indian hand drum, the boy joined in. Playing faster and faster, they kept a furious pace until the raga's end. Then, the boy "looked up at me and said, 'Man, that was great!
ENTERTAINMENT
By [JENNIFER CHOI] | April 10, 2008
`Orpheus' opera The lowdown -- Orpheus in the Underworld satirizes the Greek legend of Orpheus' pursuit of his wife, Eurydice, who gets taken to Hades by the god Pluto. The 19th-century operetta includes a can-can number and a duet between a soprano and a fly. Opera Vivente presents this irreverent take on Greek mythology tomorrow through April 19. If you go -- Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 17 and 19 and 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St. $30-$50. 410-547-7997 or operavivente.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sean Piccoli and Sean Piccoli,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | April 24, 2005
Because no story about Ravi Shankar can fail to mention certain people, let's get this over with: Father to Norah Jones (check) and tutor to the late George Harrison of the Beatles (check), the famed Indian sitar player seems fated to having his career discussed in terms of its value to Western pop. Shankar, 85, doesn't run from his VH1-worthy connections. But the non-Indian world has trouble talking past these points. If Shankar had never met a Beatle and never had a talented child, he would still be one of the world's most accomplished musicians.
NEWS
May 23, 2005
On Saturday, May 21, 2005, IRVING SILBERMAN; beloved husband of the late Hilda Silberman (nee Glick); loving father of Stuart Silberman, Paul Silberman and Ronald Silberman; loving grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three. Services and interment at Beth El Memorial Park, Randallstown, on Monday, May 23, at 1 P.M. In mourning at 3904 Long Lake Drive, Owings Mills, MD (21117). Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC. SITAR SR., passed away. Stephen was a native of Baltimore, MD and moved to Syracuse in 1963.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | November 14, 1990
If you're looking for the new Ravi Shankars of this world, you might find some good evocations of the Indian music maker this weekend at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.The classic and folk music of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will be played, sung and danced virtually non-stop at UMBC's Fine Arts Recital Hall in the seventh annual Indian Music and Dance Competition Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18.The competition is expected to draw at least 170 musicians and hundreds of listeners and observers, especially from the more than 20,000 Indians living in the Baltimore-Washington area.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper | November 9, 2008
A man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in Middle River last night, Baltimore County police said. About 7 p.m., the man's body was found in the 2200 block of Eastern Blvd., Cpl. Robert Carman said. About 20 minutes later, a pedestrian was struck near Camrose Avenue and Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel police communications officer Vicki Sitar said. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Further details about the two incidents were unavailable.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY and MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY,SUN REPORTER | October 13, 2005
Like father, like daughter? Legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar will appear in Baltimore and Bethesda next week with an ensemble of Indian musicians and singers for an evening of ragas. Joining them will be 24-year-old Anoushka Shankar, who will conduct the ensemble during the first half of the performance and play the sitar with her father during the second half. "This is the first time I've toured with other musicians," the elder Shankar, 85, said. "I've done that in other parts of the world but not in this country.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [JENNIFER CHOI] | April 10, 2008
`Orpheus' opera The lowdown -- Orpheus in the Underworld satirizes the Greek legend of Orpheus' pursuit of his wife, Eurydice, who gets taken to Hades by the god Pluto. The 19th-century operetta includes a can-can number and a duet between a soprano and a fly. Opera Vivente presents this irreverent take on Greek mythology tomorrow through April 19. If you go -- Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 17 and 19 and 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St. $30-$50. 410-547-7997 or operavivente.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY and MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY,SUN REPORTER | October 13, 2005
Like father, like daughter? Legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar will appear in Baltimore and Bethesda next week with an ensemble of Indian musicians and singers for an evening of ragas. Joining them will be 24-year-old Anoushka Shankar, who will conduct the ensemble during the first half of the performance and play the sitar with her father during the second half. "This is the first time I've toured with other musicians," the elder Shankar, 85, said. "I've done that in other parts of the world but not in this country.
NEWS
May 23, 2005
On Saturday, May 21, 2005, IRVING SILBERMAN; beloved husband of the late Hilda Silberman (nee Glick); loving father of Stuart Silberman, Paul Silberman and Ronald Silberman; loving grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three. Services and interment at Beth El Memorial Park, Randallstown, on Monday, May 23, at 1 P.M. In mourning at 3904 Long Lake Drive, Owings Mills, MD (21117). Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC. SITAR SR., passed away. Stephen was a native of Baltimore, MD and moved to Syracuse in 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sean Piccoli and Sean Piccoli,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | April 24, 2005
Because no story about Ravi Shankar can fail to mention certain people, let's get this over with: Father to Norah Jones (check) and tutor to the late George Harrison of the Beatles (check), the famed Indian sitar player seems fated to having his career discussed in terms of its value to Western pop. Shankar, 85, doesn't run from his VH1-worthy connections. But the non-Indian world has trouble talking past these points. If Shankar had never met a Beatle and never had a talented child, he would still be one of the world's most accomplished musicians.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan, 76, one of India's leading sitar players, died Saturday in Calcutta. Mr. Khan was born into a family of musicians who trace their lineage six or seven generations back to the Moghul courts and ultimately to Miyan Tansen, the court musician of the Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. Mr. Khan was credited with creating his own style of playing sitar, a traditional Indian string instrument popularized worldwide by Ravi Shankar. He turned down national awards in 1964 and 1968, saying that members of the award committees were not competent to judge his music.
NEWS
April 23, 2003
On April 21, 2003, ELIZABETH M. (nee Loehr), beloved wife of the late Joseph Sitar, devoted mother of Joanne Levy and dear sister of Henry Loehr. Christian Wake Services will be held at the family owned LILLY AND ZEILER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 700 South Conkling Street, on Wednesday at 6 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Pompey Church on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment in Sacred heart of Jesus Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 P.M.
NEWS
By Thomas Belton | December 6, 2001
HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Within a year of the Beatles' breakup, George Harrison used his pop star status to engineer a relief benefit and subsequent album whose proceeds ameliorated the human tragedy of millions dying of starvation and cholera in war-ravaged Bangladesh (East Pakistan). Thus it became evident that Mr. Harrison was the man of substance, the man of ideas and spirituality behind the Beatles. He was more than just another pop musician in the cultural phenomenon known as the Fab Four.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan, 76, one of India's leading sitar players, died Saturday in Calcutta. Mr. Khan was born into a family of musicians who trace their lineage six or seven generations back to the Moghul courts and ultimately to Miyan Tansen, the court musician of the Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. Mr. Khan was credited with creating his own style of playing sitar, a traditional Indian string instrument popularized worldwide by Ravi Shankar. He turned down national awards in 1964 and 1968, saying that members of the award committees were not competent to judge his music.
NEWS
By Thomas Belton | December 6, 2001
HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Within a year of the Beatles' breakup, George Harrison used his pop star status to engineer a relief benefit and subsequent album whose proceeds ameliorated the human tragedy of millions dying of starvation and cholera in war-ravaged Bangladesh (East Pakistan). Thus it became evident that Mr. Harrison was the man of substance, the man of ideas and spirituality behind the Beatles. He was more than just another pop musician in the cultural phenomenon known as the Fab Four.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2001
The sitar players hadn't shown up yet, so AlySun Panichi, a musician from Woodstock, N.Y., stood in front of a group of peace marchers who had shepherded a tiny flame from New York to Baltimore, and started to sing. Moved by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and saddened by the ensuing U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan, they set out from Manhattan on Oct. 27, hoping to spread a love for peace as they walk down the East Coast to Washington. At their Baltimore stop yesterday afternoon, the 20 walkers sat in the sun on the steps of the Visionary Arts Museum on Key Highway, let the wind carry the sweet smoke of burning incense over their faces, and began to beat on Native American drums.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine Classical Leif Ove Andsnes with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra | December 10, 1998
Talvin SinghAsian Dub FoundationBombay the Hard WayOK (Island 314 524 559)Rafi's Revenge (Slash 314 556 053)Guns, Cars, Sitars (Motel Room 3)Ever since the Beatles added sitars to their sound back in the '60s, Western pop fans have been familiar with the sound of Indian music.But what we heard wasn't really Indian pop music. It was just a gloss on the traditional sound of sitars and tablas, something rock stars threw in when they wanted their music to sound psychedelic and exotic. For all we knew, there wasn't any such thing as Indian pop music.
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