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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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Ban Ki-moon Unveils U.N.-Themed Sculpture in Central Park

New York, N.Y.  As worldwide celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations kicked into high gear, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a host of senior UN officials gathered this evening in New York’s Central Park to unveil a new sculpture, Enlightened Universe, comprised of a sphere surrounded by a spiral of 70 human figures […]

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NYC Must See: Indian-American Literary Festival Oct. 22-25th

New York, N.Y. The Second Annual Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival opens this month at Hunter College. KICK OFF Launch of Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian India. October 22nd, 2015. 7-9 pm Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC Tickets: $25; IAAC Members & Hunter College Students/Staff w/ID $20 About the Author Madhur Jaffrey is the author of […]

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Harlem School of Arts Hosts 50th Anniversary Gala at The Plaza

New York, N.Y.  On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will host its 50th Year Anniversary Gala Kickoff in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza. The star-studded evening will recognize artists, community leaders and activists that represent outstanding achievement in arts advocacy, philanthropy and community leadership while raising funds essential […]

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At the Joyce: José Limón International Dance Fest (Video)

New York, N.Y. To commemorate the Limón Dance Company’s 70th anniversary season, the José Limón Dance Foundation presents an International Dance Festival showcasing the variety and depth of this master choreographer’s humanistic vision. The programs promise to be glorious as Limón dancers, guest artists from acclaimed companies like the Royal Danish Ballet and the Bavarian […]

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Viola Davis Makes History With Emmy Win

Los Angeles, CA. Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for Mad Men, and Game of Thrones overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award. The annual awards are presented for excellence in American television. […]

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Sunday NYC: WAXworks at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg

New York, N.Y.  This summer, Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) was honored to have the exceptionally gifted Rohan Bhargava
 performed as part of their National Orphan Tour raising money for children in Haiti, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. On Sunday, Sept. 12, Rohan is performing again here in New York City. The show, part of the Williamsburg […]

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Interview: Founder, South Asian Performing Arts Festival NYC

New York, N.Y. Recently I had the privilege of spending a day with the multi-talented Arpita Mukherjee, co-founder of the South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (SAIPAF). Impressed with her vision, I decided within minutes that her story needed to be shared. Gayatri Patel Bahl, another South-Asian risk taker, participated in SAIPAF 2015 as part […]

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