Ravi Shankar

 This wekend, the Sunset Playhouse welcomes Cynthia Cobb, Parrish Collier and Paul Helm in a celebration of early 20th century pop tunes as it presents A Gershwin Songbook. The ensemble plays the role of a young couple on party staff at Gershwin’.. more

Apr 8, 2014 10:00 AM Theater

Ravi Shankar was 91 when he made these recordings in his California home last fall, and while I don't pretend intimate knowledge of the intricacies of the sitar, to my ears the master hasn't lost his touch. Recorded with tabla player Tanmoy... more

Apr 27, 2012 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Ravi Shankar was still a relatively young man when director Howard Worth traveled with him for Raga: A Film Journey into the Heart of India, but he was already a master musician acclaimed in his homeland and recognized around the world. The 1971 .. more

Nov 15, 2010 4:04 PM I Hate Hollywood

The first in an ambitious, projected series of albums culled from the personal archives of Ravi Shankar focuses on the two-year period when the sitar master found himself at the center of Western counterculture. One of the tracks is actuall... more

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM Album Reviews

In the 1960s Ravi Shankar became Mr. Indian Music to a world of young musicians, influencing the direction of the Beatles and psychedelic rock. As noted in the booklet essay accompanying Rare and Glorious, the accomplished sitar player came... more

Mar 15, 2010 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Tony Bacon's intriguing book, Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guit Million Dollar Les Paul: In Search of the Most Valuable Guitar in the World ,Books more

Apr 3, 2009 12:00 AM Books