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Crash Test Dummies Live In South Africa
30 Jan 18
Canadian rock band CRASH TEST DUMMIES will be visiting South Africa this February! The tour will be led by Brad Roberts, lead singer and songwriter for the band, and fans will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day-time picnic in both Cape Town and Pretoria, while jamming to the performance of this extraordinary band.
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Hugh Masekela hangs up his trumpet
24 Jan 18
Hugh Masekela, a giant of South African music who gave soundtracks to many generations, departed this world yesterday morning after a brave fight with prostate cancer. He was 78.
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Michael McIntyre
22 Jan 18
As part of his Big World Tour, British comedian Michael McIntyre treated Cape Town to two nights of his live comedy show last week.
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King Kong
27 Dec 17
I avoided "King Kong" at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year due to my ill-informed, foreign assumption that it was a musical production of the American monster film. However, upon discovering my ignorance, I was delighted to find the iconic South African musical returning for another run.
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UB40’s 25th SA anniversary tour ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey
18 Dec 17
Big Concerts has confirmed today that UB40 will be returning in support of their 25th SA anniversary tour. They will be performing in Cape Town on 15th May 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Durban on 17th May at the Durban ICC and Pretoria on 19th May at the Sun Arena, Time Square.
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OMG Quiz Night at the Alexander Bar
23 Nov 17
I'm not a fount of general knowledge. In fact, for a well-travelled lawyer, I'm usually quite embarrassed by my lack of it. I recall attending a quiz night or two when working in Rwanda which was full of smart over-achieving ex-pats. Our team won, but I was relieved to answer just one question all night. So it was with a vague sense of impending doom that I made my way to the Alexander Bar for its weekly OMG Quiz Night yesterday.
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StarDust Theatrical Dining
31 May 17
I had only recently heard about StarDust Theatrical Dining in Woodstock, but apparently itÂ’s an institution. Operating for ten years, itÂ’s still going strong. Shortly after arrival, we were informed that every waiter would be performing for us.
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Your Sho’t Left holiday is only a Shell away
28 Apr 17
Sponsored: Make a purchase at Shell and you could be 1 of 10 customers to WIN a holiday to a top South African destination valued at R25 000 each.
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Lear’s Fool
12 Apr 17
It was a shame that the Alexander Bar Theatre was so empty last night, as ‘Lear’s Fool’, directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, was very well done. It’s a one-man show featuring Jeroen Kranenburg, based on William Shakespeare’s King Lear, which I had the pleasure of studying at High School. It’s a tragedy of the most tragic kind, and neither easy reading nor watching.
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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
11 Apr 17
To my shame, I hadn’t previously seen either the Oscar-winning film on which the musical ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is based, or indeed the iconic musical in the London’s West End when I lived there. All I knew was that it featured drag queens, had a cult following, and audience members commonly arrived in fancy dress.
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