A scrupulous and sincere scrutiny of first love and how its significance can change lives and last a lifetime. Fans who are familiar with the films that turned Marilyn Monroe into an iconic legend, and her tragic life story, will applaud this wonderful opportunity of sharing some tender and intimate moments with her.
By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2012 09:40
The Camps Bay, Cape Town, strip was recently host to this year's Red Carpet Fashion Show, which celebrated the empowerment of women and during which a R16 000 cheque was donated to Dermalogica's joinFITE initiative.
13 Feb 2012 12:19
Up The Creek has been awarded a special place in my heart, perhaps because it coincides with my birthday, but even if this wasn't the case it would still garner the most love from me when compared to its younger music fest siblings. Anyone who has been lucky enough to venture the few hours' drive to Swellendam and floated down the Breede in a lilo's loving embrace will know what I mean. Free from pretention, corporate branding bombardments, hordes of teenage boys, howling gales and own-alcohol restriction areas, UTC blows all other CT fests out of their designated body of water, be it river, dam or creek.
By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2012 11:19
Queen At The Ballet is a tribute to Freddie Mercury created by choreographer Sean Bovim, whose dance company, Bovim Ballet, interprets the classic art form from a fresh point of view. By adding modern elements, such as rock music and even break dancing, the company succeeds in opening up ballet to a new audience.
By Jana van Heerden 13 Feb 2012 11:03
From the spectacular opening sequence to its haunting last image, Martin Scorsese's passion as filmmaker, his incontestable craft in bringing a story to life, and his heartfelt sentiment towards the subject matter, are clearly evident in every frame of Hugo. It's a gentle giant, an endearing masterwork that celebrates film, boyhood dreams and hopes that fuel our desire. What impresses mostly about Hugo is that it never tries to outdo the minimalism and intimate nature of the story with self-conscious and overstated opulence.
By Daniel Dercksen 10 Feb 2012 14:47
Absolucy is performed by Lucy Tops, and Tops is definitely the appropriate surname. Lucy studied at the Waterfront Theatre School and not only is she an actress, but also a singer and recording artist (she has even sung in China at the Hilton hotel). She has performed in various productions, such as Glory Days, Dancing Queen, That 80s' Show and The Great Gatsby.
By Jordan Scott 10 Feb 2012 11:49
Every music festival has its little something that makes it unique. Up The Creek's USP is that it is awesome; it's like being on holiday. Only you can (legally) drink heavily alcohol-infused slushies on the beach and the entertainment is a real live act and not some obscure R'n'B act blaring from a cellphone speaker 10 metres away.
By Jana van Heerden 10 Feb 2012 10:00
RAMfest 2012 is to host four international acts: Awolnation (US), In Flames (Sweden), Infected Mushroom (Israel) and drum and bass master Netsky ft. MC Darrison (Belgium and UK).
10 Feb 2012 09:26
Mark Abrahams, Soundscape's director, has issued a formal apology to those who attended the recent Gatecrasher Summer Music Festival.
9 Feb 2012 10:39
It is unfortunate that something I was so excited to see turned out to be, well, disappointing to be completely honest. The first thing that went wrong was the venue change; on the website and Computicket the venue was still D'Aria Wine Estate. However, when we arrived there we found out the venue had been changed to the Ostrich Ranch. (Oh, and now hosted by Good Hope FM?)
By Jordan Scott 9 Feb 2012 10:22
There is life after death in this charming life-affirming look at the transformation of a family that is uprooted by an unforeseen tragedy, and how its consequences have a profound impact during a soulful journey to a new beginning. The end of happiness and the loss of love are only stepping stones to new horizons and strange adventures.
By Daniel Dercksen 9 Feb 2012 09:30
Bouwer Bosch has released his first album as a solo artist, "Almal Maak Foute". Bosch was previously with Straatligkinders and Dans Dans Lisa, and the album is inspired by his real-life experiences.
8 Feb 2012 16:22
The Iron Lady is an exceptional and dignified master work that affords anyone a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of one of the most famous women in history and grasp an understanding of fame, glory and infamy.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Feb 2012 09:49
The next 5 Gum experience will feature Two Door Cinema Club in Joburg and Cape Town on 2 and 3 March 2012 respectively. Want to buy tickets? Well no, you can't. You need to keep an eye on the 5 Gum Facebook page for information to secure your spot or follow @5GumSA or the hashtag #5GumExperience on Twitter.
8 Feb 2012 09:47
The full line-up for Sowing the Seeds, Joburg, which is to be held on 24 and 25 February, 2012, at Warthogs Game Farm, Magaliesburg, has been announced.
7 Feb 2012 14:11
Fire Through The Window are releasing Long Gone, the first single and video from their forthcoming EP, today, 7 February, 2012. The EP will be a six-track digital released in March and is part of a two-part EP. The second part, Prosper, is set for release at the end of 2012.
7 Feb 2012 13:44
Zef rappers Die Antwoord will be appearing on the top US talk show, The Late Show David Letterman on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 at 11.15pm. The show will be broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 113).
7 Feb 2012 11:00
Festival organising is not for the faint of heart and should be approached with caution and great care. This past weekend an event took place which had many people very excited: Paul van Dyk (PvD) was returning to our shores - the man who pioneered electronic dance, a true power house of electronic dance.
By Francois Campbell 7 Feb 2012 10:25
With a finger-clicking, hand-clapping, singalong performance, the tribute show to the Beatles was nothing short of spectacular.
By Clarina De Freitas 7 Feb 2012 09:58
Hunter's cider will be hosting a music festival, the VIP Urban Oasis Tour , at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, between 17 and 19 February, 2012. The event will feature musicians such as JR, Jack Parow and Tumi from Gang of Instrumentals.
6 Feb 2012 13:30
Ready or not, here they come - Smooth Mike, Disco Izrael and Narch just finished work on a highly anticipated second album and P.H.Fat fans can look forward to series of high octane live events over the next two months, starting with what is set to be a scorcher of a performance at tomorrow night's UCT RAG 7's Party.
By Anna-Bet Bester 6 Feb 2012 13:21
On Saturday 7 April, 2012, Kaktus Op Die Vlaktes will return to the KNKK at its new venue, Jam Street just outside of Oudtshoorn.
6 Feb 2012 10:28
The South African Ballet Theatre, which celebrated its 11th birthday earlier this week, is to perform at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman on 10 and 11 February, 2012. The performances form part of a season that includes José Carreras and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian National Opera and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
3 Feb 2012 10:26
Vodacom has launched two separate competitions for its imminent Campus InvasionTour, which will be held this Saturday, 4 February, 2012.
2 Feb 2012 12:02
Following their recent success in the US, Lonehill Estate has been invited to perform at Musexpo, the annual international music conference in Los Angeles held between 29 April and 2 May, 2012.
2 Feb 2012 11:36
They've only been gigging for a year and yet have managed to pick up a SAMA, play internationally, collab with one of Europe's finest rappers, and they've been nominated for three MK Awards this year, all in one fell swoop. And yet, they still all have day jobs! We caught up with Bittereinder to find out their secret to success, and what to expect in 2012, apart from space-age-Gregorian-monk-priest-DJs...
By Sindy Peters 2 Feb 2012 08:30
Following the success of their debut album "Dinosaur Blood" on 11 February 2011 on acclaimed US label Muti Music, P.H.FAT has decided to break the traditional mould of a record label financed release; and will launch their 5 track EP for FREE and independently through their website www.phfat.co.za on 20 February 2012.
By Anna-Bet Bester 1 Feb 2012 13:44
David Hasselhoff, former star of Baywatch and Knight Rider has again proposed to Hayley Roberts, who is 28 years younger than he is. City Press says Hasselhoff proposed to her on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge over the weekend.
1 Feb 2012 13:29
Storm Thorgerson's imagery has appeared on some of the most successful rock and roll albums of all time, and a selection of his fine art prints will be shown at The Raging Storm exhibition, 6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town on Monday, 20 February to Saturday, 10 March, 2012.
1 Feb 2012 08:06
It's tough being a parent. On the one hand, kids are incredibly expensive. (Local insurance companies recently estimated the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 at R3.5 million.) On the other hand, they bring up all sorts of inner worries. Will I be a good parent? What if my child doesn't love me? While many parenting books already cover these issues, they tend to ignore one. What if my child turns out to be an absolute monster? What should I do then?
By Eugene Yiga 31 Jan 2012 11:35
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