Taking place from 24 to 26 May at the Soweto Hotel in Kliptown, Soweto, the Soweto Fashion Week will bring visitors some of the city's hidden talent, designers with creations that are of international standards and edgy.
15 May 2012 11:38
Strange titles are like new lovers, alluring and often deceptive, but with Sie Weiss Alles, now playing at the Kalk Bay Theatre, it's like opening a lucky packet and finding unexpected goodies or scoring an unanticipated win.
By Daniel Dercksen 15 May 2012 11:19
To those who have been and experienced the life-changing transformation that occurs in this space, it is referred to as the "AB" or "The Burn". And it burns all right; it burns all day and all night with the most culturally diverse, creative and conscious beings, all there to share a beautiful space and with the intention to gift.
By Sarale' Bock 15 May 2012 10:23
A weekend of great music, good food and festivities is planned for the Drumbeat Festival on 1 and 2 June, 2012, at the Birchwood Hotel, View Point Road, Boksburg. Mi Casa, HHP, Lira, Jazzanova, Toya Delazy, Zahara, and Sibongile Khumalo will be among those appearing.
14 May 2012 14:01
Cape Town's Milnerton Players are presenting Second Time Around, a saucy, fast-moving romantic comedy by Derek Benfield at the Milnerton Playhouse between 18 and 26 May, 2012.
14 May 2012 13:47
The comic team that brought us Boeing-Boeing and Perfect Wedding have come out with another hit comedy in Funny Business, showing at Cape Town's Theatre on the Bay until 9 June, 2012.
By Eugene Yiga 14 May 2012 11:11
Paul Almeida is to be the opening act for Roxette when they play on 3 June at the Coca Cola Dome, Joburg, 5 June at the ICC Durban Arena, and 8 June, 2012, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town.
14 May 2012 10:16
There are three kinds of people in the world: those who love Shakespeare, those who don't and those that pretend to know exactly what Shakespeare meant with his self-made language. Regardless of where you place yourself, we know that the sheer brilliance of Shakespeare will live on and, with the production of iHamlet, it is proven yet again.
By Duan Wanty 14 May 2012 09:24
A Streetcar Named Desire is stopping over at the Arena Theatre at the UCT campus in Orange Street until 19 May and you cannot miss this rare opportunity of seeing Tennessee Williams' classic masterwork in action!
By Daniel Dercksen 11 May 2012 15:22
There were a lot of surprises at this year's Net Prophet. Who knew that an iPad cover (not an iPad, just the cover) would be auctioned for over R20 000? Who knew that a particularly inquisitive member of the audience, quickly dubbed "Question Guy", would become a Twitter trend unto himself? And who knew that Jeremy Loops and his folksy tunes would cause the crowd to erupt into such thunderous applause? I caught up with Jeremy a little later to find out more.
By Eugene Yiga 11 May 2012 11:00
Soweto will turn into a rich fashion lode when young designers wow visitors the Soweto Fashion Week this month. The event, taking place from May 24 to 26 at the Soweto Hotel, Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, will feature a "surprise" opening ceremony of more than 15 designers on all three days.
By Zenoyise John 11 May 2012 10:53
In an age of self-medication, self-mutilation, self-help gurus and self-satisfaction, Shame is not a simple film to watch, but a stimulating and significant eye-opener; in it lays dormant forbidden fears, sinful desires and shocking secrets that mask our true identity and reveal a darker side of our humanity that ultimately shines a light on true happiness.
By Daniel Dercksen 11 May 2012 09:11
Earlier this week online fashion superstore Zando was launched in South Africa at The Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cape Town. Guests included Jo-Anne Strauss, Ryan Botha, Dom Peters, Lisa Cowly, Liezel van der Westhuizen, and Jeremy de Tolly.
10 May 2012 11:32
With Janneman, Hennie van Greunen not only brings three exceptional women into our lives, but also an extraordinary play that is definitely a highlight on the theatre calendar and is on at the Artscape Arena until 20 May.
By Daniel Dercksen 10 May 2012 10:29
The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, which will be held in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 23 to 25 August, 2012, will have local giants and international stars as headline acts, the organisers have announced.
10 May 2012 10:03
The fear of alien invasion has always been a favourite topic for science fiction stories and films, and with Battleship, the end of the world has never been more awesome and the aliens never more fearsome. Battleship is an explosive and action-packed futuristic adventure that plunges you mercilessly into an unimaginably hostile world where chaos and mayhem rules.
By Daniel Dercksen 9 May 2012 11:14
Irish female singing sensation Celtic Woman will be performing in South Africa as part of their Believe Tour. They will play the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Joburg on 28 September and the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on 2 October, 2012.
8 May 2012 12:02
The big winner of the 18th South African Music Awards was singer-songwriter Zahara, who both opened the recent awards ceremony with her hit single Loliwe and won six awards to add to the two awards that she won on the previous night.
8 May 2012 11:42
It Came From The Jungle, but he comes from the Cape Flats; this mischievous "monkey" has swung wildly into the hearts of electronic music fans the world over! Niskerone is a force to be reckoned with on the decks, and on the dance floor, but what gets him going? A home-cooked dinner, apparently...
By Sindy Peters 8 May 2012 10:41
This Saturday, Beast make their debut performance at The Assembly. Comprised of Louis Nel and Rian Zietsman from Taxi Violence, Sasha Righini from The Plastics and Lark's Inge Beckman, they make up one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Cape Town in recent months. Joining them on stage - Sedge Warbler, Counterstrike, The Future Primitives, Rosemary Towns End, Haasbroek & Sex on Decks - filling out one of the most diverse lineups we've had the honor of hosting.
7 May 2012 16:15
You can't mention drum 'n bass without thinking of Drumsound & Bassline Smith, or you can but they should be your first thought as they've pioneered the DnB era. Luckily for me, I got a "hook up" to see them perform this weekend past. In all honesty, I was a bit out of the loop with their music as of late, but I took it as a fresh start (I blame my job, even though I love it).
By Marcello-Calvin Adams 7 May 2012 14:00
In the hands of the perfect executors, Shakespeare can be lethal. With Coriolanus, actor and director Ralph Fiennes and screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator) stir up a mean potion as they bring one of Shakespeare's most fierce and dangerous warlords to the big screen in all his bloody glory!
By Daniel Dercksen 7 May 2012 13:29
1950s' throwback rockabilly swing band Peachy Keen certainly live up to their name. It's impossible not to feel a happy stirring in your soul and feet when experiencing this band live. Luckily, if you have yet to experience this rockabilly stir you can do so at their EP launch this Friday at Mercury Live. We chat to singer/rhythm guitarist powerhouse Dominique Otto about what we can expect from the launch (sounds like it's going to be a cracker), new EP "Backseat Bingo" and about not getting lost in translation.
By Ruth Cooper 7 May 2012 09:48
The 5th Extreme Film Festival, to be held at The Labia Theatre, Cape Town from 11 to 13 May, 2012, will be expanded to cover: freestyle moto-cross, zombies, martial arts legends, forest demons, Viking religious exploration, the porn industry, apocalypse, psychos, ghosts, terrorists, Japanese hara-kiri, experimental-, myth-, fantasy- and musical inclusions.
4 May 2012 10:56
On 27 April post-apartheid became 18 and South Africa celebrated with a noticeable lack of events recognising the importance of this date. Starting at the long weekend, the patriotic punter had the option of seeing The Wailers at a concert supporting rhinos; a Simon and Garfunkel tribute at Dorpstraat; or indulging in some ankle shaking at Assembly's Discoteque. No doubt, many would agree, if you were so inclined, it would have to have been Vanfokkingtasties at Hillcrest Winefarm on 26 April.
By Johann Smith 4 May 2012 10:05
If Edgar Allan Poe was alive today, the inspired gothic thriller The Raven is the kind of film he would write. Just as Poe's tales were sensational page turners and garnered thousands of new readers with each story, Australian director James McTeigue delivers an equally commanding scene turner that guarantees to keep you on the edge of your seat.
By Daniel Dercksen 4 May 2012 09:23
MK and Vodacom will launch a new virtual interactive music video war show today, 3 May, 2012, at 5pm when Jy Druk Play debuts on the alternative music channel.
3 May 2012 12:07
Popular 90s band Fetish have recently reunited after an almost 10 year hiatus. With the imminent release of a new album and recent South African tour completed, we find out what else we can expect from this older and wiser version of the band.
By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2012 10:13
Jon Keevy wrote and directed Owl, which took Cape Town by storm earlier this year. Engaging and entertaining, Owl is an intimate experience that takes you into a special world seen through the eyes of a young girl who comes of age and meaning.
By Daniel Dercksen 3 May 2012 09:28
For those who might think that fishing is tedious, the utterly enjoyable and charming British film Salmon Fishing In The Yemen is guaranteed not only to change your opinion about our scaly friends, but also to transform your views on life, love and unrequited dreams.
By Daniel Dercksen 2 May 2012 11:06
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