Cirque du Soleil has announced its return to South Africa with Dralion, performing six shows from 5 March at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town and four shows from 21 March, 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Joburg.
19 Nov 2012 12:00
Through his recent success, 34-year-old, Korean K-pop superstar Psy, has had the president of the United States joke about being able to do his silly horse dance, got him photographed with Ban Ki-moon, and featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, teaching Britney Spears and mums across America his Gangnam Style dance. (video)
By Lebogang Mukansi 19 Nov 2012 09:46
Although Casper de Vries has titled his latest show Vark in Hel (Pig in Hell), it's a heavenly experience that should not be missed.
By Daniel Dercksen 19 Nov 2012 09:13
If there's one highlight on the big screen this year (and a sigh of relief), it's that the never-ending Twilight saga comes to final conclusion with the lifeless and dull The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2). What started out as an amusing saga fizzles into thin air.
By Daniel Dercksen 16 Nov 2012 09:52
Afrikaans electro rap band Bittereinder have announced the release of their second album, "Die Dinkdansmasjien", in November 2012. It will feature a host of new collaborators and is layered lyrical depth laced over hard, stirring, beautiful beats.
15 Nov 2012 12:26
Comedian Martin Evans, recently seen on Comedy Central and the South African edition of Come Dine With Me, gets up close and personal in FBPK. If you want to know why his new one-man show won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival (or what FBPK stands for in the first place), it's now on at Cape Town's Kalk Bay Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 15 Nov 2012 12:14
Cinema-goers are in for a super-special treat this weekend with an exclusive screening of two magnificent must-see stage productions that were filmed live: The Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and The National Theatre's outstanding The Last of The Hausmans.
By Daniel Dercksen 15 Nov 2012 11:41
Brother-and-sister Pretorian artists Louis and Magdalene Minnaar, who comprise Minaar, which writes dance-inspired operatic ballads, have today released their first EP, "Volcano", which can be downloaded for free.
15 Nov 2012 10:19
It all started with a magic kit at the age of five. Because Gilan Gork's parents owned an educational toy centre and supported his passion by bringing home enormous magic sets from international toy fairs, it wasn't long before he began performing at charity events and professional gigs. Now, after a lifetime mastering his craft, Beyond the Mind demonstrates his ability to read minds, bend spoons, and a whole lot more.
By Eugene Yiga 14 Nov 2012 11:37
Synergy Live 2012 is back on Saturday, 1 December, 2012, at Riversands Farm, Fourways, Joburg with a line-up featuring The Prodigy as the headline act.
13 Nov 2012 11:12
Sanlam and LitNet have just launched the second Sing 'it lyrics-writing competition, in which South Africans aged 18 years and older, and who have a passion for song writing, are invited to submit their lyrics.
13 Nov 2012 10:36
The fourth annual Cape Town Carnival is to be held on Saturday, 16 March, 2013, at the Fan Walk, Somerset Road, Green Point, and will feature colourful costumes, fun, vibrancy, dance, floats and music. The Stadium Forecourt hosts band performances and stalls in the afternoon and then the Carnival parade kicks off at 7pm, culminating in an after-party.
13 Nov 2012 10:20
ETA Hoffmann, whose stories inspired ballets like The Nutcracker and Coppélia, has been described a 19th-century Tim Burton. If you'd like to understand why, a new staging of Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann is coming to Cape Town's Artscape Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 13 Nov 2012 09:32
I don't know about you, but a lot of my friends are getting engaged and married these days. I guess that means I'm in for a lot of weddings over the next several years. But even attending a classmate's Jewish/Catholic wedding in Colombia two years ago couldn't prepare me for the crazy experiences in Special Thanks To Guests From Afar.
By Eugene Yiga 12 Nov 2012 10:22
We recently sat down with Joburger and proud ambassador of SA music Josie Field during her Cape Town tour. Self-managed musician, festival organiser and all-round lovely lady, Josie Field shared her experiences - good, bad and ugly - on her musical journey so far.
By Ruth Cooper 12 Nov 2012 09:30
Be super creative this weekend and escape into film, theatre and exciting home entertainment! There are some great films now showing. It is magical films like The Odd Life of Timothy Green that remind us why we go to the movies. If there is one film that is going to change the way that you see filmmaking, visual storytelling and the human condition, in the same way Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life did, it's Cloud Atlas, an epic sci-fi drama, that is every bit as much of a head trip.
By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2012 10:47
UCT Medical School celebrates its 100th anniversary with Keeping You in Stitches, a stand-up comedy show hosted by doctor-turned-comedian Riaad Moosa and featuring Conrad Koch, Kurt Schoonraad, Stuart Taylor, and other Cape Town performers.
By Eugene Yiga 9 Nov 2012 09:34
The Cape Consort returns to the Fugard Theatre to continue the Monteverdi Project. Entitled Heart/Attack, the latest instalment explores the metaphor of love as a kind of warfare and depicts actual battle scenes with the inevitable fatalities and ensuing lamentations.
By Eugene Yiga 8 Nov 2012 10:08
When you start a band, age plays a huge a factor - especially in the world of metal. Basically, unless you're old-school like Ozzy or Maiden, don't plan on doing it for too long. Don't you ever forget, your oh-so-serious hard core band comes with the same cultural expiration date as an emo-haircut circa 2006.
By Johann M. Smith 8 Nov 2012 09:20
"Pyramid", The Plastics' second studio album, includes both that familiar upbeat indie sound that Plastic fans have come to love as well as a fresh new direction in sound: darker, trippier, sexier and fairly psychedelically retro. Slip on those dancing shoes, consume something mind expanding and enjoy.
By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2012 10:24
Influenced by the sounds of America's Deep South, Jet Black Camaro have released their first eponymous album, which is available for online download for one week.
7 Nov 2012 10:03
The City of Cape Town has put an extensive public transport plan in place to transport concert-goers to and from the Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012. Gates will open at 4pm on the day, with the main performance scheduled from 9pm to 11pm.
6 Nov 2012 11:22
What started in 1994 as a celebration of South Africa's new constitution and its acknowledgement of gay rights has grown into the continent's biggest costume party. Now, in its 19th instalment, the Mother City Queer Project aims to attract more than 11 000 visitors and transform the Cape Town Stadium into a Fairytale Fantasy on Saturday 15 December.
By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2012 10:35
The official line-up for the Up the Creek Music, to be held between 31 January and 3 February, 2013,has been announced.
5 Nov 2012 09:55
It is magical films like The Odd Life Of Timothy Green that remind us why we go to the movies. "It's okay to be different, even weird," is what a new-found friend like Timothy Green proclaims in the film - and that is exactly what makes it a soulful and life-changing experience that deserves to be shared by everyone.
By Daniel Dercksen 2 Nov 2012 10:44
The British punk rock/dance act The Prodigy will be headline act for the forthcoming Synergy Live 2012, at Theewaterskloof Dam, Villiersdorp, Western Cape, on Friday, 30 November and Riversands Farm, Fourways Joburg on Saturday, 1 December 2012.
2 Nov 2012 09:36
If there is one film that is going to change the way that you see filmmaking, visual storytelling and the human condition, in the same way Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life did, it's Cloud Atlas, an epic sci-fi drama that is every bit as much of a head-trip as the film that made the Wachowskis famous 13 years ago, The Matrix.
By Daniel Dercksen 1 Nov 2012 12:04
Pop music works because of a dull human truth: your heartbreak and joy isn't more special than anybody else's - and, thus, it has to be bland enough to become universal (Exhibit A: Coldplay). The general feelings that we all experience is the global language on which pop solely rests. Success depends on how well it can define the same old familiar tears.
By Johann M. Smith 1 Nov 2012 11:23
First we were treated to some pretty amazing hologramic live visuals and electro sounds courtesy of Etienne De Crecy, then we rocked out in an abandoned cement factory in Nyanga with Two Door Cinema Club, this year act three of the #5GumExperience found us bound for a trip to Terror Island.
By Ruth Cooper 31 Oct 2012 10:36
It has been announced that the well-known horseracing event, the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, is to be held at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town on 12, January, 2013. Contenders will compete for a R1 million purse.
30 Oct 2012 11:19
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