After successful seasons at the Artscape Theatre and the National Arts Festival, A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's most popular and accessible plays, is back at Cape Town's Maynardville. What can you expect from this story of magic and love? Everything that the title says.
By Eugene Yiga 29 Jan 2013 11:39
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Certainly not Rob van Vuuren, co-writer and co-star of Three Little Pigs, a production described as a cross between Animal Farm and Reservoir Dogs. He chats to us about the concept, preparing for his role, and what's next for this gritty play.
By Eugene Yiga 28 Jan 2013 10:46
Now that we're reaching the end of January my brain is finally accepting that it's a new year and I don't put down 2012 at the end of everything I have to date anymore. This, of course, means that it's as good a time as any to look back at the year that was and smile at how many great movies were released (it truly was a great 2012 at the movies) and to look forward to what 2013's going to look like in terms of cinema.
By Charles Siboto 28 Jan 2013 09:58
Imagine living in a video game in one of many video arcades where fun and adventure rules and everything is possible. It's just a pity that the sum total of your existence is scrupulously proscribed by the Big Brother of cyberspace and manipulated by the contending fingers of heated rivals and over-eager video game junkies. Yes, being the iconic moral fibre of video games is hard work, even if you are the villain or anti-hero.
By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jan 2013 11:20
Madame Zingara's Theatre of Dreams has been delighting South African audiences for the last several years. Now, after a year of sold-out performances, the travelling dinner cirque extravaganza is back in Cape Town for the farewell Miracle Tour. Celebrating the miracle of life and the magical journey we're all on, this unforgettable experience is a feast in every sense of the word.
By Eugene Yiga 25 Jan 2013 09:31
Malicious reality and redundant fear can easily imprison us, but as Argo shows, it's the fantasy of our imagination and unwavering optimism that can set us free and resolve unthinkable dilemmas.
By Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2013 11:33
Three international bands are to headline at Ramfest, the South African alternative music festival. They are: Rise Against (US , British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon, as well as Paul Harding and Ben Verse from Pendulum (Australia and England).Ramfest 2013 will be touring Cape Town, Joburg, PE and Durban.
21 Jan 2013 10:39
Is it possible to condense all seven Harry Potter books - over 4000 pages in print and almost 20 hours on film - into just 70 minutes? Including all the characters we love and hate? And a real-life game of quidditch? Well, for Potted Potter creators Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the answer is a resounding yes!
By Eugene Yiga 18 Jan 2013 09:20
The radical vitality of Les Misèrables is a provocative and commanding visceral experience that offers a refreshing rebirth of musicals on the big screen. Breaking away from the clinical constraints and pure sound of contemporary musicals (and music), which results in a music video rendition of dramatised music and songs, Les Misèrables is a rare and dignified masterwork that strips the genre of its pretention and deception.
By Daniel Dercksen 17 Jan 2013 10:20
Skrillex, arguably the world's sickest beat-dropper, will be playing Joburg, Cape Town and Durban in his 2013 Skrillex Mothership SA Tour.
15 Jan 2013 09:50
Do you trust your best friend? That's the question posed in Cardenio, best known as one of Shakespeare's lost plays. Written with his collaborator John Fletcher and set in 17th-century Spain, the work explores themes of friendship, family, honour, betrayal, money, power, and the true nature of love.
By Eugene Yiga 14 Jan 2013 09:38
Dein Perry, the creator and choreographer of Tap Dogs will accompany the show when it returns to South Africa next month, opening at the Teatro at Montecasino on Tuesday, 12 February for four weeks, ending on 10 March. Thereafter the show moves to Artscape, Cape Town for 16 shows only from 13 to 24 March, 2013.
25 Jan 2013 15:22
Haezer will be launching the new music video for Troublemaker in February, 2013. The single will feature Tumi Molekane and is the first single from Haezer's "The Wrong Kid Died" EP, released worldwide through Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records.
24 Jan 2013 10:36
Madame Zingara is back in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront for a farewell tour. As this will be Madame Zingara's last visit to the Mother City for some time, The Miracle Tour is a specially created and evolving tale; a unique re-energised body of work that will feature the introduction of brand new acts throughout the run.
23 Jan 2013 11:58
It has been confirmed that special guest Dutch DJ duo, NO_ID, will be joining all of the shows in the Swedish House Mafia OneLastTour in SA.
22 Jan 2013 10:36
This year is the tenth birthday of the Suidoosterfees and will be a celebration of the Cape lifestyle, of its own people and unique, colourful heritage - in short, a celebration of the cultural diversity and inclusivity of the Mother City.
21 Jan 2013 10:12
Following the announcement that the Holi One Colour Festival will be launching in South Africa in Cape Town on 2 March, 2013, the organisers have announced the date of the first Joburg festival, which will be on Saturday, 6 April at Emmarentia Dam, from 12 noon to 8pm.
21 Jan 2013 09:36
Eighty years after the arrival of swing Alistair Izobell's tribute show Slick Swing brings the vibrant era to life at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar from 8 February to 30 March, 2013, Wednesday to Saturday.
16 Jan 2013 10:31
The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, to be held from 12 to 17 February, 2013, at the V&A Waterfront will once again feature a series of development workshops and satellite events in a core three-day festival looking into the multi facets of South Africa's electronic music scene.
15 Jan 2013 12:02
Joburg's eclectic soul trip group The Muffinz have been added to the line-up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Joburg only, performing along with Die Antwoord on Saturday, 2 February, 2013, at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Joburg.
14 Jan 2013 10:14
"Early church people called it "Duiwel's musiek" (Devil's music) because it's associated with dancing under the moon and all the traditions that used to exist. The church comes along and says you shouldn't be dancing under the moon like that. You should be in church playing gospel hymns." In case you're wondering what award-winning entertainer David Kramer is talking about, I suggest you join him in Kalahari Karoo Blues at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 11 Jan 2013 10:21
Sibot have recently released three new tracks under the collective name Magnet Jam on the Jeffree's division of Diplo's label, Mad Decent, which is known to release the best new music for free.
11 Jan 2013 09:50
The "Ice" list of local performers who will share the stage with the hip hop legend Kanye West at the Castle Lite Feel the Beat of Subzero Experience has been announced. However, a surprise artist will only be revealed at the event when he hits the stage.
10 Jan 2013 10:30
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off 2013 with the 7th annual Cape Town Summer Music Festival. The seven performances feature a range of local and international musicians playing music by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Chopin, Gershwin, Vaughn Williams, Vivaldi, Verdi, and more.
10 Jan 2013 09:51
Gangster Squad is an exceptional work of art revealing that there is no difference between an apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies and a post-war City of Angels consumed by malevolent greed.
By Daniel Dercksen 10 Jan 2013 09:26
The Cape Tattoo Expo, which is to be held at Cape Town City Hall from 25 to 27 January, 2013, will feature top international tattoo artists as well as an arts and concert event schedule. There will be more than 80 renowned tattoo artists representing 15 different countries present.
9 Jan 2013 09:55
The line-up for the Up the Creek Music Festival, from 31 January to 3 February, 2013, has been announced. There will be live music on three stages throughout the weekend: The 4th Street Main Stage, the MK river stage, and the late night Rolling Stone stage, as well as a new addition down at the river: the BOS acoustic river stage, which will be keeping things flowing between sets.
8 Jan 2013 10:37
The Sublime Tribute show will return this Friday, 11 January and Saturday 12 January, 2013, at Mercury Live, Cape Town. It features 25 renowned South African musicians from 15 bands who pay homage to the legendary Southern Californian band Sublime.
8 Jan 2013 09:55
With the art of animation exploding and taking us on imaginative journeys into the mindscape of gifted storytellers and crafted story makers, it is great to see South Africa give the world a journey into the heart and soul of Africa.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2013 09:16
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." Thus, one of the greatest children's books introduced our little furry-footed friends to the world and all were amazed, and the world has never got over hobbits since.
By Charles Siboto 7 Jan 2013 10:34
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