Sexpo 2013 is lining up a sizzling selection of stars and shows to keep pulses racing and juices flowing in Cape Town this March. Sexpo runs from 7 to 10 March, 2013, at the CTICC.
14 Feb 2013 09:25
Film is an extraordinary medium in that it empowers filmmakers to sign a unique contract with their audience that is intimate, passionate and daring. Following their success on The Hurt Locker, the Oscar-winning creative duo of director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal deliver another hard-hitting pact with Zero Dark Thirty.
By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2013 09:12
Is today's world making men obsolete? If so, how can we avoid extinction? At a time when many of us are caught in the debate about what it means to be a man, how perfect that radio personality Nigel Pierce is teaming up with comedians Stuart Taylor and Kurt Schoonraad to answer these questions and more.
By Eugene Yiga 12 Feb 2013 10:51
The dramatic red curtain opening of Rodriquez concert at the Grand West Arena on 9 February revealed a Spartan stage and a frail but familiar looking figure centre stage. Having returned from the "dead" for his South African disciples the late start to his first show was quickly forgotten.
By Hector van der Walt 11 Feb 2013 13:45
The fifth intake of Jazzart Dance Theatre trainees gave their first performance in Destination ... Lerato at the Artscape Theatre last weekend.
By Debbie Hathway 11 Feb 2013 09:58
The latest revision of Anna Karenina boldly flaunts the art of novelty and its skilful rendition not only celebrates a timeless classic, but also reinvents it with passion and dynamic bravado.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Feb 2013 07:24
This is the 36th year that J&B has sponsored The Met. The theme "Made To Fly" was actually based around the idea of "Made To Succeed", which J&B felt they have done over and over again. The race used to be run on Green Point common; British soldiers attached to the Cape Garrison would race and the ladies in all their attire would watch and cheer them on. Although not British, the jockeys of the 2013 Met are certainly soldiers and many ladies were in their very best - and the cheering was mind-blowing.
By Jordan Scott 6 Feb 2013 09:54
When a Quentin Tarantino movie hits the big screen we all pay attention. People like me get wildly excited and forget to wear pants to the cinema. Other folks throw their hands in the air in disdain at the amount of blood that will be spilled on-screen and worry about the direction in which our society is headed. Add American slavery to the mix and you have Spike Lee refusing to see the film.
By Charles Siboto 4 Feb 2013 10:42
The 7th annual MK Awards will feature SA's hottest music talent competing in 10 categories. Viewers' votes will determine who will win at the finale event to be held at The State Theatre in Pretoria on 24 March, 2013.
4 Feb 2013 10:10
"See them before you die," wrote British newspaper Mail on Sunday, "otherwise your life will have been meaningless." That's quite a strong endorsement for comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aïda. But after seeing the Cheap Flights Tour at Theatre on the Bay, I'm starting to get a sense of why the reviewer was so thrilled.
By Eugene Yiga 1 Feb 2013 07:35
It's astounding how the humble hardship of humanity at its worst can ignite exuberant greed and foster enraged cruelty.In Lawless, John Hillcoat's consummate portrait of Depression-stricken America and the blossoming of hoodlums at its most profound, the untamed and bloodthirsty pack mentality of wild animals in humans is terrifying and heartbreaking.
By Daniel Dercksen 31 Jan 2013 11:40
The Dirty Dancing stage adaptation has been a hit ever since it opened in Australia in late 2004. It broke records in Germany and the UK for having the highest advance ticket sales in history and was sold out for six months in London before the show even began. Now, after being seen by millions around the world, Cape Town audiences can have the time of their lives.
By Eugene Yiga 30 Jan 2013 11:16
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best-known and loved comedies. Given current events is it fair to call a play set in Athens (actually mainly in a nearby forest) a "riot"? It takes a while to get going perhaps, but soon enough there is riotous behaviour indeed in the woods.
By John Cooper 30 Jan 2013 09:41
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
Back in the 1930s, American musicians produced some of the century's greatest songs, many of which are still applauded today. Now, more than 80 years later, Alistair Izobell is paying tribute to that era in Slick Swing.
By Eugene Yiga 11 Feb 2013 10:19
The Cape Town Concert Series is one of South Africa's leading chamber music presenters. The first season of concerts for 2013 consists of five concerts.
8 Feb 2013 11:18
It's the month of love and what better way to explore matters of the heart and aspects of love than with the quirky comedy February 14th, now on at the Artscape Arena for a short two-week run.
By Daniel Dercksen 7 Feb 2013 09:59
Comedy legend John Cleese is returning to South Africa with "John Cleese Live" on 15 and 16 June at Feather Market, Port Elizabeth, 18 and 19 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 21, 22 and 23 June at the Teatro at Montecasino, Joburg, and 25 and 26 June at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban.
6 Feb 2013 13:20
Despite being nominated for 12 Oscars, Spielberg's Lincoln was beaten at the local commercial box office on its opening weekend by the local Afrikaans film Klein Karoo. Regardt van den Bergh's romance landed in second, with Lincoln in 9th.
By Daniel Dercksen 6 Feb 2013 10:18
Improguise, South Africa's longest running improvisation company, raised R12 000 for charity in last year's 12-hour Soap-a-thon. Now, the players of Cape Town's award-winning and most popular live show present their first Improv Festival at the Kalk Bay Theatre.
By Eugene Yiga 31 Jan 2013 11:03
Rise & Shine, an eco-friendly acoustic music festival, will be held at Sandton Central Park, Joburg, on 9 March, 2013. The line-up includes Shadowclub, Tidal Waves, Naming James, Nakhane Toure, Yo Grapes, Chiba Fly, Phoenix Smith, Some Grow Young, Shotgun Tori, and Jeremy Loops - a founding member of Greenpop.
31 Jan 2013 10:57
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
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