27 Mar 2012



And the award goes to...

The entertainment industry has never lacked in self-congratulation; awards, red carpets and fanfare have always been popular pastimes amongst creative drama types. Joining the party, we bring you the announcement of the winners of the 2012 MK Awards and the Eat In Produce Awards, satisfying both your ear drums and taste buds. Congratulations to all the deserving nominees and winners. Next up, the SAMA's!

Brian Berkman brings us the next installment in his 10 Things I Love About... series. This week sees actor Paul du Toit listing 10 things about the Dusi he feels particularly affectionate toward.

Joburg and Cape Town will be welcoming New York indie band; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to our stages mid-April. In other music news, Justin Williams interviews dream-hop duo Christian Tiger School, and Farah Barry reviews the Louise Day, aKing and Just Jinjer show at Trinity.

Turning to things theatrical, Johann Smith is laudatory of the Zabalaza Theatre Festival now playing at the Baxter Theatre, while Eugene Yiga is full of praise for The Quartet playing at Theatre on the Bay. We have some tickets to give away to the show on Thursday, 29 March; enter here.

In other winning news, tickets for Hot Water & Wrestlerish at Kirstenbosch this Sunday, and the Parlotones on the following Sunday, are both up for grabs, as well as two tickets for Kday this Saturday. Check out all our competitions.

Have a #winning Tuesday!

Ruth Cooper, production manager

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Eat In DStv Food award winners announced
The winners for the 2012 Eat In DStv Food Network Produce Awards have just been announced. The awards recognise outstanding, independent South African producers, food markets and outlets for their innovation, passion, integrity and care for the environment. Read more >>


Stunningly beautiful Opel GTC
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The sleek and dashing new Opel Astra GTC has made its eagerly-awaited appearance on dealer showrooms in South Africa just months after it was first shown at the Johannesburg and Frankfurt motor shows - and it is every bit as sexy to drive as it is to look at. Read more >>


[10 Things I Love About]... The Dusi
[Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel] Paul du Toit is a South African actor known for his roles as Dean on the e.tv's Backstage and Malan Koster in M-Net's Binnelanders. He has been nominated for and won FNB Vita Awards for acting as well as taking home a Fleur du Cap award and Naledi nomination for Best Contribution to a Musical. Here's a piece from him that is all about travel with a difference! Read more >>


Creating Carnage
[Daniel Dercksen] Kids will be always be kids, but grown-ups might not always behave like adults, as conveyed with verve and humour in Roman Polanski's superb big-screen adaptation of Yasmina Reza's play God of Carnage, which was hailed by the critics and public alike, and enjoyed sell-out runs in Paris, London and on Broadway after its premiere in 2006. Read more >>


MK Award winners announced
[Duan Wanty] The 6th Annual Mk Awards took place on the 23rd of March 2012 and it was rocking! The best of the best gathered at the State Theatre in Pretoria to honour some of our hottest local talent. Every year the MK Awards gets better and better, and this year was the best by far. We can only imagine the strength of this award ceremony as it keeps growing and delivering more in the years to come. Read more >>

Masekela takes on Kirstenbosch - like a Boss!
[Sindy Peters] Celebrating the last Sunday of March 2012 at a mass gathering fronted by Hugh Masekela turned out to be an excellent choice. Considering this was the jazz maestro's first appearance as part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert line-up, it was well worth the wait! Starting us off slowly with some moody jazz, Masekela and his band had Cape Town jiving on its feet by the end. Read more >>

Mainstream is dead - Q&A with Christian Tiger School
[Justin Williams] One night downstairs at Mercury I saw a live act performing, which left an impression on me. Not knowing their name and not knowing that it was their first gig, I remember hearing a genre I could not define. It sounded breakbeat and hip hop-like, but with psychedelic and soul influences - it blew me away. Read more >>

Superclub times
[Farah Barry] If someone had told me that singer Louise Day would make a Kings of Leon song her own, or that Just Jinjer would pull off an Adele song better than Adele herself, I would have thought that they needed their sanity tested. Yet, this was exactly what was experienced by those lucky enough to be at Trinity on Friday night. Read more >>


The Quartet
[Eugene Yiga] London comes to Cape Town in The Quartet, a new production about four opera singers preparing for a performance at their retirement home. Just because you might not be a senior citizen who loves Verdi, doesn't mean you won't find something to appreciate in this wonderful play. Read more >>

Zabalaza Theatre Festival is punk
[Johann Smith] After accepting an award for Best New Theatre at the recent Fleur de Cap, Lara Foot delivered this immortal statement: "I appreciate this acknowledgment. But when I accepted an award in 1991, the crowd was as white as it is tonight." And the usually confident veteran director, started to shake. Read more >>

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