19 Jun 2012



It's all gone a little Gaga

Recently it seems that South Africa is getting some proper love from international artists; Lady Gaga the latest big name to be announced, courtesy of Big Concerts, shall be hitting our shores, along with support act The Darkness, towards the end of 2012. Now there seems to have been a fair amount of griping amongst those more musically discerned but like it or not Lady Gaga has an extensive fan base in South Africa and the more international artists sent our way, the more shall be sent in the future. So let's respectively welcome them one and all, including wholesome San Diego band Switchfoot and the Swedish indie band Little Dragon who both alight on South African soil for the first time this August.

Henrie Geyser wracks up his motoring editor mileage with reviews on the royal Mercedes-Benz M-Class, classy Citroen C4, and the highly praised new CX-5 from Mazda.

While cultural contributor extraordinaire; Eugene Yiga gives us the low-down on a few of the current theatre productions on circuit, Pieter-Dirk Uys's satirical Adapt or Fly, as well as the equally politically inspired Green Man Flashing, and the downright silly Topsy Turvy are all recommended.

New competitions this week include tickets to the Durban July After Party and Hello Techno at the Assembly this Friday, #winning!

Here's to being thoroughly entertained!

Ruth Cooper, production manager (@biz_lounge)

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ML: This carriage is fit for royalty
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] The Mercedes-Benz M-Class, South Africa's top-selling snooty SUV, has been substantially upgraded so that it looks prettier, feels classier and is now even safer, considerably less thirsty and more fun to drive. Read more >>


Citroen's classy SUV contender
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Like many other carmakers Citroen has now also waltzed on to the rapidly growing SUV market enticed by the sweet tunes of the Jewish Harp and confident that its new three-model Aircross range is sexy enough to lure SUV-addicted South Africans away from the brands that dominate this lucrative market segment. Read more >>



Dubai listed as one of the top 10 global tourism destinations
For year's residents of and visitors to the UAE city of Dubai knew that it was a force with which to be reckoned as a tourist destination. Not only does it boast world class tourist attractions, magnificent accommodation and a variety of activities, but also Dubai is a city that is centrally located and provides the perfect stopover for travel from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Far East. Read more >>


Lady Gaga adds SA to 2012 tour
Tickets will be on-sale for the SA leg of Lady Gaga's Born This Way tour starting 9am, 19 June 2012 at Computicket (web sales only). In Johannesburg on 30 November, and in Cape Town on 3 December Lady Gaga will be supported by the newly reformed British rock band The Darkness, and Lady Gaga's long-time performance partner and DJ, Lady Starlight, has been confirmed as a special guest. Read more >>

Swedish electro-soul band to tour SA
Swedish electro-soul band Little Dragon have announced that they will be performing with support from local artists as part two of the adidas Originals Live Performances series in Cape Town on 31 August and Jourg on 1 September, 2012. Read more >>

San Diego's Switchfoot in debut tour of SA
For the first time, Grammy-Award winning San Diego band Switchfoot are to tour SA on their Vice Verses tour. They will play on 8 August at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Joburg and on 11 August, 2012, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town. Read more >>


New life for old music in Topsy Turvy
[Eugene Yiga] I didn't know what to expect. Gilbert and Sullivan? I'd heard the names before and I knew they had something to do with music. More than that, I honestly couldn't say. Fortunately for me, Topsy Turvy was here to educate my clueless mind. And judging by what I experienced, I suggest you let it educate you too. Read more >>

Tough moral questions in Green Man Flashing
[Eugene Yiga] You're standing on the street. The green man is flashing, which means you have the right to cross. But a taxi is racing towards the intersection and will hit you as soon as you step off the pavement. What do you do? This seemingly simple question is the basis for Green Man Flashing, a wonderfully complex political thriller now showing at the Artscape Arena in Cape Town. Read more >>

Great shows opening this week
[Daniel Dercksen] There are some shows opening in Cape Town this week that cater for all tastes that you have to see! Read more >>

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