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King Kong
27 Dec 17
I avoided "King Kong" at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year due to my ill-informed, foreign assumption that it was a musical production of the American monster film. However, upon discovering my ignorance, I was delighted to find the iconic South African musical returning for another run.
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Fame - The Musical
18 Dec 17
To be honest, I'm not really a fan of musicals. So when invited to review a youth production of "Fame: The Musical" (directed by Yvonne Copley), I was less than enthusiastic. However, on a brisk Sunday afternoon yesterday, I found myself at the Masque Theatre in Muisenberg for the first time.
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UB40ís 25th SA anniversary tour ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey
18 Dec 17
Big Concerts has confirmed today that UB40 will be returning in support of their 25th SA anniversary tour. They will be performing in Cape Town on 15th May 2018 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Durban on 17th May at the Durban ICC and Pretoria on 19th May at the Sun Arena, Time Square.
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Flying Bantu
22 Nov 17
Last night the band Flying Bantu were at the Alexander Bar.
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Zakifo - It's What You Need
07 Jun 17
Lurking on Durbanís beachfront is a music festival done a bit differently. It has eschewed the grubby campgrounds and 24 hour rumbling basslines for a carefully curated inner city experience. This isnít original Ė weíve seen day fests come and go Ė but what sets Zakifo apart is its emphasis on importing talented and often underrated artists from across the globe.
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3 Tons of Fun
24 Apr 17
I was tipped off that 3 Tons of Fun were exactly that, and so I was looking forward to reviewing the show at the Alexander Bar on Friday night.
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Adjusting to life after Up the Creek
09 Feb 17
Thereís always a period of readjustment when returning from a festival. As you sit under the cold fluorescent lights of a fast-food cafť, you realise that the guy across the counter is unlikely to want to chat. Opening bleary eyes after your first nap in a real bed, youíre forced to quash the urge to run down to the river for a wake-up swim. Morning beers are no longer part of your life. Itís a period of confused alignment with the harsh realities of the real world.
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Albert Frost: The Wake Up
24 Apr 16
Albert Frost has been in the music industry for over 2 decades, and he’s still having the time of his life. He has played with some of SA’s best musicians, becoming a much-loved icon in the blues-rock scene. Now, almost 7 years after his last original release, he’s back with one of the most carefully crafted albums to come out of South Africa in years.
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Sad news about 947 Joburg Day
24 Jul 15
Every year we look forward to Jo'burg Day because, well, it drives massive traffic to our site with people looking for ticket prices or the line-up or the venue. Of course, we also love the day out itself. But sadly, 947 have decided to can Jo'burg Day.
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Gallery: Ultra 2015
16 Feb 15
Ultra Music Festival returned to South Africa this past weekend with the promise of one helluva party. The festival, with iterations worldwide, boasted some of the biggest names in electronic dance music and attracted around 50 000 people in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Here's what went down.
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