Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fifty Shades Darker, the second book of the sexy trilogy

Title: Fifty Shades Darker Author: E L James Genre: Fiction (Romance/Erotica) Publisher: Arrow Books Distributor, South Africa: Random House Year: 2012 Recommended Selling Price: R125.00 (South Africa) ISBN number: 978-0-09-957992-2 This is the second in the series of BDSM mommy … Continue reading

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Save me from the lion’s mouth – book review

I went away on holiday taking three books with me, of which James Clarke’s Save me from the Lion’s Mouth was one. The premise of this book is, as the sub-title suggests, a look at Human-Wildlife Conflict in Africa. Wild … Continue reading

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Are the arts not interested in the Olympics?

Two years ago arts audiences were thoroughly sick and tired of soccer themed plays, dance works and even art exhibitions.  The South African arts community had jumped on the local 2010 World Cup bandwagon with a vengeance. In 2012, with … Continue reading

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Pianist Andile Yeyana and Ayanda at Road to Joy of Jazz

The concert started with some glorious traditional music by Ayanda. I don’t often watch television, so Ayanda is best known to me because of her role as the star of Sleeping Beauty in Janice Honeyman’s pantomime, The Sleeping Beauty, some … Continue reading

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Farewell, Anya! You will be missed!

Anya Carstens is a ballerina (the gender neutral term is “principal dancer”) who started dancing at the age of four, in the dance school owned by her mother, Sandra Carstens. This weekend marks the end of a professional career which … Continue reading

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Musical fountains at Silver Star Casino

I invited a friend to the Joy of Jazz function for July at the Silver Star Casino, Krugersdorp. While chatting he said something to me about the water fountain spectacular being the second biggest water fountain feature in the world, … Continue reading

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Little Foot, three million years ago and today

Craig Higginson has an impressive list of works, both novels and plays, to his credit. His new theatrical work, Little Foot, directed by Malcolm Purkey, has now opened at The Market Theatre. This work was one of ten works first … Continue reading

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